In our previous post, we talked about, how using Augmented Reality in classrooms nurtures creativity and imagination among children. Our workshop in collaboration with Finnish educators gave rise to more possibilities when the immersive tech is used to teach complex concepts in a more simple and interactive manner. In this post, we explore how Edtech inspires lifelong learning.
“Lifelong learning is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development but also self-sustainability, as well as, competitiveness and employability”
The future of work is a hot topic debated by governments and think tanks. Amidst the talks of an AI takeover, the general consensus towards the future of work leans towards responding and adapting to rapid changes. In order to keep up with this constant change, lifelong learning has become an essential skill that needs to be developed by individuals of all ages
How does Edtech inspire lifelong learners?
Early childhood plays a major part in shaping our need to learn as adults. Looking at the world with curiosity is what helps in connecting the dots and asking important questions such as, ‘why?’
Edtech applications that use immersive techs such as AR and VR add a layer of fun and creativity into the real-life environment. When children are encouraged to view the world on their own perspective, learning if effortless. Here is a list of top Edtech apps in this category.
Each individual is different. Working with a group of people requires skills related to teamwork. Including tech at an early stage develops team-skills organically because of the options presented by a particular Edtech app and situation. For example, a group of children might have to use a single gadget to build a castle or look more closely into how the heart works. A scenario such as this builds better communication and collaboration. With the option of virtual collaboration classrooms around the world can collaborate without language being a barrier.
The possibilities are endless when tech merges with education.