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Education Trends to Look Out for in 2022

Deepa Chandrashekar
Feb 10, 2022
Schools, Learning
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Technology has played a major role in transforming the world around us. Be it business or education, the advancement in technology, as well as the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Pandemic, has affected every sphere of life in the past two years. 

Today, there are new trends in school education,  that promise to change the way we view education all these years. Trends that will affect the learning process, which will be more flexible, and the teaching process, which will allow teachers to adapt to different styles of imparting knowledge.

Let us take a detailed look at the educational trends in 2022 in the post-pandemic scenario and how they will help students and teachers alike.

Latest education Trends To Watch Out For, In The Next Decade In 2022

1. Hybrid learning programs

In the last two years, online learning has become the only means of imparting knowledge. Now, with life getting back to normal, hybrid learning has become the latest trend in education. Although schools and institutions are transitioning back to offline classes, hybrid learning has gained a lot of favor. 

Online and hybrid courses offer a wide audience without the need for physical infrastructure. Online learning also offers the possibility of providing introductory lectures before the formal, offline courses begin. Hybrid learning thus allows institutions to continue with their courses and obey social distancing regulations at the same time. 

2. Soft skills training

There will be an emphasis on some of the essential workplace skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and people management. But apart from these skills, educational institutions will provide soft skills training to students and teachers, too. This will ensure that the students are prepared for a technological future.

3. Artificial intelligence in classrooms

Artificial intelligence helps make studies fun, interesting, and engaging. It encourages students to step out of their classrooms and explore the many virtual possibilities from a distance. Besides textbooks, students will also be able to access innovative concepts in virtual spaces and through evolved interactions. 

4. Facilitating learning versus teaching

With information available at the tip of their fingers, students have become much more independent today. Because of this, teachers have become facilitators. However, teachers now have different challenges to face, as they need to update their soft skills apart from leadership and problem-solving skills. 

The latest educational trend includes the need for teachers to create an environment that promotes friendly conversations and healthy teamwork for their students and facilitate better learning.

5. Decreased attention span

With the advent of many technological gadgets, the attention span of students has decreased from 12 seconds to 8 seconds. Without the presence of an intriguing storyline and brilliant dialogues, it is almost impossible to grab students’ attention. 

So, now, with the growing trend of hybrid learning, teachers will have to design classes that students find engaging and intriguing. The course material will need an impressive narrative and strong visuals. This has a lot of potential as far as student interaction is concerned, and will provide great opportunities for classroom growth, too. 


Future trends in education

The 4th Industrial Revolution will greatly impact jobs due to technological progress. Professionals will need to stay abreast of the new trends and regularly upskill to sustain themselves in the future. 

This could lead to new programs being introduced at schools and institutions that will help students adapt to the changing professional scenario. Here are some of the future trends in education that will continue in the latter part of 2022

1. Innovative eLearning Programs:

Today, online learning is all about student communication and interaction. Educational institutions will include the latest trends and increase student engagement through innovative, remote learning platforms.

2. Immersive Learning with VR/AR:

VR/AR learning includes engaging and interactive games for the educational sector. Besides this, it also helps reduce distractions and assists students to get engrossed in their work. It helps students, especially those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to pay better attention in its digital space.

3. AI-driven Teaching Programs:

AI teaching and grading systems are on the rise in the educational sector.AI teaching assistants are trending today as are automated grading systems. The immense potential of AI in education will help reduce the burden of tedious tasks for instructors and help them focus on complex ones with ease.

4. Learning Analytics:

Analytics help educators gain precious insights through student feedback. It helps students express their opinions and thus encourages effective engagement between teachers and students. 

5. Video-assisted Learning:

Videos are essential for effective engagement in the educational sector. Students all over the world watch videos for entertainment as well as educational purposes. Videos make learning more interactive and engaging. This reduces the teacher’s burden and makes learning fun for students. 

6. Gamification:

Educators today choose to gamify their lessons to make them more interesting and engaging for students. Complex concepts are easily understood through gamification as the teaching takes place in a fun way and helps more and more children experience this technology.

7. Chatbots:

For students seeking in-depth assistance in their essay-writing, or consultation regarding academic papers, chatbots offer great support. These make life easier for students in many ways. All you need to do is, follow the bot’s recommendations, and in a matter of moments, you will have your questions answered. These are usually available in the FAQ section in articles. 

8. Blockchain Innovation:

Blockchain technology provides several advantages to education, such as data storage. With the addition of new data, a new block is created which makes storage theoretically infinite. Open online courses and ePortfolios use this blockchain technology to validate knowledge.

Conclusion: -

Technology is changing the face of the educational sector in terms of learning and teaching. Modern technology provides a solution for every crisis. As we witnessed during Covid-19, how technology helped students of the school in Bangalore stay connected and continue their learning process despite the lockdowns. 

With more such changes and innovations, we will be able to prepare our students for their future. The international school in Bangalore uses a wide range of collaboration tools and engagement methods to promote inclusion and personalization. It thus helps pave the way for a tech-friendly future for its students.

Deepa Chandrashekar

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