THE FUTURE IS NOW!
The world has changed. Which means the future has changed too! The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun and with it comes the promise of a more converged world. But what does this mean to the way we are educating the leaders of tomorrow? How will these changes define the Future of Education?
What will the Classroom of the Future be like?
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is described as a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, and impacting all disciplines, economies, and industries.
THE EFFECTS OF DIGITIZATION
& ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Klaus Martin Schwab a German engineer and economist and the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum has associated it with the “second machine age” in terms of the effects of digitization and AI on the economy, but added a broader role for advances in biological technologies
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGHS
Schwab sees “emerging technology breakthroughs” in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing and nanotechnology as part of this revolution. The fourth wave of the industrial revolution is expected to see the heavy implementation of several emerging technologies with a high potential of disruptive effects.
Intelligence demonstrated by machines or computers
Technologies that can replicate and substitute human actions
INTERNET OF THINGS
A network of connected devices like home appliances, cars, and mobile phones that can exchange data and inter-operate
The ability of computers to perform operations and calculations that would usually take unfeasibly long time to shorter processing.
The manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. This enables us to create technologies that can help us to solve problems in more fundamental levels. Nanotech is usually applied in medicine.
THE CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE
With the 4th Industrial Revolution already in place, changing the world and the way we all live our lives, how will this affect the future of education? What does the future of the classroom looks like?
WE BELIEVE THAT
THE CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE IS…
Through the data provided to educators by Learning Management Systems like Schoology’s Analytics and Assessment tools and programs, learners will be able receive programs that are more customized for them. Ensuring that they are Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged. Eventually, with the rise of artificial intelligence and its applications being more common in day to day activities, teachers will be able to focus on what matters most: The Success of Each Child.
In the Microsoft Attention Spans Research Report, it was found that the average human attention span has grown shorter from 12 seconds back in 2000 to 8 seconds in 2013. (Trivia: A goldfish’s attention span is 9 seconds). With a lot of things factoring in this change in human behavior, the classroom needs to adapt to ensure that each learner is challenged and engaged. With creative technologies like electronics kits, interactive e-books, and programs designed for experiential learning, educators can address engagement of students while teaching them valuable 21st Century Skills.
Over the next 10 years, there will be 1.4M Jobs that will require at least basic programming skills and only 400,000 Graduates are qualified for those jobs [source].
Early exposure to Digital Literacy, Design Thinking, Coding, and Logic found in STEAM programs empower each learner to be ready for the opportunities of the future. Combined with the programs designed for Holistic Education, 21st Century Skills will be ensured to involve not just Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity, but Character Formation as well.
HOLISTIC LEARNING SOLUTIONS TODAY
FOR THE CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE
As the leading learning solutions provider in the Philippines, we at REX dedicate our efforts to secure the success of each child in the 21st century. We continuously evolve ourselves to engage and enable our partners in education from providing core learning materials like books in engaging formats, digital learning, experiential and assessment solutions to help learners and educators provide personalized learning experiences to ensure that each learner is Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, & Challenged.