Learning has advanced significantly, with progressions from e-learning to mobile learning(m-learning). It also provided new perspectives such as adaptive and micro learning as well. We look towards solving the mysteries of learning gaps and see how technology can provide a brand new look to education.
360 degrees perspective
Virtual reality will provide an immersive experience to feel and touch the world around. This was similar to how microsoft introduce hololens that virtualised a real world. By igniting more senses from the learner, we are able to learn and retain the knowledge that maybe used in future. Similar to the research done by Richardson(1994), providing opportunities for learners to see, perform the task and discuss about it, allows the learning process to be further enhanced.
We can also look towards facebook to provide a 360 degree view of things using their camera. This will provide a new experience of viewing a picture, not only looking at it from a 2D perspective, but a 3D one that is highly interactive. There will be greater opportunities for simulations to provide experiential learning experiences for learners that are highly engaging in nature. Educators can look forward to making learning more authentic and memorable for learners to experience.
AI, the helping hand
As AI progress significantly, we will see a new form of learning happening in the mobile platform. Adaptive learning provided us the context of contextualising information or knowledge that the learner requires. This addressed not only the performance gap between workplace and the education received during the tertiary education, but also small bits of knowledge that allowed learners to perform a task more efficiently. We’ll get personalised learning from constantly obtaining data from learners, analysing the gaps from mistakes that were made from previous assignments and quizzes.
In a futuristic context, we look our for new possibilities of adaptive learning. There will be a time where a large amount of data collected by learning systems that will create responses that are similar to an experience of coaching a human like interaction.
In conclusion, we see a rapid advancement in technology these days. It provides education with lots of potential to progress. At the same time, it unlocks a brand new set of skills that the educator is required to possess. The largest potential is how education can be further personalised to suit each learner and allow them to learn not only anywhere and any time, but also relevant and just in time.
John G. Richardson. Learning Best Through Experience: http://www.joe.org/joe/1994august/a6.php
Microsoft Hololens, Verge
Facebook 360degrees camera, Verge
Knerds on the Board: What is Adaptive Learning