Monday, June 11, 2018

Global Innovations in Education Technology


The education system that is prevalent in the USA needs to be modified to accommodate high quality learning outcomes that have effects on all systems. The innovations in the education that is imparted to students must have a prime focus on learning and practical applications of the theory that is taught and it must reach out to the students, parents, community, society, and its culture. New education companies in United States must understand that the theoretical concepts that are utilized in technology applications must have their origin in purposeful, systemic research, and a sound pedagogy. The most critical region in technology innovations for the education sector is the cost and time efficiency of learning.

Innovations all around the globe in education-

There have been several tech innovations to improve the quality of education in some parts of the world that can be used as an inspiration to impart high-quality education to the students of the USA. Some innovations have been around for a long time, while the others are recent, but these innovations must be seriously considered for the betterment of American education.

                  Engkey is an egg-shaped robot that is used as an English teacher in the classrooms of South Korea. A native English-speaker in Australia controls the robot remotely. The shortage of English speaking natives in South Korea can be addressed by this robot and such technology can be adopted by Education companies in united states for learning foreign languages.
                  Forest Kindergartens are used to teach kindergarteners in Scandinavia as opposed to immense homework and testing in the USA. It gives unstructured playtime to young children and it is based on a popular model of Europe in the 1960s. Children become more inquisitive in their natural environment rather than sitting in a classroom bounded by 4 walls. Children are better prepared for learning and their minds remain fresh and healthy.
                  3-D learning has become a reality in Dubai's GEMS Modern Academy. The students are provided 3-D glasses and things such as the structure of the brain is taught to them with the help of a 3-D hologram.  3-D imaging can help a student grasp abstract concepts faster. The classrooms and labs are connected to a high-speed fibre optic network which helps in delivering science lessons on the 3-D platform.
                  A literacy revolution overtook the Cuban Revolution by a storm as a change was observed when the rural literacy rate of 59% was converted to an illiteracy rate of less than 4% in one year. This was the positive consequence of the literacy brigade of teachers that were sent by Fidel Castro in 1961. A community-based literacy initiative called “Yo Si Puedo” (“Yes I can”) was started which has now been adopted by Australia to increase literacy among the indigenous population.
                  Finnish schools rank among the best schools in the world due to the ‘teacher autonomy’ that they provide. Highly talented, well-respected, and highly qualified teachers (with masters degrees) teachers are provided a generous latitude to teach students with a method that deems fit to them. The number of standardized tests is lower and no punishments for failing to meet specific standards. 


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