Every year starts with new resolutions and opportunities, may it be personal, professional or student life. In all parts of world there is great enthusiasm for the prospects and trends that await the eager students. The advancements in technology is changing the way students study. It is facilitating the teachers to teach effectively.
The education criteria is changing and is subject to technological variation in 2018. This is resulting due the advancements in the IT industry. Listed below are some trends in the education occurring in 2018.
In the current year as the educational trends are advancing the inclination towards video conferencing is also being considered a good and effective idea. For busy experts who have a lot to teach to the newer generation, they can easily communicate through online video conference. This helps to reduce the time and cost of mere travelling and brings an expert to a classroom where he can be communicated with by the students. Students who are in other cities or cannot physically attend lectures can join in through video conferences and have nothing more to miss. This may include even those students who live in rural areas and may not be able to travel for every class.
Parent/teacher conferences are also manageable and effective on video conferences. With constricted schedules of parents it sometimes becomes impossible for the parents to regularly visit the school to gain knowledge about their children’s progress. To facilitate both parents and teachers video conferencing is an effective method to teach a child in mutual collaboration.
The raising trend of online lectures is gaining popularity among students as well as teachers. This provides the students with a very cost effective and comfortable environment to understand their subject in. Students can easily plan their time table for study during the day, it is also good for those students who easily get distracted by the company other fellow students or are too shy to participate in class discussions. Online lectures are also good for those students who are either working part time or studying part time. Such students can easily manage their lesson time without disrupting their important tasks. Apart from all these there are students who are morning birds or night owls, online lectures are extremely beneficial for such, so they can study at their best time and produce the most.
The trend of online books is increasing due to the advancements in the technology, since with the fast pace many people do not possess the time to sit and read. For students this is most beneficial because books online are cost effective and easy to possess. There was a time when students used to carry loads of books in their bag, but with the trend of advancement in education, students can download books and study materials and easily access them to read anywhere and anytime they like. If a students need s to search for a specific topic, the scanning through related pages can be tiring as well as time consuming, on a downloaded ebook the search option serves the best, students can just enter the topic for search and the whole topic would be just a click away.
Save Data Online
Students nowadays depend more on digital devices for most of their tasks and learning processes, all the study material is stored on one device which can be stored online. Online data is good for easily accessibility and a securer environment. Although most of the students save their assignments and research work on the hard drive or external disks, but at times this may either be and unreliable way to save or may not be accessible everywhere. When data saved online, it can be accessed from anywhere the student may be. In the trending ways of education it is good for the students to save their assignments and data online so that they can retrieve it from anywhere when required. There are several online services that provide quite an amount of free data storage from which the students can benefit.
In recent years, many schools have shifted over to online assignment system. Computers and computerized systems will never come to an end, they will only advance, so it is very important for the students to become tech savvy. Online assignment system is very beneficial for the students since they do not have to fear a ‘left at home’ or a ‘got wet in rain’ assignment. Assignments online are easy to do since students can get help also right away from the available search engines. Teachers can also conveniently assign work to students, which can in return be submitted from anywhere. The sooner the submission the quicker the checking and grading can be done. The students can find out their errors and strengths which can enable to quickly grasp the subject and reinforce the correct methodology to their study pattern.
For every age nowadays mobile apps are being used to educate children. While using the mobile apps the student can take lectures and tests at the same time and at all times. There was a time when a student needed textbook and a notepad every time an effective study was needed, but with the advancing trends in education 2018 and with the faster pace of the world the students are being facilitated with a faster method of the education system. The mobile apps are also downloadable, so even if internet connection is not available, the student can conduct his study without worrying about quick and fast connections.
Moreover, mobile education also enable students to stay connected to the school related activities, pay the fee and keep a check on their attendance.
With the increasing requirement of mobile phones and tabs, there is a trend of games on phone as well, usually these games are used for the recreational purposes but the educational industry has utilized the gaming apps for learning objectives. Games not only keep the mind stress free but also increases the memory by remembering the features to solve the sequences. Games also require quick and strategic thinking to win which broadens the spectrum of planning. Quizzes, mathematical problems, human anatomy and many other are the subjects on which games are based which are being utilized by students to happily give time to their studies and learn apart from the conventional methods.
Team work in any system is beneficial, even in education system, group works are opportunities for slow learners to acquire understanding by following the others. Students can stay in touch using the chat or social media apps all the time. They can easily share views and data and also conveniently collect public opinions for their write-ups.
In short, the newer trends of education in 2018 are beneficial for the students in learning and assistant for the teachers in in assigning tasks and grading.