The educational sector has not remained stagnant over the years. Numerous changes are visible, however, there will be even more changes as the post-covid-19 era has just begun. Some of these changes, ranging from behaviors, shopping, traveling, and even eating.
Already, the educational sector has felt the impact of the pandemic, and things will never be the same again. The pandemic has however heightened digitalization especially in the educational sector amongst many other sectors.
As a result, our school, Invictus.edu.ng has embraced digitalization in this era to bring the best of online education into our classrooms. We have compiled a list of reasons how the educational sector keeps changing with time. Below is our list:
- The Incorporation of Blended Learning in Classrooms:
Blended learning is now a reality as so many schools have incorporated online coursework into their classrooms. As a result, students may not have to be physically present to attend their classes all the time, giving them more time to study at their own pace.
Also, these students have sufficient time to assimilate information and to finish up their projects and assignments.
- Teacher’s Training is Qualitatively Different:
Teachers now have to undergo training on how to host an online class, so that they can easily fit into the digitalization age.
Also, it will go a long way to make them more comfortable with technology and seamlessly know when to alter either online or offline teaching modes in their curriculum.
Ultimately, this will spur teachers to feel more empowered to deliver a more impactful lecture to their students.
- Learning Experience is more Personalized for Students since the use of Artificial Intelligence was Introduced:
Most educators have discarded the traditional classroom teaching method and integrated the use of technology to offer a unique learning experience that suits their students.
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Before now, teachers use the “one-size-fits-all” approach however, this has changed due to the blending approach of learning. The approach is designed to help every student as it provides them the opportunity to learn using different content such as videos, audio, presentations, and so on. For this reason, personalized learning is on the increase.
- Teacher’s Roles are more Redefined:
With so much information readily available through easy research, the role of a teacher from a knowledge-giver is redefined to a facilitator. Teachers help to assist students and inspire them to achieve their goals as they develop.
- Online Learning Programs are Engaging and Interactive just like Physical Classrooms to keep Students Engaged:
The physical classroom is indeed engaging and now that online classrooms have been incorporated into schools curriculum, modalities are introduced to make online classrooms engaging as well.
These modalities will aid in the interactions and collaboration between teachers and students as learning takes place online.
- The Rule of Social Distancing is Emphasized:
Due to the recent pandemic, it is ideal that social distancing is incorporated in learning environments to avoid loss of lives. However, this has disrupted the existing ways by which education is imparted.
Schools have to reduce their population and have to integrate the use of shifts to work, and classrooms are properly sanitized.
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The educational sector has changed due to recent happenings across the globe. As a result, this has caused so much anxiety amongst students coupled with pandemic rules and the integrating of several teaching models for continuity in learning.
Students cannot hang out with their friends like they used to and the sports sector in school has been disrupted. It is not easy for them but it is needed as it is the only way to stay alive for now. We recommend that educators seek modalities to equip their students with mechanisms on how to cope in this present predicament until things change.