The Five Biggest Education And Training Technology Trends In 2022

The education sector has significantly changed over the past few decades. Yet, the push for a more digitized learning environment didn’t get tested until the COVID-19 forced students into remote learning. Now, even as many schools have returned to on campus learning, the “Education  Technology”, or EdTech environment has found a semi-permanent place in the education space. According to Forbes, the value of the educational technology (EdTech) sector is forecast to grow to $680 million by 2027. Much of this, Forbes says, will be due to mobile technology, cloud services and virtual reality creating new possibilities for accessible, immersive learning. International best-selling author, keynote speaker and business expert Bernard Marr shares an article on Forbes highlighting some of the most important EdTech trends affecting the education sector over the next 12 months:

Remote learning. “The coronavirus pandemic forced many schools and colleges to switch to a remote learning model. E-learning offers school-age students the possibility of learning subjects and skills that are not taught locally, while for those in higher education, the benefits include allowing them to more easily fit learning around other commitments such as work or family responsibilities.”

Lifelong learning (subscription services). “The employment landscape today is vastly different from the one our grandparents or even parents were accustomed to. The rapid pace of technological advancement means skills can quickly become outdated, and developing new competencies on an ongoing basis is a vital strategy for career and business success.”

Immersive learning technology – AR and VR. “Extended reality (XR) – which covers virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR), promises to create more immersive and engaging learning opportunities. This is essential in an age when it’s said that attention spans are dropping, and we’re becoming accustomed to absorbing information in ultra-fast, bite-sized, and attention-grabbing chunks.”

AI and automation in the classroom. “Artificial intelligence (AI) will impact every area of human activity during 2022, and education is certainly no exception. The ongoing deployment of software powered by self-learning algorithms, capable of becoming better and better at whatever task it is assigned to, will have far-reaching consequences; as well as automating repetitive aspects of educators’ work such as grading papers, it will be used to provide more personalized forms of education or remote learning.”

Nano-learning. “Nano-learning describes a new EdTech concept where we can get ultra-bite-sized lessons exactly when and where we need them. Under this paradigm, it doesn’t matter if we don’t even remember what we’ve learned for more than 10 minutes because when we need to use the knowledge again, we can simply re-learn it! Nano-learning will undoubtedly grow in popularity during 2022 as it fits with society’s need for ways of passing on knowledge and proficiency that are instantaneous, modular, and even addictive!”


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