As we educators prepare students for the class of 2030, we will need to re-imagine learning.
Like the disappearance of the typewriter, the blackboard and the auditorium-style classroom, the assessment of rote learning and judging students by marks shall also follow. We know that 70% of the career options open today will be taken over by AI(Artificial Intelligence). What will survive is creativity, speed and critical thinking. So shall we not think differently, teach differently, assess differently?
Some future ready schools are already talking about and implementing the same.
Competency-based learning program, an approach to learning used to acquire concrete skills over abstract learning. It differs from other approaches in that the unit of learning is fine-grained. Rather than a module, every individual skill or learning outcome is one single unit. Learners work on one learning goal.
The student is evaluated as per one competency at a time which is a small component of a larger skilling process and the individual moves to other competencies after they have mastered the skill being taught.
Adaptive learning assists students in learning as efficiently & effectively as possible. Technology today can scale the benefits of 1-on-1 mentorship, providing each learner with a personalized course, which adjusts in real-time for his / her performance and engagement level.
Learners receive the right content at the right time, maximizing learning efficiency, effectiveness & engagement. Educators grasp cohort dynamics through real-time analytics and know what their learners are struggling with, so they can quickly adapt instruction. Content authors validate what content works or does not, so they are able to keep it relevant and dynamic.
Connections will become increasingly important as technology empowers school stakeholders. Everything on your palmtop mobile for easy and quick accessibility will be the need of the decade.
Collaborative learning for academics and information sharing will be on fast forward, as evolution becomes increasingly dynamic and focused.
Information sharing among stakeholders and quick decision making will be the new mantra. This generation has a very short attention span and believes in instant gratification and if the system does not keep pace with providing crisp, curated, relevant information with easy accessibility it would be worthless.
Efficient & contemporary teaching resources available in real time on the mobile with the least amount of fuss will keep teachers future ready.
Zamit is one such platform, that engages a team of researchers that are constantly updating curated educational news, twice a day and keeps schools informed of all that is happening in the world of schools.
A section on Teachers Resources is already on the cards and would change the way resources are accessed, maintaining the school ecosystem.