With technology becoming increasingly more advanced by the day, there is no doubt that soon we will see a shift in various schools moving towards a more streamlined and engaging approach towards education by utilizing these new technological advancements. Just like how the personal computer completely revolutionized the way we approach our school work now, so will these new technologies. Here’s a quick look at the three new most promising technologies for education in the near future.
1. Virtual Reality: Virtual reality is shaping up to be one of the hottest new pieces of technology that have developed over recent years. Companies such as HTC, Sony, Google, and the Facebook-backed Oculus are all developing their own virtual reality headsets that will enable the general public to attain an affordable and streamlined design. Fully utilizing the capabilities of virtual reality towards education can have limitless benefits, giving the student the ability to completely immerse themselves in a lesson and even test different career paths.
2. 3D Printing: 3D Printing may just be up there with Virtual Reality as one of the most popular new technologies. 3D Printers are limitless in their applications, especially towards education. 3D printers can allow the student to create virtually anything they want. With no restrictions on what could be built, the sky truly is the limit for a student with an innovative mind.
3. Wearable Technology: Some may see wearable technology as a mere distraction towards students and don’t really offer any real educational value. However, wearable technology can, in fact, poses many benefits towards education as long they are utilized correctly. Wearable technology can enable teacher’s ping a student’s GPS location on a field trip and even record point of view lessons that can help them monitor and interact with their students.
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