The Five Biggest Education And Training Technology Trends In 2022

The Five Biggest Education And Training Technology Trends In 2022

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1. Remote learning

The coronavirus pandemic forced many schools and colleges to switch to a remote learning model. However, as with many other changes, this was simply an acceleration of a trend that’s been going on for some time already.  The market for online learning services and e-learning is forecast to grow by 15% annually between 2020 and 

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2025, reaching a value of $50 billion.  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.

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1. Remote learning

E-learning is an increasingly popular option for workplace training, too – a study by IBM into its own remote learning initiatives found that its learners had been able to absorb five times more content, at one-third of the cost to the company, resulting in a saving of $200 million.

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2. Lifelong learning (subscription services)

The education system in place today was developed for a different world when youngsters were expected to train for a "job for life."  Learning opportunities were restricted to those that could be delivered in venues that students could physically access, and our years of formal education would be “front-loaded” – crammed into our 

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2. Lifelong learning (subscription services)

first 20 years. 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  The rapid pace of technological advancement means skills can quickly become outdated, and developing new competencies on an ongoing basis is a vital strategy for career and business success.

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3. 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 

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ultra-fast, bite-sized, and attention-grabbing chunks.  Many people reading this will probably remember learning about topics like the Roman Empire by reading history books – imagine how much more information you might have absorbed if you’d been able to wander around a digital reconstruction of ancient Rome.

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4. 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 

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automating repetitive aspects of educators’ work such as grading papers, it will be used to provide more personalised forms of education or remote learning.  One example is the Altitude Learning system founded by a Google engineer and part-funded by Facebook, which uses AI to suggest personalized learning pathways 

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for school-age children. A similar concept is adaptive learning, in which the course adapts to meet learners’ needs as they progress through it.  Schools in China have even implemented a system that uses facial recognition to check whether students are paying attention in class by scanning their faces with cameras equipped with computer vision algorithms.

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5. Nano-learning

This trend links back once again to the fact that attention spans are shrinking, and there is always something competing for our time. 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 instantaneous, modular, and

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for more than 10 minutes because when we need to use the knowledge again, we can simply re-learn it!  A good analogy is a cooking recipe – if we aren’t professional bakers, we might only bake one or two cakes a year, so there’s no need to hold the exact weights and measures of sugar and flour in our long-term memories. 

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Applying the same principle to academic or professional subjects, brief lessons – such as those provided by the text message learning service Arist, can be absorbed over WhatsApp, Slack, or Teams.  Other nano-learning platforms impart knowledge over social networks like Twitter or TikTok. Nano-learning will undoubtedly grow in popularity during 2022 

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as it fits with society’s need for ways of passing on knowledge and proficiency that are and proficiency that are instantaneous, modular, and even addictive!

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