Education Technology & Augmented Reality | The future of Gen Z
Updated: Jun 13
It's a common phenomenon that technology is used across many industries like automation, manufacturing etc.
Relatively, technology in the education industry is a new concept, but now it's been adapted widely.
How Technology is changing the Future of Higher Education
Technology has totally changed the landscape of the Educational industry. It has created many opportunities and has widened the horizon especially for Gen Z as they were born in the era of technology where smart phones and tablets are their best friends and help them in their educational journey.
Technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality have made a breakthrough in the educational learning and teaching sector giving a 360 degree shift in the traditional learning method.
This is the point where Gen Z are learning to cope with different technology so that in future it's easy for them to prosper in terms of their career.
Ways In Which Technology Can Reshape Educational Experience In Gen Z
As Gen Z are already attuned with the use of Technology, they find it engaging and interesting to learn online rather than going through a monotonous way of traditional learning in which they lose their concentration as well as motivation.
Educational Technology has increased behavioral, emotional and cognitive engagement, giving students a new edge in the learning curve.
According to an article titled “Gen Z needs technology in their Education” it claims that the participation level of students significantly increases when learning virtually as many students are shy to take part in conversation in the classroom setting. But rather feel more comfortable participating when learning digitally.
Amplify Visual Learning:
Research published in the article “Gen Z needs technology in their Education” shows that 65% of students are visual learners. Our brain has the capacity to process visual information 60,000x faster than text.
Learners have an array of online platforms from where they can get educated, such as videos, presentations, animations, multimedia tools, charts, graphs etc.
Making Students More Smarter
Digital learning tools enable students to develop effective self directed learning skills.
Students are able to find and use online resources and can get immediate feedback as well.
Educational tools by Young Digital Planet like Bingiel teach students to collaborate and efficiently work in groups.
Digital learning makes students self motivated and responsible
Students using digital learning tools get more indulgent in the learning process and are more interested in growing their knowledge horizon.
They might even not realize that they are actively learning through engaging methods like peer education, teamwork , conceptualization and problem solving etc.
Augmented Reality and Gen Z
Augmented Reality is the experience of a real-world where the objects belonging to the real world are enhanced by the computer.
The rise of Augmented Reality has taken the world by storm. Immersive learning has created a fun-loving learning environment for the students to indulge in.
As students are seeking new ways to experience learning, the immersive learning style has made their learning experience more approachable and engaging.
Therefore, through virtual reality students can get a constructive reality and through augmented reality they get high-quality aesthetics along with a learning experience like no other.
The business research company has stated in their article that “the global augmented reality in training and education market size is expected to grow from $6.27 billion in 2021 to $10.37 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 65.4%.”
Augmented Reality in the educational sector has enabled teachers to engage their students through virtual examples of various concepts, by utilizing gaming-like strategists to help students understand the textbook materials easily.
As a result, students have shown keen interest, high engagement, faster learning, and easy memorizing capabilities.
A recent example of augmented reality in the educational sector is Google Expedition, which enables students to see 3D objects in the classroom like volcanoes, the human brain, DNA, etc, which helps them to understand, visualize and experience the learning process. It goes beyond the traditional imaginative process of learning and experiencing.
Benefits of Augmented Reality for Students
Signigicant Increase In Interest and Engagement Level
When students get the opportunity to create educational content themselves, they are highly motivated.
Their interest and engagement level in the studies drastically amplifies.
They can create their own curriculum contents, discovers virtual world and explore their different interests.
The use of Augmented Reality in classrooms has changed the entire learning environment in a very interesting way.
Students tend to get more involved in what they are learning and have the opportunity to apply hands-on learning approach immediately.
Retain Learning Memory
Techers can use Augmented Reality in an immersive manner which helps students to easily understand and remember for a longer period of time.
According to Assembler Blog, “statistics have revealed that 80% of more students are likely to attend a class that incorporates Augmented Reality experiences.” Moreover, “70% of students also say that they could
grasp the material faster and improve their learning experience” through AR technology used in teaching.
The reality of not just only educational sector but every major industry is that technology is taking over in a very rapid pace and to match this pace we humans should learn the relative skills set.
Therefore, platforms such as Upbrainery Technologies have taken the initiative to introduce e-learning in a fun-loving way.
UpBrainery has a lot of super exciting and fully engaging online courses and lessons. All theses courses are tailored according to the current and future highly demanded skills in the market.
Lessons vary from engineering to design thinking, algorithm to programming, coding and IT through advanced software's like java and python, culinary science and arts and crafts, etc.
All of these courses and much more are taught through Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and other forms of immersive learning models.
Also Upbrainery is giving one-on-one tutoring sessions to increase and maintain the engagement level and teacher-student learning relationship.
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