Trends driving the education industry

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Mr. Nelson Mandela said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” He spoke about how education has the power to change the world for a better tomorrow. It is essential that educational training is reinvented from time to time to reap benefits in the long run. Let us discuss new trends which are making education evolve and accessible to all.
New age curriculum: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Data security, and such modern concepts are being introduced in the classroom to equip students with the requisite knowledge and skills. Subject matter experts are innovating and adding new age curriculum to provide education in new concepts. With hands-on knowledge- theoretical and practical, students can meet the expectations of the employers who are already on the hunt for trained human resources. The education industry is fast developing, and with access to global education, the concerned authorities are evaluating the advantages and the benefits that accrue from the knowledge and information to the students. Thus, new age curriculum such as Blockchain, AI, Cyber Security is being introduced along with the existing curriculum. The old syllabus does not do any good to the students whether at the school or college level. With continuous research and development, the curriculum needs to be updated and created in a way that it synchronizes with the current trends and demands. For example, Artificial Intelligence is likely to shape our future. Products are being doled out in the market that has AI has its core function. Thus, young learners need to be acquainted with this concept on a more significant basis.
E-Learning: E-Learning is a concept that has fast gained acceptance from all quarters of the education system. Now education is not confined to four walls of the classroom. It had become globalised, and students can access new concepts and the existing curriculum via interactive e-learning platforms. Moreover, students are grabbing the opportunity of an international certification through e-learning based modules. With digital technology, it is undoubtedly the golden age for the education industry.
Vocational & Life skills: Educationists fast realize the fact that in addition to the curriculum, students need vocational and life skills that can help them to combat the challenges of the real world. It is not easy to apply theoretical knowledge in the practical world, and thus they are imparting education that consists of vocational skills to upgrade their practical skills. Life skills give the young minds to face the world with confidence while keeping their values intact. Exposure to the outside world brings a balancing act between education and its practical implementation.
Trained mentors: To impart quality educations, teachers also need training. Training programs for trainers are being introduced so that they know about the existing market requirements and become an expert of the same. With new teaching methodologies and new tools and aids, the process of teaching has evolved and has become better. Schools, colleges and universities keep organizing training sessions for their faculty so that they upgrade their skills and knowledge. It helps them to be in sync with the latest technologies and information. Moreover, visiting faculty is also invited often as students get a new vision regarding their course and studies. So, the students get high exposure to the current market trends.
The aforementioned new trends in the education industry are here to stay in the long run as they are bringing a revolution in the education sectors- the benefits of which the world will reap as a whole soon.

A management professional with over 16+ years of experience. Worked with over 80+ strategic partners such as Microsoft, KPMG, ITpreneurs and Accenture on creating learning systems.

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