6 Key Trends in Education Technology in 2017
For a long time, Australian universities have invested heavily in providing the latest technologies for students and lecturers. The use of technology to facilitate student engagement and academic success is more prevalent than ever. Following my visit to ISE last month, here are some trends in education technology to look out for in 2017:
Universities will be an early adopter of augmented reality and virtual reality technology as it provides a unique opportunity for students to engage and immerse themselves within their class material. Although the technology is still in its early stages, it will most likely trend towards virtual classrooms and gamification. Universities will need to start developing software applications around VR teaching.
If you’d like to learn more about implementing any of the above trends in education technology, speak to our team– we’d love to help! I’ve always found that the right solution will accommodate the teaching pedagogy without having to compromise the class format. Technology, when designed and deployed correctly, becomes an enabler rather than an inhibitor. It blends with the learning environment and can be operated simply and intuitively.
Manoje Indraharan is the Operations Manager at CHW Consulting and has over 12 years technical experience within the AV/ICT industry. He has been responsible for delivering several high profile audio visual, communications and IT infrastructure projects as a Consultant, Lead Engineer and Project Manager. Manoje has worked with a number of leading Universities in Australia and specialises in technology within the education and health sectors. Please feel free to connect with him on LinkedIn.