Technology plays a much bigger role in how we learn, what we learn, and how we use it in the job market. In this new educational landscape, how can we ensure a fair distribution of opportunities for all?
The COVID-19 crisis, and the impact which it has had on learning across the world, have highlighted many of the digital disparities which exist in today’s world. At a time when many of the world’s students shifted from physical to digital.
Today, technology plays a much bigger role in the quality and scope of how we learn, such as new digital learning platforms which are estimated to reach 350 billion USD by 2025. The changes which are happening today show the disparity between the developed and undeveloped world. If you are not connected, that shows you the leap which you have to make between the connectivity aspect, access to education, and benefits that are derived from that.
Closing this digital divide, with those who are not connected or not considered to be digitally literate, is imperative to ensuring a fair distribution of digital opportunities across countries, locations, gender, socioeconomic status, and age.
Access to Education in the Digital Age One of the biggest differences that the nature of technology in an educational context, both as a medium and a means to enter the market was still relatively immature as the landscape has evolved, we’ve come to understand the need to personalize and individualize learning so that we can improve learning outcomes in a meaningful way.
Giving people access to the right type of content is one aspect, another equally critical aspect is the human element. On top of the digital layer, students will still always need the engagement, inspiration, and activation that comes from teachers and trainers who know about the topic. I believe that, even in the digital age, technology will never be able to replace this interaction, but rather can serve as an increasingly innovative medium for those critical learner-instructor interactions, such as through the Internet of Skills.