The current situation and future of the world seems to be undergoing a rapid change. People are struggling hard to maintain their livelihood, remain relevant to their organizations, struggling to keep their jobs, basically an all-out fight for survival. What does this downturn present for Education and Universities of the future, how will they get recruit students when they can’t meet them or see them. The future of Edutech will lead this foray, the top trends will emerge in education and only the fittest and most futuristic will survive
Digitize Education– Taking all popular courses online partnering with Elearning providers like Udemy, courser and Upgrad for exclusive customized course packs for students. The Universities of the Future need to see the learner trend evolving. Elearning tools like Microsoft teams, Zoom, Google classrooms, interactive learning apps, breakout rooms, VR/AR led experiences, cloud based platforms are all the new normal.
Democratize Education– All the cards are on the deck, the Elearning model makes everything accessible to the learner and they engage in their own time. The sessions, videos, assignments are all available for all to view and access, most content companies have made their content free for all, to empower and support the learning continuum.
Dematerialize Education-This era will see the increased dependency and reliability on online content, this learning model does not need books, note pads, stationary, bags and traditional items. It is the need for digipads, stylis, earphones, access to databases and ELearning software.
Demonetize Education- Education providers can no longer command a price premium, with Ivy league institutions having gone free with world class courses, India’s topnotch institutes taking their content online students have a wide access to the best.
Only organizations that can envision the future, prepare and provide for them will thrive, the world is changing faster than we imagined. The learner of tomorrow is a highly digital being, plugged into technology, with a wide access to unlimited information, learns at her/his own convenience maybe at work. The jobs have changed and companies will look for new skills, its time Universities recoiled and reformed themselves. The future student will learn remotely, online and in his own time….realtime.