As educators plan the upcoming school year, it is time to embrace the possibility of education technology. Over the course of the pandemic, students and their parents have taken part in one of the largest e-learning experimentations in history. But the year 2021 brings opportunities for businesses, organizations, and individuals to restore optimism and momentum.
How will that play out for education in the area of technology?
Emerging Technology Picking Up the Pace Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality are going to restructure education in 2021, and education technology in the form of virtual sessions, interactive texts and videos, and simulated learning will observe a more prominent position in the education space. Artificial education and technology are raising the bar for students with equal opportunities and admission to valued education, transforming the future of education forever.
Data Privacy Concerns Will Draw Greater Interest In 2021, administrators will need to take additional measures to stimulate student data privacy, involving better attention to data governance and security measures among the K-12 continuum. It is vital for these efforts to consist of actionable data privacy practices and policies that protect student storage, data collection, distribution and usage, and that guarantee students have justifiable access to the benefits of data and technology.
Digital Inclusion Will be a Basic Human Right Most importantly, however, we have to close the digital inclusion gap. In 2021, digital inclusion will establish itself as a basic human right, because there would not be equal and unbiased access to valued education, adequate work or good quality healthcare without 21st century technology. This will involve extensive attention and collaboration to every component: increasing access to technological devices, offering affordable internet connectivity and providing vital skillsets to underserved individuals so they can compete in the digital market.
Most importantly, however, we have to close the digital inclusion gap.
The pandemic has made it apparent, that it is crucial to distribute knowledge across companies and all elements of society. Now, it is upon the 21st century to explore education technology to its full potential.