Expectations for students and educators have never been higher. Students today must be prepared for a dynamic, global economy—one that calls on people to use data more thoughtfully, think creatively, and work productively in teams. By looking to the future of education, we can take advantage of new technologies and strategies to help all students learn better, and be better prepared for the future.
From the Center for eLearning, Drs. Jeff Borden and Rob Kadel have crafted a vision of the future that integrates technology, neuroscience, and educational psychology into everyday life to make anytime, anywhere learning possible. These videos demonstrate how innovative connections among technology, content, and life beyond formal schooling can change how we think of learning.
These videos show just a few of the products, services, and ideas currently at work and in development at Pearson, and how they might come together in the future. Although these connections depend on technologies that Pearson itself is not directly creating, the use of such technologies to enhance learning is authentic.
The future of learning means many things to many people. By producing the School of Thought series, with the three stories of education at various levels, we at Pearson share our vision of trends, dependencies, and education possibilities in the near future.
In this episode of the School of Thought video series, the future of education technology is explored by following Rey, a high school student. Using games and simulations, Rey is highly engaged with a performance assessment, which requires him to apply higher-order thinking skills to work through thematically-linked activities set in real-world contexts.
Victoria, a middle school student, experiences education through the support of human and automated interventions in this installment of the School of Thought series. Her curricula and presentation are customized to her learning style, with the speed and automated assessment tailored to her level of performance. Future technologies help her learn through real-world experiences in new ways.
In this School of Thought video, Simone, an adult learner, uses technology to direct her own learning path. Simone has a hyper-connected and contextual educational experience with assessments that happen during the learning process that are unnoticed by her. Her learning is complete with augmented reality, learning that can happen anywhere and anytime, and a massive online course.