In my post I present the infographic (which is pretty much self-explanatory) with top 6 digital transformation trends in education for 2018:
1. Personalized learning
2. Student-led learning
4. Utilization of Cloud-Based Technology
5. Learning Data and Analytics
6. 1-to-1 Ratio Classrooms
In my opinion, these trends have a significant impact on higher education.
Blended learning personalizes lessons, allowing students to focus on discovery and to make their own decisions about direction and pace. The combination of technology and face-to-face interactions provides students with more ownership.
Adaptive learning allows students more freedom in designing their own educational paths. Eggective adaptive learning tools can increase classroom skills and support student achievement.
It is not surprising that teachers often grow more comfortable with a topic after teaching others about it. Student-led learning was used by teachers in their classrooms for years. Nowadays student-led learning is mostly used with such modern tools as wireless presentation systems and mirroring devices.
Gamification in the classroom is the very useful tool which might be used in higher education too. Gamification can motivate learners through rewards by providing opportunities to earn badges, level up, and fail in order to restart and try again. It also can encourage collaboration through team play.
Cloud-based technology is a great tool allowing students to avoid problems with lost files, missing resources, or lack of access.
By learning data from students, analytical technology can improve knowledge retention and learner engagement.
One-to-one (one computer per student) is also a necessary condition for effectiveness of higher education.