A blog by Sushmita Chatterjee
Spring break has started and it has been an interesting week at my home with two 9 and 10 years old trying to spend their time watching T.V, painting and doing other activities. I put a proposal of “Why not design an app?”.
GenZ children love apps and whether it is gaming, educational or otherwise it always lights up their face.
Most children do not perceive PCS and websites as relevant products or services other than in a tablet or a phone.
A few years back when I asked my older daughter, she came up with an idea of “doing maths” using a sequence of inputs and outputs. However, the GenZ thinks differently- It’s AI for them. They understand the potential of technologies to not only compute but can think “intelligently” or trained to follow a pattern to get outputs based on them. The thinking is no longer input x with y that is based on some structured or unstructured data. It is to enable a different kind of intelligent output using Artificial Intelligence(AI)-based models using machine learning, deep learning, and other models.
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How are the millennials learning? Has there been any change in their learning outcomes? These are some of the challenging questions that any “educator” needs to address. Education & Learning centers (unlike the healthcare system which has a wide variety of specialized centers), comprises of schools/institutions which are still categorized as “private schools”, “public schools” , “charter schools” ,”homeschools” or “afterschool”. We do not see a de-centralized learning process which provides specialized learning nomenclature like “STEM schools” , “LANGUAGE schools” “IMMERSIVE schools” or “ART schools” at K-12 beyond afterschool programs, where a student can go to a “center of excellence” of his/her choice to get that specific learning that best matches his/her learning styles and goals. It is very similar to a healthcare system where a hospital would recommend a X-ray done at a “University Radiology”. This helps in creating an educational ecosystem of schools, learning institutions where each individual school is not trying to be an “expert at everything” but working with other specialized centers, makerspaces, special schools to enable better learning for everyone – formal or informal.
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Technology is cool but not all cool technologies may be a necessary fit for your use case. As an Enterprise solution architect in my previous job there are some basic solution mandates that architect use for creating a solution for an enterprise. I found that this also helped me making my choice of technology for a problem area.
Solution Retrofit The technology landscape is huge and changing. There are new technologies created every day that claim to solve many problems – whether it is education, health or retail. Some technologies, frameworks and tools feel like a “trend” and you feel that this may be the right solution ! Many enterprises land in huge technical mess as they make wrong technical choices, which are not fitted to the problem they are trying to solve. Working at a problem and trying to create feasibility or technical/business fitment maps help us determine if that’s a right fit or not. Choosing a technology first and fitting our solution to it is the biggest mistake in the solution process.
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3D and Virtual Reality are not just games. They can be an essential component of serious learning too.
Our current learning process and methods do not take advantage of recent technological advances.
Learnroll Immerse takes advantage of new immersive technologies and content to enhance learning for all students. Technology cannot replace a teacher, but teachers can use better tools.