It has been two full years that the global pandemic has presented its trials and tribulations to the whole world and especially for the education sector. Millions of students made the biggest adjustment in the history of instructional delivery i.e., the migration from physical classrooms to online ones in a very short term.
While education boards and leaders focused on getting students back to a pre-pandemic level of education, it’s equally important for universities and faculty to see the moment for what it is – a seismic shift within higher education. During this course, technology has made a significant impact and has proved to be a useful asset and has transformed the pedagogical tools.
By now we are fully aware that higher education is unlikely to fully return to pre–Covid-19 course delivery models. Millions of students have now experienced the intensive integration of technology such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their courses, and this has likely reset their expectations for the future. Technology adoption has increased, Higher education and has helped make learning more adaptable, accessible, and interactive.
The 2021 Global Learner Survey by Pearson suggests that the pandemic is forging a stronger generation of young people. With 90% of the people believing Internet access to be a basic human right, it shows that Digital is here to stay, and the future of Education will be driven by new and innovative technologies.