The Emergence of New Transformational Waves in the Education Sector with Industry 4.0

Education sector

Education sector

The education sector is reshaping its state in industry 4.0 with the emergence of new transformational waves. Advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, big data, and many more are helping the education sector to reach every corner of the world. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has immensely contributed to the new transformational waves in the education sector ranging from the primary level, K-12, higher education to the Ph.D. level across the world. It includes developed countries, developing countries, as well as underdeveloped countries with the help of multiple EdTech companies. Yes, Industry 4.0 and the pandemic have created the perfect environment and ample opportunities for these EdTech companies or start-ups to rise for teaching students at all levels. They grabbed the opportunity with the approach that there is no pause in receiving education. These transformational waves have shifted the education sector from a teaching culture to a learning culture. There is a transformation in the workforce with the emergence of new skills for education technology in Industry 4.0. It can be said that cutting-edge technologies are acting as a support system for students to strive for success in their professional careers. Let’s explore some of the new transformational waves in the education sector with Industry 4.0.

 

New transformational waves in the education sector

Blockchain technology for learner record

Industry 4.0 has introduced smart functionalities of blockchain technology to the world for the efficient workload. The implementation of blockchain technology is providing learner records for students to keep it with themselves for further learning and help. It helps with storage of permanent records of each learner with identity verification as well as information security. Blockchain technology is accelerating student experience by eliminating fraud by avoiding the manual verification of transcripts, certificates, applications, and many more. It has created ample opportunities to have collaborations among educational institutes, EdTech companies, and blockchain-based businesses.

 

Competency-based curriculum

Competency-based curriculum is one of the top transformational waves in the education sector that focuses on skills and attitudes more than traditional subject content. Those days have passed when students only had to learn and memorize only what is written on books mentioned in the curriculum. Now, in Industry 4.0, the world has become skill-driven and experience-based rather than knowledge of subject content. Thus, educational institutes are offering competency-based curriculum from where learners can acquire as well as apply sufficient knowledge and skills to real-life complicated situations.

 

Innovative work-study balance

Technological advancements have created a new transformational wave known as innovative work-study balance. There are underprivileged students who want to go for higher studies without any financial support. They need to work full-time jobs to earn money but the timing is the same as the school. Thus, technological advancements and the open mindset of the educational sector have transformed this need into a reality. Now, students can efficiently balance work life and student life equally. There are curriculum and opportunities to continue studying while working and earning money.

 

Personalized learning opportunities

EdTech has provided a new transformational wave in the education sector with personalized learning opportunities. Students can get mentors who can teach and clear their doubts through multiple video conferencing apps or any EdTech app. Industry 4.0 has created ample opportunities for students to receive personalized learning at any place with a seamless internet connection. There are flexible schedules that help to cope up with the fast-paced life of a student. Advanced technologies like computer vision, IoT, and many more have made it possible for students to achieve high-performance efficiently.

 

Cloud-based learning approaches

Cloud-based learning approaches take place on different clouds for online learning. IoT and cloud computing have helped to create cloud-based learning management systems for the education sector to reap the benefits of cloud computing for classrooms. Interested students can access study materials from any place without any problem. This has accelerated independent learning for distance learners. Clouds are known for providing the utmost security to protect study materials for educational institutes. The study materials will not get lost even if anyone’s computer crashes.

Thus, it can be said that there is an emergence of multiple transformational waves in the education system. The credit goes to industry 4.0 and the pandemic to accelerate the growth of the education sector for the betterment of students.

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