What to consider in a Digital Education strategy
First we need to talk about learning. Education, that comes through learning, is one of the largest barriers that we have in our equalitarian world. This is based on the fact that people who studied for a higher education typically have a much greater chance of having a better life.
The current learning model where we have schools, teachers, classes and classrooms has already navigated through new borders. Technology can allow new ways to learn, in an even more affordable way, which can decrease the knowledge differences between different people and nations, thus taking us to a more equal world.
The report “The Future of Education TREND REPORT 2015”, done by the Center for Digital Technology & Management points out technologies like Human-Computer Interaction, M(Mobile)-Learning, Big Data, Augmented Reality, Digital Teaching Platforms, Massive Open Online Courses, Behavior Pattern Recognition in Machine Learning and 3D Printers. These replacers of the current learning standard will break barriers and open up new opportunities worldwide.
Could you imagine the possibility of learning the newest aerospace technologies straight from NASA engineers? In the near future children and young adults around the world will be able to learn Physics from the next Isaac Newton, sitting under an apple tree.
This new way of learning can reduce the distance between knowledge, shorten inequalities and amplify cultural aspects. Could this be the final step to achieve new paradigms in the society?
Yes, but to make it work we need to also develop paths for people to develop their relationship skills. Today's kids go to school to learn more than just taking classes, but also to learn how to relate to other people.
We can teach almost everything non-tacitly to a machine but, most human interactions are tacit. It is proven that people quite often receive an e-mail, read it and think “what an aggressive e-mail”, but, the person who wrote it never intended to express any kind of aggression. This happens very often and careers are damaged by a simple e-mail misunderstanding.
Ok, so what it the point that I am trying to make? We need to incorporate all available technologies for learning and try and teach the non-tacit. Further on we must also use technology to help people develop tacit skills for only then we will have the full package.
Body language, tone of voice, personal presentation and engaging with the subject must be observed and learned.
Circuit is the tool that can complement the current education tools and help people use and develop the tacit side of communication. Make video calls with a click and observe people's body-language, listen to their voice. This will help you understand the tacit side of communications and complement your digital learning strategy.
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By Gabriel Adinolfi Berti, Head of Technical Experts Latam at Unify.