Top Technology Trends in Education
From pre-school to post-college, today’s students are more tech-savvy than ever. Staying up-to-date on the latest classroom technology trends can be a time-consuming process for educators who already have enough on their plates.
Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here are the top technology trends in education, according to SVConline.com.
Technology trends in the classroom
With students used to watching high-def video at home, schools across the country have responded by installing extra large video and projection screens in classrooms.
“Students coming to school now have higher expectations about what the media systems they’ll be taught on will be like,” Jamie Knoop, a sales engineer for AV integrator AVI-SPL, told SVConline.com. “They have HD and home theater systems at home. They expect that to be the norm, including at school. Especially for things like graphic arts, the ability to display color accurately is going to be very important going forward.”
Another tech trend in education is a new emphasis on quality sound. Sound can be used as a directional cue in the classroom. Strategically-placed audio – say at the front of the classroom or on an instructor’s podium – ensure that students direct their attention toward the speaker, not their cell phones.
Distance learning, teacher assessment trends and the falling prices of video technology have all contributed to the presence of more cameras in the classroom, according to SVConline.com. Educators want to record their lessons and turn them into content for presentations and evaluations.
But again, as more homes across the county adopt high-def technology, 720p video is rapidly becoming the standard for video in the classroom.
As workplaces become more advanced, the need to train students on “real world” equipment has come to the forefront, especially in arts and media classes.
“They understand that their graduates will be stepping into some very sophisticated work environments, and they have to be prepared for that by the school,” Atlanta-based integrator CTG Vice President Steve McCormick told SVConline.com.
The challenge is to integrate the technology into the physical classroom, as well as make it accessible for multiple students to use at a given time. Schools will have to beef up on their I/T staff to accomplish these goals.
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