Last Updated on January 15, 2023 by Salman Khan
Edtech is a fast-moving industry with many innovations and new technologies coming to the forefront. There are many exciting things happening in tech right now, but I want to take a moment to share some of the ones that we should be thankful for in 2022.
Virtual Reality (VR)
Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-simulated environment that can be explored and interacted with in an immersive manner. VR can be used to simulate real-life situations or create imaginary experiences, but it’s also been used for education, training, and business.
VR has been growing in popularity over the past few years because of its ability to immerse users in different scenarios—from gaming to medical simulations—and provide them with an experience they would never get from just watching something on television or reading a book. Some companies are even experimenting with using VR technology as the primary way they deliver content to their customers instead of relying on traditional media channels like television or newspapers.
3D printing is a process that involves the creation of three-dimensional objects by laying down thin layers of material to build up an object. Technology has been around for centuries, but it’s only recently become widely available and affordable.
Today, you can buy a low-cost 3D printer that allows you to create anything from jewelry to toys and even cars! You can also use software like 123D Design or SketchUp Pro – both free options – which will allow you to design your own designs before printing them out on your printer.
While there are some downsides (like needing ventilation), this is still an exciting innovation because it allows anyone with access to an internet connection (or wifi) access information about how these machines work, thus allowing us all more freedom in creating new things together as we work towards our goals as individuals/families/communities etcetera.”
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The use of AI in education is growing rapidly, and it’s a great way for teachers, parents, and students to get the most out of their learning.
AI can help you find information that you didn’t know existed before. It can also help you understand concepts better by providing additional examples or explanations. For example, if your son is struggling with math homework problems involving fractions and decimals (which are difficult for most kids), an app might show him videos about how these concepts work together so he can see how they’re related.
Robots are becoming more sophisticated and cheaper, which means they can be used for jobs that humans could never do. For example, autonomous robots have been used to clean up oil spills in the ocean by removing debris from the water’s surface. These machines are able to scan and identify different types of material (such as oil) while they work underwater at depths ranging from 10 meters deep to 200 meters deep with no human assistance required.
Another advantage is that robots can help with repetitive tasks that would otherwise be boring or tedious for humans—for example, assembling cars or manufacturing parts in factories where humans aren’t allowed because there’s risk involved with doing so (like touching toxic materials).
Personalized learning is a way to customize the learning experience for each student. It can be achieved by using software that adapts to the student’s needs, such as adaptive learner algorithms, which determine how much time you spend on certain topics based on your previous performance in those areas.
Personalized learning is important because it allows teachers and parents alike to optimize their child’s education without having any preconceived notions about what will work best for them as individuals. This also means that when personalizing an online course or program with personalized content, there will always be something new available—no matter what level of progress you have made up until now!
There are many innovations that we should be thankful for in edtech
- VR has been used in education for decades but is now becoming more mainstream.
- 3D printing is a technology that is being used in many industries but also improving education.
- AI is helping students learn at a faster rate than ever before.
There are many innovations that we should be thankful for in tech. These technologies will help schools and parents improve their learning experience, not only now but in the future too.
Robert Thomas have been a Marketing Strategist for more than a decade. I’m a full-time marketing strategist at School Data Lists, a company that provides education industry data for businesses. And I have been a part of the research in the education industry market from the past five years.