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Educational Trends in Online Courses
The IT revolution and the computerization of the world have caused major changes in the educational trends, as well. Although going to elementary school is still compulsory, students can find information in dozens of ways. Also, many of them experience serious problems as a result of cumbersome and slow system of public education. But there are some positive trends going on that can give the pupils and students of today a nice boost when it comes to their education.
School as worker manufacturer
The discrepancy between the things we are taught in school and the needs of the real labor market has been huge for decades. Due to its massive size and inability to quickly adapt to new technological innovations that have completely changed the nature of work, the school system has been falling behind for a long period of time.
Today, however, different departments that deal with education (both public and private) are trying to bring together the labor market, entrepreneurs, schools and teachers, so as to transform schools into institutions that will actually create workers able to find jobs in these new conditions. Online courses will are of great importance in this process, since they accelerate the whole learning process.
Relaxed gaming for impressive results
According to this infographic, people spend more than 3 billion hours playing video games on a weekly basis. The majority of those hours represent time spent by children and students. So, one of the main educational trends in the years to come will definitely be merging those gaming habits and education to get better results in the education system. Experts have already proven interesting cognitive benefits of video games, which is already a great contribution to the mental development of children. On the other hand, the opposition claims that games have a bad effect on students’ physical health, especially due to the reduced amount of physical exercise they get. The solution is creating a balanced daily schedule for your kids, with physical activities, as well.
Changed perspective (flipped teaching)
One of the most amusing and efficient new trends in contemporary education is reversing the process of learning. In flipped teaching students watch educational videos at home, participate in online discussions and conduct research. After they do all of this, they come to school and do homework or additional special tasks in class, with the help of their teachers and friends from class.
By applying this trend, all the factors included in the process are used as much as possible. Students are taught to rely on their own skills and develop new ones, while teachers keep the roles of advisers and organizers.
New payment trends
As technology is seeping into the education niche, too, people can get the information they need for free. This possibility definitely enables them to nourish a more individual approach to learning.
Thanks to online educational tools, many sites offer knowledge for free. However, if you need a certificate and reference for your future career, enrolling courses that charge for their services is a must. Many online training organizations let you attend classes or study online and the tuition can be divided into installments. You simply study now and pay later, which is a great opportunity to cut your expenses.
Knowledge is available at one click of the mouse. New courses, innovative approaches and interactive learning help people retrain or study at a pretty rapid pace. All these options also give us a wonderful chance to improve or develop our soft skills for better job positions.
Nate Vickery is an entrepreneur and web designer from Sydney, Australia. His working on starting his own creative company that will incorporate everything he knows and loves. Aside from work, he loves watching the ocean in his home town and spending time with family. You can follow Nate on his Facebook profile.