IBM predicts classroom learning will be tailored for each individual child in next 5 years.
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The IBM 5 in 5 is the eighth year in a row that IBM has made predictions about technology, and this year’s predictions are sure to get people talking.
The classroom will learn you.
Since the days of the one room schools, both K-12 and higher education classrooms have been focused on a one-to-many communication between a teacher and a group of students. All students receive the same material from a teacher in a lecture setting because individual attention for 30 or more is nearly impossible. The classrooms of the future will give educators the tools to learn about every student, providing them with a tailored curriculum from kindergarten to high school. So classroom of the future will shift from a one-size-fits-all model to a truly personalized environment.
The classroom of the future will learn about each specific student over the course of their education, helping them master the skills that match their goals. The rapid digitization of educational institutions will allow unprecedented instrumentation of the learning process. Cognitive computing, or learning technologies, will help us calculate everything we can about how each student learns and thrives, then create flexibility in the system to continually adapt and fine-tune what we deliver to that student and how this supports teachers and employers.
Two out of three people globally, haven’t got the high school education. So there is highly possible in a decade, globally, the school pass out will be increase exponentially.
Bernie Meyerson, vice president of innovation at IBM in his interview to venturebeat says “Now teachers learn about a child every year, but moving forward teachers already know everything about a child how he/she learn.”
IBM also mentions clearly that this doesn't replace teacher. It allows them to be far more effective.
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