Back to School for the Future

Updated: Apr 28

Traditional education will not be relevant much longer.

Traditional education will not be relevant much longer. Education has been mainly based on memorization of information, where future educational models must reflect team based learning, being creative and open minded.  

Statistics according to a recent article:

  • 93% of education professionals agree that personalized pacing helps students close achievement gaps and accelerate learning

  • 94% of education professionals say that students improved their academic performance after technologies became incorporated into classroom

Lessons are being “gamified” to increase motivation. Collaboration and teamwork are built with lessons that are project based. Retention is increased with interactive with virtual or mixed reality experiences. Sanjay Sarma of MITspeaks on the science of learning, and his views on how higher education will need to evolve to prepare students for the future.


Now is the time to Invent the Future! Look at what’s happening in education today.


“If we do not change the way we teach, 30 years from now, we’re going to be in trouble,” said Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, China’s e-commerce giant.

The knowledge-based approach of “200 years ago”, would "fail our kids", who would never be able to compete with machines. Children should be taught “soft skills” like independent thinking, values and team-work, he said.


ln every classroom they visited, educators and students seemingly agreed on the benefits that the mixed reality headset brought to their learning environment. The HoloLens allowed students to engage hands-on in their subjects to reach new dimensions of understanding. 




This Chinese School Is using facial recognition to check whether students are paying attention.  It can look at facial expressions and tell if a student is angry or sad.





Finnish schools are introducing Elias, a language teaching robot that encourages participation in a safe environment. The robot knows 23 languages and is designed to give feedback to teachers.





As a Berkley computer science Ph.D., Arjun Singh taught AI but still used pen on paper to grade his students' work. So he developed Gradescope, an app that grades exams and provides insta-feedback on the results.



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