The Science And Tech Behind Next-Gen Education

The Science And Tech Behind Next-Gen Education

The Science And Tech Behind Next-Gen Education—Infographic

Re-Imagining Schools

Over 9 in 10 educators are interested in the benefits of tech.

The Classrooms Of The Future

What do educators think?

  • 98% think that interactive video is going to be important to education in the future.
  • 98% anticipate self-paced curriculums.
  • 98% believe video will play an important role in the personalization of education.
  • 89% are interested in VR/AR/360 video.

The Benefits Of Tech

  • Greater reach
    1 in 3 education professionals sees video as a way to reach students who don’t have access to classroom learning.
  • Lifelong learning
    More than ever students will need the ability to continue learning new skills throughout their lives.
  • AI revolution
    From 1995 to 2014, the use of IT more than doubled in OECD countries, and it’s still growing—students need digital skills to succeed.
  • Diverse careers
    1 in 3 15 year-olds plana to pursue one of the top 10 most popular occupations, regardless of whether they’ll continue to be in demand.

Technology provides a way to show students a wider range of opportunities. 86% of educators think students need video capture skills to succeed in their future workplace.

Using Video To Maximize Classroom Time

Educational institutions say video increases:

  • Student satisfaction: 91%
  • Student achievements: 82%
  • Educator collaboration: 80%
  • Professional development: 80%

From 2014 to 2019, educators increased use of video for:

  • Student assignments
  • Capturing campus events
  • Flipped instruction
  • Personal introductions in online learning
  • Feedback on assignments
  • Flipped instruction

What Is It?

Traditional Teaching

  • In class: Teachers review homework and present new content.
  • Out of class: Students do homework to practice.
  • New learning instruction is 35% student-centered, 65% teacher-centered.

Flipped Focus

  • Out of class: Students learn new content through video and tech.
  • In class: Students discuss and explore applications.
  • Instruction is 80% student-centered, 20% teacher-centered.

Benefits Of Flipping

  • Increases student engagement, which in turn improves learning outcomes.
  • Learning is more collaborative, helping students build soft skills.
  • Teachers lead students to investigate ideas and guide self-discovery.

Potential Drawbacks

  • Classrooms are may become more active, noisy, and distracting.
  • Students may have trouble focusing in a flipped learning environment.
  • Flipped instruction must be executed well to reap the benefits.

Left Behind

  • In the U.S., nearly 18% of school-age children don’t have internet access at home, meaning they can’t do homework, especially if it relies on tech.
  • Public libraries, schools, and corporate donors are working to provide wireless hotspots to students in need.
  • Installing WiFi on school buses lets rural students take advantage of longer commutes.

Chatbots For Education

How Chatbots Improve Learning

  • By reviewing material repeatedly over time, students are better able to remember what they’ve learned.
  • Software algorithms can predict when you’ll start to forget what you’ve learned, and provide time reminders to optimize memorization.
  • Learners who receive feedback immediately show greater improvement than those who get delayed feedback.
  • Teachers can’t always grade an essay, but an AI can. AI can even score papers within 92% accuracy, compared to human graders.
  • Chatbots can track student performance and adjust the curriculum to better meet their individual needs.
  • Chatbots serve as a guide to help pace learning, not a replacement for a teacher or professor.


  • Free chatbot that can be embedded in learning platforms like Blackboard
  • Can be programmed with answers to FAQs relating to course syllabus
  • Provides answers with links and images to help guide students through the course
  • Gives students immediate answers and relieves teachers’ email load

Summit Learning Project

  • Chatbots adapt learning to each student, enabling self-paced learning.
  • They act as a virtual tutor that notes students’ trouble spots and adjusts to their needs.
  • Teachers can focus on creating lessons, while chatbots take over pacing and assessment as students move from one lesson to the next.

Jill Watson

  • A chatbot built on IBM’s Watson and trained using data from the course’s forum.
  • Created by Asok Goel at Georgia Tech and added to an online course as a teaching assistant—students had no idea Jill was really an AI.
  • Jill answers routine, technical questions like "Where do I find ___?"

Communicating With Parents

  • Tools like Facebook Messenger and Remind help teachers and staff communicate with parents and older students outside of the classroom.
  • They can also provide answers when they aren’t available to chat
  • Preprogrammed answers to routine inquiries
  • Auto replies to messages outside of office hours
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