The theme of this year’s World Teachers Day, which falls on 5 October, is the vital role played by teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Helping students adjust to distance learning is one of the many challenges that teachers have faced in 2020.
Technology touches most aspects of daily life and brings many benefits to diverse fields, including education and training. For example, it can lower costs and adapt applications and programmes to individual needs and preferences.
COVID-19 has caused governments to close schools and tertiary institutions temporarily, affecting 91% of the world’s student population. That is according to UNESCO, which is monitoring this unprecedented situation.
UNESCO has designated 5 October as a day to celebrate our educators. And while many of us remember using paper and books to learn, increasingly, digital technologies are now available to help teachers educate the next generation of students.
Grab your headset and get to biology class, where you’ll learn about the body from an entirely new perspective – from inside! Like many innovative technologies, virtual reality (VR) is increasingly becoming a part of daily life.
Do you wear a VR headset to your maths class? Are you writing code to programme robots? These are some of the innovative technologies that are reaching some classrooms and causing the rethinking of education.
Grab your virtual reality (VR) headset and get to class…maths class that is. As the digitization of education, learning and training progresses, innovative technologies, such as virtual reality are making it possible to cater to the learner’s preferences.