After the global pandemic that we are all living in, children going to school feels like a distant memory. It is almost a novelty, and something that many parents took for granted. The importance of the role that teachers carry out has become more significant, and parents are a lot more sympathetic towards them. This may have something to do with having to look after their children for months with no help!
With lockdown measures easing, what does this mean for the future of schools? Will September be the beginning of a ‘new normal’ academic school year? Let’s have a look into how the education sector is likely to change over the coming months.
Continuity is Essential
Educational institutions, like many businesses, were enforced to adapt almost overnight. Teachers had to change their lessons completely in order to facilitate remote learning. Doors were physically closed, and technology quickly had to step up to the plate. No matter what age the students were, education simply had to continue in one form or another.
This brought with it a new wave of technology, and apps started to come into their own. What this made us realise was that technology is no longer a luxury, but more of a necessity. We have already looked into how technology can benefit education, and COVID has brought this to light even more.
Distance learning has really sky-rocketed since lockdown too. With people having more time on their hands due to being furloughed, they saw this as an opportunity to improve their skills. There has certainly been a digital revolution within the education sector; and we can’t see it going anywhere any time soon.
The Right Resources are Key
With people starting to return to the ‘new normal’, the reliance on technology is not going to decrease. It is important that people undertaking remote learning have access to all the tools and equipment they need, from computers to mobile devices and reliable internet connection. Going into the new academic year, it is essential that schools have these procedures in place should we enter lockdown for the second time.
The focus will be on using existing technology in order to make digital learning safe and accessible for all students. Both inside and outside of the classroom, to provide a holistic learning experience.
Although COVID forced the education system to utilise technology more, it is important that this doesn’t fade as soon as schools and colleges start returning to normal. Even small things like using video technology for those who are unable to attend parent’s evening. There are lots of ways that schools can use technology to make them even better than before.
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