Sudhir G Angur Highlights Education-Based Technology Trends to Emerge in 2018
2018 is anticipated to be a transformational year for the education industry
As rapidly advancing technology continues to score on K-12 learning. Sudhir G Angur, the Chancellor of Alliance University, highlights trends that will shape K-12 growth this year. In an interview, Sudhir Angur was asked some questions, the answers to which have implications not only for the new year, but for the coming years as well.
Is technology in educational sector poised for innovation?
I believe that emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and machine learning are slating for possibilities to foster and accelerate student learning.
The following factor will help drive this wave along: Market intelligence that evaluates the understanding of educators, students, researchers etc., identify specific, high-priority instructional use-cases that will benefit from futuristic technologies.
An increased prominence on social-emotional learning created prospects for innovation over the last few years. Does it hold value today?
The majority of educators and policymakers believe that it is a restricted approach to pivot on exam scores as the sole decider of student success. I believe that a sound academic foundation is vital, but students need added skills to flourish in life. The new federal education law (ESSA) allows for a broad set of markers for school performance, including social-emotional learning (SEL).
How will technical education encourage smart investments and prepare the youth for future challenges?
The actual challenge to carry out innovation is preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s economy, not just the jobs available now. With over 50 per cent of India-based jobs expected to undergo substantial shifts due to automation by 2030, we must design educational facilities and workforce development opportunities that lessen the odds of economic displacement later. At present, the kindergartners are the graduating class of 2030, so while the challenge might seem distant; it has become the need of the hour.
Every child in India deserves to complete high school, in order to be prepared for leading a good life, full of opportunities. As the answers to these questions materialize in due course, Chancellor Sudhir G Angur hopes they help to realize this aspiration.