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Connecting Learning to the Future

Author : Dr. Shradha Kanwar, Head – Learning and Development, iNurture Education Solutions

Dr. Shradha Kanwar

Dr. Shradha Kanwar, Head – Learning and Development iNurture Education Solutions

There is a loud noise announcing the arrival of bots and machines, overpowering every human faculty. Although these drastic shifts might not be that conspicuous in the immediate future, the implications on learning shall be multifarious and now. The fourth industrial revolution heralds the beginning of new knowledge frontiers resulting in altered learning paradigms. The classrooms of the future shall be more connected; transcending conventional boundaries, and evolving into intelligent nurturing spaces. Learning ambiences intertwined in the past because of time and space shall, in the future, have a different texture as an augmented phygital network drawing out the finest learning potential.

As researchers divulge new insights on technology enablement through virtual and augmented reality, and as artificial intelligence becomes more pronounced, learning scenarios shall become more dynamic and a real-time choreographic delight. In these exciting, engaging and enriching times, the role of teachers shall transform towards becoming LEDs (Learning Experience Designers), demonstrating a more calibrated, holistic and continual involvement in catalyzing the learning experience. And if the question is what will change, the answer is everything. From the ambiance of learning to learn constructs, to building self-defining learning paths and understanding how the learning power is amplified using analytics; change will be the constant.

Young, bright, sparkling minds need to be kindled by designing relevant, immersive, experiential constructs in order for them to experience the creative excitement



Learning Ambiences: The first impression of convergence technologies shall be felt in the way an education institute is designed with more open and networked spaces, where the tenor and feel of the ambient environment shall help liberate young minds and joyfully indulge in curious conversations. The entire spectrum of learning engagements shall resonate research and discovery leading to innovative thinking, an essentiality for the centennials of tomorrow.

Learning Constructs: Young, bright, sparkling minds need to be kindled by designing relevant, immersive, experiential constructs in order for them to experience the creative excitement. The hallmark of future learning shall be characterized by coalescing the world of work and the world of learning, where learners shall develop, explore and cultivate ideas to bring scholarly innovations into the enterprise world. Digital fluencies shall play a major role in how these learning constructs shall be judiciously designed and meticulously executed to handle real-world problems.

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