Technology, chatbots, innovation – the future of education

After a long back and forth it is now here, the German “DigitalPakt Schule”. Five billion euros are to flow into the digitisation of Germany’s schools. This digital conversion brings a lot along with it and is an essential cornerstone for the future of the education sector. But what will the school of the future look like? Let us take a journey into the world of tomorrow and see what a digital classroom can be like.

Future of education with digital devices

The books will always have a certain value in our lives. They have their own haptics, their own smell and a special value for most of us. But there are moments when they are no longer necessarily needed in their current form. The school needs new, digital technology in order to be able to adjust itself optimally and up-to-date to the students. Instead of carrying books in heavy backpacks, tablets offer a better solution. Especially in the future, virtual displays and holograms will make school life more vivid and tangible.

Future Technology – World in 2050 (Source: Sarah Jennifer)


Lessons hands-on – Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality make it possible

Although one can learn a lot about the basics from the sketches in the textbooks or from the sometimes dusty educational films, nevertheless humans are optical beings. We learn and remember things better when we have experienced them up close. You probably know this by yourself, a visit to a zoo or museum leaves a lasting impression, whether you would have saved the same facts about a book or a documentary film for such a long time remains to be doubted.


VR in Education (Source: AMD)


With immersive media, such as augmented reality and virtual reality, aspects become more tangible. Students can interact with them and get an idea of the facts at their own pace. It’s like an exploration tour – just without leaving the school.


A private tutor in the future of education

Teachers will not be replaced. This fear can be taken away when it comes to the future of education. The teaching staff has an elementary fatkor in education. Teachers are role models and mentors for the young students and also have the task of passing on knowledge in the world of tomorrow.


Energy Education in Schools (Source: Vector Limited)


But the education of tomorrow still depends on a high degree of individuality in order to respond optimally to the future requirements of the students. For this reason, there are chatbots who convey the material and support the teacher as a kind of tutor. In the future, these will enable even more intelligent and adaptable and therefore tailor-made lessons.


These are just a few examples of how the future of education will unfold. However, it is clear that in the digital school we will experience a mixture of the world as we know it today and a technological enhancement. Students, parents and teachers must embrace this future so that students can make the most of their time at school.

Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker is an innovation profiler, future strategist and media expert who helps companies understand the opportunities behind technologies such as artificial intelligence for the next five to ten years. He is the founder of the consulting firm "Alexander Pinker - Innovation Profiling", the innovation marketing agency "innovate! communication" and the news platform "Medialist Innovation". He is also the author of three books and a lecturer at the Technical University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

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