One human trait is our ability to learn and our constant need to discover new things for survival. We started with cave paintings and discovered fire and building materials. Today, we consume a tremendous amount of information in a single sitting and can absorb and retain it just by looking at a screen. How amazing is that?
As our learning patterns evolve, so do the avenues where we learn. For example, traditional education would have you sitting in a classroom for eight hours a day, listening to lectures of your teachers before coming home to do more learning through take-home assignments.
However, in today’s time, we have more student-centric approaches. And although teachers still lecture via online classes, students are now more practical and independent with their learning methods provided by the internet.
Online Distance Learning
Since the onset of the pandemic, education systems quickly shifted from a traditional learning setup to a more appropriate structure called online distance learning. With online distance learning, students discover the different ways they can consume information—information that was once gatekept due to the educator-centric system we had before.
Now, students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and learn in diverse ways that fit their pace. Today’s advancements in technology have made it possible to create all these learning platforms that provide students with independence. Students are given the freedom to research, be inquisitive, and find practical information independently while being in tune with the times.
The Future of Learning
No one can say how far technology will go to cater to our ever-evolving learning styles. However, one thing is for sure; humans will continue to find different ways to learn and seek knowledge, just like how we did before. We evolved from painting caves to classrooms and chairs to computers and the internet.
We came from a time when information could only be imparted by educators or from conventional means like books. However, knowledge is power, which now rests in students seeking information. The infographic placed below will help you learn more about the brief history and the trajectory of our learning methods.
Infographic Source: https://bukas.ph/blog/how-education-is-evolving-in-digital-age/