Summary: COVID-19 has accelerated the digitalization of human interaction with technology by several years. With that being said, the use of digital devices has plummeted dramatically and this is the opportunity for technological application in training.
6 Educational Technologies In 2022
In just two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the core driver of digital transformation, from large-scale corporations to small businesses, regardless of industries or sectors. These were able to shift swiftly because of their technology investment as the business landscape altered overnight. On the same note, L&D leaders need to carefully observe the trends of educational technology. The leading edge capacities of technology are facilitating talents developing during the crisis, in terms of speed in learning and applying knowledge to real working scenarios.
Top 6 Foreseeable Educational Technology Trends In 2022
Without further ado, 2022 is going to be taken over by technology buzzwords. They are countless, but when it comes to changes in reskilling and upskilling employees, there are 6 significant technology trends that are likely to shape the professional landscape in 2022 and beyond.
3. Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
We are on the precipice of the new meta world. On that note, VR and AR are going to smash the physical world and replace it with a 3D/immersive real-life interactive environment where users can interact with objects and people from around the globe in their own houses.
AR/VR technology usage surged in 2021, with data visualization and manipulation in 3D, and teleportation among the top uses. The promise of AR and VR is not limited to the entertainment business; it is altering a variety of other industries like the military, sports medicine, and education. Qualcomm, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft are four of the most active businesses in the field of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Regarding L&D departments, the possible applications may include:
- Trainee engagement
Could it be more intriguing when you can apply your theories into practice right away after the lessons? The vision resembles the Ready Player One excitement that VR/AR can put in next-level interaction, and involvement can only lead to better engagement which, in turn, should lead to greater effectiveness and positive outcomes.
- Quality efficiency
Using VR/AR as an aid, trainers can train more efficiently and trainees can learn quicker. A highly efficient training environment for all parties involved saves both time and money.
- Risk reduction
Whether it’s performing surgery, experimenting with the new launch of a car’s latest version, or learning to use a new piece of software, VR/AR reduces the risk of mistakes or oversights because it provides a „real world“ training environment with the undo function that lowers the risk to the least damage.