Have you thought about the impact of technology on Learning? From babies to adulthood there is a huge shift in how humans are learning with so much new technology being part of modern society. Now very young children watch cartoons on a phone and quickly learn how to use controls, and kids in school have access to an almost infinite amount of information to research and can have video chats with people in other parts of the world. No more encyclopedia or maps, now it’s immersive technology.
Adults are also using more technology based training methods to learn, and now we’re also starting to see Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence being added to the equation. These tools will become more commonplace over the next few years and it’ll be interesting to see what that will do for the learning process. We should see increased safety and performance, but are there certain areas that will benefit more than others? I can imagine taking a virtual cooking class where you log in and get immersed into a kitchen with other students and the teacher. I would probably still set off the virtual smoke detector! In all seriousness it’s something that could be applied for almost any job role,
and be much more accessible for people than standard options. The old saying about only using 10% of your brain will certainly be challenged going forward, even right now some young kid is probably reading about the work of Stephen Hawking and starting a whole new passionate learning path that will include all kinds of technology and maybe even space travel. I really can’t wait to see what advances are coming!