The International distribution Accelerated Digital transformation In Education, facilitating the adoption of technologies by teachers and students. Today video conferencing is common and printed works are no longer served, as digital versions finally prevail, fulfilling that long-delayed objective of reducing paper usage.
This period is also marked by some faults. The authors found that Online assessments, freed them from marking exams based on multiple choice question papers. This builds on the backlog of years of work toward competency-centered education models. Also, as students found it easier to solve these assessments, teachers focused on preventing potential cheating, leading to writing complex questions with options designed to induce errors. As if that was not enough, they also implemented facial recognition systems. Thus, teachers focused more on control and monitoring than on learning.
Epidemiology, mental health and the importance of socio-emotional support for them were observed Students. He expressed that there is no such thing as an „average student” and that educational institutions must manage diversity efficiently. By leveraging data analytics technologies, unprecedented access has been achieved in providing personalized follow-up through online coaching, mentoring and emotional support services. These approaches made it possible to address students’ needs at a time when social interactions were limited. They were also examined Virtual communication spacesExamples include gaming platforms (eg Minecraft) and open video conferencing rooms to encourage collaborative learning. There were also those who bet on the idea of a metaverse, which quickly failed, but left important lessons for the future.
Today there is a trend towards integrating digital and physical learning experiences Hybrid and flexible models, which allows the student to manage their learning process. One example is the incorporation of Coursera content into UPC’s academic offerings starting in 2021, an approach already adopted by at least four universities in Peru. Thanks to this initiative, 30,000 students from universities such as Yale, Imperial College London, UC Davis and companies such as Google, Meta and IBM have received 250,000 certificates.
The trend toward hybridity created a tension about existence after isolation ended, and a solution was sought Alas Hiflex, which will allow in-person and remote students to share the same learning space. Most of these implementations have not yielded the expected results, mainly due to insufficient focus on teacher preparation.
This is just a short list Hits and misses In the latest practice of educational technologies, it is necessary to identify these experiences, analyze them and share them in a way that has a real impact on the teaching and learning process. CADE Education 2023 provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on these aspects.