In recent years, the education industry has experienced a digital revitalisation that has breathed new life into its reaches. There is nothing inherently wrong with traditional education methods and models, but that there is the issue. Traditional education is still incredibly effective, of course, but what we have realised more and more during recent years is that traditional education is also a little stale on its own now. While the methods and the models that traditional education boast are still incredibly powerful, the whole world is all about the digital now, and education has had to adapt to realign with the world’s expectations in this way.
Take the modern student, for example. Students today exist in a world that has been fundamentally changed by technological resolution. Thanks to tech being embedded into practically every other aspect of their lives, they now exist it to be present, even integral, in their educational experiences too. It does not necessarily matter whether the student is studying a Bachelors in writing or a Masters in machine learning (or any other degree one could possibly think of), what it all comes down to is the reality. That reality is that the education industry has dramatically evolved over recent years, and that is largely thanks to the evolution of the average student.
Education is a stubbornly traditional industry by nature, but the rise of tech-savvy students, and then the inevitable surge in tech-dependent students, has ultimately seen the slow but sure transition of a historically traditional industry – one that, until recently, thrived on nothing but the same methods and models of learning and teaching that it has always done. This is not necessarily negative, but when the world – and all students along with it – are vying for, urging for, and expecting technological innovation in their academic experiences, there is not much to do but comply. Eventually, in this case.
The education industry as a worldwide sector has taken quite a long time to embrace the concept of technological disruption. This is an industry that is technically not flawed in this modern age…just beginning to become outdated. Of course, technological disruption eventually came to the education industry…as everyone knew it would. The modern student is the main reason for the evolution of one of the world’s most ancient industries revitalising itself. Education has it all, at long last, and there is nowhere to go but everywhere.