Man is the most powerful animal on this earth today he is so powerful that he can destroy this planet 10 times over. And he is the weakest being in the natures creation as well in terms of survival. Yet he dominates this planet with one tool intelligence.
This tool has been carried from individual to individual from generation to generation in the form of education. The meaning of this word has gone through and is going through numerous mutations according to the need of mankind.
Right from the Stone Age when learning to find better food, make better tools and kill better was education through the Industrialization Era when learning to make new machines, device new inventions and finding new and profitable markets to this Neo Liberalism Era when learning to communicate better and lead better, the one goal of education has been to move towards better comfort zones of living.
This digital era has opened up a whole new dimension of possibilities with no bounds to our learning ability. Till the 19th century the memory or the ability to gain access to information determined the intelligence. Now we have access to information as never before and memory has taken a back bench position to creativity. In implication if you have the right creativity then your achievements can become infinite. This has been made possible through computers, the pinnacle of technology.
With the vast storage and momentary retrieval abilities, computers have flattened the platform of access to information, removing the differences in the memory capacity of individuals. The invention of digital computing and recording tools had raised the human intelligence to the next level. With the assistance of artificial intelligence the views on education changed drastically.
Right from the question whether students can use digital calculators in exams to the reliability of online tests, there is only one real concern in the background Is the artificial intelligence dominating the human creativity? The classical education focused more on memory than creativity while as mentioned earlier the digitized education is focused on creativity, so technically this renders the above concern meaningless. The reforms in digital education have a single aim of enhancing human ability immaterial of personal shortcomings.
The success of a teacher in assisting a student rests in kindling his or her learning interest thereby increasing their knowledge. Digitized education tools are visual based so this increases the knowledge curiosity and widens the scope of knowledge. Our futuristic views on education are well defined.
The need to enhance our lives and increase our well being is now totally dependent on the education methods that we use. The world is being digitized in all fonts. This implies that education will be digitized as well. This new wave of change will take us one step ahead.