01 Dec What Is Digital Education?
With the pandemic ongoing, digital education has become the primary tool that institutions have adapted. Digital education is the innovative use of tools and technologies for teaching and learning in place of classroom learning it is also referred to as e-learning. Digital education is allowing educators to design engaging learning opportunities in courses. E-learning is also giving tertiary students opportunities to explore and take up VET courses that they didn’t consider in the past such as blockchain. When inquiring about students suddenly see the viability of blockchain technology not only as a career but also how it is changing the world of business and value to the economy. We are in the fourth industrial revolution, which is comprised of smart technology such as IoT devices and blockchain technology. Education is going digital in many ways, not just how we learning these days, but also what we are learning.
With e-learning, everything is online, Google has become a library and dictionary, Wikipedia an encyclopaedia, and PDFs replace textbooks. Whiteboards, chalk, and markers have become obsolete. Many teachers record their lectures in advance and just show them to the class, and then facilitate a discussion afterwards. E-learning is now being proven to be more effective than classroom learning since the students are familiar with the technology being used.
Advantages of smart classes
- Students can learn at their own pace.
- Easy accessibility
- Introduces technology platforms
- Improves visualization and creativity.
- Increased productivity
- Requires access to internet
- Equipment can be expensive
- Dependent on electricity
- Decreases human interaction
Digital education has become one of the most progressive and innovative ways of learning. The digital transformation is leaving people with no choice but to adapt to technology.
Digital Education Encourages Innovation
Since digital learning is how education has adapted and adjusted to the pandemic, it has also encouraged people to see how technology can business processes more efficient and provide better customer experience while increasing value. It’s impossible to ignore the impact technology is having on our economy and how fast new technology such as artificial intelligence, IoT and blockchain are rapidly shaping the way we conduct business. The opportunities that arise with the development of these technologies is impressive and will only continue to expand. Innovation is excelling faster than ever before and the people who are taking the time to educate themselves are learning how to adapt and upskill themselves for technologies of the future are the ones who will be able to maximize on these opportunities.
While the pandemic caused major economic disruptions and changing the landscape for future work, adaptive learning technologies have the power to help students explore new career paths in innovation and technology.
Here are ten technology trends to watch
- Online Shopping and Robot Deliveries
- Digital and Contactless Payments
- Remote Work
- Online Learning
- Online Entertainment
- Supply Chain 4.0
- 3D Printing
- Robotics and Drones
- 5G and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
The covid pandemic has taught people the importance of digital competency, which has allowed businesses to adapt during such a disruptive Building the necessary infrastructure to support a digitized world and stay current in the latest technology will be essential for any business or country to remain competitive.
Can Blockchain be the solution for Businesses?
Blockchain is a safe, secure, decentralised, and distributed ledger that can be applied to many industries, businesses, and even its sub-sectors. Since ledgers are books or data files of records used for payments, keeping of private documents, legal transactions, etc. held in centralised servers, the problem is that should that server be hacked, any centralised ledger can be changed or stolen. But when blockchain is used, exact copies of all ledgers are kept in different locations. This is how a distributed ledger works. With blockchain technology, each digital ledger keeps a full copy of the entire ledger and also continually verifies the integrity of newly recorded information. If any or even many of these “nodes” are compromised, the ledger’s full information remains intact.
Blockchain Collective is an educational body working with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and Universities to deliver a benchmark standard of education for blockchain qualifications.
We believe digital education empowers professionals and students with the necessary skills for a future in blockchain. The Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain 10747NAT is the first-ever in Australia. This course, and the Diploma of Applied Blockchain 10849NAT, also created by Blockchain Collective, is designed to equip people willing to gain knowledge and experience in applying blockchain frameworks to any business framework.