Smart education and learning, also known as intelligent education, generally includes new
educational contexts wherein focus is on the importance and use of technology by students.
Technologies are enabling a paradigm shift in the education sector and advancements in
information technologies have opened up new opportunities for new and improved education
and training practices.
Increase in internet speed and connectivity coupled with advancements in cloud computing technologies have made information available to everybody from anywhere, at any time.
Traditional training and education approaches have been replaced by new models including distant learning, mobile learning, personalized learning, social collaborative learning, and game-based learning with the help of Internet of Things (IoT).
With introduction of new and new information technologies, the world is gradually moving from traditional education to smart education and learning.
Technological innovations have a significantly impacted children and this has led to a growing need for redesigning of learning environments that are based on the strength and weaknesses of these students.
Current educational information and communication technologies include essential and transforming technologies, enriching technologies, and supportive technologies and these advanced technologies form the framework of smart education.
Smart learning is often considered a broad term for education in the current age of
advanced digital technological world. Smart education has been defined as the effective and
coherent use of advanced ICT to reach a learning outcome using a suitable approach.
The main objective of smart education is to generate intelligent environments by leveraging smart
technologies to provide personalized learning services and empower learners to develop
talents that have higher thinking capacity and better value.
Smart Education and Learning – Recent Advancements and Developments
Smart learning environments, often referred to as smart education represent a new wave of
educational systems. Many countries have started implementing smart education initiatives or
programs to support development and training for professionals.
Technology giants such as IBM and Samsung have engaged in developing information technology frameworks and architecture for smart education systems.
Increasing investment in education sector and rising popularity of edtech platforms have further contributed to advancements of smart education and learning industry.
According to Reports and Data, the global Smart education and learning market size is expected to reach USD 1047.75 Billion in 2026, register a CAR of
17.7% during the forecast period.
Smart education requires the use of information technologies but also encompasses a radical
shift from traditional education and training practices. It has also opened up new opportunities for providing specialized education and training for people with disabilities.
Development of new technologies have enabled learners to learn more efficiently and effectively and has increased access to smart devices to utilize digital resources through wireless network. With advancements and developments in mobile, connected, and personal technologies, mobile learning has become one of the major technology-enabled learning (TEL) paradigm.
Seamless learning has also been regarded as a one-to-one TEL model wherein learners can learn across time and locations and can easily convert the learning from one scenario to another conveniently. Other intelligent technologies such as cloud computing, learning analytics, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and wearable technologies have prompted the emergence of smart education and learning.
Cloud computing, learning analytics, and big data focus on the way learning data can be captured, analysed, and directed towards learning and teaching. Development of IoT and wearable technology have further supported development of contextual learning and seamless learning.
Wearable technology can integrate location information, exercise log, social media interaction, and visual reality tools into the learning.
Smart learning environment is highly effective, efficient, and engaging and aims to provide
self-learning, self-motivated, and personalized services where learners can attend courses at
their own paces and can access learning content according to their personal choices.
Major countries across the globe have participated in projects focused on smart education and
learning to promote and adopt the workforce of 21 st century and a rapidly digitalising world.
Utilizing and enabling the use of cutting-edge technologies in schools have stimulated thinking, creativity, and caring for students.
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