Looking back in the past several years, we can see that technology has contributed an important role in our society nowadays. It has changed the way people work, live, and treat each other. Knowing the importance of the development of technology, scientists and engineers are constantly inventing and exploring the world of technology to build a better society in the future.
As technology has rooted its way into our day to day existence, education has changed significantly. The new world of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, and robots make it a particularly good time to be involved with education.
The fast-growing technologies have contributed to transforming learning and skills development into a lifelong process. Indeed, people now have to stay updated with the latest technology trends and challenges to keep abreast of the constant innovations in the digital world.
It is estimated that technology skills have to be updated every three years to have continued relevance and to remain competitive in an increasingly interconnected world. We need to ensure that the education curriculum equips students for the jobs of tomorrow.
We must consider where future employment demand will come from and the skills school leavers will need to compete in a world that has been transformed by the Internet, a world where AI and big data now rule – where nearly every industry is trade-exposed.
The education curriculum must, therefore, equip students with the relevant skills needed to take advantage of those opportunities.
Universities should move beyond teaching students how to consume technology and instead focus on creativity, innovation, and the creation of technology. Creativity and Innovation are integral to Data Science and going forward in the world of AI, those things will give an edge to humans over the machines. Artificial intelligence is currently processing at an accelerated pace, and this already impacts the profound nature of services within higher education.
Creativity is what sets apart AI, AR, and Big Data, the three important technologies by which the future will be influenced. It is on us to utilise these technologies to make learning more personal and to help students improve their critical thinking, problem-solving skills as well as their overall ability to work on different problems and fields.
Universities should therefore teach students to think outside their typical learning mode. They should instil digital learning methods and courses to inspire creativity and make students feel a sense of accomplishment that encourages further learning.
Our future and prosperity depend on us being more innovative, creative, and more competitive. In a nutshell, we need knowledge and creativity. The former on its own is a dull resource. Combined we ensure a great future, a future which is more exciting and more prosperous than ever before.