Classrooms will be completely replaced by computer-simulated 3D worlds within 25 years – and pupils will be DNA tested to identify their academic strengths, according to futurologists.
The virtual environments will enable paleontology students to ‘walk’ among dinosaurs in the wild, marine studies scholars to observe ocean life ‘underwater’, and astronomy classes to be hosted on board a starship.
DNA testing will predict subjects that students are likely to excel in, enabling teachers to focus on their strengths from an early age.
Brain-computer technology will be used to continually monitor mental and emotional well-being, identifying imminent signs of student burnout or stress.
Classes are also likely to be more skill-based rather than age-related, increasing the rate of educational progress.
And AI technology will provide instant in-person translation, meaning students of many different nationalities can learn together.
The predictions were made in a white paper written by Tracey Follows, one of the world’s top 50 female futurists and Visiting Professor of Digital Futures and Identity.
Commissioned by EdTech provider GoStudent, the report – ‘The End Of School As You Know It: Education in 2050’ – highlights the integral role tech will play in the future of education.
Tracey Follows, who appeared in Forbes, in a list of the top 50 female futurists in the world, said: “The future of education is incredibly exciting and dynamic.
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“With the rapid progressions in technology, we are on the brink of a technological explosion that will change how the entire world operates.
“Education will be at the epicenter of that change. The shift towards immersive learning, AI-driven personalization, and continuous monitoring is set to revolutionize how we learn and adapt.
“The educational journey will be tailored to each individual’s purpose and passion, with the classroom expanding beyond its physical constraints and revolutionizing education.
“By looking ahead to 2050, we get a glimpse of what is to come – and the results are fascinating.”
GoStudent, an online tutoring provider and education platform, is at the forefront of transforming education through tailored 1:1 learning, looking to leverage technological advancements to progress the education system and, ultimately, empower students worldwide.
Co-founder and CEO Felix Oswald said: “Education is at an inflection point. Historically, learning was exclusive, very personalized and highly inaccessible.
“We’re excited to see how education will evolve, and what this means for us as we continue our mission to reimagine education.”
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