Research has shown repeatedly that humans learn more rapidly and deeply from experiences, rather than from a lecture or a book. However, many institutions struggle with the resources needed to meet this new mandate for personalized instruction, thanks to lack of funding and widespread teacher shortages.
The good news is, technologies like cloud, big data, mobility, and augmented and virtual reality are converging to enable unprecedented levels of personalization in education. Much like the introduction of PCs and internet connectivity into classrooms, these technologies are helping institutions do more with less, and are accelerating and improving the learning experience.
The convergence of these technologies is leading to “Digital Cohesion,” a future in which technology anticipates the needs of users and seamlessly delivers services on demand.