Education will be experiential in 2022

28th December 2021
Education will be experiential in 2022

Tech in 2022- 8
Continuing our series of technology predictions for the new year, by industry leaders
December28 2021: Piyush Jha, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Technology APAC, GlobalLogic* looks at the likely top trend in education:
If 2021 was the year for novel technologies that took a leap of faith in enabling our fight against Covid, 2022 will be the year where it’s ubiquitous influence will transform our lives to make it more seamless and connected.Like the internet of the yore and SMAC of last decade, the DARQ and digital twin stacks will no longer just stand when called out, they will simply live and evolve with us every moment.
One area I believe is expected to benefit the most is ‘education’. The immersive stack - rapidly mainstreaming as meta and omni-verses - will help make education more experiential, like how it should be. Students will be able to sense and feel numerous parts of the brain and the digestive tract, budding engineers will be able to dis-assemble and re-assemble parts of an automobile, and vocational training will become twice as efficient with the availability of right tools. At the same time, with virtual and real models, it will be possible to take quality education to the remote and under-privileged at a fraction of the cost it is today. This is perhaps one of the greatest times to be in the knowledge industry!”      
Technote:  Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students “learn by doing” and by reflecting on the experience. ... Opportunities for students to take initiative, make decisions, and be accountable for the results.  (Source )
DARQ is an acronym for a  group of emerging technologies:  distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence, extended reality and quantum computing.  (More here)     
SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) is the concept that the convergence of four technologies is currently driving business innovation.                                

*GlobalLogic is an Indian talent-led American product engineering services company headquartered in San Jose, California. It is an independent subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd.