26 May 2023
Written by: Marisa Grundling, HOD: Risk and Insurance
Higher education is an ever-evolving landscape, constantly adapting to changing societal, economic, and technological trends. As we move into the future, the role of technology in higher education is becoming increasingly critical. Emerging technologies have the potential to transform how we teach and learn, offering new and innovative ways to engage students, personalise learning, and prepare individuals for the challenges of the 21st century.
In all honesty – this introduction was written by artificial intelligence (AI). The uses for AI are infinite even though we are just starting to use it commercially, however we do not want students to use it to answer assessment questions as no learning will take place, but to use AI in the learning process, will be advantageous – more about this later. In teaching and learning AI will give us the power to accomplish personalised learning, intelligent tutoring systems, automated grading (although we already have some capabilities already in use), predictive analytics and administrative chatbots.
The next question I posed to AI was: “What technologies will be used in higher education in the next 20 years?” and I am very happy to say that Milpark Education and the School of Financial Services (SoFS) already have or are busy implementing four out of the six technologies.
The role of technology in higher education will continue to be significant in the years to come. AI and other emerging technologies offer new and innovative ways to engage students, personalise learning, and improve administrative processes. Milpark Education is already implementing many of these technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, mobile learning, learning management systems, and cloud computing. As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more exciting and transformative applications in the field of higher education. The future of education is bright, and with the help of technology, we can prepare individuals for the challenges of the 21st century and the workforce of the future.