The COVID-19 pandemic  With the arrival of the “new normal”, institutions began to seek alternatives to face the various technological changes in the educational system. In March 2020, we saw thousands of students stop attending face-to-face activities at schools in Brazil and around the world. Institutions, teachers and students had to adapt to the new reality.

According to a recent report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Brazil is in the group of countries with the longest time of closed schools since the beginning of the pandemic. In this way, it is necessary to reflect the real impact caused by the pandemic in the segment and the need to implement new technologies in education.

At the beginning of the pandemic, many of the large private educational institutions were better technologically equipped with regard to distance learning (EAD), using platforms such as moodle, for example. Smaller private institutions, on the other hand, sought support on open and free platforms, in view of the reduction in their revenues, resulting from readjustments in tuition fees requested by parents of students.

The impact was more evident in municipal, state and federal schools, since, in addition to the well-known lack of resources, many students still do not have access to computers and cell phones. In these cases, alternatives created by some institutions have already become successful cases, such as telecourses carried out by TV transmission, which demonstrates the existence of diverse resources capable of providing innovations in the educational field even in critical and emergency situations such as the one we are experiencing today.  

Technology challenges in education 

Many teachers who were not adapted to technology platforms suffered in the beginning. However, over time, adaptation was successful, not least because many of the schools offered training for this. But, could the student adapt in the same way? Unfortunately, many of the platforms are not yet mature enough to hold the attention of the student body. This is the biggest challenge, since the teacher can lose the control that he would personally have inside the classroom.   

millennial student needs to be nurtured. The culture of gamification with dynamic classes is extremely important to entertain, engage and bring knowledge to students. Much is said about Education 4.0 and “Learning by doing”, that is, the student needs to pursue knowledge and learn by doing. In the current scenario, it is an opportunity to evolve to this new level, since we are living in a world in complete transformation of knowledge. Institutions need to reposition and reinvent themselves to attract students.

In the post-pandemic scenario, in the educational segment, many previously underutilized resources will surface, such as machine learning, cloud and game technology. In addition, analyzing student behavior data as in e-commerce, where it is possible to detect when a user is abandoning the shopping cart, is a reality that needs to be looked at carefully. Analytics should come strongly, since now it is not possible to make the teacher only responsible for monitoring students who drop out of class or not. Only the EAD model is not enough and does not solve all the problems of schools at the moment. The student needs to live the experience and it is necessary to improve it more and more to meet these new expectations.

Escola do Futuro cannot wait and the future is the cloud . Once you change and adapt, especially when it comes to technology, you can hardly go back to what you were before. We are supporting institutions that already see this need to invest in new systems, teaching platforms and advanced methodologies. Sky.One Sky.One present in the educational market to bring a positive impact to society, bringing mobility, safety and performance through customized solutions.

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