By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki
Let me rephrase that: Will there even be “classrooms” in the future? Twenty years from now, learning may no longer be defined by time and place.
Imagine a school where students of all ages gather together to do coursework or to work on a project, interacting with teachers or “peer gurus” only when needed…a school where students are grouped not by grade level, but by level of knowledge of a particular subject, so that each group can have their individualized learning “playlists.” No desks. No textbooks. No bells signaling the end of a period.
How far away is the new classroom?
Here’s a nifty infographic from KnowledgeWorks on A Glimpse into the Future of Learning that shows some exciting possibilities.
At Curriki, we believe strongly in personalized learning so that students are able to learn at their own pace – whether it’s at an introductory level or an accelerated level. The curriculum should be tailored to the student, not the other way around! That’s the beauty of open educational resources (OERs). Digital technologies allow us to personalize the learning experience so that students can learn at their own pace and have instant access to the latest information. And the best part is that all of Curriki’s 50,000+ online learning assets – from worksheets and videos, to lesson plans and games – are free to educators, students and parents everywhere. And many OERs have already been mapped to standards—both Common Core and state standards.
Tell us what you think the classroom of the future looks like.
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