Tech Innovations in Education Pt. 2: Nontraditional Education

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Microlearning: Digital Age Education

Education has constantly been evolving, and COVID has pushed educational institutions to different levels in terms of how they are educating their students. One of them is 'microlearning'. As BAC students, microlearning has become a familiar term as it has become part of our core learning methods for a plethora of courses.

Microlearning involves delivering educational content in small, easily digestible segments, often through digital platforms. This method aligns with the way people consume information in the digital age, making learning more accessible and engaging.

EdTech Magazine highlights that microlearning can include short videos, interactive quizzes, and mobile-friendly lessons that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. This approach is particularly effective for adult learners and professionals seeking to upskill or reskill without committing to long-term courses, hence why BAC has implemented it into its methods of teaching.

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Photo by Compare Fibre on Unsplash

Photo by Compare Fibre on Unsplash

Game-Based Learning

Probably one of many favourite learning methods, is game-based learning, which leverages the principles of gamification to create interactive and immersive learning experiences. Incorporating elements of play, such as rewards, challenges, and storytelling; this model enhances student engagement and motivation.

An article from EdTech Review explains that game-based learning not only makes education fun but also helps develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. Games can simulate real-world scenarios, providing students with practical and hands-on learning opportunities that traditional methods often lack.

The adoption of these nontraditional learning models is driven by the need to address the limitations of conventional education systems that were exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and to meet the evolving demands of students.

Microschools, microlearning, and game-based learning provide flexible, personalised, and engaging alternatives that can better prepare students for the modernisation of education that is happening now in the 21st century. In conclusion, these innovative approaches to education can help students develop critical thinking skills, collaboration abilities, and adaptability to thrive in a rapidly changing world.