The world has changed in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our in-person social interactions have been reduced. This has led to closing universities and students learning remotely online.
You can teach almost any subject online, but teaching some subjects will be more difficult than others. For instance, you can remotely teach medical students about lung illnesses, but part of this education comes from interaction with sick people. That is very difficult to provide through online teaching.
In robotics, something similar happens. If you want to teach robotics properly, you need to use a real robot. So how can we teach robotics online and provide a full learning experience?
Much has been said about helping teachers and students adapt to the accelerated shift to blended learning that the pandemic forced upon them, but the current discourse sometimes forgets that education is a three-way street that involves not only students and educators, but families as well.
Learners of any age perform demonstrably better in traditional school when parents or guardians follow and support their path to education and present a united front with their teachers. Why should it be any different for blended learning?
Families, however, may be diffident or confused in the face of a form of learning so far outside of their own experience. This is a natural reaction: change can frighten anyone, and parents are only human, after all. That is why if they wish to be supportive, families need support in turn. Here are some ways parents can stand by their children’s side in their new blended learning adventure.
Hello, everyone, my name is Elad Inbar. I'm the CEO of Robot Lab, and today I want to talk to you about a solution that we are bringing to the schools for special education.
Teaching students how to interact online helps ensure a good experience for both students and teachers.
Right now, COVID-19 seems to be accelerating several trends that existed before the pandemic — like the push to cashless transactions and work-from-home arrangements.
Schools and the ed-tech industry are struggling to adapt to a new world where almost all students learn from home. Teachers are finding ways to adapt lesson plans and homework to remote education. At the same time, school districts are trying to invest in cybersecurity tech and professionals that can keep their students and faculty safe.
It's likely that even once the pandemic is over, the changes will continue to have a big impact on how educators teach students. It could determine which services the ed-tech sector focuses on over the next decade.
3D technology, while not necessarily new, has taken off in recent years. Workers in industries like architecture and design use 3D tech skills to bring their visions to life. 3D printing is one of the more popular aspects of this innovation, but educators can teach students several others — for any grade level from kindergarten through college.
These five reasons show the benefits of teaching students 3D skills.
Robots could be used in care homes after a study found they can improve mental health and have the potential to reduce loneliness in vulnerable older people. A robot called Pepper, which can engage in conversation and learn people's tastes, has been tested in care homes.
Photo: Sleep and Smile
The Vienna dental institute Sleep & Smile specializes in the treatment of children and adults with special needs and Pepper robot helps children and adults with special needs overcome their anxiety about their upcoming dental treatment.
Given the recent COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on traditional educational institutions, the fields of formal education are headed for a systematic change. Robotics and artificial intelligence technologies can not only mitigate difficulties caused by the pandemic but also help build on their foundations.
COVID-19 has highlighted digital inequity—but collaborative tech and digital tools could help close the gap.