Technology will be the main protagonist of the next academic year

After the summer, with the start of the school year and the return to work, continuous training is presented as a necessity in order to achieve specialization and employability.

After the summer, with the start of the school year and the return to work, continuous training is presented as a necessity in order to achieve specialization and employability. Thanks to the digitization of education, training processes are now more flexible, personalized, convenient and technological, merging face-to-face with virtuality, creating innovative environments such as The Valley Flow.

The digital transformation that was already taking place in the educational field has been accelerated by the situation generated by COVID-19. And it is that, during the period of confinement, and before the closure of the training centers, technology was presented as the only alternative to transfer knowledge. The forecast is that technological tools continue to play a fundamental role in this area, although always hand in hand with the human factor (teachers, tutors, coordinators, etc.), so that the experience is impeccable.

Factors such as the presence of students or the traditional scheme of teacher, student and notebook have ceased to be the “norm” in the face of an educational system that adapts to the circumstances in each situation and to what users demand in the digital environment. For its part, technology will go from being an “added value” to becoming the key to transferring knowledge, especially in the current situation.

This scenario will also force you to have continuous training in the professional or business field. Professional employability from the age of 35 decreases by 8% each year, according to a report by TalentWorks published in 2018. A figure that is likely to increase in 2020 due to the situation of job uncertainty and the economic crisis that is to come.

“The new normality has made a totally different educational approach necessary, in which the methodologies in training must be able to adapt to the volatility of the current environment. Technology has allowed us to continue with the development of programs in recent months and will continue to drive the training of the future”, explains Ana Delgado, Chief Education Officer of The Valley.

This will bring many advantages for those who, after the summer, want to continue advancing with their continuous training. The Valley experts expose the great possibilities that technology offers, especially to business teaching, and that, predictably, will be the protagonists in the next course:

More specialized content to achieve employability : in a more flexible and innovative educational environment, it is key that the student has control of their training. This is how the new educational model The Valley Flow proposes it , which focuses on flexibility, personalization and convenience, allowing students to build their own training itinerary. The student, with the guidance and support of The Valley professionals, chooses the topics that seem most relevant and that best suit their needs, interests and professional goals, and that bring them closer to specialization and employability.

Fusion of face-to-face with virtual : if you have the necessary tools, the experience of acquiring knowledge in a tele-face-to-face format can be perfectly similar to the physical face-to-face format. It is about being able to offer an innovative and radically different educational experience in which you can create virtual surveys, work in groups in adjacent rooms, carry out interactive and participatory sessions and all this, regardless of the location of the attendees.

The elimination of barriers synonymous with quality and richness : knowledge has come out of the four walls of the classroom, eliminating limits and barriers. This gives students the possibility of accessing the training offer of schools that are located in another country or continent, without any obstacles, and even being able to share a virtual classroom with students from anywhere in the world.

Fluid interaction between students and teachers : technology is put at the service of learning, allowing almost instantaneous communication between teachers and students. The various videoconferencing platforms and communication or collaborative work tools make it easy to maintain direct contact between students and teachers. Thus, you can attend virtual tutorials, do group work, and even network.

Flexibility to learn differently : technology allows students to be provided with a radically different experience from the traditional one, in which total flexibility is granted in terms of the way of acquiring knowledge, a factor that could also encourage more professionals to train, due to the facilities that are offered. It is possible to study the programs from any device, in any place and at any time, according to what is most convenient for the student in each case and without limitations, still maintaining total participation and interaction.

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