Feb 5 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed all industries, including education. Universities, colleges, and K-12 schools acted quickly to build entirely online curriculums for their students. Over 400 million students are currently learning online and all levels of education have adopted distance learning.
As you’ll learn, the trends we expect to play out in 2021 are directly connected to the distance learning initiatives from 2020.
Education has changed in countless ways since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers had to quickly learn to teach online and eventually found their rhythm in distance learning through resources, grants, and a little trial and error.
Continue reading to learn the trends that have emerged in STEM education during the pandemic that you can expect to be carried over to 2021 and beyond.
Because many schools are still operating online, video services such as YouTube, Netflix, SolidProfessor, Khan Academy, TED-Ed, and more are being used more than ever — but they likely won’t be going away. eLearning is essential to STEM education because it’s more likely to be up-to-date information.
After a year of teaching online or in a hybrid setting, many teachers have incorporated video into their virtual classrooms. In 2021, we expect STEM teachers will continue to use educational video courses and content in their curriculum to support self-paced, visual learning. With this new demand for online videos in the classroom, we will likely see more organizations create videos for this purpose.
Nearly 60% of high school and college students prefer YouTube as an instructional tool rather than learning from books. Why? Because video is easier to follow along for most people. Students can start, pause, and rewind videos at their own pace.
Top educational STEM YouTube channels to share with your students:
Social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allow for online communication and a way for STEM educators to share information. Educating with social media is also a fun way to learn! There are many different tools that teachers can use to integrate social media platforms into their curriculum.
Here are some examples of how to use social media in STEM education:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has had a considerable influence on all industries in the past few years. Schools have recently joined the trend and added AI to their curriculum.
Here is how AI is used in education:
During a year of online learning, distanced projects are more important than ever. Explore free resources to help build your curriculum.
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