Technology is the answer to refresh Education – GameLab Education – Games and Simulations for Operations Management classes

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Wherever you are now, look around. What you see? Probably you just saw at least 2 people using every device available. There’s no way to refuse that technology is part of every area of human’s life. It’s in everywhere… classrooms included!

Someone who considers this as a great opportunity for education is Sir Ken Robinson, a celebrity committed to review and reformulate education for better. Actually, he became the most watched speaker in TED’s history, talking about the subject.

He thinks education must live a revolution, because let it evolve simply would improve a broken model. Actually, in his 2010 TED talk, Bring On The Learning RevolutionRobinson highlights the necessity for a personalized learning, creating conditions to allows people’s natural talents can flourish … here is where game technology come into the scene!

Playing in class boost student’s engagement and motivation. In fact, almost 80% of the learners say that they would be more productive if their university/institution or work was more game-like.

According to elearningindustry.com, “learners recall just 10% of what they read and 20% of what they hear. If there are visuals accompanying an oral presentation, the number rises to 30%, and if they observe someone carrying out an action while explaining it, 50%. But learners remember 90% “if they do the job themselves, even if only as a simulation”… and this is precisely what games or simulators like ours offer to education in a no risk environment.

Technology: key for building 21st century’s Education

Even in 2017, there are many things of current education that still cope with the circumstances of previous centuries. Regarding this, Sir Robinson defends that today’s education needs to respond to current circumstances. We need to think who and how are the students filling the classroooms today.

“Doing that I think is the answer to the future (…) There are people who represent extraordinary resources in business, in multimedia, in the Internet. These technologies combined with the extraordinary talents of teachers, provide an opportunity to revolutionize education”, said Robinson while urging people to get involved in it, and embrace new educational tools and ways of teaching.

Because people like Sir Ken Robinson has been crucial in this education revolution, we will dedicate a short serie of posts about people who did something that have helped education to continue flourishing.