Educational Technology (Ed-Tech) is increasingly becoming ‘high tech‘. All the things that are happening in the world of technology are directly impacting training and learning systems, so here’s a list of things top five (5) Ed-Tech developments coming to the cannabis industry.
Why this is bound to happen… how our cannabis industry employees and eLearning systems are keeping pace with them, is a big concern, here are five (5) ‘high-tech‘ approaches to training.
1. Custom Training Experiences
Training methodologies and experiences should never be the same for everyone, but the earlier education systems could never accommodate the custom learning experience as there were too many limitations.
Thanks to modern technology in education, we can really initiate custom training and learning methodologies and experiences in our present-day educational infrastructure.
With modern gadgets and interfaces, now one can initiate learning based on their need, preference, and availability. Instead of the one-size-fits-all approach to classroom education, mobile apps development for education unleashed a new way of need-based training.
For instance, a junior cannabis cultivator now can seek guidance for a critical Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) during the cultivation operation right through their smartphone using a mobile app.
2. Cloud Computing
More than any other technology, cloud computing unlocked the door of high tech education. The anytime-anywhere accessibility of training stored in remote cloud servers of the apps made it possible to access courseware and educational materials from any device and from anywhere.
You can complete your training and collaborate with other employees and supervisors about your materials just through any device and at any time. Besides the ease of access and collaboration, cloud-based education apps solved the problem of storing training data as well (that means compliance reporting for the cannabis industry!).
3. Speech-to-Text Options
A clear majority of devices and app platforms are now coming with virtual assistant apps and features like Apple’s Siri. Such smart assistants responding to voice commands make things even easier for learning.
Moreover, the speech-to-text feature, coming with most devices, makes note taking and writing even more comfortable and fast-paced.
4. Virtual & Augmented Learning Experiences
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have come as a big boost to online education. Thanks to VR and AR learners can get an immersive learning experience without needing to move their legs too much.
If you want to learn about space objects just by running a 3D space video on your VR headgear, you can float in space while a background voice continues depicting you the cannabis plants in detail. Similarly, real-time broadcasting of cannabis cultivation operations allows employees to learn through a more immersive experience.
5. Learning Analytics
Thanks to the increasing pace of ‘high-tech‘ adoption of eLearning solutions, training data is increasingly becoming important to drive decisions and make decision-making procedures easier.
The huge volume of education information and data give birth to learning analytics, as it is increasingly important to assess and evaluate student engagement, traction, and learning output.
Soon we can see learning analytics warning teachers about certain issues, warning students about deadlines and their progress, etc. Eventually, learning systems will dictate the way education is remitted by supervisors in the cannabis industry and experienced by employees. Learning analytics will boost learner engagement in education more than anything else.
These ‘high-tech‘ approaches have changed the entire traditional approach to cannabis industry training for employees. In simple words, technology has provided cannabis business owners and employees with a new and enhanced way of interacting during the training process.
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