Education
Digital Transformation for the Classroom (Part 1 of 3)

Classroom Technology and Necessary Skills (4th Industrial Revolution Part 1 of 3)

This is part one in a three-part series of ThinkFWD articles exploring the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the education sector.

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?
We are now in the very early stages of what people are calling the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – a rapidly-evolving era that combines the digital, physical and biological systems in a way never seen before.

Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Robotics are changing the way we live and work, and the pace of change is disrupting nearly every industry across the globe.

HOW WILL THIS AFFECT THE EDUCATION SECTOR?
Technology – tablets, VR, AR and AI – has already made huge inroads into our schooling system. Preparing children to be workplace-ready with pens and paper is no longer the way forward.

JOBS REQUIRING AI SKILLS WILL INCREASE BY 400% IN 2020¹
In today's learning environment, it is vital that technology is introduced into everyday learning. Schools need to have that technology implemented or should be preparing for it.

Contextual-based learning that leverages technology will encourage digital transformation and help produce work-ready graduates.

HOW LENOVO IS LEADING THE WAY
As a global leader in technology and innovation, Lenovo fully understands the rapidly changing landscape of the learning environment and the need to “act now”, and has already invested 1.2 Billion dollars in AI.

We understand the importance of contextual technology and learning-based outcomes so that the technology goes from being simply amazing to being amazingly useful for both students and educators.

Lenovo considers all aspects of tech to ensure it is outcomes focused, rather than gathering technology for technology’s sake. These include:

  • Hardware
  • Management
  • Application & Content
  • 3rd Party Hardware and Accessories
  • Services & Enablement

In Part 2, we’ll discuss how to successfully implement technology in your learning environment.