Rising Cost in Education
Combat Rising Costs Using Technology
The world is now faced with a multitude of pressures that are pushing prices up. In Malaysia we have a situation where inflation is not matched by increments in salary. Add to that the introduction of GST which is expected to further push prices up.
How do we deal with it? If we continue to stick to our normal way of life, we will find the effect of rising costs creeping in. Therefore we would like a solution where costs can be lowered but not at the expense of quality.
Welcome to the world of disruptive innovation! Today we find that technology is able to change our lives and social norms, for the better.
Moving education online reduces cost. However, many are worried that quality is sacrificed in the process. This is definitely not the case. With the use of technology, we can achieve many things that before, in the past, were unimaginable.
1 Unlimited Questions
With unlimited space on the internet, there is the possibility to supply unlimited number of questions to the students.
In fact, Koobits currently has over 100,000 questions in its question bank. This is far more than what can be achieved by workbooks or multiple workbooks.
2 Auto Marking & Immediate
Instead of wasting the time of educators on the mundane task of marking the answers of students, we can use technology instead to save time.
Not only that, students can now know whether they have the right answer immediately instead of having to wait for someone to mark and feed the results back to them. This saves both the time of the students as well as the educators.
3 Latest Content
Any updates or new content can be made available instantly to students. Thus they are always at the forefront of learning.
Worksheets and books are reprinted at the most frequent every year. Revisions take place take place at best every 2 years.
4 Peer Learning
Going online allows for borderless learning. Students can challenge as well as discuss questions with their peers be it from their class, school, state, country or even abroad.
This gives students even more exposure and takes them beyond classroom learning.
Big data allows for smart algorithms to analyse the results from the students’ answers to understand their areas of strength, weakness as well as their behaviours in learning.
All these information allows the system to tailor questions that best suit each individual student. Thus they can learn at their own pace, address their areas of weakness, and promote self-directed learning by keeping the students motivated with questions that are within their reach.
Individual teachers will never be able to analyse this much data nor be able to keep up with this level of personalisation.