– “The value of any online program should be measured by what learners end up doing offline, together, in real life (not by how much time they spend on the computer).” – Hosni Zaouali
Faced with the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, thousands of schools, universities and businesses are asking their employees, students, pupils and teachers to work or study from home. They will then rush to provide “content” and alternative tech tools without much synergy.
They will soon realize that this is less about technology (or even content), but more about design. “Education by design” should be at the centre of any online program. Digging deeper into the emotional aspect of the learner (whether he/she is a kid or an adult) is at the core of a good learning experience.
A.I (Artificial Intelligence) will also play a critical role in education. Many experts are comparing it to the invention of electricity in the 1800s. How is this new discipline already disrupting everything – including our approach to education? Its impact is bound to reverberate in interesting and unexpected ways.
CEO of Tech AdaptiKa
Hosni Zaouali is the CEO of Tech AdaptiKa, a company that creates LiVe Virtual campuses allowing workers and students to keep learning and connect using avatars, no matter what is happening in the world. He also consults for Stanford University,Online Executive Program in California.
Hosni specializes in designing online learning experiences and has been very vocal about the necessity for governments to change their approach to education. Using a Design Thinking approach, he explained why and how global crisis and Artificial Intelligence are about to transform our approach to education and why.