You have to forget about listening to the boring lectures and reading books. The modern technologies give you many opportunities. There are a lot of ways of interesting learning. These seem to be the education of the future. How will it look?
Interactive Education with the Lectures of the Best Lecturers
The talented lecturers can explain the most complex ideas in simple words. Their lessons fill the students with the enthusiasm and desire to become a scientist. New lecturers-stars will be the heroes of the generation and bypass the most popular actors in recognition. The professor Sebastian Thrun led the short course about the artificial intelligence. He digitized the course and loaded it into the internet. Though, 160 000 students worldwide have learned this course. Almost all of the students prefer the digital version.
If you want to take a course of the market economy, you have to go through several levels of the colorful game. There you have to manage the virtual enterprise and perceive the paradoxes of supply and demand in practice. The last level of this economic strategy will be as close as possible to the realities of today’s international economy and built on the principles of free competition. You can use the game simulators for the other reasons. For example, SimuRide will help you learn the basics of driving a car and political simulator Democracy will help you develop management skills.
Interactive Education Through the Audio-Visual Tests
You should imagine, that you are passing the standard test on the traffic rules. You have chosen the wrong answer. Suddenly, you see on the screen an exciting scene of the car accident with traditional for mass movie reverses of the burning car. This uncharacteristic cruelty of the education will instill the idea about the importance of the careful driving. The simple interactive tests are also used for the better foreign languages learning.
Learning During Watching Movies
Imagine that you are watching a movie with an amazing performance of the actors, the unpredictable plot, and breathtaking special effects. The only difference is that all of the details have a scientific precision. These characters from China speak Chinese without an accent, the buildings and landscapes are really relevant to the statements in the story and the culture of the era. The example of such movies is “Braveheart” (1995). This is the story about the fight for the independence of Scotland in the XIII century.
Learning Through the Immersion into the Gaming World
Imagine, that within a computer game you have got to Florence Renaissance. Florentines’ costumes and city buildings are modeled exactly in accordance with the historical times. During performing the tasks in the game, you learn about the orders of the Medici and get to know real historical characters such as Niccolo Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci. You are chatting with the locals and are completely immersed in the heyday of Florence, listening to conversations in Italian with subtitles in your native language. If this sounds to you like a utopia, you will be surprised to know, that this game exists! It is called Assassin’s Creed II. The enthusiastic creators of this game have done as much as they can for transferring the knowledge about Guelphs and Ghibellines and the struggle between the Knights Templar and the Assassins to the younger generation.