2024 Primary Education Network Trends

2024 is in full swing, which means you may be asking yourself, “What can I do this year to improve my school’s network?” or, “How can I leverage technology to improve the classroom experience of teachers and students?” As you weigh the different options of how you can enhance your network infrastructure in 2024, we have summarized the top primary education network trends for this year so you can have an innovative, smart, and reliable network that delivers an exceptional experience to staff, teachers, and students.

2024 Primary Education Network Trends

Artificial Intelligence 

The biggest technology that is expected to impact classrooms in 2024 is artificial intelligence (AI). AI has been used in our daily lives for years, with virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri and other technologies such as website chatbots. However, when generative AI was introduced in 2022, the world took notice in a big way. Although there are some fears concerning AI, there are myriad benefits as well, especially in education. 

One way that AI can benefit students and teachers is its ability to tailor learning experiences and provide a personalized educational journey for students. This allows students to learn more effectively in a way that suits them best. AI can also help free up time for educators by automating assessment grading and completing administrative tasks. This extra time that AI provides allows teachers to spend time on the initiatives that matter most to them and their students.  

As AI becomes more prevalent, school districts must make sure their network is able to handle an increase in communication between AI and its users. To do this, they need a robust network with clear throughput. 

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Gamification 

Gamification is another trend that is expected to continue to grow in 2024. Gamification, which is using gaming tactics to teach students, involves utilizing game rewards in the classrooms to engage students and using video or board games to have students learn as they play. The idea of gamification is rooted in the psychology of a child’s natural motivation to compete and succeed, and, so far, it has been successful in augmenting students’ learning. Gamification has been shown to improve problem solving and critical thinking skills, increase student motivation, improve student engagement, improve attention spans, promote good behavior, and make learning more exciting. 

With so many benefits, it makes sense that gamification has been on the rise and will continue to grow in 2024. Gamification is here to stay, so schools need a dependable network that can support it. 

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Collaborative Learning

Although collaborative learning has been around since long before 2024, it has seen tremendous growth following the COVID epidemic. As students and teachers learned to transition to virtual classrooms, they began to realize the power of tech to allow for participation outside of classroom walls. With collaborative learning, students become more responsible for their learning as they participate in sharing ideas with the class in an online forum, working virtually with peers on a group project, and having discussions in virtual breakout rooms. Collaborative learning not only encourages students to become freethinkers; it also helps them develop high-level thinking skills and increase their self-confidence. As 2024 continues, be on the lookout for more ways to engage students through collaboration both in and out of the classroom.

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The Internet of Things

A transformative technology that has been growing in popularity among school districts is the internet of things (IoT). IoT devices are smart devices whose sensors and software utilize the network to communicate to the cloud and perform tasks that can be done automatically or via a controller. The IoT benefits everyone in the school, from facilities to students.  

School district facilities can use the IoT to save time and money by automating temperature and lighting setting when classrooms are not in use or when motion is not detected. The IoT can turn off continuously running water, track inventory of equipment, and more. School security has also been a rising concern, and IoT devices can contribute to a safer campus by monitoring entrances and exits, collecting data, and locking and unlocking doors.  

The IoT has also been a game changer inside the classroom. With IoT devices like VR goggles, students can learn in ways that were never possible before. Students can now visit a far-away country or play sports that may not be available in a standard school gym. For teachers, the IoT can automate mundane and administrative tasks, allowing them more time to focus on providing a top-notch education to their students. 

As more and more schools begin to adopt the IoT, they will need a converged network that can easily integrate their IoT technologies to allow for seamless connection and communication between devices. Visit our website to learn more about IoT networking systems.

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What Should You Expect for the Rest of 2024 in Primary Education?

As we forge ahead into 2024, a plethora of exciting trends are emerging that have the potential to revolutionize teaching and learning, optimize time and financial resources, and ultimately enhance the overall educational experience. To explore primary education network trends to watch out for in 2024, we invite you to delve into our 2024 primary education network trends ebook. 

Whether your goal is to integrate the IoT into your network or to introduce AI into your educational initiatives, reach out to our team today to learn more about how we can help you transform your educational network. Also, be sure to explore the additional resources provided below. 

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