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Top Advantages of Interactive Instruction in STEM



STEM Education focuses on establishing a better understanding and deepening knowledge of the fundamentals of subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. It comes as a big surprise on the delayed adoption of this technology when the Indian education sector is known to produce a maximum number of Engineers and Scientists each year.

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STEM education becomes the need of the time, even more, when a large number of students in India due to lack of resources and enough study material have to drop out and opt for some other stream. It is not just something to ponder upon, but also something that needs to be attended right away. A lot of raw talent gets wasted when you are not giving them a chance to evolve.

STEM education is one such solution that has made the dreams of the thousands of students to become innovators worldwide come true. With STEM education you can thrive to produce more critical thinkers, innovators, scientists, problem solvers. And by saying this, it doesn’t get limited to just Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It goes beyond to give student usability of subjects to find scope in every evolving sector that uses technology. STEM is an introducer of technology to many students; it becomes their first point of interaction with high-end technology. Countries like Japan, China, America are today reaching out to adopt technologies such as AR to be incorporated in their curriculum from the very elementary level. And you can imagine the engagement it will draw from students. Visual learning, improved interaction, and accessibility that comes with STEM is already showing its results, one such example was of the Chalmers and Gothenburg University where they got 50% and 42% of increased participation from students in summer assessment tests by just using Mobius.

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So, engagement and participation are only two perks of STEM technology. There is so much more a lecturer can leverage from the whole scenario. Here are some:

Custom Content Builder: Let’s take Mobius for an example to understand it more deeply. Mobius holds an advanced authoring environment that allows professors and lecturers to build engaging, high-quality, custom content. Not only this, the availability of pre-installed content can be accessed from Mobius Cloud. The availability of customized content not only improves student performance but also encourages productivity in the tutors.

Assessment and Tests: Imagine having a toolset that allows you to build a customized test for every individual student. Would it ever be possible to create one when you are not making the most out of technology? It’s a ‘no’! STEM technology thus can not only help you create customized tests with algorithmically generated questions for each student but to automatically grad too.

Customization of a test is not just enough when you will be wasting your time assessing the same. Guess what it gives you that too. Yes! You don’t need to waste your energy or time in assessing it, automatically the software does that for you.

The pace at your comfort: Students feel more motivated towards learning when it comes to finding the solution. Most of the students feel pressured when you ‘time-limit’ a particular test or assessment. Imagine a test that goes with their pace. It improves them radically and students love it. At the end of the day, it is always about deepening their knowledge, and not about seeing who did the test first.

University experimented with the same notion to find the impact of STEM technology on students and their growth with the implementation of Mobius. The results were stunning, students performed much better in the tests where they were given Mobius. STEM technology is a great motivator.

Practical Assessment: In the third world countries like India, where education is still a privilege due to lack of resources, implementation of virtual learning can help your students better. Many universities today are using virtual experimenting to provide each student with a way to perform a learning activity without impacting the resources. Lab experiments include a lot of wastage of resources. Once a student has established a result in virtual experimenting, they can move to the practical implementation of the same, hence reducing efforts and wastage of resources.

Lowered Cost: Virtual learning opens the door to reducing the cost levied for educating a single student. This way using smart devices and technology every student can get access to the large archive of knowledge and also the teacher. Online learning can reduce the cost of hiring several teaching assistants and also the overtime they do in grading the papers. Automatic grading and accessibility resolved by STEM technology is the best solution to not only get more engagement but also reduce the cost of running an institute.