Every year on October 5th we celebrate World Teachers' Day. Teachers dedicate their lives to helping society transfer knowledge and culture, reveal and develop talents in students. Every day educators of the world are creating a new educational environment, helping to develop technologies, while maintaining the best academic traditions.
The history of the World Teachers' Day dates back to October 5 1966, when a special intergovernmental conference in Paris adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This event set forth the rights and responsibilities of teachers around the globe, as well as international standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, teaching and learning conditions. Almost 30 years later in 1994 UNESCO proclaimed October 5 to be World Teachers' Day. Today we continue to celebrate and improve upon the Art of Teaching.
Over the decades the educational process has been constantly transforming and evolving, adapting to new environments and benefiting from technological progress. Nowadays technology is increasingly growing its importance in the education sector and is beneficial for both students and teachers in many ways.Visual learning, being one of important educational methods, has benefited massively from what technology had to offer.
Every day millions of students of all ages around the world take advantage of hybrid learning - an accessible approach to education that combines online distance learning with traditional in-person classroom methods. According to eLearning Industry, distance learning could be considered dating back to the 1800s when the students would receive shorthand texts via mailed postcards from their professor and mail them back to be graded and corrected.
The demand for effective feedback and assessment has driven us to come up with more and more practical solutions: from computer and TV-based live training exercises in the late 20th century all the way to modern hybrid classrooms, featuring voice amplification systems, auto-tracking cameras, large video walls and more.
Today students and educators alike expect smart and interactive learning to be an integral part of their education. As a company with extensive experience in modern solutions in education, we have taken on this challenge and continue creating a better learning environment for both teachers and students.
The Polymedia team came together this month for a weeklong series of strategic planning sessions at the Polymedia UAE office, which included attending the Integrate Middle East trade show and visiting the Museum of the Future.