The way the classroom functions has been changed by remote learning. Art which has been a subject of hands-on instructions,is slowly transitioning into technology-powered digital education.Teachers played a significant role in reinventing art education for digital learning.
A national study conducted by Adobe Education has found that teachers and students like value creativity in the modern classroom and welcome theuse of technology in their courses. According to the study, 76 percent of Gen Z students and 75 percent of teachers wish to have a greater focus on creativity in the classes. However, educational priorities have started to evolve lately. Now the focus is shifting more towards interactive tools rather than memorization.
The study compared the perceptions of Gen Z students and Gen Z educators and found that both groups believe technology a defining characteristic of their generation that can play a crucial role in shaping the industry in the future.The study also highlights the need for more inclined courses towards digital art and creativity in the classroom.
“Creativity is essential for students because it gives them an outlet for expressing their ideas and putting a personal touch on their understanding of concepts,” says educator Jeff Larson, a former animation instructor at Balboa High School in San Francisco.
With the increase in hybrid learning models, digital tools have become increasingly popular among teachers and students in art education. Most importantly, teachers are adopting videoconferencing software, like Zoom and Google Classroom, to supplement in-person art instruction.