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What a year it has been in EdTech! In this issue we outline some of the challenges in the industry and identify trends for the new year.
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A preview of the trends in EdTech identified for the year ahead. Among them: teachers with increased digital literacy will drive educational institutions to innovate, more and more infrastructure will move to the cloud, data will be used more effectively to analyze educational trends and needs, and the demand for cybersecurity will increase.
The Consortium for School Networking and EdScoop are now accepting nominations for the fifth annual NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders program. The program is an initiative designed to recognize emerging leaders who are passionate about K-12 educational technology.
The winners will serve for one year on CoSN’s NextGen committee and will be responsible for curating content and resources to attract and involve emerging EdTech leaders in CoSN’s work. Part of that content curation will involve blog posts for the consortium’s website to highlight their work.
“With increased investor interest and a seemingly revitalized landscape for innovation, EdTech looks set to finally achieve the funding and global recognition it has needed for so long.” After reaching an era of market democratization, focus on the sector and its promising potential has become strong. This interest can also be measured through recent public initiatives aiming to promote and develop EdTech, such as the European EdTech Network (EETN), created by the European Commission, Erasmus+ and higher education institutes across Europe in June 2019.
Educators love digital devices, but there’s little evidence they help children—especially those who most need help.
Much of the data shows a negative impact at a range of grade levels. A study of millions of high school students in the 36 member countries of the OECD found that those who used computers heavily at school “do a lot worse in most learning outcomes.
Catching budding technology workers early in their careers—like before graduation—is emerging as a key recruiting strategy in the year ahead to help companies cope with a tight labor market. Many employers are using internships, boot camps and other after-school programs to net promising candidates before they earn their degrees. This is in response to a shrinking the pool of in-demand workers with unique skills and experience in areas including artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and blockchain. Net tech employment in the U.S. reached an estimated 11.8 million workers last year, up 2.3% from 2017, representing about 261,000 new jobs, according to CompTIA.
Current models of education are preparing our children to work in an economy that will no longer exist once they graduate from university.
The workforce of the future will likely be built around human-centered and creative services, operating through heavily digitized channels. It is imperative that Indonesia’s education sector pivot toward a modern curriculum that emphasizes technology with a human touch.
EdTech is often overlooked compared with other subsectors of the tech ecosystem.
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. firstname.lastname@example.org
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