The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
After another busy and fruitful year for the sector and the students reaping from the benefits, we already start witnessing reviews and lessons learned to start imagining what will be the tomorrow of Edtech.
While direct impact of Edtech cannot be denied, financial hardships suffered by educational institutions sometimes prevent edtech as being considered as an investment priority. This comes in a broader brainstorm about how edtech and the educational system can adapt better to each other and manage to reach successful partnerships for multiplied benefits.
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What is awaiting EdTech now that “the classroom connectivity gap is […] closed”?
In this article, you will find three EdTech experts’ views on the directions taken in this opening phase. They provide us with insights, from procurement power at the district level vs. more teacher autonomy, increasing adoption rates, evidence-based methodologies, machine learning and data analytics, going beyond specialty software, accessibility, diversity and inclusion, customizable video and multimedia, to long-term obstacles still present.
Professionals from Forbes Technology Council look at the most compelling recent advances in edtech, and why they’re such a big deal to education in the 21st century. The article discusses the following developments:
MIT and Georgia Tech have partnered with school districts in Boston and Denver, respectively, to overhaul their bus routes. The universities used algorithms to determine more efficient routes, which resulted in shorter walking distances to bus stops for students, fewer numbers of buses, reduced costs, and a smaller carbon footprint. This provides a glimpse into what will hopefully be a growing trend of collaboration between higher ed and K-12 education in the edtech space.
A new report explores what the education sector believes are the priorities for education spending – and where edtech ranks. The report confirms that budgets are restricting schools’ abilities to adapt to edtech trends and requirements. The consensus is that financial difficulties are intensifying, with the main reasons for this being increased spending on operational necessities and special educational support. However, school leaders are not unaware of the need to prioritise tech.
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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