The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
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With 1.5 billion children out of school globally due to COVID-19, parents are turning to technology to help their children learn and keep them occupied. When choosing the right technology for children, parents should ask whether it promotes (1) creativity; (2) privacy and safety; (3) responsible use; (4) fairness and inclusivity.
Coronavirus has accelerated the digital transformation of business. Innovative educational companies might seize the opportunity. Today, almost all social and economic life has moved to the Internet and new challenges regarding remote work arise.
With schools, colleges and universities shut, millions are having to learn from home. This creates a necessity for innovative forms of virtual learning, which is where EdTech comes in. Even before coronavirus, EdTech was one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors. According to the Education Foundation, it accounts for four percent of all digital companies, and is growing at a rate of 22 percent year on year. Around a quarter of all EdTech companies in Europe are based in the UK (around 1,200) and the industry is projected to be worth $159 billion by the end of 2020. This article discusses trends and challenges in EdTech as well as its effectiveness in facilitating learning.
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