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Exploring the relationships between edtech and education public policy makers across the world, the author introduces power games that can exist and how they can impact the use of technology in education. As education is globalizing, distance learning tools represent a significant opportunity to attract talents and to make degrees more accessible for a country’s population. With the examples of China, Israel, the UK, and the USA, we get a glimpse of the different scopes of educational technology policies.
Of the many things that are uncertain about American higher education in the post-pandemic world, one thing is certain: online learning is here to stay. While online instruction has its disadvantages, it would allow colleges to accommodate more students at a substantially lower per-student cost. Intercollegiate collaboration can also be better facilitated in an online setting, which provides students more flexibility and further cost savings.
Less than half of Los Angeles families (in the nation’s second-largest school system) think distance learning is working.
Some of the difficulty came from how quickly schools needed to pivot to online. Many students were in school one day and were told they would be learning from home the next. But this moment should have been edtech’s time to shine. Instead, the crisis shows that the technology industry’s promises of better student outcomes from personalized learning, delivered electronically, are still far from reality. This is proving to be a teachable moment on how the edtech space as a whole can do better.
The coronavirus pandemic sent most K–12 schools and districts scrambling to implement remote learning, learning hard lessons along the way. Many administrators, teachers and parents turned to social media to share advice, voice frustrations, describe disparities and highlight lighter moments on the followiing topics:
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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