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As most schools in the U.S. are closed for the rest of the academic year due to the Covid-19 crisis, NPR interviewed educators across the country and uncovered notable patterns in remote learning. For many, academics are not their top concerns. The digital divide is real, and special education is particularly challenging in an online setting.
Globally, the interest in edtech-based apps and websites, particularly e-learning, is on a rise. Nowadays, both students and teachers know the need for advanced learning solutions.
There are many unexplored opportunities, despite the many advancements made in the edtech sector. Augmented and virtual reality-powered educational apps are still at their nascent stages. E-learning aids have also received a tremendously positive response from investors who realize the massive amount of unexplored opportunities in the educational-technology industry.
With 80% of the world’s student population out of school at the moment, remote learning providers are facing their biggest test.
Over the last few weeks, the biggest learning experiment in living memory began, as schools around the world closed and students moved en mass to study online at home. 91% of the world’s students have been affected by school closures.
Parents, struggling with the challenge of homeschooling, may be tearing their hair out, but for edtech companies, this is the big chance to show what they can do.
Google Classrooms, Duolingo, Kahoot! and Photomath are among the most popularly downloaded apps in some of the countries that went into lockdown recently, according to data from AppAnnie.
Despite being relatively small in terms of the competition, the Russian edtech market demonstrates a rapid annual growth rate (12-15%). With the Covid-19 crisis, this rise of edtech is expected to accelerate and so are hopes about the disruption it would be for the country’s criticized education system.
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. email@example.com
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