How EdTech Disrupting Education and Shaping the Future of Learning

For the last few decades technology has changed the education sector and the emergence of smart classes or teaching through projectors is the eye-witnessing educational tech revolution. Education technology (EdTech) consists of everything from the simple use of computers to teach subjects like maths, physics and chemistry. The technology also encompasses teaching and reading children in elementary schools, to the submission of homework online, entire online degree platforms, informal mobile learning applications, gamification or virtual reality techniques.

Today, schools are making radical changes in the way they teach their students. They have the capacity to engage students in collaborative work online. Moreover, schools can make use of adaptive software to fulfill individual learning needs and as most students own handheld devices, they can use in the classroom and at home for extended learning opportunities.

Thus, the idea to provide a blended learning experience for students, EdTech makes it possible to meet the diverse needs of all learners.

EdTech Offers Enhanced Learning Experience 

EdTech has the potential to change the way of education and provide a new, advanced learning experience. It can create individualized learning by tracking progress and personalizing activities to serve diverse classrooms. In this way, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it possible for schools to operate more safely and more efficiently while giving a better education.

While surveillance cameras and motion detectors monitor the buildings, smart devices enable easy thermostat and lighting control. Also, integrated systems allow for streamlined operations, which in turn, frees up educators to focus more on student learning.

Edtech has made it possible for anyone, anywhere to learn, as long as they have Internet access. Students now can collaborate and engage with peers globally using education technology. It also offers platforms for data collection and analysis that lead to improvements in the broader education system.

Earlier, students had to visit libraries at once to read and check out books, but now they have multiple libraries in the palm of their hands. And they can easily learn a number of languages, continue their education, or look something up.

Furthermore, the simple use of technology doesn’t ensure an impact on learning. But the introduction of technology in schools has often focused on strengthening traditional teaching and learning practices, rather than what is truly needed to leapfrog education. A recent study shows that despite utilizing technology for intense drill and kill exercises in schools, the same technology is successful when it is interactive, includes real-time feedback, and allows students to creatively apply and analyze what they have learned.

So, EdTech is not just about restructuring books, training manuals, or even about the individual technologies themselves, it is about implementing digital technology to deliver a new form of a learning experience.