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The role of Edtech in 2023

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The use of technology in education has been around for some time now. However, it has certainly gained a lot of attention and adoption in recent years, particularly due to the widespread shift to remote learning brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is likely to continue to grow and play an important role even after the pandemic subsides. In fact, experts predict that the global EdTech market will reach $300 billion by 2029.

With this in mind, it’s worth considering the increasing significance and potential of technology in education. It can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of education. It allows educators to make their content more engaging, interactive and personalised.

Additionally, technology has enabled the development of virtual and augmented reality tools that can help to create immersive learning environments and foster communication and collaboration among students and teachers.

In 2023, edtech will empower teachers with the tools and technology they need to educate their students effectively. Teachers today can make the learning experience more engaging, efficient, and effective for their students with the use of edtech.

In addition, edtech can play a significant role in maximising learning outcomes by incorporating quality in both offline and online learning through a blended learning approach.

Blended learning is an instructional method that combines traditional face-to-face classroom methods with online learning methods. By integrating EdTech into a blended learning approach, students can get the flexibility they need to learn at their own pace and access online resources and activities in and out of the classroom. Simultaneously teachers can use technology to personalise instruction, provide immediate feedback and monitor student progress.

It can help the government democratise access to technology and educational resources. By providing a means for delivering educational content and resources to a wider audience, including those in underserved or remote areas, edtech aids in the accessibility of education.

Moreover, online courses on Edtech platforms allow educators to create and deliver online courses on a wide range of subjects. These courses can be accessed by students from anywhere in the world, providing access to education to those who may not have access to traditional educational institutions.

Today as we stand in 2023, the government is taking a proactive and supportive approach to edtech and is working closely with them to create a brighter and more equitable future of education.

Another important aspect of edtech is its role in the development and adoption of analytics in education.

Analytics has become an increasingly important part of the learning process as it enables educators to measure a student’s engagement and academic performance.

One way that edtech contributes to the use of analytics in education is through the development of adaptive learning algorithms. These algorithms use data on student performance to create customised learning paths for each student.

Lastly, Edtech can help students develop a range of technology skills essential for many jobs in the modern economy. This includes skills like coding, data analysis, and the use of productivity tools and software.

It will also help them develop problem-solving skills and collaboration skills that they will need to succeed in a rapidly changing and increasingly technology-driven world. For instance, students can develop problem-solving skills through interactive learning activities and simulations.

Similarly, tools like virtual classrooms and collaboration platforms can help students develop aptitudes for teamwork, communication, and cooperation.

Edtech has the power to revolutionise the way we approach education, and it’s not just a temporary solution brought on by the pandemic. It has the potential to transform education and prepare students for success in a constantly evolving future.

As we look to the future, it’s clear that edtech will continue to play a significant role in how we approach education.

(The writer, Rishabh Khanna, is the founder and CEO of Suraasa)

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