The education industry has been at the centre of many evolutions over time. As in any successful industry, there are always points for improvement, and it seems that improvement has come in waves for the academic industry in the form of technological advancement and rapid digitalisation. Technological disruption has well and truly found its way into the education sector, and the result is the definitive and unrelenting EdTech (education technology). EdTech essentially refers to any stretch of technology or digitalisation that has anything to do with the education sector. This can mean anything from the digital versions of learning courses and materials, to the limitless personalisation that makes EdTech so profoundly efficient for learners today and in the future.
Embracing technological advancement in education
The embracement of technological innovation in academics is something that has powered forward the concept of EdTech long before it has come to fruition on such a mainstream level. EdTech is the result of years of tech and digitalisation in vivid action, and now we are in a position where it is gaining more momentum all the time. As the world realises the sheer potential that EdTech seeks to offer, there is something exhilarating in the realisation that not only is this the way that the education industry is moving, but this is the way that more and more people are coming around to being the most effective. Education will always be important, and students today and those in future generations of learners respond best to technology. So, EdTech is the natural way of learning from here on out.
Breaking down the barriers imposed by traditional education
Traditional education is constrained by general standards of teaching and learning, and it is no secret that these restrictions have caused a definitive shift in the way that students approach even the possibility of engaging in education. What EdTech does for these students is present them with a unique opportunity to take on education, free of the constraints that traditional education imposes upon them. There is nothing more off-putting than wanting so badly to engage in an education, but not having the means or the opportunity to, due to restrictions put in place by traditional education. EdTech completely and freely eliminates these barriers because of its very nature: digital freedom.
Giving students the chance to learn at their own pace
EdTech is powerful for many reasons, but it is perhaps most powerful for its ability to give students the opportunity to learn at their own pace. This level of personalised education has previously been unprecedented, and it is safe to say that EdTech is bringing it to a whole new level. It does not matter if the students learning via EdTech assistance are studying to learn English speaking or high security professions, to studying the depths of scientific discovery and exploration (or anything in between) or engineering and mechanics. What matters is that EdTech programs are designed in a way that allows students to move at their own pace, rather than a premeditated pace set by the broad standards of traditional education.