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August, 2018

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EdTech websites that are transforming education

In the early years, education was a means to learn how to be literate, to be able to communicate. However, over time, it has become a means of gaining knowledge and expertise in one’s areas of interest. Technology has created a vast array of resources that can be used to gain an education as well as further understand difficult concepts. That is the reason why the education technology (EdTech) industry has started garnering so much attention. It has even been said that the EdTech industry had an investment of over $3 Billion in the last year. Every year innovation is driven towards these EdTech startups, whereby they utilize new technology to create incredible results. Even blockchain technology benefits have been seen directing a route of education. There are various websites leveraging the technology, innovation, and online education.

  1. Khan Academy

One of the leading websites in terms of online education, Khan Academy has transformed the way students learn. It has become an essential tool in outside-the-classroom education. Khan Academy, which also focuses on standardized testing, has made it simpler and more affordable for children all over the world to practice for the SATs. This is one of the many reasons that it is a pioneer in online education in the form of tutoring and is one of the most common websites high school students visit for notes.

  1. EdX

Edx, Coursera, and many other platforms have transformed the EdTech industry as well. In a different manner than Khan Academy, EdX promotes professional learning and offers online courses and certifications. It is the kind of platform that high school seniors, recent graduates, and college freshmen enjoy using. Platforms such as EdX have made it easier for students to understand their passion. On the other hand, such courses have also seen the interest of the corporate world. Many of the most elite of universities have also joined in with EdX to provide education. This helps validate platforms such as EdX and set students apart with extra knowledge.

  1. Test Innovators

This particular platform was created to ease the transfer of knowledge for standardized testing. Test Innovators is however still a little different from the priorly mentioned websites, as it uses innovation in technology to transform education. They have made use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to comprehend the student better and generate programs that suit them best. This use of AI has demonstrated that students using Test Innovators are scoring 70% above average. This website has used EdTech and innovation to transform standardized testing.

There is an endless supply of EdTech startups in the current world. Startups are consistently trying to be creative, be it by using blockchain technology or AI to create a transition in education.  Some of the big names such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are also focusing their investments towards EdTech startups. It can be said, therefore, that for a couple of years, the EdTech industry will continue to grow.

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