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6 Ways EdTech Is Transforming Education Around The World

Education technology, or edtech, refers to the use of technology and software to support teaching and learning, whether that be in schools or for work through platforms like EAP nutrition. It’s become increasingly important over the last few years as online resources help students learn anywhere and everywhere on their own time, and can serve as additional learning resources if the teachers are not available. Here are six ways edtech is transforming education around the world.

6 Ways EdTech is Transforming Education Around the World

1) Increasing Student Engagement

One way edtech has transformed education around the world is by increasing student engagement. Engaged students are much more likely to learn and retain knowledge, which will lead to better performance on tests and in school. In some countries, like South Korea, student engagement has increased from 60% to 95%. Schools in Europe are also moving towards a flipped-classroom approach in order to increase student engagement. This method involves students watching lectures at home or online and then working on assignments in class with their teacher’s guidance.

2) Improving Accessibility

Many students in developing countries don’t have access to a quality education. For example, there are over 60 million children who are not in school and most of them live in Africa. These children either cannot attend school because they must work to support their family or do not receive an education because schools can be too far away for them to reach. Educational technology is being used as a way to bring these children into the classroom, no matter where they live. One way it is doing this is by using cell phones as educational tools. Cell phone-based learning has been shown to have many advantages when compared with traditional teaching methods, such as increased student engagement and improved retention rates.

3) Enhancing Teaching Methods

Technology has been used in education to enhance teaching methods. It has not only provided enormous resources to teachers, from pre-made presentations to YouTube videos, but also allows them to learn from other teachers. This also provides them with endless free resources they can use to teach their own students.

4) Boosting Learning Through Technology

Technology has come a long way in transforming education. These days, it’s not uncommon for schools to have computers or tablets available for students, while many classrooms are now equipped with interactive whiteboards. Teachers have embraced new tools like Skype and Google Hangouts to connect with experts outside their school. And some even upload their lectures to YouTube so that students can watch them at home or on their own time. 

5) Streamlining Communication

A simple solution to help parents stay on top of their kids’ education is to use a platform like Remind. This simple communication tool allows teachers to share important updates and reminders with parents, while also keeping students up-to-date with school news. Teachers can send messages to groups of parents or individuals, as well as schedule messages in advance for those hard days when they have back-to-back meetings. Parents can opt in for notifications about anything from upcoming field trips to lunch menu changes and even daily attendance. Remind has also seen success in some schools by creating an online hallway, where teachers and students can post pictures and videos throughout the day that are visible only to other participants. However, there are many other platforms just like it, and so many schools are also using basic social media tools to communicate. The ability to talk beyond parent-teacher conferences has definitely had a positive impact on education.