Importance of EdTech to keep education and employment at par
The onset of the pandemic also resulted in the onset of technology adoption on a large scale. Everybody started seeking solutions and systems that would help them continue their operations and functionalities. The lockdown imposed restrictions had all the schools and learning institutions shut down with no clue of when they would be allowed to resume.
Initially, it was like a vacation at home, but studies and learning had to be kickstarted soon. That is when the EdTech industry witnessed a major boom. Schools, teachers, students, parents, all of the stakeholders deemed it best to turn to EdTech to ensure that the education of the kids doesn’t come to a halt.
Remote classrooms have now become a thing. But there was a time when there was a high stigma of online classes. Teachers and parents were reluctant to have their kids learn online and not in person. But, today, each and every student is seen attending lectures via their laptops, desktops, or mobile phones. People can stay where they are and still manage to attend classes and continue their studies.
We are living in a world where students are encouraged to play games because gamification learning has made it possible to teach kids difficult theories by playing games and carry out tasks to win grades and earn badges.
Learning requires evaluation. Without evaluation, it can get difficult to understand whether or not the students are grasping the concepts taught. EdTech and interactive classrooms make it extremely simplified for teachers to conduct remote yet legit assessments. In fact, now there are assessment tools available in the market that enable the teachers to take tests based on the understanding levels and adaptive capabilities of the minds of the students. Each student can take a different test and will be graded on the basis of his/her level.
With times being so sensitive, it has also become vital to make students understand the concept and necessity of diversity and inclusion. EdTech is doing wonders in that area as well. Educating kids about the different ways of instilling non-discriminatory qualities that promote unity and diversity has never been easier, all thanks to EdTech. Empowering every single student in the classroom to showcase their ideas via web pages is one of the ways in which this aspect of education is being covered.
Coming to the teachers, if there were no EdTech, the employment of teachers would be in danger, given the present circumstances. If the schools aren’t functioning, where will the jobs of the teachers go? Not only is the education of the students steered due to technology, but the teachers were also able to keep their jobs and continue doing what they do best while doing their bit to contribute to the economic recovery.
Not just the academic facet, but all the other facets such as student-teach interaction, parents-teachers engagement, practical scenarios, classroom management, and student-student interactivity are all moved to virtual ecosystems without hampering the authenticity of schools much. Students can reach out to not just their teachers, but also to experts in the industry via community forums and groups if they need guidance with anything. Teachers can break all barriers and teach kids far and wide, in different countries and regions, to go beyond their scope of knowledge and collaborate with distinct personas.
The ways in which technology in education and E-learning are making education interactive and impactful even from afar is multiplying every single day. Obsolete strategies are no longer going to work, and EdTech is the answer to all the academics related problems.