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The education industry is one of the factions that has had the most difficult time adjusting to the certain waves of technological disruption that have come to fruition in recent times. Historically a very traditional industry, education has had the transformation of a lifetime, thanks to technological innovation. Before the rise of tech in the academic sector, education functioned quite well. There were no cut throat cracks that had to be fixed, no underlying deep-rooted issues, nothing like that. But the realisation was still insistent: education was in desperate need of a revitalisation. And it got that revitalisation, perhaps sooner than it thought it would.
Welcome to the world of EdTech (education technology). In short, EdTech refers to systems, devices, and concepts of a digital nature that have infiltrated the education industry. What started out as a niche response to education modernisation has ballooned to become a pioneering movement in the academic industry as it soars forward into its next age of evolution. Because of EdTech, concepts like personalised learning, ease of access to learning materials and assessment outlines, and even course content have been improved tenfold. There is no getting around the fact that EdTech has proven its inherent value time and again – especially in the changing climate of education as it stands today.
One of the most pivotal forms of EdTech is the introduction of online learning itself. whether it is post-grad students undertaking training for professionals to strengthen and modernise their resume, or undergrad students trying to make it through to graduation successfully, online learning has provided a new facet to education that allows these students to undertake studies in a format that allows them to work their education in around the rest of their lives, and not the other way around. Students today have more choice, more control, more focus on how they undertake their studies, and that has been made possible thanks to the development and further advancement of online education.
The rise of the digital transformation of the education industry has brought with it an incredible opportunity for growth. This is an opportunity that took some time to catch, but over time has evolved and strengthened to become a pioneering force for modern education. More than ever before, educators and students alike are finding that their experiences within the global academic industry are smoother, more efficient, and more reliable than ever before. If nothing else, EdTech has made this possible. Because of our unyielding drive to be constantly bettering ourselves through ongoing learning opportunities, the development of EdTech is even more exciting.
The education industry is one that has dealt with quite a lot of resistance to change over time. When the world continued to propel itself towards certain tech-reliance, however, the education sector realised that it was making a mistake by not allowing itself the change for growth through technology. Eventually the pivotal move was made, and today EdTech is a core pillar in the foundation for education worldwide.