Education is one of the most prominent forces in the modern world. It has always been this way. Throughout human history, education has been one of the founding fathers, one of the most instrumental pillars to societies around the world. Now, we are emerging into a new global evolution in our history, and that evolution is hinged on widespread digitalisation and technological advancement. Referred to simply (and aptly) as the digital age, this new frontier in life for our species demands a newfound and ongoing respect for the world around us, and its reaches in technological innovation.
This new world is changing practically every innovation, every industry, every facet of modern life, both now and going further into the future. Education is changing drastically, but in the best of ways. There is something profoundly intriguing about the way that the entire academic sector is changing, and that intrigue is partially due to the realisation that people are now wanting, even categorically preferring, education in this modern age over traditional education. There is a lot to be said for improving an industry through innovations and further advancements, and education has had one of the most exciting improvements of all. It is an improvement that continues to evolve even today.
EdTech takes education to the next level
EdTech (education technology) is effectively taking all the tedious processes and systems of traditional education, and transforming them, making them more convenient and efficient. This is important because in allowing for this kind of growth, modern education is essentially providing students and educators alike with a stronger, more reliable academic experience. In taking some components of traditional learning and teaching, and digitising them, EdTech is making global education a far more efficient spectrum. And it is something that the masses are coming to love.
EdTech presents traditional education with an opportunity to realign
It is no secret that the way of the world is shifting dramatically. The entire world has been transformed by technological advancement and rapid digitalisation. When the way of the modern world is changing so quickly, it certainly pays to dig out the roots of every industry and facet of modern life, and dig around to figure out how to rewire it all so that it realigns with the rest of the world. EdTech has allowed for the academic industry around the globe to realign with the shifting world. This is so important because it creates a flowing experience for students, rather than a chaotic fracture in their education experience, and the rest of the world around them.
EdTech offers students the chance to prepare for a digital world
Education technology is created a new frontier for students to prepare for life after graduation. It is an inevitability that education comes to an end eventually, and now that the real world is steadily becoming more focused on the digital, students must be prepared, or else they will face a confusing, disjointed time when they first enter the real world after their academic years. So, EdTech is bringing digitalisation and technology into the modern learning experience, in many ways. From digitising assessment submissions and course materials, all the way to teaching students computational systems like Hadoop clusters (and everything in between), EdTech is successfully preparing students for life after academics.