Edtech, or education technology refers to hardware and software designed to enhance teacher-led learning in classrooms and improve students’ education outcomes.
Edtech is about applying digital technology to deliver a new form of learning architecture. An architecture that harnesses the social reach of the internet, that delivers personalized learning and training that can automatically adjust to an individual’s learning competence and that uses big data analysis to understand the most effective ways for learners to progress.
Education Technology is still in the early stages of its development, but it shows promise as a method of customizing curriculum for a student’s ability level by introducing and reinforcing new content at a pace the student can handle.
The importance of Edtech does not just lie with the power it has to bring down costs and engage learners in new and innovative ways, it is also about the way in which it can equalize standards and enable access for all.