While technology has taken a protagonist role in today’s economy, last week’s OECD report highlights how crucial a teacher’s role still is.
And how are these two topics directly related to each other? In this case, through educational technology (edtech)…
According to John Thornhill, Innovation Editor at the Financial Times edtech may massify education, resulting in a distorted measure of student output and teacher productivity. Edtech does provide a fantastic opportunity to many by democratising access to education, while it’s important to take it with a pinch of salt and be critical about its path of growth.
Education is forecasted to massive increase within developing countries in the next 15 years, and it is also becoming a continuous activity instead of a tick box in our lives. Plus, today, many of us desire to love what we do, not only do it for survival’s sake. Technology can definitely help accelerating education’s reach to satisfy the growing need, while the human skills, personalisation and adaptive systems have to be taken into consideration on a higher scale!
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