By and large, the COVID-19 pandemic has become an inflection point for education. In the face of this sudden paradigm shift, a majority of educational institutes are conducting their classes online; parents are encouraging their children to learn from a screen; and students themselves are experimenting with new methods of learning from home. And amid this, the growth of edtech innovation, as well as access to online courses and digital content, is now exploding with new possibilities.
Many educational technologies, such as student information systems (SIS) that streamline grade books and attendance tracking, smartboards, test prep software, and paperless classrooms, are currently maturing at a light-speed. Additionally, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in assessing a student’s performance are also gaining momentum. Many edtech providers are integrating adaptive learning technology via AI and ML with online teaching platforms to understand what learning path or instructional support is most appropriate for a particular student. Virtual and mixed reality teaching is another trend that is quickly coming to the forefront. These teaching methods are proving to be more impactful than conventional teaching. And as these changes are becoming a mainstay alternative of traditional teaching methods, there is no doubt that these new technologies will endure in the classroom even in the post COVID-19 era.
At this juncture, the key considerations must be made about how these edtech solutions can be thoughtfully integrated into an academic institute’s existing workflows. Schools and colleges should consider a use-case driven approach to assessing their exact expectations from edtech partners. To assist educational institutions in such practice, we have compiled this issue of Education Technology Insights. In this edition, we have listed the top 10 edtechstartups to highlight those making significant contributions to the advancement of the overall education delivery model. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these companies are set to transform the landscape. This edition also blends thought leadership articles from subject matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs, along with real-life stories on how the companies have enhanced their clients’ capabilities. We hope this issue of Education Technology Insights helps you build the technological partnership your business needs to succeed in a competitive landscape.
We present to you Education Technology Insights’, “Top 10 EdTechStartups– 2020.”