(Written by By Glenn Low | e27) The education industry has been through many changes and has experienced exponential growth in recent years due to the global pandemic. Despite the advancement in technology, many educators are not leveraging it due to a lack of technical knowledge and skepticism as they continue with their manual and tedious work processes.
Most students and educators from both today and decades past have vivid memories of computer lab environments, which provided students with access to devices within a shared, central location. Since then, we have seen the computing dynamic in schools shift largely toward a 1-to-1 model in which every student and teacher has their own device to be used both in-school and on-the-go.
Technology has long been a great resource for helping teachers increase student engagement. In 2019, 89% of students said they used digital learning tools at school. Now, amid uncertain and ever-changing circumstances where remote and hybrid learning capabilities are essential, technology in the classroom has become even more essential.