Learning goes Virtual: How EdTech is transforming education


With schools, colleges and universities shut, millions are having to learn from home. This creates a necessity for innovative forms of virtual learning, which is where EdTech comes in. Even before coronavirus, EdTech was one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors. According to the Education Foundation, it accounts for four percent of all digital companies, and is growing at a rate of 22 percent year on year. Around a quarter of all EdTech companies in Europe are based in the UK (around 1,200) and the industry is projected to be worth $159 billion by the end of 2020. This article discusses trends and challenges in EdTech as well as its effectiveness in facilitating learning.


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