It’d be difficult to argue that technology hasn’t had a huge impact on almost every aspect of our lives, but sometimes it’s easy to forget just how much things have changed over the past decade or so.
The education sector has experienced a particularly significant transformation at the hands of technology, having moved from a complete reliance on paper (and chalk!) to integrated education technology in a matter of decades.
Here are the 10 most game-changing technology developments in the education sector.
We couldn’t call ourselves edtech experts without discussing the enormous success of touchscreens in the classroom. Replacing the soon-to-be outdated interactive whiteboard, touchscreens offer a fully immersive learning experience via software and apps.
This technology has made it easier than ever to connect pupils and teachers to shared digital workspaces, while encouraging collaboration and participation from even the most de
Education technology, or edtech, is one of the fastest growing technology sectors in the world. In fact, figures from EdTechXGlobal suggest the worldwide edtech market could reach $252 billion (£198.6 billion) by 2020, the equivalent of 17 per cent year-on-year growth.
Of course, as the market grows the hope is that all children will benefit from easier access to information and learning resources thanks to technology developments. But some experts reckon that improvements in technology could prove to be particularly significant in Special Educational Needs (SEN) learning.
Education technology has never been better. But as funding proves to be an ongoing challenge for schools across the UK, every piece of equipment in the classroom needs to earn its place.
Not only do tight budgets mean less money for equipment, but they also mean less money for specialist IT staff. Today teachers need great value, easy-to-use technology that they can maintain and operate pretty much on their own.
We’ve taken a look at the two developments in low-maintenance education technology – touchscreens and laser projectors – to highlight where you can cut costs and stress levels, without impacting on performance.
One of the most significant advancements in education technology in recent years has been classroom touchscreens. These large screens probably aren’t news to you if you work in the education sector; they’ve transformed lessons and teaching practices with collaboration and inter
No matter how many years’ experience you have in education, taking on a subject lead can be a daunting task. Given the mishmash of roles and responsibilities, IT lead has to be one of the most daunting of all.
Perhaps you’re purely focused on your responsibility for guiding your school on the subject of IT and what to offer students. But maybe you’ve also been roped into choosing which technology the school should introduce into its classroom next year and how to distribute funds with maximum effect for every department.
It’s no simple ask. But you can make things easier by knowing where to focus your efforts. Read on for our round up three top priorities for a primary school IT lead.
A common ask of an IT lead will inevitably be to keep the technology your school uses up to date and up to its job of serving teachers and pupils. This doesn’t just mean staying up to date by purchasing the latest equipment; you can also make sure
When you think about just how far education technology has come in the past ten years, it’s hard to believe that experts are already working on the next edtech revolution. But it’s true.
Many companies are already delivering sneak peeks of their latest creations, hoping to be at the forefront of modern learning – and we’re seeing some pretty exciting stuff. Read on for a quick overview of the biggest new trends in edtech set to transform the education sector all over again.
It’s been impossible to ignore the growth in remote working in the last few years. For one, you might have wondered where your colleagues keep disappearing too. Well in tech terms, business and education aren’t that far removed; many of the operational developments end up crossing over as both seek to encourage collaboration and group engagement, albeit in very different environments
Over in the business world, we’ve seen
After the rush of industry events in the first quarter of the year, including Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) and Bett, the second quarter finally brings some downtime and a chance to reflect on the product ranges available in 2017.
In this article, we’ve honed in on the latest touchscreens for the education sector. All of our touchscreens have made their mark in one area or another, but the best one for you will depend on what you want to achieve with the screen itself.
Read on for a roundup of the best touchscreens for education – whether you’re looking for the perfect touchscreen for a university group, or a screen to encourage learning in a primary school classroom – the Displaypoint experts have got you covered.