Educational Technology

April 27, 2018

Are We Really Ready for Disruption in EdTech?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

One of the most recent disruptions in edtech occurred a few years ago when a significant number of US universities began providing full degree programs online for remote learners to access. Though it caused consternation among traditionalists, this change was ultimately a positive one as it widened access to tertiary education and generated a significant amount of additional revenue for universities.  In the case of the online college degrees mentioned above, for example, the new market consisted of remote learners. Artificial intelligence, gamification, and m-learning are predicted to be some of the key disruptors in higher education technology in 2018. So, are we ready for this disruption when it hits us? In an important sense, we can never be fully prepared for disruption. This is because disruption brings with it unforeseen consequences and new horizons. Nevertheless, there are three essential ways that higher education institutions can prepare themselves to make the most of disruption in edtech.

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