Three Gaps in EdTech Products and Services

Throughout the years, education technology has changed based on innovations, trends, research studies, and data. The options for customization are endless and there are many ways to collaborate and present information. Today, students can learn at their own pace due to technology for personalized and adaptive learning.

So, what is missing in education technology? Many school districts wish to modernize career and technical education in their schools. It is essential for educators to have the tools to provide students the correct academic path to reach their career goals. Here are the tools teachers need:

  • Assessment options to track academic/career goals
  • Exploratory tools that allow students to find potential career choices
  • Virtual reality can allow students to see a job before they pursue it
  • A better inclusion of STEM skills in career and technical education

Schools should have a good understanding of the success of their students. By collecting data, schools can see how their students are learning and help them grow. Data collection can help schools:

  • Make sense of and organize data in a manner that aids state policymakers, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders
  • Create communication systems, and other methods of professional development for teachers
  • Offer solutions for keeping data safe

MDR has found that the demand for Social Emotional Learning is growing. However, districts are unsure how to incorporate it into curriculum. Districts should start with products that:

  • Are engaging for students, using relevant scenarios and plot points in situational learning experiences
  • Use virtual reality, or other immersive learning technology, with relevant media that allows students to learn through experience
  • Find a way to asses these experiences holistically, through the implementation of the program, not a separate test

Career and Technical Education, data collection, and Social Emotional Learning are growth areas in education. Be sure to discuss ways your customers can incorporate tech in these areas.

Career and Technical Education, data collection, and Social Emotional Learning are growth areas in education. Be sure to discuss ways your customers can incorporate tech in these areas.

Source: MDR

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