A Look At The Increasing Relevance Of The Global Edtech Industry • Techpoint Africa

At different points in my short life, several things have come with the promise of being life-changing, and I have held onto them with no intention of letting go.

Think about it for a moment, and you’ll see that the same can be said of us all and for our world.

From the now obsolete rotary telephones and wired landlines to the recent extraordinary leaps in AI, innovation promises long-lasting change, but is sometimes the forerunner to bigger and better things that promise more enduring change before the new and flashy updates roll around. Wash, rinse, and repeat. 

This cycle of change happens everywhere and with the rise of edtech — education technology — arguments about whether it can replace traditional schooling methods abound. 

Education plays a crucial role in society and nation-building, but illiteracy paves the way for societal menace and neglect of diverse resources; however, the panacea is enlightenment via easy access to quality education. 

Edtech is an area of technology devoted to developing and applying tools to facilitate education. 


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