Education Department of the UK has recently confirmed that they have had the first meeting regarding Education Tech Leadership Group on the 3rd of June. Moreover, the experts of the group have been set up for examining ways to help the schools across the country to efficiently use tech in classrooms.
Nesta, the innovative foundation has reportedly released a call-out to Ed-Tech companies to become a part of the country’s Ed-Tech Fund. The first and foremost step of the government is to stimulate the innovation of industry & support the development of Ed-Tech innovation. According to the sources, the programme has been funded by the Government of the United Kingdom. By the looks of it, the government of the United Kingdom will invest 10 million GBP in EdTech.
Damian Hinds, the education secretary at London’s School and Academies, told the attendees that the strategy is only the first step that would make sure that the education sector can take advantage of the cutting-edge opportunities that come from Edtech.
Hinds also said that the world that we are living in is more of a digital world the technology has the potential of transforming the way people live and breath. Technology can become an enhancer and an enabler, and in the educational sectors, technology can help the teachers in reducing their workload.
In the UK, the education industry is around £170 million. Reports suggest that most of the students in the education sector regularly use technology in their free time. And this might be the reason why the UK’s education sector has failed in leveraging technology which would ultimately benefit the students.
The UK government claims to have been identified ten critical challenges in terms of education that they want to tackle with tech companies, boost opportunities with teacher training, and improve anti-cheating software to oversee malpractices during the examinations.
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