The Importance of Technology in Education and Why it Matters

July 05, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought forward unprecedented challenges that have affected global education, particularly primary school students who are building foundations for later learning. We are living amidst what is potentially one of the greatest threats in our lifetime, a gigantic educational crisis. According to the World Bank, as of March 28th 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced more than 1.6 billion young students out of school in 161 countries. This is close to 80% of the world’s enrolled students. Not since World War II, have we witnessed so many countries and their schools go into simultaneous lockdown for the same reason. The impact of this virus has proved to be far-reaching, and no one can foresee its effects on education in the long-term. Whilst education required major reforms, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed forward the absolute necessity for educational disruption and online solutions must: 

  1. Be interesting for the targeted group of students, as well as their teachers, to ensure sufficient interaction with the new (on-line) process. 
  2. Ensure a critical mass of educational results/progress to secure the cognitive development of young students.
  3. Prepare young students for a professional life and the job market of the future 2035 and beyond (support new ways of thinking and new emotional capabilities).

Today’s powerful tech-students need to be ready to face the 4th industrial revolution challenges by developing higher order thinking skills such as creative expression, innovative design, ethical problem solving and global perspective of the world. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, asserts that there are four distinct periods of industrial revolution throughout history, including the one that’s been happening right now. Schwab describes the 4th industrial revolution as the one that will trigger a dramatic technological expansion, shift the labor market demands and cause profound change in economic and social structures. In the World Economic Forum Report on global employment in 2018, 54% of world employees needed to upskill and re-skill by 2022. In the same report, the need to directly connect school education with workforce demands was referenced as one of the most crucial issues that education faces, as professionals need a broader diversified range of skills that complement basic literacy, numeracy, and science. Today’s Alfa Generation students are more connected, educated, sophisticated and technologically literate. They use smartphones and tablets effortlessly and work with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistants naturally, as young inquisitive minds require engaging learning experiences. It befits the entire educational community to disrupt teaching and learning with high-quality instructional resources. 

To conclude, post COVID-19, education will be called upon to formulate comprehensive, all in one holistic, eLearning solutions that meet the challenges of an era of accelerating change and workforce transitions, integrating technology to build a better teaching and learning experience, bridging the division between the 21st century skills required by the labor market and the skills provided by traditional academic institutions.

About Digipro Education Limited

Digipro Education, pioneers of FUNecole®, leaders in the Ed Tech market and independent of any technology provider, offer an exceptional holistic eLearning environment where primary and elementary students collaborate to solve problems and develop creative solutions. 

The FUNecole® solution fully supports STREAMS (Science Technology reading wRiting Art, Mathematics and Social Studies) and facilitates the communication between teachers and students seamlessly, embarking on multidisciplinary learning experiences where boundaries between disciplines disperse.

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