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Edtech- A Sector Transforming the Future of Students

Abhishek Kumar Singh
Abhishek Kumar Singh Nov 12 2021 - 4 min read
Edtech- A Sector Transforming the Future of Students
Edtech means merging technology with traditional teaching methods to catalyse the learning process in students.

The human brain craves to learn new things. We learn new things, apply them in life and seek comfort by that application. The same science works with inventions. We learn to invent things for completing tasks in an effortless way.

Early humans faced problems, and that forced them to observe things around and replicate the mechanism. For instance, early humans observed round wood logs rolling down a hill and realized that round objects are easier to move. This led them to invent the wheel. 

Eventually, some highly intelligent minds observed the process of learning and tried to modulate it. They mixed it with technology and a new industry formed in the name of Edtech. It was done with a complete sense of making the learning process easy.

What is Edtech?

Explaining what Edtech means seems to be a very daunting task. To get that thing easy, Edtech means merging technology with traditional teaching methods to catalyse the learning process in students. It also includes multiple hardware and software tools which enhance the learning and teaching methods for both students and teachers.

To get in-depth, Edtech means using technology as a support to learn. For instance, any app that provides educational content or any personal computer on which students attend lectures is a part of Edtech. It also comprises multiple other devices like; smart whiteboards, ebooks readers and much more.

Current Status of Edtech in India

Technology came into education in India in 2004. This was the year when online learning started. After that, Students started using technology to learn in spite of getting entertained. Luckily, Industry soon started adapting to these changes.

Currently, India has some 3,500 big and small EdTech companies. This industry presently values over $ 700 m in funding. Edtech is providing solutions for problems in the education system in India. It offers students to learn at their own pace and in their own zone. Some others features include video lectures on coding and technology, language learning courses, competitive exam preparations, on-demand tutor discovery, and gamification of the learning journey.

Opportunities and Future in Edtech Industry

Covid and this new normal made us habituated to easy learning and working methods. Resultantly, the Edtech sector has experienced a sudden boom in recent years. Schools colleges and almost all other education institutions bowed themselves in front of technology.

The Edtech businesses caught the cues at right time and managed to mark their presence in the market. Their success provided tons of opportunities to people who were looking to make their careers in the education industry. Some options for people looking for jobs or businesses in the same field are

  • Tools Dealership: starting a business for selling educational Tools and devices can give you enormous profit if you want to join the Edtech industry.
  • Software support and creation: despite producing millions of engineers every year, India always faces a strong scarcity of good software engineers. If you are an engineering graduate or in sophomore, we will suggest you learn and join the tech sector for a secured future.
  • Online teaching: It would a great idea to open an online teachings business if you do not want to put a lot of money into it. Also, it required very less resources as compared to all other options mentioned here.
  • Get a franchise: FranchiseIndia provides you with all of the best franchise options in every sector. Similarly, you can visit FranchiseIndia’s official website to get franchises for the best brands in the Edtech sector in an effortless way.

Conclusion

Technology helped us in learning new things. Its integration and engagement with education catalyze the processes. This combination of education and technology helped us to grow and generate a sense of prodigy and intellectuality.  Edtech as an emerging business sector will help people grow both mentally and financially.

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