The future of Education Technology during and post COVID19

It is no surprise that the COVID19 has disrupted the businesses, disrupted the industry and disrupted the world. Most industries have now gone into RED zone and many have a bleak future at least for the next year. However, in this situation, innovation is the name of the game and technology is necessary for the management and improvement of the businesses. In an article on BBC mentioned that Robots will replace over 20 million workers by 2030.

This does not leave the education industry too. Many institutions are moving towards seamless learning for their students. They are looking out for ways to use technology, not only as a medium of management but also as a medium for communication, execution and also for transportation. A number of Ed-Tech companies have come in to provide solutions in the areas of Education based ERP solutions, School Management SOlutions, Learning Management System, Online Training, Online Examination, GPS & RFID enabled IOT Devices, Mobile Apps, what all and whatnot.

It is not just in the western world which boasts of being well-developed countries where technology utilization is maximum, but also in African Countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, etc., where many are either underdeveloped or developing countries. EdTech is the need of the hour and it is inevitable for a University in Ghana to exchange information with the world.

With the pandemics such as COVID where the whole countries are in a lockdown state, businesses based out of India are providing Online Training for students in Africa and the Middle east. Trinity NDT, a well -known Training Institution based out of Bengaluru, India are providing online training in Non-Destructive Training on UT, MT, PT, RTFI, VT & ET which once considered as a classroom and practical training. According to their Director and Lead Trainer Mr ShivaKumar “We have built a state of the art facility and using all necessary latest technologies to deliver training to the students. We use both Communication Technologies as well as Learning Management Solutions coupled with Online Examination Systems to deliver effective training to our students. Many of our students take these classes sitting at their home from 42 countries right from Ghana in Africa to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East”

Further by use of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Big data analytics, the potential opportunities to build better and concentrated training is possible for students. This helps them to learn in their own pace and in the speed that they are capable of, unlike classroom training where a teacher has to balance a slow learner with a fast learner.

The Global pandemic has surely modified the ways of thinking of businesses in the Education segment and those who are still stuck to the old way of knowledge imparting and assuming that they will still win the race is nothing but a farce.