Edtech, like many other industry-specific offshoots of technology, has been disrupting the complex and diverse world of education, changing the way learners and their instructors interact in the process. First embraced by schools, colleges and universities, edtech, short for education technology, has gradually found its way into the corporate world, perhaps as a testament that learning and self-development don’t often stop on graduation day.
As office workers spend an average of 1,700 hours in front of computer screens every year and millions of others are highly dependent on their tech devices, it only makes sense for business owners to integrate technology into every aspect of their operations, including training. Thus, learning through edtech provides a uniquely efficient and convenient platform for businesses that are looking to train their employees.
While most companies are already using edtech in some form, the popularity and implementation of those facilities are set to grow at a rapid rate over the coming years, generating significant improvements that will ultimately lead to greater efficiencies and enhanced bottom lines.
There are four key reasons why edtech will change business training for the better:
- Edtech satisfies the demands and expectations of the new generation.
- Edtech boosts data absorption within the organization.
- Edtech promotes teacher-student dialogues and feedback.
- Edtech allows businesses to map out staff progress.
Here’s more on each of these key areas of improvement.
Edtech satisfies the demands and expectations of the new generation.
The working world is currently undergoing a clear generational shift as Baby Boomers retire and are replaced by the first waves of Generation Z workers, who are now in their late teens and early twenties. Consequently, companies need to invest in technology and modern approaches to training because the vast majority of new candidates entering the workplace are youngsters that have grown up