“A major driving force in education has to be with content adaptation to student profile, performance and learning pace (…). Technology also provides (…) content richness and interaction capabilities, real-time feedback, etc. through which the effectiveness of learning also improves. Finally, technology brings the learning opportunity to places where education could not get through traditional means (…)”. Daniel de Vega
Founder and CEO of Smartick.
According to the World Economic Forum’s research, the most valuable skills in the labor market today are “complex problem solving, judgment and decision making or negotiations”. Weerada Sucharitkul, CEO of FilmDoo reckons that “a big trend in education now is very short courses and smaller qualifications, such as 40-minute courses which can now give certification, so people can learn exactly what they want to.” Hugo Filipe Ribeiro, Founder and CEO of Magikbee, believes that “technology plays an important role in this trend, but teachers and school leaders have also to embrace a new mindset in learning.” The chalkboard and books are becoming obsolete, and public education will have to be digitized. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach is becoming more popular among the innovator’s ecosystem. Gamification as a method is becoming more valued by teachers and Edtech industry as it is “a very effective way to draw the attention of students and redirect it to the course material” and is accessible anywhere and anytime. Many students, however, face the problem of self-discipline and procrastination when it comes to online courses and classes. Machine learning (ML) is expected to help students to measure and predict their talents and chose a learning path, and help teachers to estimate and monitor pupil’s performance and progress. W. Sucharitkul: “At FilmDoo, how we apply machine learning to EdTech is we are able to recommend films to language learning students based on their language level and the latest set of vocabulary (…).” Adjusted learning is contributes to self-education and professional skills development.