Technology has always played a major role in shaping the teaching-learning process. For instance, the invention of the modern blackboard in the early 1800s changed the face of knowledge dissemination. Since then, technological advancements including audio-visual recorders, overhead projectors and smart screens have contributed in creating more immersive educational experiences for learners of all ages. History’s foray into Information Age has catapulted education technology towards new directions wherein students can learn remotely and experience virtual and augmented reality.
While academics and educators across the world were debating the pros and cons of depending on EdTech, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has made all the cons irrelevant. With social distancing being the order of the day, the need for user-friendly EdTech has skyrocketed, to allow teachers and learners to continue working from home. Let us take a look at the growth of the EdTech Industry in the context of the ongoing pandemic.