K-12 Education Technology bringing the necessary changes in Education Deliverability

CIOReviewIndia Team | Friday, 06 March 2020, 12:03 IST

K-12 Education Technology bringing the necessary changes in Education Deliverability

The demand for quality education deliverability and robust operational management from educational institutions are significantly growing parallel with advancements in various technologies today. Hence, today, technology in K-12 education should not only be utilized to transform education system digitally, but, should make today’s students ready for the future that lies ahead

With better technology-driven approach and assessments, schools/colleges/universities/institutions have been able to deliver more of a student-centered learning to its students with flexible classrooms and various learning methodologies, enabling a collaborative and fun-filled learning for students.  One of the major driving factors for K-12 segment’s future growth would be the Every Student Succeeds Act. Under this Act, 2019 had seen quite the investments by states and districts with the empowerment of additional decision-making freedom; especially concerning the quality of the education deliverability to every student. Adoption of various emerging trends in educational technology has become a necessity for educational institutions to drive value into its every operations and engagements, thereby bringing every stakeholder in an education system together. All these have been the few key factors behind the digital transformation across various educational institutions.

One of the growing markets, today, is Online K-12 Education market, which is expected to pick-up more pace this year. According to MarketWatch, the global Online K-12 Education market size stood US$ 110540 million and it is expected to reach US$ 592440 million by the end of 2026, with a CAGR of 26.8% from 2021-2026.

Also, according to Google’s Emerging Trends in K-12 Education report (Global Edition), here are some of the noticeable K-12 Education trends that will take the center stage in bringing further alteration across various education segments:

Strengthening Relationship with Technology

Today, every child, at a very early age is seen online. According to the Google’s Emerging Trends in K-12 Education report (Global Edition), more than 39 per cent of young people in US get a social media account by the time they’re 12 years old, while, UK has over 46 per cent of those.  This factor has made quite a necessity to help students develop responsible and healthy relationship with the advancing technologies. Also, by including robust security measures within a school’s curriculum, it will help students to responsibly act and use the given technologies at hand.     

Enhancing Students’ Social and Vocational Skills

With rapidly growing market in the professional sector, students today need more of a holistic learning system which will leap beyond the traditional standardized testing. The ability to cope up with the pressure and enhancing one’s leadership is some of the core aspects that students must look into while diving into any professional field. Hence, implementing various technology-backed methodologies and approaches into an educational institution will significantly improve management and teachers capabilities to help students become future-ready; a better preparation for future job opportunities.

Student-centered Learning

This approach will be the most promising and significant one, when it comes to delivering quality education to the students. Some of the leaders in the Education domain have also argued about making student agency a norm, rather than just an exception.

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