Edutech 2018: Emerging Trends – Part 2

Systems security must be more robust

The pervasiveness of malware and ransomware is an increasing cause for concern in today’s times when data is so critical. Schools must be rigorous in mitigating these kinds of attacks. Putting a clear governance policy in place for opening emails and having a remote technical support that can detect risks before they reach your networks are some of the critical steps educational organizations will need to take to ensure system safety.


Flipped learning is here to stay

Flipped learning and collaborative classrooms are the trends catching up speed. Google Classroom, One Drive, and Microsoft Teams. Some of the online platforms that help to foster collaboration in the classroom, will become more central to learning.

Using 1:1 devices will become standard

With the need for affordable 1:1 classroom devices, the demand for such products will see a surge.  What will also become common is the use of technology to share lessons and ideas ‘live’ and in real time with other schools, companies and establishments around the world.

Critical data will be stored in the cloud

As the age of security-consciousness grows, schools will look to store more data in the cloud. Tools like Google Drive that removes the need memory for sticks and allows teams to access their work in the cloud from anywhere will see a rise in their usage.

BYOD schemes will become standard

Though at a nascent stage in India, we will begin to see the majority of the US and UK secondary schools adopting BYOD in some form as part of a wider plan to reduce costs, save time and increase engagement.

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