Giving Compass' Take:

• The rise of technology used in education is a global trend. Education Dive discusses the digitization of the classroom and the opportunities and resources edtech offers to students.

• How can funders work to increase equity around edtech? What edtech can most effectively improve education? How can edtech serve students and teachers forced into online education? 

• Read more about the global rise of education technology.

The rise of digitalization in schools across the world means that ‘traditional’ teaching is evolving, and technologies are taking over classrooms. Consistently engaging students is a challenging task for even the most experienced educators, and there is now a plethora of different technologies assisting learning. But, to what extent can technology assist teachers in enhancing learning environments and keeping their students engaged?

The digital revolution in the education sphere means students have access to the best resources at the click of a button in any remote location. In this current digital climate, technology takes the front seat, and the education sector is by no means behind.

Visualizing active learning processes

Japan may be leading the way in the digital classroom arena, as the University of Tokyo and Fujitsu are currently trialing a yearlong project that is testing the impact of a fully digital classroom. Based on research around collaborative learning, in which groups work together to solve a problem, the aim is to visualize students learning using Creative Digital Space User-Interface technology (UI). The technology uses projectors and cameras to digitalize an entire room and record a student’s actions when using virtual screens, digital pens and smart devices.

Read the full article about the digitization of the classroom at Education Dive.