THE MINDS BEHIND WHAT’S NOW & WHAT’S NEXT
Published by EdTech Digest, The State of EdTech 2020-2021 report attempts to identify the top 100 influencers in the industry. Established in 2010, the awards are segregated into three categories: Cool Tools, Leadership and Trendsetters. Some notable previous winners include Nearpod, Classcraft and Coursera.
The first section of the report explores key statistics pertaining to the industry drawn from a variety of external sources. The second section includes articles from educational and industry leaders, examples of books and podcasts and the top 100 influencers in the industry.
The influencer list is made up of teachers, school leaders and industry professionals.
The full list of influencers is available in the free downloadable report
Student engagement as the fundamental driver of education
Professional Development delivered through webinars and social media
Student creativity using technology
Robot teachers and the potential for large scale disruption
Student social action as pupils want to be more actively involved in current affairs
Disagreement about the impact of EdTech
Tools to help with the development of literacy skills
Future skills and workplace demands
Changes to assessment and artificial intelligence
Companies to watch
The final section of the report is broken down into future trends and a list of 1000 companies that are transforming education. There is also a separate list of companies to keep an eye on.
“ When technologies ease and enhance learning, assist in presenting a subject in its most interesting and engaging form, and allow people to fully and conceptually understand an area of study with direct practical benefit to their life and the lives of others—then ‘edtech’ is working well. ” Victor Rivero, Editor-In-Chief, State of EdTech 2020-2021