According to The EdTech Report 2019/2020, it was predicted that by 2021 the UK EdTech sector would reach £3.4 billion. Despite this, findings show that more needs to be done to ensure UK schools and colleges are getting enough access to educational technology. In Northern Ireland, 3 in 4 teachers admitted that the children they teach don't have enough access to educational technology, with teachers in North East, West Midlands, Greater London, North West, and Wales agreeing.
Adapt, adapt, adapt. Perhaps one of the most used words by higher education educators in 2020, and it will no doubt remain on everyone’s lips well beyond this academic year. A challenge made even harder when the institution’s legacy administrative systems and operating models, far from simplifying, are teetering between over-complexity and inertia.
What does the college of the future really need to look like in order to meet the challenges faced by society over the next few decades? That’s the weighty question at the heart of the final report from the Independent Commission on the College of the Future.