Meeting the needs of modern learners
STUDENT demand for education services and innovations in technology is leading to rapid expansion of the online education industry. According to the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, there is now more than 1000 online education providers in Australia.
Dubbo educator and technology consultant Erifili Davis said that educational technology or ‘edtech’ is the natural evolution of learning.
“Educational technology is about using technology to help learners learn,” she said. “It’s about adapting to the learner’s needs.”
Mrs Davis has been able to combine her loves of technology and education to help others find a suitable learning environment.
“I have always been interested in technology and have been exposed to it all my life,” she said.
Whether helping young people or adults, she said that edtech helps to remove some of the restrictions that prevent people from learning in a traditional sense.
“I like to see the opportunity to inspire youth with educational technology
Educational technology, or ‘edtech’, is becoming more popular but young people need to be taught good digital citizenship, according to Dubbo educator Erifili Davis.