Meet­ing the needs of mod­ern learn­ers

Dubbo Photo News - - News - By NATALIE HOLMES

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.

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