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March 29, 2017
What Will EdTech Look Like in 100 Years?
Let’s take a look at the future and see how technology will improve education in the next 100 years. What will be the new innovations in EdTech? What will future classrooms look like?  Will the need to study medicine, law, and science disappear when robots start working in these professions?  What about ...
March 27, 2017
The Pros and Cons of Implementing BYOD in the Classroom
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a new learning method whereby students and staff are allowed to connect personal mobile devices to the school’s wireless network and use the same in the classroom. This method is picking up pace on a global scale, and presents numerous benefits as well as challenges, some of...
March 22, 2017
3 Key Challenges Faced in Implementing Educational Technology
Technology is gradually becoming an integral part of education. And while the incorporation of technology into the classroom provides numerous benefits, it also poses significant challenges. Public Sector Executive outlines 3 major challenges of implementing educational technology and how to overcome them. ...
March 15, 2017
10 Reasons Why Saudi Arabia is a Burgeoning Market for Educational Technology
1. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has the highest Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) at the tertiary level among Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC)—61.1 per cent against the region’s average of 31.9 per cent. 2. KSA leads the GCC region in terms of the highest number of educational projects, followed by Qatar...
March 9, 2017
Drivers of Private Education Growth in the GCC: Part 2
In the last article, we outlined some of the key factors spurring private investments in the education sector in Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC). Kuwait Times identifies four more drivers of private education in the region. 1. Investment opportunities in the tertiary education sector: The tertiary or post-s...
February 28, 2017
Expert Interview: Richard Edwards
An expert in online, blended and face-to-face education, Richard Edwards, Executive Director of iLearn Research at Ball State University provided insights on challenges and trends impacting the industry. 1. How is online education breaking barriers worldwide? RE: Education no longer needs to be tethered to ...
February 27, 2017
Factors Driving the Growth of the Private Education Sector in the GCC: (Part 1)
The education sector in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) gained prominence after the 2011 Arab Spring, and has since witnessed significant advancements. The average youth literacy rate has risen to above 98 per cent, while the adult literacy rate is above 90 per cent. Private schools, especially thos...
February 21, 2017
5 Ways That Technology Benefits Teachers
Much has been said about schools adapting to accommodate digital native students. We often forget that teachers need to adapt to using technology in the classroom as well. But luckily for them, educational technology provides a wide array of benefits, five of which have been mentioned below. Teacher-Empoweri...
February 1, 2017
4 Easy Ways to Integrate Technology into the Classroom
1) Video Clips and Slideshows Supplementing teaching with video clips can help create a clearer and more comprehensive picture for students. Video tools such as BrainPOP, YouTube or TED can be effectively used to complement any lesson. Video clips can break the monotony of the lecture and revive students...