Just over half of educator preparation programs (EPPs) report that most of their faculty incorporate technology into their training, a new report suggests. As a result, first-time teachers lack the confidence to use edtech in the classroom at a time when the profession can't avoid it.
Despite shaky short-term forecasts, edtech is still poised for long-term growth, and AI is currently driving the buzz at edX, the popular online learning platform. Reports focused on decade-wide analysis rather than year-to-year changes reaffirm the viability of edtech: The market is expected to be near $1 trillion by the end of the decade.
Across the globe, higher education institutions work tirelessly to build and maintain a record of excellence for quality educational experiences, and that same effort and strategic mindset should be applied to online education.
Higher education professionals, industry leaders and state legislators are beginning to recognize its revelatory potential to foster the next chapter of academic equity, workforce access and attractive program offerings.
A new report by consulting firm Bain & Company is forecasting the majority of higher education to be in a tough financial spot three years from now due to a confluence of operational challenges affecting institutions.