Tips for Successful EdTech Deployment in 2018

Will 2018 be a promising year to modernize your institution with high-end infrastructure?

Education is modernizing and as the process is quite rapid, some guidelines for the successful EdTech deployment is worth handy for the New Year.

Wherever technology has found its front seat, it is bound to witness disruption and we say so because technology is synonymous to disruption. For a long time, education was one sector which was governed by traditional pedagogical techniques. But in the recent time, due to the integration of technology, things are changing for the larger benefit of the future generation and the society as a whole.

Today, for the long term success of any institution, EdTech has to be a part of any school’s DNA. As technology is advancing, it is allowing teachers to practice advanced learning methodologies thereby eradicating any outdated practices or any bottlenecks faced in the area of education. With so many advantages in its belly, technology integration is surely going to be a major focus in the process of school’s budgeting and planning process for the New Year. So, how should any institution step forward with their EdTech plan in 2018?

Suggestions for EdTech Deployment in 2018

  1. With more and more advances and options disrupting in the education sector, the New Year looks very impressive as institutions would be catered with many cost efficient and sustainable tech solutions that will help them to create a better EdTech learning environment.

The cost of devices is likely to stay the same or decrease as technology continues to improve. So it’s important for the institutions to keep a tap on the multiple technological solutions and simultaneously check out all its features to see if they fulfill their administrative and curriculum requirements. They need to also keep a tap on products prices because this will guide them to put more devices into the hands of students and teachers; something which is expected out of any progressive schools.

  1. As more and more curriculum is getting digitized, technology deployment in the K-12 sector is likely to increase further. Hence, it is imperative for stakeholders to empower their planning process. This planning will not only give a boost to the new technology integration but alongside, enhance the existing curriculum to benefit out of the new technology. One such suggestion related to successful planning is to discuss about tech integration with domain experts or seek professional guidance from various EdTech Companies who are ready to help institutions with different kinds of valuable support.
  2. Checking-off pre-requisites is essential for any institution before they plunge into planning out any new tech agenda. For instance, there would be many such prerequisite plans such as testing and reconfiguration of wire and network setting in the school, which if it is not checked off in the first place would make future tech investments futile. At times, checking out the pre-existing plans also opens up multiple avenues for future advancements and so institutions must make the most out of it.
  3. Another vital area is to simplify the institutions EdTech programs as this would help the institution to trade up technology at any time. Most often schools make their major decision including change or integration of new technology during summers when there is less of curriculum pressure or hustle and bustle of students. However, if the distribution is made throughout the year, say in summer, fall, winter and spring breaks- it would give back bot financial and operational satisfaction. It would also cut down the risks of any downward pressure on residual value of equipment.

With the onset of New Year, new hopes usher in and so is the case with every institution. We hope the above mentioned suggestions would help the stakeholders take up better steps to deploy best-in-class technological services for uninterrupted services. So before we wrap up our discussion, let’s also give a short highlight on the technological catalysts that is set to transform learning experiences further. Firstly, K12 teachers would be more engrossed into digitizing the curriculum. Secondly with more of an emphasis laid on to personalizing the learning experience, data is surely going to fuel the entire process. Read more on the trends, by clicking here.

Let us know if you are foreseeing some more trends in 2018. To share your thought with us, you need to drop your comment in the section provided below.

About the Author
Author: Ananya DebroyWebsite:
Ananya is currently working as the Content Manager at EdTechReview. She has a keen interest in Ed Tech and the ways in which it is strengthening the education sector as a whole. She is an avid reader and loves to meet relevant people & unleash new updates on various innovations in the EdTech world as it indirectly helps her pen down well-researched blogs on the niche. Follow her @AnanyaDebRoy

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