The mere mention of the word EdTech conjures up gloomy images of children immersed in tablets, laptops. Though there’s an element of truth in it yet EdTech goes way beyond this picture. EdTech, in fact, is an excellent transactional tool in the hands of a creative teacher. During an interaction with TheTechPod – “We have to focus more on the well being of Students,” says Roshan Gandhi.
EdTech is most commonly associated with online education. But in reality, this concept is much broader, it unites all ways of using technology in the educational process, from interactive blackboards to Virtual Reality simulators for modeling surgical operations. The EdTech industry presents a plethora of technology tools that facilitate learning for kids as well as adults including assessment tools for teachers, education-specific sites, reader-adaptive ebooks and more.
Our educational module has unfortunately been stagnant over a significant period of time but the life outside the classroom has changed. The modern day tools help teachers use creative tools for engagement in the classroom and also to cater to the needs of children with different learning styles. EdTech tools also provide an environment for self paced learning, distance learning. Along with providing a vast pool of resources EdTech tools are budget friendly and less time consuming.
About the speaker
Roshan Gandhi is the Chief Executive Officer at City Montessori School, Lucknow. As CEO, Roshan Gandhi leads transformation across City Montessori Schools – the world’s largest city-school, with 57,000 students. A graduate from the University of Oxford with an MBA in Educational Leadership from University College London (UCL), he has also worked in and continues to consult for various education technology companies. Roshan is a frequent speaker at educational conferences in India and internationally, and often publishes on educational topics.
In an interaction with Rohit Sardana, Roshan Gandhi speaks about the future of EdTech in India. Also, Rohit Sardana is the Editor-in-Chief at TheTechPod and Co-founder of IncubateIND. Let’s hear the complete podcast. And, also understand – “We have to focus more on the well being of Students – Roshan Gandhi”.