If EdTech is Here to Stay, how can it Make Education Fairer?

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If EdTech is Here to Stay, how can it Make Education Fairer? - 14 Jun 2021 11:00 – 11:40

COVID-19 already casts a long shadow over the education of young people, with 184 country-wide school closures affecting more than 1.5 billion learners since Spring 2020. As education leaders consider our recovery from the pandemic, they must answer tough questions: How will we support children and families who have fallen behind to catch-up? How do we ensure all children are receiving the education they need to succeed? How do we improve teaching in our schools?

These questions aren’t exactly new, but the context for the role of technology in answering them certainly is. A huge range of EdTech products have seen surging usage - from adaptive learning platforms using algorithms to ‘personalise’ learning, to simple tools designed to help parents talk to their children about learning. At their best, they have been a lifeline for teachers and children rocked by COVID-19 - with capabilities and efficiency that would have been unthinkable even a decade ago. At their worst, they have witnessed existing inequalities being exacerbated.

This session taking place at CogX 2021 will explore the big challenges school systems face in the UK as we try to give children a fairer start, and the role that technology should play in that effort.

The standard virtual pass lets you unlock the CogX Festival experience through the virtual platform, build your own bespoke and flexible agenda and choose from 18 groundbreaking topics.

Register now for your free pass. The standard virtual pass lets you unlock the CogX Festival experience through the virtual platform, build your own bespoke and flexible agenda and choose from 18 groundbreaking topics.

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