The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of technology in education - with lockdowns forcing all stages and types of learning to take place online. This led to a plethora of new technologies entering the classroom - or virtual classroom (EdTech). Forbes (2022) forecast the EdTech sector will grow to $680 million by 2027.
We are increasingly seeing a plethora of new apps entering the education setting - using AI and self-learning algorithms for automating repetitive tasks like grading papers, personalizing the learning experience, classroom management or implementing on-site security measures using Computer Vision. These new apps need to be deployed alongside existing software, such as Microsoft Office and ERP software for resource planning. Some of these technologies naturally sit in the cloud, whereas others have on-prem requirements.