What do you think will be the main things we'll be seeing in ed tech in 2018?
More learner outcomes focused solutions. The industry has lived through enough hardware and software disruptions (think laptops, whiteboards, tablets, LMSs, etc.) to understand that what really matters is the actual impact on students, teachers and overall society. At Odilo we put at the heart of what we do the learners and their literacy and reading comprehension journey. Only then, we look for the right technology implementation. Odilo's perspective is that 2018 will be the year where the boundaries of in-classroom and outside the classroom activities and interactions will blur and merge. And we hope Odilo's collaborative reading platform will be at the centre of this phenomenon.
What do you think will be the main ed tech challenges in 2018?
Definitely inclusive education is one of the challenges that keeps up awake at night. Very often, innovation in education technology focuses on the resourceful learners and schools. It is normally an after-thought to consider students in remote rural areas or with some sort of physical or learning disability. The time to change that has arrived. Odilo is a firm believer that education technology should be inclusive from inception and that any development, like our mobile digital library or reading clubs should work offline and include accessibility features from day one.
Belén Benito, Marketing & Communications Manager, Odilo