For early adopters of edtech, the silver lining of the Covid-19 cloud is the way it has rocketed education into a new technical dimension. Even the most technology-resistant educators have been forced to come to grips with the tools of remote teaching. But most are singing the praises of the plethora of apps now available in the education space.
It does seem like a blessing in disguise at face value, but IT departments the world over will tell you that a precocious, unplanned “big bang” implementation can have disastrous consequences. Educators may well be adopting technology – but is it the right technology, and will their enthusiasm last?