'Educational technology' (also known as EdTech) is the study and practice of designing effective instruction using technology, media, and learning theory. It encompasses everything from the simple use of computers in the classroom to teach concepts, through to entire online platforms, mobile learning applications, gamification or virtual reality techniques.
Educational technology is about applying digital technology to deliver a new form of learning architecture that harnesses the social reach of the internet and that delivers individualised learning and training. Educational technology aims to improve education as the technology should facilitate the learning processes and increase learner performance.
The future of education relies on an ongoing dialogue between educators/trainers, organisations (educational or corporate), and professionals in the tech world.
Who should join?
"EdTechies" can be producers or consumers of educational technologies. They work in K-12 schools, higher education, corporate and professional businesses where technology is used to create and deliver lessons, online classes, tutorials, help centers, and training programs.
What to Expect?
This Meetup group aims to provide a dynamic community of like-minded professionals who will meet regularly to share their knowledge and experience with each other in a collaborative, informative and relaxed environment.