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29th Mar, 2017 — 2 min read

Cloud technology: Helping cater for the digital-first student

“Investing in collaboration tools is very important…we need to invest in tools that will provide students the opportunity to have their own voice,” Bobbi Kurshan, Executive Director, Penn GSE.

As students continue to explore and adopt technology solutions outside of the classroom, is the teaching environment adapting quick enough?

Although Lord Jim Knight, Chief Education Advisor at TES Global would say yes, he admits schools still have a technology challenge on their hands. According to him: “Good teaching should reflect the real world to make it relevant to pupils, yet we constrain teachers from being able to do that by the nature of the curriculum.” But why?

We put that question to Bobbi Kurshan, Executive Director at Penn GSE Group, and Greg Hughes from The de Ferrers Academy at this year’s Bett event. According to Greg, “More schools are moving away from a traditional IT architecture, and moving towards completely cloud based storage.”

Paul Grist, Education Advisor at Dropbox says that’s a step in the right direction for the education sector as “collaboration tools will allow teachers to teach more efficiently, and learners to learn in the way that they want.”

To find out more about how digital tools can improve classroom learning, you can watch the full video above.

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