$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)
Educational technology is the combined use of computer hardware, software, and educational theory and practice to facilitate learning. When referred to with its abbreviation, EdTech, it is often referring to the industry of companies that create educational technology.
In addition to practical educational experience, educational technology is based on theoretical knowledge from various disciplines such as communication, education, psychology, sociology, artificial intelligence, and computer science. It encompasses several domains including learning theory, computer-based training, online learning, and m-learning, where mobile technologies are used. It also creates specific learning devices that facilitates education.
At the moment governments in developing countries are spending huge amounts of money to utilize a very old approach to learning by building schools and training qualified teachers. While this is not going to solve the problem in those countries we believe that technology proper utilization could help to reach the educational goals.