Three Things All EdTech Companies Have In Common

EdTech companies are some of the hottest new enterprises to span two growing sectors: education and technology. They differ considerably in what they offer end users, but they have some important things in common. Here, we examine three key similarities:

1. They all find new ways to do old tasks

At its core, education has been the same for centuries. Yet the way we educate ourselves and others has changed with the advance of new technologies. EdTech companies capitalise on finding new ways to do old tasks, and they do a great job of convincing us to try something novel. Take revision, for example: gone are the days of revision cards getting lost in the bottom of rucksacks; nowadays you can use your smartphone and keep thousands of cards in your back pocket.

2. They all think and work internationally

Education is internationalising and at an increasing rate: more and more schools are venturing overseas to broaden access to their classrooms and EdTech companies need to do the same. Most EdTech companies have international components, international staff and are offering their services to international clients. If you’re not doing so already, now is the time to start thinking about how to make your business appealing to an international audience.

3. They all help to speed up key processes

EdTech companies know that anything that can be done to help speed up some of the core processes in teachers’ and students’ lives can be a fruitful enterprise. Whether it is automatically generating citations or enabling users to sync important documents seamlessly across devices, EdTech companies are finding new and innovative ways to make everyday things easier.

How can Goodwille help EdTech companies?

Here at Goodwille, we have helped over 1,500 companies successfully expand their businesses in the UK since 1997 and today we have an international client base of over 500 companies. We specialise in providing support services, from company legal and financial administration to human resources and virtual offices. To find out what we can do to help your EdTech business, do not hesitate to get in touch with us for friendly, expert advice.

Make sure your company is ready for EdTech

More and more businesses are turning to EdTech to deliver workforce training, but it’s not a fool-proof practice. So, take a look at these tips to ensure your firm gets the most out of E-learning opportunities…

 

There will likely be some barriers to the introduction of e-learning. That doesn’t mean the idea should be abandoned, but it does mean you need to assess and address any issues in advance. The psychological, environmental, technological and financial implications of e-learning are all factors to be taken into consideration.

Do your staff have the technical ability for e-learning? Do they enjoy using software, or do they respond better to more traditional training? Do you have suitable training areas that can be equipped to the necessary level? Will your budget cover the initial, and ongoing, costs of e-learning?

Fully investigate whether to buy the software or develop it yourself

There’s a wealth of software that can be bought with readymade e-learning content, but does it meet your specific criteria? Off-the-shelf software is often a cost-effective option for companies with generic training needs, but it’s not geared towards unusual or unique firms.

Developing custom EdTech is a possibility to be explored by businesses with the right in-house resources, but for those that don’t, outsourcing is a popular option.

Select appropriate subjects

E-learning covers a wide range of areas, but it’s not the optimum way to deliver all training. The best way to find out what subjects are suitable is to run comparative tests.

Select a topic and teach it to one group of employees by using traditional methods, and then train another group using the software. Comparing results and analysing feedback will help you to decide which types of training you should utilise EdTech for.

If you need assistance with training, then Goodwille is here to help. We can provide a full people management service, or simply share our extensive knowledge with your in-house staff. To find out more about Goodwille’s HR work, and our other high-quality support services, please contact a member of our team.