Today’s classrooms are packed with technology, from tablet computers and widescreen televisions to interactive whiteboards.
The last few years have also seen the development of massive open online courses, or MOOCS. Providers such as edX — which was founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 — offer free online courses from renowned institutions such as Columbia University and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The platform provides more than 1,900 courses and its users come from all over the world.
As technology drives change in education, one of the sector’s big players is looking to keep pace with developments and encourage innovation.
“The digital medium gives us the opportunity to really take the education and learning experience to the next level,” Albert Hitchcock, chief technology and operations officer for Pearson Education, told CNBC in an interview broadcast earlier this week.