After almost two years of edtech development in response to the pandemic, Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith looks at what 2022 has in store for us, touching upon the changing nature of the digital divide, assessment, parental engagement and personalised learning

For technology in education, 2021 was a year of experimentation and reflection. Educators worldwide have seen widespread use of mobile devices and digital platforms as part of an attempt to bridge the divide created by lockdown measures. Measures have affected more than 1.6 billion students spread across 150 countries (World Bank, 2021).

However, as well as providing continuity for millions, these solutions have also exposed new forms of digital divide. A global survey of teachers across 92 countries found that 56 per cent of teachers felt that they did not have the skills needed to make digital learning a success (Oxford University Press, 2021).

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