Educational technology, sometimes shortened to EduTech or EdTech, is a wide field. Educational technology as an academic field can be considered either as a design science or as a collection of different research interests addressing fundamental issues of learning, teaching and social organization. Educational technology as practice refers to any form of teaching and learning that makes use of technology. Nevertheless, there are a few features on which most researchers and practitioners might agree:
     • Use of technology is principled: Technology means the systematic application of scientific knowledge to practical tasks. Therefore, educational technology is based on theoretical knowledge drawn from different disciplines (communication, education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer science, etc.) plus experiential knowledge drawn from educational practice.
     • Educational technology aims to improve education: Technology should facilitate learning processes and increase performance of the educational system(s) as it regards to effectiveness and/or efficiency.
london and edtech
EdTech entrepreneurs are attracted to London because of its unique tech, talent and academic ecosystem.

According London & Partners the EdTech sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK, accounting for 4% of all digital companies (the same as fintech) . The introduction of the computing curriculum into every school in England has catapulted the UK to the forefront of digital learning development, with UK schools spending over £900m a year on education technology.

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edtech uk
Edtech UK is a strategic body set up to accelerate growth of the UK’s education technology sector. It provides the UK with an international perspective and brings the world's edtech companies and innovations to Britain. As a convening voice for the education technology sector in Britain,  Edtech UK is the front door for industry, investors, and government, who support  Edtech UK in accelerating the explosive development in this arena. With supportive members including startups, high growth companies, large corporations and investors,  Edtech UK is accelerating education and learning technology in Britain and on a global scale.



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