Newsweek: Covid-era Education Tech Narrowed College Learning Gap for Poor, Minorities | Burning Glass Technologies

“Education technology, also known as edtech, delivers lessons less expensively than in-person instruction, amounting to a roughly 80 percent decline in per-student cost, according to a study published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed journal. Adult students, military personnel, foreign students stranded by the pandemic have also found new learning opportunities . . .

Some of the most effective edtech platforms focus on teaching technical skills that modern businesses need. The demand for artificial intelligence and machine-learning skills, for example, is expected to grow by 71 percent per year through 2025, according to a recent study by the business analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies.”

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