Time and time again we’ve heard that education is the priority and that schools would remain fully open but additional pressure on the NHS, caused by the new, more contagious variant of coronavirus, sounded the closing bell for schools.
Looking at the broader picture, the pandemic has changed attitudes and working practices across all markets and businesses operating within them. Technology has played a huge role in overcoming many Covid-19 related obstacles and this is abundantly clear across the education sector. This was further outlined in the piece below which highlights that lockdown measures and mandatory school closures in 2020 led to an explosive 71.5% growth of the UK’s education technology sector in spite an -11% contraction in GDP (as of November 2020). And this is an area which will continue to grow and evolve in the coming weeks and months.
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