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Is There Still a Place For EdTech Now That We’re “Back to School”?

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

First published in The Jakarta Post (4/11/21).

When we think of EdTech in Indonesia, we often think of online bimbingan belajar services such as Ruangguru and Zenius. But the reality is, EdTech is much more than that. EdTech, which stands for Education Technology, refers to digital technology to facilitate, as well as enhance the learning experience for both students and teachers.

This definition is broad enough that even web conferencing platforms such as Zoom or Google Meets, which were not necessarily created for educational purposes, are now considered part of the larger EdTech umbrella.