ET October is now online

Our social issue focuses on how edtech can be used for social change, and we celebrate our 50th issue with a 50 years of edtech timeline

Welcome to the latest edition of Education Technology.

In this issue, we look at how edtech can be employed across the world for good causes, especially widening educational access in the developing world, and encouraging learning equality for SEND students.


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Ethical AI, online relationships, and edtech in the developing world

Our long reads this month include:

Edtech procurement

Our monthly deep-dive, The Report, explains the Crown Commercial Services’ new edtech procurement framework, and what it means for educators and suppliers. Read all about it on page 41.

Hello World – democratising education

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Katrin McMillan of Hello World working with children in Uganda to build their own Hello Hub

We also have an exclusive interview with the CEO of education non-profit Hello World, Katrin McMillan. We hear about how the Hello World team are working to bring engaging educational content and internet connectivity to disadvantaged communities around the world, and hear inspiring stories of students reaching their amazing potential with the help of tech. Hear what Katrin has to say, and why something called a Hello Hub can make such a difference to people’s lives on page 59.

Video revolution and budget worries

In our Diary and Last Word this month we get the scoop from Encyclopedia Britannica’s Caroline Kennard, and Econocom’s Chris Labrey about how video can deliver an education revolution, and how to ease those budget worries. Read what they have to say on pages 5 and 62 respectively.

Fifty years of edtech

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Our timeline explores highlights from the last 50 years of edtech innovation

We’re celebrating our 50th edition of ET this month. To mark this occasion, our timeline hits on the highlights from the last 50 years of edtech, and the incredible changes that we’ve seen in this short space of time. Check it out on page 56.

We’re also still bringing you all the latest news from the schools, HE and international sectors, starting on page 8.


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As always, if you have any comments on this month’s issue, or a story you’d like to share with us, I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me at charley.rogers@wildfirecomms.co.uk

Thanks for reading,

Charley Rogers

Editor