According to Frost & Sullivan’s new survey, educational technology reliance will see a greater rise in demand in the coming years. High-speed bandwidth, educational solutions, and the digitization of educational materials at all stages all contribute to the transition.
According to the report, the crisis is unlikely to go away in the near future, implying the prospect of continuing education in digital form this year and next academic year. This suggests that educational institutions must engage in digitizing educational content, creating digital archives, and improving self-education skills for both the pupil and the teacher.
The study revealed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is working to provide education to all people at all times and in all places, which necessitates creating and ensuring a unique educational environment for pupils, teachers, parents, and all other stakeholders in the targeted educational field.
Nearly half of the world’s children are now impacted by school closures, which have resulted in a decline in literacy competence for more than 100 million students worldwide, according to the report.
The study confirmed that education is at the heart of Vision 2030 in the Kingdom, and the Kingdom has launched a number of educational measures in this regard, including the Ministry of Education’s plans to train 1,000 teachers in emerging technology by 2022 and the establishment of a virtual school for people with special educational needs. Textbooks are now available via mobile devices, in addition to smart classrooms and digital education management systems, offering more up-to-date instructional materials.
The Saudi Crown Prince, His Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, recently emphasized the importance of improving the skills side of the educational process in a televised interview on the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, in a way that encourages students to seek scientific knowledge and improve their academic ability.
To achieve the ultimate learning goals that the Kingdom’s vision aspires to by 2030, the study concluded that cooperation among various actors in the Kingdom’s educational system, such as ministries, technological support providers, telecommunications operators, and educational institutions is needed.