- These companies offer teachers innovative solutions to strengthen their lessons with additional information and audiovisual resources, as well as to monitor student progress.
- Those that employ Artificial Intelligence technologies allow the personalization of students’ education, offering content oriented to their abilities, motivations and needs.
- They also foster the development of digital skills that will be critical in the day-to-day development of the jobs of the future.
Madrid, November 15, 2023 – Digital transformation is one of the keys for the education system to take a step forward towards the learning of the future. This is stated in the European Commission’s (EC) Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027, an initiative that seeks to promote “high quality, inclusive and accessible digital education in Europe” and that “aims to support the adaptation of Member States’ education and training systems to the digital age”.
Edtech is an ideal partner for educational institutions to advance in their digital objectives, since it provides teachers, students and families with technological tools and resources that, in addition to facilitating access to a greater range of educational content, encourage a better understanding and assimilation of new information.
With the aim of making digital transformation a reality for a growing number of schools, ‘SIMO Education 2023’, the International Exhibition of Technology and Educational Innovation held between 14 and 16 November at IFEMA, has been attended by several experts who have shared about the value offered by edtech in achieving the digital purposes of schools, colleges, vocational training center, and universities.
Among the firms participating in the congress was ODILO, the Spanish edtech company that allows all types of organizations and institutions to create their own Unlimited Learning Ecosystem. It has had a space in which some of the leading voices in the sector have participated to expose the benefits offered to the educational system by the implementation of the latest advances in AI, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, as well as smart devices.
Among these personalities was Luis Domingo González Núñez, general director of Innovation and Teacher Training of the Junta de Castilla y León, who presented the specific benefits offered by the implementation of ODILO learning ecosystems, the Spanish edtech solution for a more personalized education, sharing some of the main results of its application in the community of Castile and Leon.
“ODILO, with its personalized ecosystem Digital School Library for Castilla y León, LEOCYL, helps to improve the communicative and digital competence of our educational community with a bank of digital resources of great pedagogical quality and linked to the best safeguard for the future success of any young person such as reading,” said the representative of the Junta de Castilla y León.
The event was also attended by David Álvarez Jiménez, CEO of Conecta13, and Fernando Trujillo Sáez, professor at the University of Granada and scientific-pedagogical advisor of Conecta13, who commented on the need for schools to address the challenge of digital transformation as a lever to move towards an education of the future.
According to David Álvarez: “digital transformation is not a proposal for the future. It is a reality that, to a greater or lesser extent, is experienced in all educational centers. Incorporating the latest technological and digital innovations allows students to have a more personalized learning, while enabling them to have a more effective development of digital skills that will be essential in the jobs of the future”.
Fernando Trujillo said: “Technology will play a fundamental role in the education of the next generations. Above all, artificial intelligence, an innovation that opens the door to personalized learning for each student and tailored to the needs, motivations and abilities of each one. It is an innovative way of understanding education that breaks down the gaps between students and fosters their motivation by improving retention and understanding of content, making them more autonomous and more satisfied and self-confident”.
In addition, Ainhoa Marcos, Global Director of K-12 Sales at ODILO, took advantage of her presence at the event to comment that: “we firmly believe that technology and digital transformation are the engine that drives personalized learning and academic excellence, empowering our students to face the challenges of the future and providing them with endless opportunities to learn, grow and succeed in an increasingly digital world”.
ODILO is a B2B2C company, which has created a new category in the education market: Unlimited Learning Ecosystems. The company allows any organization to create its own fully customized learning ecosystems, and offer its users unlimited access to the world’s largest catalog of educational content to create all kinds of learning experiences without restrictions. In addition, through the use of Artificial Intelligence, ODILO enables the creation of unique learning paths and experiences for both organizations and users, as well as its unique Business Intelligence system that is capable of measuring all possible forms of learning, and also offers the advisory service of industry experts.
More than 8,500 organizations in 52 countries – including governments in Europe, North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa; academic leaders such as Peking University and top companies such as Vodafone, Nestlé and Banco Santander – have already created Unlimited Learning Ecosystems from the more than 4 million pieces of content available on the platform. In total, ODILO is part of the learning experiences of more than 170 million users worldwide.