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Educational technology, or edtech, and assistive technologies, or AT, both play crucial roles in enhancing the learning experience.

But at the same time they both serve distinct purposes.

Edtech / Educational technology

Edtech refers to a broad spectrum of digital tools, platforms, and resources designed to support and enhance teaching and learning processes. These technologies encompass everything from interactive whiteboards and learning management systems to educational apps and online courses. Edtech aims to facilitate engagement, collaboration, and to create personalised learning experiences for students and educators alike.

 

AT / Assistive technologies:

On the other hand, AT is specifically designed to assist individuals with disabilities or special needs in overcoming barriers to learning and participation. These technologies can range from screen readers and speech-to-text software to braille displays and alternative input devices. Assistive technologies aim to promote inclusivity, accessibility, and independence by providing tailored solutions that address individual needs and challenges.

By understanding these key differences between edtech and AT, educators, parents, and policymakers can better leverage these tools to create inclusive and empowering learning environments for all learners.

Improve your edtech and reach your goals

If you’d like Satori Education’s expert help to achieve your technology goals please reach out to our team today.

You can speak to our experts on 0800 622 6283 or email hello@satori.education.

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