Among the various sectors that have benefited from early adoption of technology in a bid to survive through the COVID pandemic, education has been an active front runner. While Ed-tech had been steadily making its presence felt over the past few years, with assisted learning tools that leverage robotics, ML etc., for developing cognitive learning among children, it is only now that it has found widespread appeal and mass adoption.
Education, just like other areas of personal and business life, has seen rapid Technology adoption during the COVID lockdown, thanks to the rise in remote learning. As per a report by Venture Intelligence, the Edtech investments in India made a fourfold jump in 2020, from $409 million in the previous year, as the pandemic pushed users to online education. Further, as per the ‘EdTech in India’ report by Omidyar Network India and RedSeer Consulting, the Indian Ed-tech sector is expected to grow from USD 735 million market to an estimated USD 1.7 Billion, by the end of 2020, registering a 120% growth.
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Among the various sectors that have benefited from the early adoption of technology in a bid to survive through the COVID pandemic, education has been an active front runner. While Ed-tech had been steadily making its presence felt over the past few years, with assisted learning tools that leverage robotics, ML, etc.,
Even as the world comes to terms with the new normal in the post-COVID-19 era, the cyber space continues to remain one of the most vulnerable dimensions for businesses and economies. While e-commerce and increasing digital adoption across sectors, has been a saving grace for the both government and businesses, the increased instances of data fraud, cyber security breaches and ransomware/malware attacks, are posing a huge threat to not just the financial security but also personal privacy and life at large. Additionally, the 'work from home' mandate has forced several businesses to allow employees to access and share sensitive data through their home or private servers which lack the requisite data security and protection.