Aotearoa EdTech Excellence: Transforming educational experience, digital innovation, and economic outcomes
This report outlines our kaupapa, our history, the present state of play, and the opportunities. It makes recommendations for the government and the industry to ensure that we equip our citizens – young and old alike – for the ever more rapidly changing future. It champions technology as a key tool in how we engage in meaningful lifelong learning and educate ourselves and each other. EdTech can bring us closer together and better connect Aotearoa to the world. This report shows us how.
Our spending on education software alone was NZ$173.6 million in 2020, a figure that is set to reach NZ$319.6 million by 2025. This exponential growth will be driven by the need for education to keep abreast of digital transformation occurring in wider society – particularly the recent accelerated adoption of digital tools and online learning solutions in the wake of COVID-19.