After COVID-19 forced them to stay at home for months, students can finally go back to school, college or university. But during those months of studying from home, many students and professionals adopted different technology to keep on learning. To find out what changed in the world of education, we contacted three edtech startups from Amsterdam, StuDocu, Wizenoze and LoCoMoGo, to see how they view the world with schools back in session. Will innovations stick, or is everything going back to normal?
StuDocu: ‘The gap has been bridged a bit’
“I believe that this forced adoption of online education was painful but at the same time shows it has many benefits”, says Marnix Broer, CEO of StuDocu. The startup, in the Netherlands known as StudeerSnel, offers a platform where students can share their knowledge. Broer says it is too early to predict the long term effects of the lockdown on education, but he does see some changes. “Education was lagging behind significantly in the adoption of technology and due to COVID, this gap has been bridged a bit.”