Microsoft’s View of the Future of EdTech
David Langridge is Microsoft’s Worldwide Education Senior Partner Development Director, Worldwide Microsoft Education Industry Group. Publishing Perspectives caught up with him to hear his thoughts on the future of edtech.
One of the big issues in edtech is the continued popularity of printed textbooks. Why do you think this is the case?
They are popular because many teachers like the way a book is laid out, since publishers take great care of the way they are laid out to make sure it matches their pedagogy. The problem with digital at the moment is making the content work the same way whether it’s on a mobile, a phablet or a 7, 10 or 12 inch tablet. Of course there are tools within digital to address this, but it does present a challenge to publishers.