The market for cloud-based education services is exploding.
The companies offering those services are growing quickly.
But many experts say the companies need to do more to offer education as an option to their students, and some experts are saying the best way to do that is to get software developers and others to help them.
Software developers are the key to any education system that is going to be able to keep pace with the demand.
They are crucial to creating the infrastructure for teachers, for teaching algorithms, for data analytics, and for learning software, said Paul S. Capps, a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Ohio and now a partner at the New York law firm Gibson Dunn.
Software developer and former U of I President Mary Sue Coleman says it’s imperative that teachers are able to build software applications, or get software to their classrooms.
“We are a huge opportunity to educate students,” she said.
“It’s the way to help your students succeed.”
She added, “The teachers, the students, the communities and the nation will benefit the most if we do this right.”
Capps said teachers have long faced barriers in getting software to classrooms.
That’s why the U.K.-based digital agency, Nettl, is making it easier to build apps.
“We’ve created a tool to help teachers create interactive, engaging, and engaging educational experiences that teach students to think, learn and innovate,” Nettr’s chief executive, David Legg, said in a statement.
“Teachers can now design apps to connect students to resources in the classroom and collaborate to solve complex problems, such as teaching an app that learns the difference between the numbers 1 and 9.”
The agency says its app connects teachers with students, so that teachers can communicate with students while learning.
Nettbout’s app also includes links to resources, so teachers can find resources they need to solve their own problem.
For example, a teacher can get a list of resources, such a textbook, that teachers might use in class.
The app also gives teachers a list, and the teachers can share what they have learned, Nettell said.
The app is available for both iOS and Android.