Although data literacy is a key factor for our future, until recently schools have been almost completely digital-free zones. The situation has changed: so many digital teaching and learning programmes have been created that the EduTech field even received its own name.
“EduTech” is the general term for hardware and software programmes for teachers and pupils. They are primarily online, open-access learning and teaching programmes with clearly defined rights of use. In many cases, it is even possible to change and pass on the materials (open educational resources). Other CET programmes are also included; in particular CET for teachers, who can act as multipliers and disseminate new content (“teach the teacher” programmes).
Many pedagogues develop digital learning and teaching materials in the course of their careers and make them accessible without any commercial interest. Publishing houses are active in the field, new companies are developing content and technologies, and institutions such as school laboratories and Technologiestiftung Berlin create educational offers. As a means of raising awareness within the education system of the diverse offers and providing both teachers and pupils with an overview of the scene, we developed EduTechMap Berlin, an interactive map.
The database and map development were funded by the Senate Department for Finance.