21st Century Learning Design (21st CLD): the Role of EduTech

21st Century Learning Design (21st CLD): the Role of EduTech

The leading technologies companies are working on EduTech (Educational Technologies) however, Microsoft is leading over the world

Though the COVID-19 pandemic had unfortunate consequences for the world, it also brought some new trends (i.e, EduTech), the changes which were expected years late. The months and years-long lockdown changed the classroom environment to virtual, comprising lectures, assignments, activities, examinations and meetings etc. Along with the learning style, digitization also changed institutional management.

Though the COVID-19 pandemic had unfortunate consequences for the world, it also brought some new trends.

The leading technologies companies working on educational digitization, however, Microsoft is leading over the world. They offer different courses on 21st-century learning design and train lead trainers around the world which train further teachers to digitize the education system. This insight, in fact, covers these tools which Microsoft provide freely.

Microsoft Team has enriched functionalities for learners, teachers, and organizations leaders

Microsoft Team is a communication and collaboration platform, developed by Microsoft. It has enriched functionalities for learners, teachers, organizations’ leaders and managers. It manages the working of teachers and managers and the day’s work is done in hours smartly. The worth mentioning here is that it integrates a number of other apps to manage the activities in one place.

The worth mentioning here is that Team integrates a number of other apps to manage the activities in one place.

Forms are widely used by teachers, research scholars and administrators

Forms is a very useful tool provided by Microsoft office. It is widely used by teachers, research scholars and administrators. Teachers use this to create quizzes for their learners and the forms system automatically mark and generate the results. Research scholars use it to gather data for research on a wide scale. Similarly, the administrator use to stay connected with the organizational leaders and employees to timely collect the data. Forms complete the work of days in hours. Furthermore, this is kept in record forever and may be printed or shared online.

Forms complete the work of days in hours.

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Sway creates rich multimedia content, having stunning look on smart devices

Sway is a digital storytelling application. It creates rich multimedia content, having stunning look on mobile and desktop computers. On the client-side, it needs only a browser, however, for designing, you need to use the sway application. It uses images, videos and text tools to create presentations, having powerful animation. The most important thing which needs to mention here is that it is free for schools.

The most important thing which needs to mention here is that Sway is free for schools.

Flipgrid help educators to implement a flipped classroom

Have you ever heard about the flipped classroom? If yes, then you will exactly know how interesting it is for the 21st century. If not, please, stay here to explore it. The flipped classroom is actually a flipped version of the traditional classroom, in which, teachers send recorded videos to the learners, they watch these videos at home and the related activities are performed at school. This increases the learners’ productive engagement in the classes. Flipgrid is an application for educators to help them in the implementation of flipped classrooms.

In the flipped classrooms, teachers send recorded videos to the learners, they watch these videos at home and the related activities are performed at school.

Digital whiteboard is used in virtual classes to teach online

Digital whiteboard is a Microsoft product for educators. It is used in virtual classes to teach online. It is aligned with the MS Team application and has beautiful work with it. The worth mentioning about this digital whiteboard is that it’s a collaborative space. It can be shared with learners so they may write on it.

The worth mentioning about this digital whiteboard is that it’s a collaborative space. It can be shared with learners so they may write on it.

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The lens is a powerful tool to convert images into text

The lens, developed by Microsoft, is a powerful tool to convert images into text. Instead of typing the long document, it takes a picture and use image recognition technology and instantly convert it into a text file. The interesting thing about this application is that it copies the text format too. It also provides an immersive reader facility and read the text.

Lens also provides an immersive reader facility and read the text.

Microsoft word is a well known and popular text editor

Microsoft word is a well known and popular text editor. It provides all the functionalities which may be needed for text formatting. Now the online office tool has changed the way of working. With Artificial Intelligence, it suggests corrections also the users may translate into a number of languages.

The planer is used to plan or assign tasks in the organization

The Planner/ Todo is an application, developed by Microsoft to plan or assign tasks in the organization. It is integrated with the team and maybe collaboratively used within the team. It works perfectly to efficiently manage the team.


The world has been changing at a breakneck pace. Recent technologies (such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G) have changed not only industries but also teaching and learning methodologies. Therefore, teachers must keep up with recent EduTech in order to keep up with other fields.

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