The worst thing you can do is to decide upon a course to teach without knowing if anyone really cares about that topic. As teachers of fashion, we need to be confident that what we have in mind is actually going to be relevant and needed by students.
So how do we do that? Where do we look for our students? How do we figure out what it is they are struggling with?
Well read on and find out the answer to these questions and more as well as how to access our free fashion subject research tool.
When I was a kid growing up in a sleepy Cotswold village in the UK, I'd often hang out at the local playground or rec (a rec is the local playing field and recreation area for the community.) Or sometimes at a friend's house to play our latest records, which were vinyl by the way.
Wherever it was, hanging around with friends and with people who I had something in common with meant that conversations were had. We chatted about all manner of things from the problems we faced with...
OK. Let’s begin with some facts.
The education technology or EdTech industry is currently booming and all reports suggest it will continue to boom for the foreseeable future. In fact, according to Forbes, it’s an industry valued at $107 billion per year. There was $2.51 billion invested in EdTech companies during the first half of 2015 alone. So someone’s taking it seriously.
In May 2016 the leading education technology-focused conference, EdTechXGlobal released a report which referred to the growing realisation of the impact EdTech is having on the way skills are acquired and developed for the 21st Century workforce. And fashion can’t bury its head in the sand and not embrace educational technology strategies to keep ahead.
The report goes on to explain that the speed of EdTech growth will be hugely dictated by the global education expenditure market as education is increasingly becoming more and more expensive to deliver in traditional ways....