Globant signals major edtech arrival
A major new player has entered the world of edtech, with software and computer development company Globant announcing the launch of a dedicated studio.
The study, says Globant, will allow it to leverage its technology skills and industry experience to provide educational organizations with enhanced lifelong learning programs through strategic consulting, design and digital solutions.
“We are in an age where technology enables innovative ways of learning, giving everyone the opportunity to constantly reinvent themselves,” said Javier Scher, vice president of technology for Globant’s edtech studio.
“Our teams have the best engineering, design and strategy talent to help our clients advance in education.”
He may be in a new field, but the digitally native company will probably not be short of resources.
Founded in Buenos Aires in 2003 and headquartered in Luxembourg, Globant now has more than 23,500 employees and works in 18 countries for companies such as Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander.
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The company has been enjoying an uninterrupted period of growth dating back more than a decade. Revenue surpassed the $ 1 billion mark for the first time in 2021, with $ 1.3 billion representing year-over-year growth of more than 59%.
It now seeks to bring its technology knowledge to a new sector, such as applying big data to measure student progress or making strategic decisions to increase retention.
The edtech studio also plans to create immersive lessons through augmented and virtual reality, along with the incorporation of emerging offerings ranging from Web3 technologies to microcredit and adaptive learning, as well as game-based learning solutions and metavers.
“As the digital transformation affects communities, businesses, and industries as a whole, the education industry needs to review its approaches and methodologies to create engaging and engaging experiences,” said Diego Tártara, Globant’s director of technology.
“Through our new edtech study, we seek to expand our proven track record by building successful digital learning experiences so that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential through high quality education.”