Learning has been administered by conventional pedagogy for long. However, continuous technological intervention is gradually changing the paradigm of learning and development. The rapid integration of technology in the educational technology (EdTech) sector has made it a promising field to explore.
According to a report from KPMG and Google highlights, the Edtech market is expected to cater to 9.6 million users and have a market share of 1.96 billion dollars by 2021.
The emerging technologies are influencing the education sector vastly. Let’s take a look at 5 recent innovations with great potential that are driving the EdTech sector.
1. The emerging trend of AR/VR
Artificial intelligence is a huge vault in the education industry, empowering the system with automation. Automating almost all kinds of learning resources is a significant aspect of availing AI.
Both learners and facilitators can benefit from this innovation. The seamless integration of AR and VR in the online academic landscape will help to personalise learning and upskill learners.
Next Education India Private Limited has incorporated Augmented Reality in their smart solutions. AR Cards for children is an example of the same.
Personalisation is the key to a 21st-century education. Providing online learning platforms always helps drive maximum user engagement and deliver specially curated content to learners on a variety of subjects and topics – be it learning or taking up assessments.
Personalisation is taking education to a new level. For instance, adaptive assessment is one of the well-known examples of personalised learning, where learners face questions as per their depth of understanding.
3. Block-based coding systems
Embracing knowledge is not complete until learners are capable of executing it. 21st century is all about learning how to apply knowledge efficiently in real life. This is where coding comes into the picture of the EdTech sector.
Coding, a block-based programming language, is easier for kids to comprehend because they do not have to remember complex syntaxes of languages such as Java and Python. Here, instructions are presented as blocks and are intuitive for creating various multimedia projects.
The most popular of such languages, Scratch designed by the MIT, enables students to make not only animated stories but also science projects, anime soap operas, virtual construction kits, recreations of classic video games, political opinion polls, trigonometry tutorials, interactive artwork, interactive greeting cards and more.
Such coding programmes can be used to bolster the creative spirit of students.
Integrating different courses is the latest trend of the 21st-century academic sphere. Introducing robotics in the curriculum, especially for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), is in high demand these days.
Implementation of robotics in the curriculum can be highly motivating for students.
Designing robots and coding them to automate them help students fine-tune the STEM concepts alongside new-age skills such as critical thinking and creativity.
With robotics kits, students can make robots with various functionalities, which make classes fun and successful.
5. Cloud technology
Cloud is a shared pool for dynamically-scalable digital resources and other IT services that can be provided via the Internet with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Incorporating cloud technology with education is a vital part of the transition in the Edtech sector.
Be it academic content or school management — everything can be managed via cloud technology. This is the very reason EdTech companies are coming up with smart cloud solutions that can provide comprehensive solutions to institutions and help all the academic stakeholders.
For instance, Next Education India Private Limited has launched Next Learning Platform (NLP), a cloud-based platform equipped with Learning Management Solution (LMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and adaptive solutions, which helps manage a school’s entire academic and administrative requirements in one place.
With the exponential rise of technology users globally, EdTech solutions can help the world get ahead of the roadblocks by providing a quality learning experience to every nook of the country without financial strain.
The innovative solutions by the Edtech industry will hopefully ensure quality education for the future citizens of the world.