Dynamic Changes And Upcoming Trends In EdTech World
With AI, ML and the IoT as the biggest educational technology trends of 2019, remote learning has become one of the popular trends of today.
COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the scenario of Education in the world. In India, approximately 260 million students, a majority of them in the K-12 segment, were affected by the lockdown. This has led to a great opportunity for online learning technologies to enter the education market. With the emergence of these technologies, the education sector has seen a variety of trends that are increasing with high popularity.
KPMG estimates that there are more than 3,500 edtech startups in India today. With Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) as the biggest educational technology trends of 2019, remote learning has become one of the popular trends of today. Every student in every corner of the country is able to make use of online resources, live lectures and online learning techniques to learn and study in these tough times. The parents and the teachers are using these technologies to interact and understand a deeper insight into the performance of their children.
Pathbreaking technological innovations like online classes, learning management systems, etc., are now becoming a part and parcel of our education system. Thus, what was considered until recently as the future of education is now becoming the norm.
The bestselling author Yuval Noah Harari once said, “That is the nature of emergencies. They fast-forward historical processes. Decisions that in normal times could take years of deliberation are passed in a matter of hours.”
According to a report from KPMG and Google, the edtech market is expected to cater to 9.6 million users and have a market share of 1.96 billion dollars by 2021. It is certain that the industry will continue to affect change in the education sector.
Digital Learning Trends
Let’s take a look at these 4 trends that will become a norm in the near future.
1. Gamification Technology: Gamified Learning has become a big trend among students. Interactive and innovative learning tools when gamified makes it more enjoyable, fun and easy to learn. To captivate the interest of the learners, gamification provides engagement and inspires and motivates them to perform better.
2. Digital Masterclasses/Workshops: With the top professionals and experts in the industry teaching the students, digital masterclasses are a trend that provides the opportunity for greater exposure in learning.
3. Personalised Learning: Personalised learning is the key to a 21st-century education. E-learning platforms offer a flexible learning environment by empowering students to learn at their own pace and also help educators to make learning more engaging and collaborative by leveraging digital tools.
4. Live Learning: Live learning technology provides an interactive platform for the teachers and the students to understand and focus on the learning experience. With real-time doubt-solving and feedback, live learning has not only created a real classroom-like learning environment but it also empowers teachers to control and manage academic operations and help students to learn at the comfort of their homes.
E-learning and Digital education have played a major role in the education system during these tough times. Empowering and inspiring the students with the most advanced tools is the key feature that has enabled a smooth functioning of the learning process.
These trends will prove as the future of Education that will bring significant change in the style of learning thus making it easy and accessible for everyone.
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