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Latest Technology Trends in Education Industry

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By Mayursinh Jadeja

Education Technology Trends

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the education industry is ever-changing and is adopting new tools to be efficient.Virtual classroom and vocational pieces of training not just engage the audience or number of users.

The millennials or Gen-Z are technology savvy and education is also ardently attended via online medium. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the e-learning industry has proven to be a boon. There was a paradigm shift from the regular study pattern to online learning/e-learning. Not just universities or education firms have adopted this mode of learning. But also big tech firms conducted induction sessions and training of newly recruited candidates using e-learning. To leverage the best and latest technology trends in the education industry, it has become vital to utilize web application development. A large base of potential user community may lead to the adoption of vocational training courses.

Statistics say that a potential hike in the growth rate of 850-900% since the 2000s. E-learning has proven to be or is expected to grow up to 38 billion dollars by 2024. Though not always impeccable online learning opens avenues of opportunities for its user community.

Latest and predominant trends in the education industry:

AR (Augmented Reality) 

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To leverage the benefits of visual effects, information, real-world content providing potential connections proving to be a boon to the education industry by effective online learning platforms or e-learning. AR(Augmented Reality) is an amalgamation of digital and real-world objects making the e-learning platforms more interactive. Visualization of real concepts engaging spark and telling stories to the student community. The main aim or goal of AR(Augmented Reality) is complementing the syllabus/curriculum in the most effective manner. Four dimensions defined for the AR applications are consistent lighting, plain surfaces, the right balance of moving objects, screen recordings.

VR(Virtual Reality) 

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Virtual 3D environment which uses 360 degrees of video and image to curate applications that are virtually engaging and interactive. The concept of experiential learning or trial and error methodology is adopted by this trend of the educational industry. This is implemented to break the stereotypes set for traditional learning methods. Virtual Reality is highly immersive learning and potential features are as follows:

  • Usage of popup cards
  • Show learning content in a precise format
  • An immersive experience with virtual scenarios
  • Realistic simulations

LXP(Learning Experience Platform)

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To manage digital disruptions LXPs play a vital role as they integrate the 3 digital components viz: user generated content , learning assets and external third party technologies. This trend is a paradigm shift from the traditional approach or methodology in a personal way to the learner community.LXP(Learning Experience Platform)architecture is open, flexible,data-driven, and ROI (Return on investment) based e-learning. It also leverages the best features of AI(Artificial Intelligence) and Data Analytics.LXP enablers/drivers are as follows:

  • Exponential growth in internet technologies
  • Potential growth of generated data and content
  • Technological revolution
  • Content distribution changes

LMS(Learning Management System) 

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To create, distribute, and manage educational content a standalone product is invented called the LMS(Learning Management System). The benefits that the LMS(Learning Management System) offers are speed, traceability, productivity, and cost-effective solutions. Enlisted are the types of LMS (Learning Management System:

  • Enterprise VS Individual
  • Free VS Commercial
  • SaaS VS Licensed Product
  • Cloud-based VS On-premise

IoT(Internet of Things) 

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Creating a vision for the world IoT(Internet of Things) connects the dots and serves to be a revolutionary step in the education industry. Right education to the right people has now become the reality and IoT has made it possible. Not only this proves to be an aid for students but teachers have learned the best methodology to teach students.

On discussing the latest and emerging trends in the education industry let us now explore the types of e-learning:

  • Synchronous E-learning - This type of learning approach involves students either in a form of chat or video conference. It is a dialogue between the students and instructor in a virtual manner.
  • Asynchronous E-learning - Asynchronous learning approach involves no real-time content distribution. It comprises pre-recorded sessions and notes which can be accessed at any point in time. Usually, they are self-paced lectures.

Mobile is the new best friend for the Gen-Z or millennials and so mobile applications prove to be a potential trend in the education industry. There are a variety of mobile applications for educational purposes such as exam preparation, interview preparation, online dictionaries, language learning, and virtual learning applications.

What are the potential drivers in online learning or e-learning?

  • Staffing capacity - Induction and necessary training required for specified projects is done via an online learning platform. Staffing capacity also assigns exclusive resources.
  • Transformation of workplace learning  ( Hybrid working models) - Now the new trend of instructors training across the globe is set and this e-learning proves to be a boon in hybrid working models to train professionals.
  • Growth of technology - Imbibing the technology trends and designing custom interactive websites. This has brought a paradigm shift in traditional classroom sessions
  • Need of global training - One size fits all does not apply across the globe or worldwide. Rather creative customized solutions have the potential to solve these problems.

Final Verdict!

Running through the latest technology trends in the education industry we are at a conclusion that the education industry is ever-changing and is adopting new tools to be efficient. Virtual classroom and vocational pieces of training not just engage the audience or number of users. But has proven to be a boon to the faculty as well. Utilizing the features of graphics, audio, animation, and custom web development not just does wonders for educational institutions but also preschools. Mobile applications and gaming applications have become a new trend in e-learning. We have a team of expert professionals adept and versatile in their website design and web development skillset that will help curate websites/applications as per requirements aligning with the educational goals of educational institutes and gig tech companies.

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