EdTech Trends to Watch Out in 2020

Jun 24, 2020 6:58:09 PM

EdTech Trends

We all would agree to this. The year 2020 is not just like any other year. The COVID-19 outbreak marked the downfall of various prospering businesses and the people associated with it. Retail, insurance, education, travel & tourism, fintech are amongst the industries that are most affected by coronavirus.

But, despite the drop, businesses and systems learned to rise above the odds and are switching to alternatives to get things back on track. The education system, where the pandemic has affected over a billion learners has found a rescue-system in the EdTech solutions. The virtual classroom model is proved to be a worthy solution to deal with the impact of the outbreak.

Considering, how education technology is opening new learning avenues for the learners and educational institutions, businesses are investing in various EdTech app ideas. If you’re working on any of the EdTech ideas or planning to modernize an existing Edtech setup(considering the current requirements), then there are some EdTech trends that you must know and try to adopt. Below mentioned is a list of them.

1. Video-Assisted Learning

For remote learning, communication is the key. To ensure that the learner and the tutor are able to interact with each other while having a seamless conversation, F2F interactions are the best. This can be achieved virtually through video-assisted conversation.

Visual conversation, which is made possible through video calling or live video streaming is gaining ground in the EdTech sector. Educational institutions and tutors are connecting with students and parents through video conferencing (one-to-one) or live video streaming (for one-to-many).

Apart from the conversation, the tools and applications that are built for video-assisted learning can help in engaging and motivating the learners through gamification.

Gamification in eLearning involves game mechanics such as challenges, scores, badges, levels, etc. that make learning interesting for the learners. A video-assisted learning platform aided with gamification improves productivity, favours engagement, and increases motivation.

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2. AI-Assisted Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) in the education system can help in building a personalized learning system. Depending upon a learners’ interest, intellectual capacity, motivation level; personalized lessons or classes can be delivered to them.

The personalized learning experience can be delivered using Machine Learning (ML), one of the most popular subsets of AI technology. Based on a data set, the machine learning models help to understand the learning patterns of learners, enabling tutors to refine their teaching methods and study materials. More is the data fed to ML models, precise are the results.

There are several ways AI-based learning can help in building a learner-centric eLearning application. The ML algorithms can help in regular tracking of user’s performance so that futuristic improvements can be done to refine the way education is delivered. Moreover, machine learning helps in tracking an individual’s performance which can help the tutors in understanding a student’s progress and respond to them accordingly.

3. eLearning TV Apps

An excellent experience is what every user strives for. Thus, to make learning engaging and convenient, TV apps are becoming quite popular in the edTech industry. Even if an EdTech business has mobile or tablet apps available, building a TV app ensures that a better user experience is delivered.

TV apps can be built for various streaming devices such as Fire Stick, Android TV, Roku TV, Apple TV, etc. Depending upon geography and popularity factor, the right platform for OTT app development can be chosen.

These apps are similar to the mobile or tablet app but with the difference that they stream the content on TV. The TV apps for education can have video-on-demand or live streaming options that allow the learners to conveniently access the content on big screens.

4. Online Tutoring for Individuals

One-on-One learning is gaining popularity in the online industry, especially during the lockdown period where the learners are not able to have F2F interaction with the tutors. With live video streaming, there is a clear, better communication between both the ends. Moreover, online tutoring for individuals enables tutors to have real-time interaction with learners, understand their doubts, and customize their teaching according to an individual.

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5. Accessible Education System

Accessible education refers to the learning system for students with physical impairments or learning disabilities. Accessibility in eLearning utilizes technology to create training content in a way that it is easily accessible to learners, irrespective of their disabilities.

There are different ways technology could assist learners with disabilities to learn. For example, audio recordings and text-to-speech assistance can aid learners with visual impairment. Also, options like the video recording of live sessions can help in concept understanding for learners with behavioral or attention issues.

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Archna Oberoi

Written by Archna Oberoi

Content strategist by profession and blogger by passion, Archna is avid about updating herself with the freshest dose of technology and sharing them with the readers. Stay tuned here as she brings some trending stories from the tech-territory of mobile and web.