Education in itself is a broad term. Innovation in the education industry is being driven by the growing adoption rate of technology by today’s generation. The expectation of learning and inheriting knowledge has changed drastically with time. The growing edtech industry is an example to same.
The edtech learning is swiftly moving ahead to be a norm, rather than a trend. The emerging edtech solve current education problems via mobile apps. According to a report, the smart learning market is expected to grow from $193.24 Billion in 2016 to $586.04 Billion by 2021.
The inflation in the market has indeed gained the attention of tech junkies globally. However, not many are acknowledged by the technologies that will be ruling the market.
Keeping the same in mind, and to head the innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs/startups in the right direction, we have here prepared a list to share the emerging trends in education app development industry that will dominate the market.
Tech changes that will rule education app industry
1. Virtual Reality
Visualizing the words and pictorial narrations is quite tough, however, with the help of virtual reality, it won’t be tough for the students to closely view and understand the fundamentals. Schools have started to adopt VR as a method to impart education, but still, there’s a long way to travel. Using the technology can indeed be a great medium to learn. The ‘live’ interaction won’t just help in engaging the students, but will also share the knowledge in much efficient manner.
2. Artificial Intelligence
The NLP (natural Language Processing), Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning etc are some tech innovations that are being looked forward to joining the education app development industry. We have already noticed advent of NLP in applications like Siri and Cortana. With a small interaction with these, we can find the wide scope of AI and NLP in the education sector. For once, let us imagine of having an app which allows you to ask questions related to the solar system, historical events, etc. Sounds cool!! Isn’t it?
Enterprises have vastly accepted gamification for employee/user engagement. This process has become an impeccable way to earn attention and loyalty. The gamification commendably amalgamates fun of gaming and value learning. Let us take an example. If you can recall the language-learning website, Duolingo. The website has defined levels to learn and with each level the complexity of sentences increases. The design does possess a pattern similar to any game, in which clearing the levels become a form of a target for the users. However, this is a very basic example. With the advent of gamification in education, we can expect advanced inclusions.
It has made a noticeable space in different industries and now it is believed that it’ll be marking its presence in the education industry. Its expertise in keeping digital records secured for years and making them available whenever and wherever you need has gained the attention of innovators in the mobile app industry. This will enable learners to maintain a cloud-based profile for lifelong, which can substantially amass badges and credentials from different kinds of programs and institutions.
5. Adaptive Learning
Georgia State is the most recent example of implementing adaptive learning in education model. As shared by them, they are in a process to avail OER (Open educational resources) with adaptive courseware for their core undergraduate classes. The list includes subjects like political science, economics, history, biology, and chemistry. Using the adaptive materials will allow the students to learn with pace and follow pathways which they find are good for them, or rather easy way to grasp the knowledge.
6. Internet of Things
IoT is no new name for the people, and it has indeed proved the expertise by making a space in the day to day lives of people. It isn’t like the education sector doesn’t have the taste of it, but it’s expected that it’ll be expanding its platform. You might have noticed organizations with internet connected light and sprinkler controls, but still, there are many who still don’t. Apart from these, it is also expected that the technology will further expand the reach through building alarms and parking space monitoring systems. Such inclusions will be taking the security standards of educational institutions a step ahead of what we have at present.
The launch of new technologies has expanded the scope for aspiring technopreneurs. The education app industry is speculated to go through numerous changes in the coming days. However, the need of the time is to understand these changes and their scope, and further implement them with perfection. You need to take care that implementation isn’t done only to rule the present market, instead, it is also done keeping in mind the competition that is to come ahead.