The education system has gone through 360-degree revolutionary changes in that last few years. With more and more proliferation of smartphones to every nook and corner of the world, online education has become an acceptable norm today. Also, post the COVID-19 pandemic effect, almost all the schools and colleges have changed their teaching methodologies and have successfully incorporated online education. Therefore, it would not be wrong to say that the pandemic has further leveraged the growth of online learning or e-learning platforms across the world.
With digital learning becoming the order and norm of the day, there is a tremendous growth opportunity for EdTech players. From school education apps like Byjus to Vedantu, and professional learning apps like UpGrad to Edureka all have seen an exponential growth post-CVOID-19 phase. With the rising demand for education applications or e-learning mobile applications, the competition to leverage and sustain has also increased. Therefore, to grow during times like these, EdTech applications will have to incorporate some relevant and fascinating technology with engaging content.
Let us look at some of the technologies that aspiring EdTech start-ups can incorporate in their e-learning apps:
The right use of AR and VR technologies
Now that the children are learning from home their practical exposure to the theories have taken a back step. Though there are tremendous online videos to understand the practicality of the subject, it is not very effective. For students to understand a practical concept in-depth the ideal way is for them to perform an experiment and learn from their experience. AR and VR technology can help them get closer to reality and provide an immersive experience while they are seated in the safety and comfort of their homes. The right use of these technologies can help students learn geography, perform chemical reactions, watch a plat grow – all of this and more while they are learning from home.
Using AI to help kids learn and grow at their speed
The learning and grasping power of every student is different. Few learn a concept in the day and few take a week to understand them. In a traditional set-up, teachers get a chance of interacting with students in-person and understanding their learning speed. This helps them understand which students require more of her time and help to learn a concept. As the student and teacher interaction has now got digitised, it is difficult for teachers to have a closer understanding of the student’s learning behaviour and patterns. This is when the use of artificial intelligence (AI) can help teachers understand which students require more of her help and time in the respective modules. EdTech apps can host an algorithm to analyse student’s learning pattern by throwing questions at the end of each module, analysing the number of replays, etc. The data so collected, can help teachers break down the concept into smaller understandable fragments. This personalised feature can do wonders for education apps, and this should be on top of every EdTech app’s checklist.
While most of the EdTech applications have this feature, it is very important if you are planning to develop an EdTech mobile app. This feature can not be overlooked, as this provides the most immersive, personalised, and real-time experience for every student. Live interaction with teachers can help students learn concepts faster, clear their doubts quicker, and ask more candid questions. Irrespective if an application is dedicated to a student or professional user, this feature can make or break your EdTech app experience.
Whether you are a school, college, institute, university, or an EdTech start-up – we would like to tell you that this is the best and right time to invest in the development of an e-learning app. These apps are very much in demand today and are growing exponentially as we discuss. This is the time when you can take advantage of the current situation and pick a pie for yourself.
Should you be looking forward to developing an EdTech or e-learning mobile application, GoodWorkLabs should be the best tech partner for you. GoodWorkLabs has a proven experience in developing immersive Edtech apps for Sesame Street and EkStep Foundation. Our work for Ekstep Genie App is a milestone. The app was recognised by the International Design Center in Berlin and was further nominated for the IDC UX design awards. You may connect with us at +91- 9863077000 or [email protected] for a free 1-hour consultation of how we can help you.