In the past, various trends in the education sector have been rolled out with more or less success, but the trends that the previous two years have brought to the sector have completely changed the dynamics of the sector and are surely here to stay in a foreseeable future.
From primary education to higher education, the digital transformation of the education sector has accelerated immeasurably and moved it towards online and cloud-based delivery platforms.
Beyond that, the transformation has also brought about a radical change in the relationship between adult learners and continuing education providers, such as Edtechs, coaching schools and universities.
Edtechs are the new school 2.0 and with its current pace of disruption to the traditional learning process, the value of this sector in India is expected to reach $30 billion over the next 10 years. Much of the credit goes to mobile technology, cloud services and virtual reality, creating new possibilities for accessible and immersive learning.
THE KEY TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL DISRUPT EDUCATION IN THE NEAR FUTURE ARE:
1. LIFELONG LEARNING VIA SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES
The landscape of education today is very different even from two years ago. At the rapid pace of technological advancements, educational service providers and learners are moving towards a continuous education model – subscription services.
Another driver is the emergence of e-learning aggregators such as DBMCI’s eGurukul digital platform, which alongside traditional coaching courses offers accessible learning courses for learners looking for flexible ways to learn. adapt education to their lives and make online education its predominant model of education.
It is one of the trends that is here to stay and is designed to adapt perfectly to changing business needs.
2. A BLEND OF REAL, AI, AR AND VR
Over time, we get used to absorbing information in lightning-fast, bite-sized, attention-grabbing chunks. The mix of reality, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will impact all areas of human endeavor and education is certainly no exception.
These tools are capable of becoming better and better whatever the task assigned to them and will be used to provide more personalized forms of remote teaching or learning.
This learning describes a new EdTech concept. In this transformative technology trend, students can get an instant source of learning through ultra-thin lessons exactly when and where they need it.
Nano-learning is still popular, but it will undoubtedly grow in popularity in the future as, in today’s hustle and bustle, it effortlessly adapts to society’s needs for knowledge transmission and skills.
4. PERSONALIZED EDUCATION
Gone are the days when a teacher was assigned to at least 50 children and the parents didn’t care either. Personalized education is becoming the next new normal as classrooms are now much more diverse and complex, and access to technology helps to better meet the needs of each student.
Technology tools can help teachers provide students with differentiated learning experiences outside of the established curriculum.
Edutainment is a term that has been making its way into the industry for quite some time now and effectively catching on in the industry. Learning while playing educational games brings an experiential approach to knowledge acquisition that keeps students hooked on learning and encourages greater multi-sensory engagement.
Walking alongside evolution is now a necessity, not an option to adapt to changing technological trends, it is the reality of the coming future of education. In the future, these trends will undoubtedly grow in popularity, as the learning skill these days is not only instantaneous and modular, but becomes even more addictive!
Written by Dr. Nachiket Bhatia, CEO, Dr. Bhatia Medical Coaching Institute (DBMCI) & E-Gurukul.