Given the growing potential of the market, let us dive deeper into the developments taking place in India’s edtech industry in 2023 and beyond.
Year of Ender 2022: 5 Edtech trends that will define 2023
By India Today Web Desk: Over the last few years, India’s education system has undergone drastic changes. Technology has made inroads in the classroom and defined ways to improve education systems. With its value pegged to touch USD 30 billion over the next ten years, the stage for innovation is set to redesign the future of learning.
Given the growing potential of the market, let’s take a deeper dive into the developments taking place in India’s edtech industry in 2023 and beyond:
1) PERSONALIZED LEARNING
For many years, we have considered our education system to be quite complex and rigid. Until now, this has been all about traditional classroom learning, but with the introduction of digitization to the education system, we can see more personalized forms of learning taking shape.
Learning is a fluid process, and no two individuals can learn at the same pace or in the same way. Students need a platform where they can learn according to their ability to improve their performance. Personalized learning, a strong educational approach, allows students to choose topics based on their interests and preferences, track their progress and work on their weak areas.
At the same time, it increases engagement, allows them to set goals for themselves, and receive immediate feedback. Furthermore, these benefits make learning more interactive.
Gamification is a problem-solving method using game features in education. This helps in increasing student engagement, enhancing skills, and optimizing learning. It also helps simplify complex concepts and improves retention. Plus, it fulfills learning goals, encouraging students to aim higher and receive instant feedback.
This game-based educational method is expected to increase by around 32 percent by 2023. EdTech and gamification are concepts that will complement each other while enabling more expansion within the industry.
3) DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE
There is no doubt that the physical infrastructure of schools plays an important role in providing students with a supportive environment for their academic journey, but digital infrastructure is poised to become the basis for the future of education. We have seen digital classrooms become popular in India over the past few years.
By integrating technologies such as interactive whiteboards or projectors, audio-visual capabilities, ICT labs or multimedia centers, educational games, class activities, management software, homework delivery, review software, cloud-based e-learning initiatives, and so on, technology These -enabled classrooms (digital infrastructure) provide many new opportunities for teaching and learning.
The Union Budget 2021–22 also highlighted the need for the country’s digital infrastructure for education by announcing the “National Digital Education Architecture”. With this strategy, a diverse educational ecosystem will be offered for the development of digital infrastructure. By investing in digital infrastructure, we can ensure that everyone has access to a good education system for years to come.
4) AUGMENTED REALITY AND VIRTUAL REALITY
The education sector is undergoing a major transformation, and augmented reality and virtual reality are two of the key technologies driving this transformation. It enables effective learning by engaging students through motivating methods.
It is also known to enhance learning memory, personalize learning experiences, increase experimentation possibilities, reduce reliance on rote learning, empower educators and learners, and further encourage active learning. Virtual tools in a controlled environment assist students in simplifying difficult concepts. Furthermore, with India’s adoption still in its infancy, AR and VR technologies are considered to represent the future of education.
5) PHYSICAL LEARNING
Physical learning is a blend of physical and digital forms of learning. It is an innovative approach that changes the current educational scenario. In India, we have been following the offline school method for a long time.
Due to the pandemic, we have been forced to look towards new directions or alternatives where traditional and digital approaches can be combined to provide a more effective and personalized education. Today, audio-visual animation is used to teach complex concepts, which aids in better retention and understanding.
This interactive learning method has helped teachers and school management to track the performance of each student, resulting in an increase in student academic performance. One of the best examples of phygital education in India is the O-labs, or online labs, run by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, where students can carry out experiments without the need for physical laboratories or equipment.
The edtech sector is anticipated to grow and transform in the coming years, largely due to the rise of digitalization and the trends mentioned above. With schools adopting and welcoming digital routes and methods to provide quality education, it’s safe to say that these trends will shape the future of the new age classroom.
–Article by Arindam Ghosh, Head of Strategy, Schoolnet and Assistant Manager Devika Rae Chandra, Strategy Office.