5 Emerging technologies in Edu-tech Industry
The education sector is evolving with the help of technology. There are a lot of new avenues- techniques which are coming up and helping in the transformation of the education sector. Artificial intelligence, digital learning, e-learning are some of the platforms which are helping the education sector to adapt to new technology rapidly.
The application of data analytics in the education sector is a distinctive concept. The data for a student accumulated from various sources like application forms, admission forms, mark sheets-showcase a picture of their background, learning history, health issues and many other benchmarks that can help understand an individual and may be used to enhance their future learning prospects. Data analytics would help to measure and monitor the performance of each student and aid in designing customized plans for their academic future and improvising troublesome areas.
Virtual Classroom Connectivity helps to overcome the barriers of location and connects students and teachers with knowledge and learning that can be obtained even without being physically present. Using this technology, students can connect with teachers around the universe, experience new things about which they have only heard, and get connected with peers on the other side of the world. They can attend lectures and gain knowledge given in classrooms from,across the world to within their own home thus increasing the reach of education far and wide. Education will no longer be limited to location and with the help of the internet; even a student in the remotest corner will be able to gain the benefit of a world-class education.
Teachers may not always be aware of gaps in their lectures and educational material that can leave students confused about their concepts. Artificial intelligence (AI) offers a way to solve this problem. Through AI tutoring and study programs are growing more advanced which are capable of teaching fundamentals to students struggling with basic concepts. For example, Carnegie Learning uses data to provide feedback and work with students directly.AI systems easily adapt to each student’s individual learning needs and can target instruction based on their strengths and weaknesses.Therefore, while on one end AI reduces meaningless work for teachers,on the other,it provides and facilitates more meaningful learning experience for students.
In this 21st century, students are more attracted to using a mobile phone for general purposes. They call it a smartphone. The world is at their fingertips as they can get access to any information from anywhere. This minimizes the time of visiting a library and searching for information. A mobile phone thus can be used for several purposes. What makes the information easily available is mobile applications. Every mobile app has a unique feature that offers its own set of services and uses. Learning is a never-ending process and the focus has now completely shifted to e Learning. Due to the mobile phones and the various new learning-oriented applications like Fliplearn, extra marks, byjus, etc, students can learn at their own pace and take their time at understanding things, as everything is just a click away.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Although in comparison to AI and virtual reality, IOT as a concept is not very popular yet the use of this technology in education can be invaluable. IOT allows the creation of context-aware ubiquitous learning environments also known as smart learning. A context-aware ubiquitous learning environment is capable to record every detail of the students’ learning activities. It provides a good opportunity for professors to acquire valuable and detailed information via analyzing the recorded data.