Digital learning has changed the entire ball game of education in 2022. The pandemic has acted as a catalyst for this transformation in the way education is delivered. Digital learning platforms are evolving to excel in the art of execution and implementation to perform at the height of its potential. Digital learning is unveiling new ways of learning, teaching and communicating, slowly changing the system. Since the days of the novel coronavirus, the education sector has faced many challenges, but as we look to the future in 2022, there is a sense of confidence in technology in these unprecedented times. Therefore, it’s safe to say that education technology is here to stay. While the industry has seen an unexpected rise in 2020, projecting an expected growth of $10 billion by 2025. Currently, the industry is expected to contribute around 3-3.5% to India’s GDP. As the information technology industry intensifies, it is a major contributor to India’s GDP, making the year 2022 pivotal for e-learning. India, which has over 700 million internet users and continues to grow in rural and remote areas, is a ripe market for digital learning to thrive. For better future learning, the appropriate application of technology is very important and should be explored further. The Edtech industry penetrates the educational system by giving children and young people the freedom to choose the field they want. Give wings of freedom to every child of India in the same way.
The seed of education technology has been sown since the late 90s, but it started to grow a few years ago. Pandemic times pushed the industry as the world was forced to go online. Everyone has embraced edtech with open arms and realized the power of learning from anywhere and anytime. The various innovative learning methods are digital learning, edtech platforms, online modules and apps which are slowly replacing traditional methods due to the immense benefits. Even though the majority of schools have opened as covid cases have plummeted, parents and teachers continue to turn to digital tools that complement learning outside of the classroom. Just as the pandemic has forever reshaped the culture of nine-to-five co-op, the classroom model has unleashed the old ways. While many people are quick to judge technological ways of inhibiting people’s ability to socialize, imagine and give children access to digital tools, they have proven to be a savior in these times. The positive use of technology can open the possibility of developing future leaders who are more worldly, more aware, more collaborative. This has given rise to parasocial learning, which is education and learning not only derived from a teacher’s sharing of knowledge, but also from experiences of personal and emotional connection, to create a healthier and more mindful environment. mental health. It also helped the students to expand their network considerably. EdTech companies continue to embrace solutions for the classroom of the future, where children will hopefully have expanded access to cultures, people, and ideologies.
With growing awareness and eclectic exposure on the internet, people are more selective about what they want. As in the online platform, anyone can take the courses of their choice, can improve in almost everything, without even giving you a lot of time. And for children, studies are not limited to classrooms, they can learn anywhere. Adapting the mentality to perceive education as a continuous process and a 24/7 work. This will be a major driver of 2022 and a shift in how people approach education, and not just limited to classrooms. This is why personalization and the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality present themselves to serve better. AI can be used to generate reports for institute-initiated programs, analyze learner gaps, and interpret data to deliver compelling learning experiences. This freedom to personalize, to organize, to adapt the standard content of education according to the strengths and weaknesses of the child is the best policy to offer. The industry wants to build a safer, more interactive place with easy-to-learn content to make education more accessible and affordable this year. As mass people turn more to internet and phones, they are looking for these features to create eloquence in learning. Authentication of education is vital to standardize it for students as a source of learning.
The industry is turning to innovative ways of smart learning. Create a foundation for students to adapt better ways to improve, to upgrade. Edtech companies are determined to meet the needs and demands of students as well as parents. The main concern of the industry is to get feedback from students and to know what issues students are facing and to work on those issues. Perseverance with a taste for flexibility is important for any industry to thrive.
The sun has been shining on edtech platforms and digital learning for a few years and is welcomed by the majority of people. In schools and colleges, we pushed boundaries and skipped a decade in the shadow of the pandemic, to find out if systems needed to change. With the digital tools of 2022, parents, students, and teachers have benefited from opportunity, convenience, and social community. On the way forward, in the years to come, it will be important to have a common path that blends traditional learning and online resources to better understand what will shape the future of education. Digital learning has permanently transformed ways of doing things, because we can only move forward. What is certain is that digital learning will be a default part of education for all students in the future. The year 2022 is about implementing and executing ideas, making it the most important year for the Edtech industry.
The article was written by Akanksha Chaturvedi, Founder and CEO, Eduauraa Technologies