Owing to the pandemic, both students and teachers became tech-savvy, even though the transition from offline to online was seamless. However, it turned out that acquiring instruction and studying through digital mediums was difficult during the epidemic. Wasn't it?
The EdTech industry has been steadily growing over the past 15 years. However, by 2020, the industry had become the epicenter of change. The unexpected seismic transition to online learning in India brought to light the sector's flaws and vast untapped potential. However, the bigger message was that digital education is now the present, not the future. Today, educational technology has cleared the path for new learning experiences, techniques, and scales in education that were previously inconceivable.
This is true for learning at all levels, from K-12 through skill-based or professional education. EdTech firms showed how technology can make learning and education more accessible, adaptive, and relevant to educational goals.
While there is a growing emphasis on making learning easier, more engaging, and more holistic for students, another notion that is gaining support and acceptability is lifelong learning. Not just from an academic standpoint, but also for developing a future-ready workforce, digital learning is a crucial priority.
Simply said, today's educational digital innovation is about fulfilling the demands of both the education sector and the future workforce. And, as the learning environment becomes more digital, technology will become an intrinsic component of the digital education strategy rather than a support resource. For technology to be genuinely effective, it must be thought through in the design and practice of delivering education.
In terms of how the industry garnered public interest, recognition, and momentum, the years 2020 and 2021 were watershed moments for EdTech. Story-based concept films, interactive simulations, curated information, curriculum personalization, and access to a wide range of learning opportunities are increasingly commonplace. However, the industry is presently at a crossroads. It will now have to look at how technology can and should improve learning experiences by making them more intuitive, transparent, scalable, and personalised.
Experts believe that a tailored learning experience will be the future of education as a result of today's massive flood of data. This will apply not only to content calibration, but also to engagement strategies and other factors.
As communities aid in increasing connection, attendance, student stickiness, and recognition, peer learning will take centerstage. As a result of the shared experience, motivation and accountability are increased.