Various trends in the education sector have been implemented in the past with varying degrees of success, but the trends that have emerged in the last few years have radically altered the industry's dynamics and are unquestionably here to stay for the foreseeable future.

From primary to higher education, the education sector's digital transformation has accelerated dramatically, resulting in a trend toward online and cloud-based delivery platforms.

Furthermore, the revolution resulted in a significant shift in the connection between adult learners and postsecondary education providers such as EdTechs, coaching institutions, and universities.

EdTechs are the new School 2.0, and the value of this sector in India is expected to increase to USD 30 billion in the next ten years, owing to its current rate of disrupting traditional learning processes. Mobile technologies, cloud services, and virtual reality all play a role in expanding the possibilities for accessible, immersive learning.

The Following Are Key Technologies That Will Disrupt Education In The Near Future:

1. Subscription Services For Lifelong Learning

Even two years ago, the educational landscape was dramatically different. With the rapid growth of technology, education providers and students are moving toward a subscription-based form of education.

Another driver is the emergence of online learning aggregators like DBMCI's digital platform eGurukul, which, in addition to traditional coaching classes, provides accessible learning classes to learners looking for flexible ways to fit education into their lives, making online education the predominant model of education.

This is a trend that is here to stay and is tailored to the changing demands of organisations.

2. A Combination of Reality, Artificial Intelligence, AR and VR

We've grown accustomed to consuming information in ultra-quick, bite-sized, and attention-grabbing bits over time. Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) will have an impact on every aspect of human activity, including education.

These tools will be utilised to provide more individualised types of education or remote learning by becoming better and better at whatever task they are given.

3. Nano-learning

This learning describes a new EdTech concept. In this transformative technological trend, students can get an instant source of learning via ultra-bite-sized lessons exactly when and where they need them.

Nano-learning is still popular but will undoubtedly grow in popularity in the coming future as, in today's hustle, it fits effortlessly with society's need for ways of passing on knowledge and proficiency.

4. Personalised Education

Gone are the days when one teacher was assigned to at least 50 kids and parents also didn't really mind. Personalised education is becoming the next new normal as, now, classrooms are much more diverse and complex, and access to technology is helping to better achieve each student's needs.

Technology tools can help teachers to give students differentiated learning experiences outside of the established curriculum.

5. Gamification

Edutainment is a term that has been making its round in the sector for some time now and plastering its presence in the sector effectively. Learning while playing educational games brings in an experiential approach to knowledge acquisition that keeps students hooked on learning and encourages more multisensory involvement.

To walk parallel with evolution is now a necessity, not an option in adapting to the evolving technological trends is the reality for the upcoming future of education. In the future, these trends will undoubtedly grow in popularity as learning proficiency these days is not only instantaneous and modular but becoming even more addictive!

(This is a slightly modified version of an article originally published in India Today. The original article can be found at https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/featurephilia/story/5-biggest-educational-technology-trends-in-near-future-1938402-2022-04-17)