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13 Most Interesting EdTech Trends of 2023
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Technology In the Field of Education

Technology has changed every industry, from agriculture, automobiles, and energy to communication, healthcare, and financials. It has surprised and enthralled us, simplified our lives, and made us more comfortable. But the most fantastic is its use in education and eLearning software development. It has created new opportunities for practical learning experiences, easier dissemination of information and knowledge, and better interaction between students and teachers. All this is done through innovative platforms and communication tools. 

Here are 13 of the most interesting educational technology trends we can expect in the coming year from eLearning development companies.

Here Andrew Anderlonis, Former President at Rediker Software, talks about tech disruptions in the education sector and how eLearning software development companies are contributing to it by offering interoperability, mobile access, real-time reporting & much more. 

13 Edtech Trends to Watch Out for In 2023

#1 Gamification

Gamification (incorporating game-like elements like badges, leaderboards, points, and various types of incentives incorporated into a lesson) will be increasingly used to motivate and encourage learners to achieve a learning objective. Research has found that these elements make learning fun, interesting, engaging, and immersive, leading to better understanding and retention. Gamification will be a critical element of learning, used by every professional Elearning software development company.

#2 Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)

Both VR and AR enable learners to grasp complex concepts that are hard to explain in the real world but are easily explained in detail in a virtual world. They will help students learn better by creating immersive learning experiences in a virtual world or using augmented reality. We can expect to see more educational institutions using these technologies for education and training to:

  • Increase interest in boring subjects like science
  • Improve the level of understanding of students
  • Explore concepts (for example, chemical reactions) in a safe environment.

#3 Nano learning

It is a widely held belief that students today have shorter attention spans. With shorter attention spans, learners can focus on something that is taught quickly and absorb information quickly. That’s exactly what nano-learning or bite-sized learning does. Bite-sized information is presented to learners in learning sessions that last two to 10 minutes. Nano-learning will be used to help:

  • Educators combat the shortening attention spans of learners
  • Learners absorb and retain information quickly and readily.

#4 A mix of real and artificial intelligence (AI)

Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) will provide customized learning and feedback to learners to help them master complex knowledge and skills. Powerful and intelligent algorithms adapt to each learner, interpret complex human responses, and adjust ‘feedback style’ and ‘content focus’ to align with individual learners’ needs. 

Another AI technology we will see in 2023 and beyond is smart content that adjusts to individual learners based on their behavior, engagement, and demographics.

#5 Harnessing the power of big data

Big data analytics and data science are rapidly becoming leading technologies across industries, and we will see them increasingly used in the education sector. Big data will be used to help educators:

  •       Analyze a student’s performance based on assignments
  •       Identify areas where learners struggle or thrive
  •       Understand the individual learning needs of students
  •       Develop successful strategies for personalized and customized learning.

#6 K-12 digital education

K-12 digital education has already spread across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Here, teachers and students are seen as equals regarding the responsibility of teaching/learning. This education system focuses a great deal on the following:

  • Teacher-student communication and Q&A sessions
  • Assignments created by students to promote self-learning
  • Group projects, student portfolios, and seminar-style participation.

Learn how VLink Helped a Global EdTech Company Upgrade its School Administrative Platform.

#7 Using blockchain mechanism

Blockchain technology has been used successfully to safeguard critical information. We will see a rise in its use in the education sector to safely and securely store massive amounts of student data, digital syllabi, and coursework. Students will use this technology to store their invaluable diplomas and manage their academic qualifications and achievements. They will be allowed to share these only when they choose and with whom they choose, ensuring complete security.

#8 Personalized learning

Students learn differently and are always at different points in their learning journey from their peers. As we move into 2023 and beyond, learning strategies will address individual students’ distinct interests, needs, requirements, and aspirations. Educators will create learning material (proper context and relevant content) based on what each student knows/needs to know and to meet individual learning styles. 

#9 Rise of STEAM-based programs

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) or STEAM-based learning will help students develop the necessary skills they need for a successful future. STEAM-based programs will provide students with well-rounded skills that help them adapt to the fast-paced and ever-changing work environment.

#10 Subscription-based model of learning

Subscription-based learning models give students access to any knowledge (study material and courses) for a yearly or monthly fee. These courses will allow students to learn when they want, where they want, on a device they are comfortable using. Learning is by choice, and students can discontinue the learning platform by not paying the fees.

#11 Emphasis on holistic learning

As we move into an unpredictable future, holistic learning will help children gain the required life skills they will need to become successful professionals. That includes improved academics, mental stability, emotional well-being, and better problem-solving abilities. 

 #12 Distance and hybrid learning

If it’s one thing the pandemic has made us realize, it is that we are capable of both distance learning and hybrid learning styles. Both distance and hybrid learning (a mix of in-person and online learning) styles offer more flexibility than traditional schools and learning programs. Elearning development companies will create courses for both distance and hybrid learning programs.

#13 Education and entrepreneurship mindset

Elearning development companies will incorporate entrepreneurial personas into school pedagogy. That will help students recognize commercial opportunities and provide them with the knowledge and skills required in the professional world. They will become more skilled, imaginative, proactive, determined, and innovative as a result of learning how to overcome failure and draw lessons from setbacks.

Final Thoughts

EdTech has advanced significantly and is still expanding. Without a doubt, 2023 and beyond will bring about a significant increase in innovation. The use of technology in the classroom will be instructional sound thanks to EdTech professional software development for teachers. Undoubtedly, great things are happening in E-learning software development, and there is a lot to look forward to in 2023.

Whether it’s to build, enhance, or re-engineer EdTech tools, VLink’s dedicated developers are here to help. VLink’s EdTech solutions include custom E-learning software development, cloud services, hassle-free AR, VR, 3D imaging integration, and more.

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    About The Author
    Tracy Gardner
    Tracy joined VLink in Aug 2020 from Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, where she served as Director of Major Gifts and Business Development. Prior to Easterseals, she launched an award-winning community magazine in Avon, CT. She also served as a content mentor, coach, and director for N2 Publishing. A former journalist, Tracy worked as a News Anchor/Reporter for many years in various U.S. markets.

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