From Phygital Learning to Gamification, Key Trends That Will Define the Indian Edtech Sector in 2023

From Phygital Learning to Gamification, Key Trends That Will Define the Indian Edtech Sector in 2023

The edtech sector has made a significant impact in the last decade and the Covid – 19 pandemic has only accelerated this digitization. India is on the verge of an evolution in its education ecosystem. This is perhaps the most exciting and disruptive stage of the edtech sector, with its value set to grow to USD 30 billion in the next 10 years, and innovators poised to re-engineer the future of learning.

Here are some of the latest technology trends predicted to transform the education industry in 2023 and the future years ahead:

Gamification in Education – It is a process of solving problems using the characteristics of game elements in education. It helps to increase student engagement, improve skills and optimize learning, helps in simplifying complex concepts and better retention. Learning goals can be achieved through gamification, which encourages students to strive and receive immediate feedback. Game-based higher education is predicted to increase by approximately 32 percent by 2023. Edtech and gamification are concepts that are made to complement each other in the near future while allowing for more expansion in the industry.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality – The education sector is evolving with the use of digital technology and one of the key path breakers or trends responsible for this change is augmented and virtual reality. It is known to boost learning retention and personalized learning experience, increase opportunities for experimentation, reduce reliance on external learning, empower educators and learners, and encourage active learning. Difficult concepts can be simplified for students by using virtual tools in a controlled environment. Although the Indian market is in the developing stage of adopting AR and VR technology, it is believed to be the future of education.

Figital learning – It is the amalgamation of physical and digital forms of learning and is an innovative approach that is reshaping the current education scenario. The Covid 19 pandemic has led to this explosion in the Indian education system. India has been following the traditional school system for centuries, but it is the pandemic that has forced us to look in a new direction where the traditional and the digital approach can be merged to give a more effective and personalized education.

Today, complex concepts are taught using animated audiovisual material, which helps in better retention and comprehension. Teachers and the school management are able to keep track of each student’s performance. Learning has become more interactive, and the academic performance of students has improved.

One of the examples of physical education in the country is the O-Laboratory or online laboratories by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, where students can carry out experiments without the need of a physical laboratory or equipment. Many edtech companies in India are also providing digital solutions to schools to educate students in the best possible ways, proving that physical learning is here to stay for a long time.

Digital infrastructure – Although school’s physical infrastructure is an important facet in providing students with a conducive environment for their academic journey, digital infrastructure also plays a key role in it, especially in the current scenario.

In the last few years, across India, digital classrooms have gained prominence. These technology-enabled classrooms (digital infrastructure) provide opportunities for teaching and learning by integrating technology such as interactive whiteboard/projector, audiovisual capabilities, ICT labs/multimedia centers, educational games, classroom activity management software, homework submission and review software, cloud. -based e-learning initiatives etc.

Personal Learning – Personalized learning is a powerful new approach to education. It teaches students valuable technology, helps them choose a subject according to their interests and choices, track their progress and work on their weak zones, it drives engagement, sets goals for themselves and gets instant feedback. With all these advantages, learning becomes fun and more interactive. It can therefore be said that personalized learning equipped with digitization is the future of education.

Education in India has seen significant growth and transformation in recent years, especially with the advent of digitization and the above mentioned Edtech trends are a big part of that. With more schools in India adopting the digital route to provide quality education to its students, it can be said that these edtech innovations/trends in education are going to shape the future of the coming generations.

— Written by Arindam Ghosh, VP & Head of Strategy, Schoolnet

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