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The Infrastructure For Supporting Flexible Online Learning Experience

Online platforms have empowered the teaching workforce, as they can use various creative online models to teach difficult concepts to their online students.

The 15-year-old EdTech industry is widely known for trying new approaches, building digital learning content and scaling education in massive ways. The COVID-19 pandemic has globally led over 1.2 billion children out of the classroom. However, this has resulted in the ever-growing need of the EdTech model. With the end-goal to provide seamless online education, this model focuses on bridging the physical gap between the students and teachers. Therefore, the Technology Industry focuses on developing an infrastructure that provides flexibility to the online learning experience. Their aim is to create high-quality educational platforms to make online learning easy and accessible to all.

A strong online infrastructure caters to these main vantage points – the needs of the students and the learning outcomes of the program. Keeping them in mind, the tech professionals design interfaces that create a seamless learning experience through audio and visual aids. Most of the online learning platforms have infrastructure that provides an easy user-interface, high-bandwidth system, round-the-clock accessibility and a variety of learning content. Many EdTech’s are focus on providing this by including augmented reality, interactive displays, gamification, video content, online homework help, automated tutoring and other fun and efficient tools for effective learning and development.

The unexpected, forced interest from learners due to the pandemic compelled education industry to disrupt further and gave rise to digital learning as a primary tool considering its accessibility, availability and efficiency. The so called supplementary tool acted as blessing in disguise during the global pandemic, giving a fillip to accelerate the adoption of technology whilst measuring its success.

Online platforms have empowered the teaching workforce, as they can use various creative online models to teach difficult concepts to their online students. Moreover, it provides a flexible model for teachers to provide education at the convenience of their home and as per their availability. The online resources are unlimited, wherein the teachers can provide education to a wider audience without any geographical or demographic limitations. Additionally, teachers receive preparation time before the class begins, which allows them to create engaging content with the use of various online resources. Moreover, they can focus on personalised content by providing 1:1 classes to students as per the demand in the market.

The biggest advantage of the EdTech platform is the amalgamation of online and offline education. Various companies provide seamless online training with the use of AI and robotics, which is easily accessible in a classroom environment as well. With the industry growing, EdTech’s are coming up with concepts like conversational learning where students can get specific, purpose oriented, customised attention which can help them unleash their hidden potential and setting their foundations right.

The ease of use makes online learning platforms very popular and it is estimated to stay in the market post pandemic as well. Many educational institutions and universities have decided to continue online education along with the traditional classroom training. India is continuously working towards building an affordable internet connectivity, tech-based infrastructure and electricity, which will support a strong and flexible online platform. Thereby, the EdTech industry is a growing giant which is estimated to reach $30 billion in the next 10 years.

Source: Business World

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