Best 5 EdTech Trends in 2023

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Due to the pandemic and restrictive measures, distance education has become even more critical. Online education has become global. Many large companies are looking to bring EdTech technologies into their projects.

How do new technologies help make education more effective and exciting, and what can we expect from this industry in 2023? Find out the main EdTech trends 2023 in our new blog post!

What is EdTech?

EdTech is an extensive term. It is used as a synonym for online education and a collective name for any technologies for the educational process.  

These can be online learning platforms, learning management systems (LMS), various applications, VR simulators, and other training tools. In addition, edTech includes not only technologies for online learning but offline as well. For example, interactive projection screens and tablets for teaching in the classroom.

Why is EdTech popular in 2023?

EdTech has diversified and expanded the online education market. Now the customer has the opportunity to choose the format and other criteria for educational services.

In 2023 people want to learn in a dynamic environment and count on an individual approach. Therefore, they are interested in game mechanics and digital technologies. Ideally, they would like education also to be an exciting process. The EdTech segment, with different mechanics to increase engagement and interest in subjects, is increasingly integrated into the education structure.

EdTech makes learning more comfortable and personalized. Students can view and revise lessons at any time, independently adjusting the pace of learning. They also receive personal feedback from teachers.

Let's consider what EdTech technologies will be education technology trends in 2023!

5 EdTech Trends of 2023

According to Global Market Insights, the e-learning market by 2028 will exceed $1 trillion.

EdTech statistics

This shows that in the long term, education technology trends continue to grow and will remain in demand. EdTech trends 2023 include the most demanded technologies among customers all over the world:

1. Game-based learning

Companies that use gamification have a 700% conversion rate (FinancesOnline)

Gamification is a great way to engage students in learning. It means the use of ready-made games and the transformation of the entire educational process into a game.

Gamification isn’t among the new trends in educational technology. In the last few years, the game-based approach to learning has already proved its effectiveness compared to traditional methods and will continue to conquer the market in 2023.

People of different ages like games, so they are used in all areas of education - in school and higher education, for training staff in companies, and students in online schools. Due to the game, tedious tasks become enjoyable, and complex ones become simple. Games involve a person in the process and facilitate information perception.

Gamification statistics

Most companies are already using these technologies and achieving better results in the industry. If you want to get inspiration for your next EdTech software, look at the success stories of such companies as Duolingo, Khan Academy, Elevate, and many others.

Also, we recommend thinking about the following trendy gamification features:

Gamification elements

These features are the most popular now that contribute to higher student engagement when learning new material. The main challenge with their implementation is the need for scalability and quick adjustments. When it comes to choosing a technology base for gamification elements in Ed-Tech software, developers can use various programming languages for the learning management system to integrate the most suitable and viable gamification features. From our engineering perspective, we’ve adopted the Cloud-Native approach and have strongly recommended it to our clients as well as the services provided by AWS.

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2. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)

54% of teachers and 41% of parents want an increased usage of virtual and augmented reality solutions in the classroom. (Tech Informed)

VR and AR simulate comfortable conditions for acquiring new knowledge, especially for teaching children, young people, etc.

Imagine: school teachers no longer need to monotonously or, on the contrary, overzealously talk, for example, about the Egyptian pyramids and the features of their construction. Instead, with the help of virtual reality helmets, you can go on a hike through tunnels with sarcophagi right at your desk, hear the rustling of labyrinths and independently evaluate the key historical events that unfolded thousands of years ago.

In 2023, such learning scenarios will drive the growth of a generation of such professions, which today remain less in demand but are still extremely necessary to preserve the versatility of modern science.

Global VR in Eduсation market share, by application

Among the successful cases of VR/AR usage in the EdTech industry are the following companies: Vonderscope, Mondly, and JigSpace. Thanks to VR and AR technologies, companies can integrate such features as augmented classrooms, augmented homework, and many others.

3. Personalization through a data-driven approach

EdTech companies use learning management systems - platforms within which the educational process is built. Almost all operations within the training programs take place inside the platform. Therefore, you can collect nearly any information about these events - for example, rewinding the video, increasing and decreasing the volume, the frequency of the teacher, etc. Each of them carries a value that you need to learn to interpret and use in improving courses.

Data-driven approach in 2023 will be among the top trends in educational technology, stimulating global improvements in the industry. EdTech companies can use the received data on the students' engagement to implement changes in the learning process.

Big Data in Education

There are several outstanding companies using big data analytics in their educational platforms:

  • Udemy retrieves EdTech data analytics to enhance the learning experience by tracking how students interact with course content. Such information is handy for improving the UX/UI course design and personalizing learning for students.
  • Moodle LMS synthesizes data from different sources, such as analytics and software performance, and then sends the results to the customer to enable them to self-administer.
  • Lumen Learning. This platform allows students to assess their experience while learning and put grades on the learning materials as usually teachers do. Based on this data, teachers may pay more attention to interaction with students and achieve better results.

4. Blockchain technologies

Blockchain is a digital proof of skill and professionalism that any interested party can verify. On such a basis, you can build many of the workflows needed in EdTechs.

Some online education platforms issue diplomas for completing educational courses or use Ethereum smart contracts for knowledge sharing.

Also, this technology provides secure storage for various records, f.e., which courses a teacher has read and what grades they received from students.

Blockchain will remain among the trends in the EdTech industry in 2023. According to the Grand View Research report, the global blockchain technology market reached $5.92 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 85.9% from 2022 to 2030.

Different technologies in EdTech

When working with Blockchain integration in the e-learning platform, the most popular features to implement are ID authentication, file verification mechanisms, tokenized mechanisms for better affordability, etc.

5. Cloud-based infrastructure

Today, large arrays are processed by high-performance servers. Limitless virtual libraries fit in S3 object cloud storage with convenient search and sorting systems. GPU-powered cloud infrastructure (GPU IaaS) helps online education platforms handle massive amounts of video content, 3D modeling, neural networks, and machine learning.

Such an infrastructure will lead the list of future trends in educational technology! Today not so many software companies offer high-quality cloud-based infrastructure, and in 2023, we’ll see a trend toward market expansion in this field. Thus, we recommend paying attention to reliable software vendors that can ensure the scalability of your EdTech project.

Conclusion

Augmented reality, cloud technologies, adaptive learning systems, and gamification make education more accessible and allow everyone to practice different skills. These trends in education technology will drive the market in 2023!

Are you ready to start your EdTech project? Then, experienced IT professionals from Axon software development company can assist you! Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Axon Development Group
November 7, 2022
Software Development

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