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edtech trends to watch in 2023
22 November 2022·5 min read

Clifford Cullens

Vestbee Contributor

EdTech Trends To Watch In 2023

The educational technology (EdTech) sector is growing at a really rapid rate making education more accessible to the society. As a matter of fact, the growth witnessed in the educational technology sector is projected to even grow further in the next couple of years - according to Pitchbook and Crunchbase, approximately $15.8 billion was invested in EdTech startups in 2021. So far in 2022, only $5 billion has been invested in the EdTech sector, due to high volatility however, this amount is expected to double or triple in 2023.

Plenty of startups have already leveraged the trend and contributed to the education sector bringing some innovative solutions and out-of-the-box ideas. Among the most interesting ones you can find Labser - an education platform revolutionizing the way science is taught to students all over the world by combining mathematical algorithms with gamification elements; do math hw - an all-in-one website for students' academic needs providing writing essays, reports, reviews, and business papers writing assistance within different fields such as math, English, biology, chemistry, literature, etc; Revyze - a community-powered app with a sharp focus on high school education called TikTok of education; Vilma - offering live courses and workshop for seniors; Edurino -  hybrid learning platform with an app and toy figurines for children preschoolers aged 4 and above.

In this post, I will be sharing a list of EdTech trends to look out for in 2023 that would make learning more accessible and feasible. Without any further ado, let’s dive in!

VR and AR

Technology is developing, and we have reached a brand-new era where Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are quickly gaining ground. Interestingly, a report by Market Research Future (MRFR) projects that the market for AR and VR in education will expand at a CAGR of 18.2% between 2022 and 2027.

It’s a well-known fact that the traditional teaching methods used in the education industry are changing quickly. In its turn, the use of augmented and virtual reality has the potential to dramatically transform how students are taught.

Nano Learning

The nano-learning method is also commonly referred to as bite-sized learning. In simple words, it splits difficult and complex topics into smaller bits for easy understanding. It is a highly focused teaching trend in which students acquire knowledge through smaller inputs over shorter periods.

Nano-learning programs cannot be paper-based and often only address a single learning goal. In fact, it’s all about a continual learning process where 2-10min learning sessions consist of multimedia-rich tutorials that emphasize imparting substantial knowledge as rapidly as possible to guarantee that a learner understands and picks it up quickly. Unfortunately, when it comes to solving complicated problems, nano-learning is not a suitable replacement for more extensive approaches.

Gamification

By utilizing a range of strategies, educators are constantly experimenting with new solutions. One of such educational strategy is gamification which tries to inspire students by combining game mechanics and design into the academic process.

In order to give pupils the chance to behave independently and competently, the gamification technique recreates the same characteristics in the classroom while combining components from games. As a result, teachers can utilize gamification to raise engagement and competition in the classroom. Moreover, gamification approaches proved to improve adolescent cognitive development.

Personalized Learnings

Obviously, each child learns in a unique way and at a different speed. It is a fundamental idea behind implementing personalized learning. According to their learning style, prior knowledge, abilities, and interests, each student receives a personalized education plan. It is the complete opposite of the "one size fits all" strategy adopted by the majority of schools.

The goal of personalized learning is to tailor the curriculum to each student's unique strengths, needs, and capabilities. It is another straightforward yet very effective and novel approach to the learning process.

In order to guarantee that students obtain practical instruction on the chosen topics and learn as they advance through their education, the devised plan is kept project-based.

Distance and Hybrid Learning

The pandemic and the explosion in EdTech compelled schools to implement teaching strategies that deviate from the traditional classroom setting. In addition to the widespread usage of hybrid learning methods, distance learning is now employed on a global scale.

To put it simply, online and offline learning are combined in hybrid learning. It's a teaching strategy in which some students show up to class in person while others participate online from home. Using techniques like video conferencing, tutors can instruct both in-person and online learners simultaneously.

Redesigned Learning Spaces

Booming EduTech trend provides endless learning opportunities, in order to support it many learning spaces are redesigned. It’s now the time to think out-of-the-box and replace traditional classrooms with more technology-powered and creativity-stimulating workspace. Feeling comfortable in the place where people spend time to educate and having access to the tools that supports the learning process is crucial in order to be effective.

Thanks to various developed technologies and techniques in EduTech sector, like VR/AR, Nano Learning, Gamification, Personalized learning, Hybrid Learning there are much more source of education for students increasing accesibility and improving student-teacher engagement. As a result, students are able to learn in a way that is most conducive to their unique educational needs and learning preferences. 

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