With the fast-paced growth of the education industry, the classroom of the future isn’t far from becoming a reality. Over the past decade, the education sector has witnessed a facelift with the introduction and growth of several technologies like blended learning, analytics tools, AR and VR apps and devices, and 3D printers that provide insights into the minds of learners and help rectify the challenges faced by both, students and educators. These disruptive innovations are driving technology-based learning and teaching methodologies in new directions. Today, there is increased reliance on mobile learning which benefits teachers and students equally. It empowers students to adapt to advanced educational technology cutting across socio-economic and geographical boundaries and helps teachers keep track of upcoming events, get easy access to courseware and more.
Artificial intelligence, one of the most intriguing technological advancements, will continue to shine. The industry will see AI assistants that creatively interact with students and predict the pace of their learning just by analyzing students’ answers to questions and help them through the course in a pace that is convenient for them. Additionally, AI will also help in identifying where a student is weak and suggest improvement strategies accordingly. Meanwhile, virtual reality, another promising alternative for engaged learning, will keep breaking the shackles of space and time by enabling students to engage in educational activities outside the physical boundaries of a classroom. It will provide a more personalized and immersive learning experience. In the course of time, these state-of-the-art innovations will create an inclusive environment where everyone is given an opportunity to think, learn, and grow.
In this edition of CIO Applications, we present you “Top 25 EdTech Solution Providers – 2018.” A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and CIO Application’s editorial board has reviewed the top companies in the education technology domain. The featured firms offer top-notch solutions and are forerunners that have exhibited in-depth expertise in the EdTech space.