Edtech startups: How are they transfiguring education for a better tomorrow?

“Entering into the era of virtual education where digital classrooms will rule, the youth will conquer.”

This is the right time to reboot the economy, play with the educational technology and curate a system for the forgingly advanced world. Developers know when to pick the right opportunity for bringing up an innovation in the market that will be of 100% advantage and provide maximum benefits to the sufferers. Despite the fact that we are in the midst of the worldwide pandemic, technology is helping us grow, develop, learn, reevaluate, innovate, educate and safeguard. Nothing feels better than having technology at our rescue- the manmade innovation which is giving its fruits now. Had the pandemic affected us in the 18th century, the impact would be 100 times more than what it is today. 

When we combine modern technology with traditional education, it becomes Edtech- a transformed version of education. There lies no doubt in saying that Edtech will revolutionize the learners approach to learning. The Education system in India till now is highly primitive and lacks newness or hasn’t been updated with the other ongoing changes around the world. The students attend school made out of bricks and mortar, there is no new advancement seen over the years. Only selective classrooms are smart and have proper resources, rest all are following the same old methods of teaching. There is more emphasis on scoring better grades rather than learning and applying the knowledge simultaneously. 

Modern technology will revolutionize the classrooms: 

The use of modern technology like MR, AR and VR are best in providing a power packed experience. The incorporation of more affordable software and hardware is what is making AR and VR more cheaper in India and more accessible for building an effective education system. Several edtech startups are involved in providing education in today’s times. With the help of AR, the students are able to attain an experiential learning experience by use of a smartphone. Tools like AR books allow students to get interactive to another level. Students get a 3D view of objects while studying that helps in proper understanding of the subject. Infact, there is game based learning in AR as well, so that students do not get easily bored while taking lessons. 

A different organisation offers VR education in which they mainly curate VR content for students on different subject matters, for example, law of friction in physics for high school students. Another company by the name of I love Mondays is giving the actual experience to students of their preferred career, beforehand. Sounds fascinating, right? For instance, if any student is interested in hotel management, then he can put on the respective VR headset for it and experience a chef preparing meals or a manager carrying on with the tasks at the hotel. 

Another company called Vamrr is gathering content from AR, VR and MR respectively and creating a single online library consisting of AR, VR and MR content for students to get access to expert knowledge in various disciplines at once. 

STEM and innovation labs mystery:

Now, many schools are supporting the development of STEM and innovation labs. It focuses on teaching subjects like mathematics, science, technology and engineering to students in a way that is more effective and practical, therefore scientific. It lies far beyond the traditional white chalks and boards of teaching followed in India for science and technology students. Its entire focus is on providing hands-on learning by preparing projects on topics that are scientific. For instance, learning can be evolved if students learn the properties of a material by legitimately using it in a project instead of reading in a text book. This practicality in learning enables students to get more experience based learning and not just the same old mugging up of theories. 

Role of Artificial intelligence in education: 

Imagine what it would be like to use Artificial Intelligence for analysing a student’s drawing and detection of early signs in development delays. This will surely help gain better and customized learning approaches for the children that will in turn lead to advanced outcomes. 

Khan academy is one of the examples that uses AI to provide teaching assistance.

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