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Digital Learning: Future of Online Education

Interest in online education has accelerated in the past couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions. Moreover, easy access and technological advancements like artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and others have led to millions switching to digital learning. So, if you are planning to take an online course and wondering if it is worth your time and effort, then this article will help you decide.
Below, we enlist the benefits of digital learning.

How Is Digital Learning Helping Students?

Besides flexible curriculum and round-the-clock support and guidance from online education portals, there are many benefits that we have listed below; have a look at them:
• Improved customer experience and support across various platforms
• Self-motivated and value-driven learning programmes that enhance the interaction and learning process
• Integration of different technologies into the educational portal
• Value-added services like industry interactions, career counselling, career management services, soft-skills developments
In the next part of the article, we will discuss the future of online education and how modern technologies like AI, VR, and others will enhance the quality and user experience of job-oriented courses after graduation.

What Is the Future Of Online Education?

Millions of students and working professionals have enrolled in courses ranging from primary and secondary school to diploma, graduate and post-graduate, respectively. This is because of the easy access, flexible curriculum, and hybrid learning model.
Today online education has become a norm and, for many, the first choice instead of in-person courses.
Let’s look at what the future of online education looks like:

Gamification strategies for user engagement

Gamification is the process of making learning programmes more intuitive and intriguing. And with time, gamification strategies will be widely used in digital learning to enhance user engagement and offer a great UX (user experience) in the form of incentive-based learning, level advancement badges, etc.

Evolution of the concept of continuous learning

Since the internet is an open forum that gets updated regularly with new information, and online education needs internet access to interact and learn, digital course providers need to implement intelligent techniques to stay on par with it. So, continuous learning is a strategy that will prevail and accelerate digital learning’s significance.

Adoption of a hybrid channel approach

The interest and participation in offline education continue to grow steadily. Therefore, it is believed that online education portals will collaborate with universities and colleges to offer a hybrid learning curriculum that includes video lectures and in-campus classes.

Emeritus India is an excellent example of a hybrid channel approach. A pioneer in online education, we have partnered with renowned Indian universities to offer in-person and online courses in data science, marketing, sales, and various fields.

Business model to become sensitive to customer requirement

Online educators can change their curriculum according to the changing customer demands. For instance, the wide use of data science applications in businesses led to online educators providing certificate and diploma
data science
courses to aspirants wishing to develop a career in the field.

Technological innovations

Online educators are introducing modern technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, machine learning, etc., to automate the learning process, provide personalized curriculum, and others. We will discuss technological innovation in the education industry in the next part of the article.

What Are The Popular Modern Technologies Prevalent In Online Education?

Artificial intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence is a subset of data science that aims to develop intelligent machines that digitize the study material, making learning more engaging and intriguing. Nowadays, many online educators use AI technologies to provide personalized learning curricula, provide offline support and guidance, and enhance the user experience. The future of artificial intelligence is accelerated due to its wide use across the educational sector.

Augmented and virtual reality (AR &VR)

Augmented reality and virtual reality are widely used to enhance the user experience. Since interaction and learning in digital courses are not limited to one device, using AR and VR is vital because it helps create an interactive experience for the user, enhancing their time in the application. Moreover, it can change a boring-looking textbook into something of interest and intrigue.

Internet of things (IoT)

The internet of things can be used to build an intelligent and connected virtual classroom that helps students monitor their progress. In addition, the IoT technologies can also use to track absenteeism, lack of interest, and different academic requirements of the participants.

Blockchain technology

Blockchain technology helps in storing confidential information about students safe and protected. In addition, it can help in task automation and help publish work digitally.

Network enhancements

The constant network enhancements make it easy for students to connect and learn easily. For instance, the 5G technology helps connect devices in virtual classrooms fast and easy.
In conclusion, it is safe to say that the future of online education looks bright, especially because of the use of modern technologies like artificial intelligence, network enhancements, etc.

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