While educational technology enjoyed a stellar year of development and implementation in 2018, it’s really going to take off in 2019.
We’ve examined the most popular forms of edtech from 2018 to determine what edtech trends are going to take centre stage in the coming months.
The biggest and brightest edtech trend set for widescale adoption in 2019 is without a doubt experiential learning.
Put simply, experiential learning is a form of teaching that engages with the learner through a variety of experiences such as hands-on learning, collaboration, experimenting and analysing.
Edtech that supports experiential learning includes virtual reality and augmented reality, virtual labs, gamification and online platforms, so teachers have a wealth of edtech products to choose from when introducing this form of learning to students.
Another edtech trend set to take the educational world by storm is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to provide more personalised learning.
AI is used in a multitude of fields and is especially suited to education, thanks to the use AI in conjunction with data analytics to develop personalised learning experiences that cater to the specific needs of students.
For instance, AI can streamline grading and assessments, and will pick up on particular areas students are finding difficult and suggest revised learning topics.
The above are just two of the numerous edtech trends that are likely to see widespread adoption in 2019, but we believe both experiential learning and personalised learning by way of AI will have the biggest impact on students and teachers alike.