Immersive learning through VR. Personalised digital lessons based on each student’s need. Game-based learning. At the beginning of the 21st century, these three aspects seemed far-fetched. But, advancements in technology have made these and other dreams a reality in many classrooms.
With the introduction of AR and VR, classroom learning has undergone a tremendous change. Learning has become much more immersive. Students are now able to view enhanced versions of an image and objects on their mobile devices. Moreover, VR and AR are making learning a compelling experience. Both these techniques have taken digital learning to new dimensions. From atoms to planets, and from Egypt to the Colosseum, students can explore and learn so much more, all while sitting in the comfort of their classrooms.
We have already witnessed gamification being used in classrooms in different forms such as leader boards, reward points, badges, and stickers. In addition, now, gamification is the one trend that guarantees an increase in participation, engagement, and competition. Gamification incentivises students to learn and practice, improving the overall learning process. Teachers can use gamification as a means to increase engagement, boost motivation, and create an interactive classroom environment.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is another emerging technology that shows immense promise in helping students not only understand and manage their feelings but also develop empathy for others. Students learn to build positive relationships with others and make sound decisions. SEL also helps students academically.
As a multitude of these trends is set to nurture the education sector’s growth, Education Technology Insights has compiled a list of leading EdTech consulting/service companies in the UK that are at the top of their game. The enlisted organisations are transforming teaching and learning at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Education Technology Insights’ “Top 5 EdTech Consulting/Service Companies in UK - 2020.”