How to Improve Online Learning Experience
with Education Mobile Apps?
By Sandeep Agarwal
Gone are the days when to get the education we need, we had to attend the classes, present physically at an exam center to give the tests, and wait for 15 to 20 days to get the results and celebrate the success.
The emergence of mobility has transformed different industries and education is no exception. Education mobile apps have provided the learners with a wide platform that they can connect with and satisfy the thrust for knowledge about different subjects.
Significance Education Mobile Apps
In the past few years, the education system has experienced a paradigm shift with mobile apps. Now the knowledge has no boundaries in real sense. Moreover, since the concept of online learning came into existence, education became more fun for this generation.
It provides next-level flexibility to the learners by bringing the knowledge on their fingertips. Mobile apps provide a virtual platform where knowledge seekers can connect and interact with knowledge givers.
The technology has driven a significant change in terms of distributing, accessing and consuming the education material. Thus the knowledge gaining becomes faster, better and smarter like never before.
Future of Mobile Apps in Education
If we talk about the future of mobile apps in the education field, then it has a long way. According to Statista, “In 2020, worldwide m-education spending is projected to reach 37.8 billion US dollars, up from 3.4 billion US dollars in 2011.”
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The above graph clearly depicts that mobile apps have exponentially expanded its wings in the education industry in this decade. A lot of innovations are on the way to make online learning more real-time and highly efficient.
Top 6 Ways Education Mobile Apps Improve Online Learning Experience
#1. Round the Clock Availability of Learning Material
Education apps enable the students with the pre-recorded videos of sessions and lectures delivered by the tutors. They can access these recordings any time using their mobile phones.
While leading from videos, students have the liberty to zoom out any particular picture, rewind/fast forward the video whenever they want. The video-based learning also allows instructors to shoot lectures at their convenient time.
Thus, the demand for video-based content is continuously increasing as it allows students and teachers with the flexibility to gain and give knowledge as per their convenience.
#2. Increase Students’ Interest with the Subject
Why create a boring virtual classroom while you can make it fun-filled by adding the gaming elements?
Compared to the traditional classroom system, you can increase students’ engagement with the subject by integrating gamification. You can allow students to compete with other students and reserve the top position on the Leaderboard and earn digital badges/certificates.
Gamification helps increase student engagement and encourages them to take up education challenges and reach to the next level. It motivates students to enrich their knowledge by exploring new ways of online learning.
#3. Improve Engagement of Learners with Education Mobile App
To drive user engagement, it is very important that you are delivering highly relevant information. This can be achieved by considering personalization.
Integrate Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning technologies in your app to understand users’ behavior and their preferences. Whenever the user visits the app enable them with the relevant courses they have searched previously and shown interest.
The app also allows students to perform mock tests, provide them the feedback for improvement, and provide custom learning until the end of the program/course. They can get answers to their queries on the earliest basis to deliver them a better user experience.
#4. Zero Dependency on Internet
It is not always possible that learners have stable internet connectivity all the time. So make sure the app allows students to gain knowledge without intern connectivity.
With the offline access feature, you can allow students to download the study material when the internet is available. They can store the material on their phones and access it at any time without internet connectivity.
It increases users’ interest as they are less dependent on the internet. Also, when users download modules of a particular program/course, you can get details about which course users prefer to learn and how your app helps them.
#5. Enhance In-person Interaction between Students & Tutors
Most of the education mobile apps allow students to learn through the videos and study material. This is one-way communication where tutors share the knowledge and students gain knowledge. If they have any concerns, then they ask the tutor through chat or contact number or email.
How exciting it is if the students can attend the live sessions!
Yes, mobile apps for education allows for live streaming where the students can interact with the tutors in real-time, attend the live sessions, and learn the tutorials in real-time.
Students can ask their questions or queries to the instructors and get the relevant answers in real-time for the respective subjects. It gives the feeling of a physical classroom in a virtual environment.
#6. Enable Students with Real-time Updates
It is very important to keep updated the students about each modification or new arrivals about their courses so do not miss anything to learn. Also, if you are updating the flow or features, then it is important to inform users about it so they can take actionable steps in the future. In the Push Notification, you can send a short message in the form of an alert, an advertisement, and an update.
Do you want to deliver a fun-filled learning experience to the students with an interactive education mobile app?
Consider an Android and iPhone app development company that has extensive experience in developing robust mobility solutions as per the custom needs of different online education providers and institutes. Build a feature-rich mobile app that delivers actual value to your target audience and addresses their learning requirements.
Sandeep Agarwal holds the position of CEO at Credencys Solutions - a mobile app development services company. He helps clients to bridge the execution gap with services including Consulting, Design & Architecture, Product strategy, software development, DevOps, Managed Services. He has more than two decades of experience in creating world-class teams and driving innovation through cutting edge products. With a motto of ‘Go Digital,’ Sandeep delivers an Extraordinary Customer Experience to its every client.
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