Looking to Develop an Online Education App? Keep these 7 Points in Mind While Developing One!
Growth in the Education Industry for the Overall Development of a Nation.
How many people do we know who do not have a smartphone? I think the obvious answer to this question is “hardly any”, especially if we talk about people between the ages of 18 to 50. We believe that mobile is the most common device in everybody’s hands and Mobile Applications are the most commonly used thing for fulfilling needs. This is why Mobile Application has become a new resource for an entrepreneur to reach his targeted audience for success in business.
None of the industry is lagging behind in launching their Mobile Application, including the education industry. Rather it would be right in saying that extreme growth has been observed in the last 4-5 years in online education applications. Some popular examples are Byju’s, Vedantu, Khan Academy, Udemy, etc.
Online Education applications are getting immense encouragement from all over the world and appreciated by parents and students. In an Online Education application students find a unique method of learning which helps them in remembering things faster and clears concepts well.
Benefits of an Online Education Application
We are aware about the fact that children these days have inculcated a habit of using a smartphone. Online Education applications will bring a change in the lifestyle of students by engaging them with studies. Online Education applications are also helping children in changing their attitude by utilizing their time better and doing something productive. Online Education applications are encouraging students in taking their studies seriously and understanding the importance of it.
Please also find few benefits listed below of an online education application to students, parents and education industry:
Comfort to Students: Online Education applications are bringing the comfort of studies at home compared to physical schools. It saves time of travel and the effort of attending a physical class.
Quick Learning Modality: In an Online Education application the content in the lectures is very easy to understand, flexible and also available in a concise manner. It provides various modes of learning like videos, podcasts, etc. An Online Education application thus helps a student in learning quickly and grasping fast.
Motivation and Confidence: The lectures are short and therefore a student keeps moving to the next one. An Online Education Application motivates and brings confidence in the personality of a student.
Parents can Check the Performance: With Online Education applications parents can check the performance and growth of their child. Online Education applications provide the data of hours spent on lectures, upcoming exams and results.Saves Money to a Learning Seeker: A person who desperately wants to learn now has the opportunity of learning as much as he/she can and that too without any additional cost. Apart from the fact that he/she should have a smartphone and an internet connection, there is nothing more needed to get the knowledge now.
Types of Online Education Applications
Online Education applications can be of various types depending on the purpose, please find mentioned below:
E2C (Education to Consumers) Online Education Applications: Online education application to provide education to consumers. Here, consumers could be anyone, a student, employee or business owner, whether looking for school education or general knowledge and other similar online courses.
E2B (Education to Business) Online Education Applications: Online education application to provide education to business staff by delivering training to their employees. Organisations are providing training through online mode for which they are coming up with their online education application. It also saves money and time for the organisation. To highlight an important benefit of this type is that it provides constructive feedback which is useful for the owner of online education applications.
E2E (Education to Educators) Online Education Applications: Education industry is transforming drastically and this is generating the need of training to teachers also. It is a challenging phase for teachers and for best services, it is important for them to go under a formal training. The same online education application for E2E is to be launched. This type of online education application is helpful for teachers in taking their virtual class.
Augmented Reality (AR)
Before we dive in let us also know about Augmented Reality (AR). We can also say that it is the latest technology used for the development of an online education application. Augmented Reality makes us believe that a virtual environment actually exists for real. In an Online Education application, Augmented Reality creates a 3 Dimensional visual which helps a user in understanding it better and remembering the concepts for a longer time.
For example, in an online education application a live heart surgery is shown to the medical students in a 3 dimensional visual of heart, where the lecturer can zoom in and zoom out the object, keep the outside parts separate to show it from inside and then practical assessment can be done by students also.
This never before experience in an online education application is only possible with the feature of Augmented Reality.
7 Points to Remember While Developing an Online Education Application
Online Education Application also can be said as Mobile Learning or M-Learning. According to experts it is the best time for an entrepreneur to develop an online education application for business growth and secure future. An Online Education Application gives a user freedom to learn from anywhere and anytime.
Below are 7 points to remember for the planning to develop an Online Education Application:
1st Means of Using TechnologyTo develop an Online Education Application the first step is to decide the means or mode of technology which will be used to spread knowledge. That is whether classes can be downloaded directly or a student has to take it online only. Also, to have the feature of Augmented Reality in the development of an online education application is required or not.
2nd Education Delivery Method
There are various ways of framing an online education application. The way education can be given to the students, either in the form of live lectures or recorded videos.
- Synchronous Learning: Synchronous online education applications are the one where lectures are given in real-time. The student and the lecturer are meeting online and then class is given.
- Asynchronous Learning: Asynchronous online education applications are developed in such a way that recorded videos or classes are uploaded by the teachers and then students take their classes as per their convenience and availability.
- Hybrid Learning: Hybrid online education applications give users an experience of physical class along with virtual lectures. That is, a student can attend his/her class online and also interact with the teacher and other students during the class. Institutes to make the experience better, sometimes also include some activities for fun in an online education application.
3rd User Friendly ApplicationAn Online Education Application should be user friendly, especially because it is also used by children. A child could become independent in using his/her online education application and will also gain confidence by studying alone, without assistance from parents.
This feature will also encourage other students in joining and taking the advantage by learning through an online education application.
The calculation of investment in developing an online education application plays a very important role, as it depends upon the organisation’s budget. Proper planning is required and finalisation of features needed in the education application, together decides the investment needed in developing one online education application.
5th Features Needed
It becomes necessary to decide about the features which are needed in an online education application. It depend on the purpose of the education application, please find few listed below:
- Sign in/Login
- Language Selection
- Search for a Course
- Select Educator/Teacher
- Tests and Assessments
- Check Progress
6th Revenue Generation
An Online Education Application helps in generating revenue in the following ways:
Certification and Selling Course: An Online Education Application is providing study material of all possible subjects. After the enrolment of a student he/she buys the course as per interest and then after completion of the course gets the certificate for the same. It is the most common and direct way of making money through an online education application. Certificate works as an attraction for the user and also helps him/her in building a career.
In-app Advertisement: It is the most popular monetization strategy for an entrepreneur to generate revenue from an online education application. It is an attractive medium for showing advertisements, could also be of any school, college or institution.
Commission from Educators: An Online Education Application receives commission from the educators for sharing their (educators) provided courses on the application.
Featured Listing: In an Online Education Application the uploaded courses are also featured to appear on top when a user searches. Schools, Colleges or other institutes who have collaborated with the owner of an online education application, pays extra to make his/her course appear on the top. This helps in extra revenue generation to the owner of an online education application.
7th Database Availability and Analysis
An Online Education Application should provide the feature of giving a user database to the owner, so that analysis can be done accordingly. It helps in understanding the performance of an online education application. Analysis also results in improvement, which is an ongoing process.
Challenges in Developing an Online Education Application
Education industry is dynamic in nature and results in frequent updates in the bye laws, guidelines and policies. The growth of this industry cannot be impacted because of technology acceptance or pandemic time. Looking at the pandemic situation, in particular if we talk about education industry, then below are the challenges an entrepreneur has to face in maintaining an Online Education applications:
Social Acceptance: An Online Education application is bringing a change in the way of education. Gradually people are getting familiar with education applications and promoting it too. But there has been a growth in inequality in the environment, which needs to be addressed by the online education application owners. To reduce the inequality between students or parents or in the family one needs to adapt to the change and understand the benefits and importance of an online education application.
Institutions and Educators: We cannot ignore the fact that still a lot of institutions, educators/teachers are facing issues in getting equipped with online education applications. One of the reasons for this is also that these institutions were established a long time ago and educators are old aged. It is difficult to accept a change in schedule, practice and system they were following. And until they are equipped, an online education application cannot be successfully delivered to the student or user.
Content Development: Creating content for a video, making a video as per standards, delivering further to a student or user and changing the content from time to time; this involves a lot of hard work, required for the development of an online education application. This factor also impacts the video completion rate and retention rate. It is needless to say that the success of an online education application depends majorly on the content and therefore development of a content with time is necessary.
The Internet is offering numerous online education applications and creators are having maximum opportunity to earn out of it. Opportunists can collaborate with an institute or university and offer online courses in their online education applications to as many learning seekers as possible.
Crises due to pandemic situations have had an unprecedented impact on the education industry and therefore the need arises to undergo a transformation. Institutes are shifting to online education applications. Understanding the need of developing online education applications and its impact in the Education industry; we can see that it makes a student or trainee acquire and process information in a much faster way. Online Education application helps in remembering the concept for a longer time and also helps students in exploring more for their development. Online Education application is clearly eliminating the barriers by bringing innovation. Institutes are offering best services with the development of an online education application.
Therefore, the decision of finalising the features of an online education application for the same holds the secret of its success.For the development of an Online Education application with TechIngenious you can find the limitless scope of spreading the message. They have a client base from all over the world and with their best experiences. Please click on below link and contact our Augmented Reality experts today:
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I am Rashmi, a Content Planner at TechIngenious – a Mobile Application Development Company | Ph.D. in Marketing | Passionate about Modern Technology and would love to express my knowledge by writing on the latest tech trends. Hope you like them, keep following for more.