Urban India is on the move and mobility is slowly becoming the key driver of every decision that people take. Whether it is purchasing their groceries or even seeking an appointment with a doctor, we need nothing more than a few taps on our smartphones and voila! Everything is taken care of!
A point to ponder is why the presence of this all-pervasive mobile technology in education and learning is still in its nascent stage. In fact, most of the mobile applications merely contain information and is usually programmed to lead the user to the online learning portal.
As the title suggests, mobility in the Indian Education Technology Space has the potential to transform the way working professionals view the entire specialized learning space. According to a Forbes article, large corporate houses are increasingly using mobile learning and assessment technologies for their field sales employees. While this is no doubt a significant stride in the adoption of mobility in education, it falls short on other working professionals who are keen to pursue higher and professional certification education but do not have the benefit of being supported by their employers. There is a massive potential for this to be leveraged by the corporate sector for their employees in upcountry and remote locations. In fact, some of the biggest corporations in India are already leveraging the technology provided by India’s largest and leading direct-to-device ed-tech platform to reach employees and salespersons operating in different geographies, and even across boundaries.
According to a recent study, Indians, on an average spend between 3 and 4 hours every day on their smartphones. Any e-learning platform that leverages this user behaviour would no doubt be a breakthrough for those seeking a specialized certification or even a general higher education without the time or the availability to pursue them.
According to industry experts and eminent academicians, the next generation of the mobility of education will go far beyond just linking mobile phone browsers to websites or containing forms that the user can submit information on. They will be integrated and natively interactive. User communication will be native, not remote, and will include various real-time assessment of the user. This will be as close to actual interactive classroom education as it gets.
Another facet is the reach of the education content through an increased adaption of mobility in different territories like tier2 and 3 cities all across the country. This is another transformative dimension since it brings a great degree of coverage to career-oriented education, especially higher learning certificate courses. For example, a salesperson who aspired higher learning but is currently deputed to a remote location need can now overcome the problems of schedule availability and distance from a reputed institute, even without having a laptop. Imagine a scenario where he can access all his course resources over his smartphone or tablet. And it doesn’t end there, the app also conducts its regular tests and has contained all his reference materials.
No wonder the horizons of education technology are being reset by Talentedge, India’s leading ed-tech platform. Being the first to bring live, interactive learning in digital formats, they have brought a new dimension to mobility in learning with a mobile app that gives its students access to all their course materials and lectures from their android smartphones and tablets.