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Major Ed Tech Trends for 2021
April 2, 2021

In 2021, the Ed Tech sector will see massive growth. Because of a major shift online due to the pandemic, changes in Ed Tech are happening fast. It will be important for businesses to pay attention to these trends to ensure success in their upskilling efforts. So, what are the major Ed Tech trends for 2021? 

Fully online learning or eLearning is the largest trend in Ed Tech for 2021. Overnight, the pandemic moved school and work remote. This caused some major issues because the infrastructure could not handle a fully remote experience smoothly and effectively. After over a year, the kinks are starting to get straightened out, and it is clear that learning and upskilling workers and students online is here to stay. "79 of CEOs are concerned about employees' lack of essential skills," and "46% of CEOs cite significant retraining/upskilling as the top strategy to close the potential skills gap in their organization" [1]. Companies will do this retraining and upskilling online.  

Learning online in small manageable bites is the future of Ed Tech. Micro courses curated on specific and relevant information that busy professionals need to learn quickly and efficiently is how professional development will look in 2021 and beyond.  

The future of learning online is with AI integration. This will separate the learning experiences that provide the most value and impact from the one size fits all model, which in actuality, serve none. AI Integration into learning will benefit every learning sector from K-12 and Higher Ed to Enterprise learning. AI will be responsible for creating outstanding learning experiences for students of any age, catering to the way they learn best.  

The final trend in Ed Tech is the use of analytics to improve learning. AI and IoT provide an unprecedented collection of data. Online learning platforms that can analyze data and create insights for learners, educators, and businesses about the learning journey and will be seen gaining popularity in 2021. In 2020 there were 4.4 zettabytes of data collected on people [2]. When this data collection can be used to improve learning, the game changes, and we all become smarter, faster.  

How Can Your Company Launch an Online Learning Platform to Upskill Employees in the Most Advanced Way? 

These trends make it clear that upskilling your employees through an online learning platform is the smart choice this year. Online learning platforms can be a burden and massively challenging to create in-house, so partnering with a company that designs custom learning environments and builds uniquely curated content for you is the path to success.  

An online platform should include these key features:  

  • AI integration and advanced data analytics to have the most up to date courses possible and provide valuable insights to teachers, students and employers
  • Custom curated micro-courses to meet your employees' needs
  • Unparalleled ease of use that requires no training to begin learning 

Following these trends by adopting an online learning platform that integrates AI and advanced data analytics will help set up your company for success in 2021.  

Amesite Offers a Single, Easy to Use, Scalable Solution  

Launch a fully managed enterprise learning platform that integrates AI and advanced data analytics to upskill employees quickly and effectively and stay competitive in your field.  

Amesite is a high-tech AI-powered online learning platform. We specialized in scalable, custom branded online learning environments and content curation to meet the employer's unique needs to support the business's upskilling efforts.   

 With Amesite, you can:   

  • Deploy a fully managed enterprise learning platform plus customized courses that enable you to deliver job-specific certifications quickly and efficiently for your staff. With Amesite, you just hit the easy button, and you can scale an entire remote work curriculum in just 30 days.
  • Use AI and machine learning to identify trends and make informed decisions while upskilling your teams with comprehensive data analytics and customizable dashboards. 
  • Attract and keep employees engaged with social media-inspired interface design and the most up-to-date content. Build employee networks that improve your organization's success. 

Amesite creates outstanding learning experiences delivered on its advanced platform. Using AI and advanced analytics to provide fresh content, employers can take courses with the most up-to-date information available. Amesite's unparalleled retention rate in the enterprise sector is 100%.  

Check out some of our customer success stories: The Henry Ford, Wayne State University.  

Let us help your company support its upskilling goals today! Request a Demo!   

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Resources: 

[1] SHRM. May 29, 2020. Upskilling Benefits Companies and Employees. https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/summer2020/pages/upskilling-benefits-companies-and-employees.aspx Accessed April 1, 2021. 

[2] Network World. May 13, 2020. What is IoT? The internet of things explained. https://www.networkworld.com/article/3207535/what-is-iot-the-internet-of-things-explained.html Accessed April 1, 2021.