In the recent years, education technology or EdTech has revolutionized the education sector, and India has played a significant role in it. Indian instructional designers have been at the forefront of this change, making invaluable contributions to the field. In this blog, we will delve into the facts behind their unmatched contribution in EdTech.
India’s Growth in EdTech
India has a rich history of education, with ancient institutions like Takshashila and Nalanda dating back to the 6th century BC. However, with the emergence of EdTech, the country has taken a leap in education in recent years. As per a report by RedSeer, the Indian online education industry is expected to grow to $10.4 billion by 2025, and the Covid-19 pandemic has further accelerated this growth.
The Role of Indian Instructional Designers in EdTech
Instructional design is the process of creating effective and engaging learning experiences for students. Indian instructional designers have played a pivotal role in making EdTech accessible, engaging, and effective for learners worldwide. They have applied their knowledge of pedagogy, technology, and design to develop innovative EdTech solutions that cater to the diverse needs of learners.
Indian instructional designers have brought a unique perspective to EdTech by integrating cultural sensitivity, language localization, and regional content to the platforms. This has made learning more inclusive and effective, breaking the language barriers for learners in India and beyond.
Some Indian instructional designers have even been recognized globally for their contribution to EdTech. One such example is Karthik Venkatesh, who won the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for Excellence in Learning in 2020 for his work on a mobile learning app.
Future of EdTech and Indian Instructional Designers
With the increasing demand for EdTech, Indian instructional designers have a crucial role to play in the future of education. As the industry evolves, there will be more opportunities for them to develop innovative solutions and transform the education sector.
Indian instructional designers need to continue to be at the forefront of this change by upskilling themselves and keeping up with the latest trends and technologies in EdTech. With their unmatched contribution, they have shown that they can transform the education sector and make learning accessible, engaging, and effective for all.
Indian instructional designers have made an indelible impact on the EdTech industry, making learning more accessible and effective for learners worldwide. Their contributions have made EdTech solutions more inclusive, breaking down barriers for learners in India and beyond. As the industry grows, Indian instructional designers need to continue to innovate and push the boundaries of EdTech to transform the education sector.
About the Author: Soniyaa Murhe is a published author whose writing has gained national as well as international recognition. She has been writing stories, poems, blogs, and much more since 2017 and has quite a dedicated reader base. Her debut novel ‘One Step Closer’ was published in 2021, and it has further cemented her place in the writing world. Apart from her writing, she works as an instructional designer with a private company in Pune. She is active on all social media platforms and shares her work regularly.