7 Insights into Educational App Development
Introduction to Educational App Development
Have you heard of your colleague or friend taking this online course to add on furthermore skills to their bucket? I think you have! Unlike the prior years, it has become way-to-easy for an individual to enroll back into the learning process irrespective of where they live or work.
The technological support, convenience, and pandemic limitations force one to understand learning in a different light.
The technology allows an individual to learn at their convenience, while not interrupting their learning pace due to outside disturbance. It also provides one with the wide accessibility of subjects that aren’t being offered at their schools or colleges and the ones that can add to the credibility of a working individual.
It gives you the power to opt for customized learning while being cost-effective at the same time.
Current E-Learning Market Scenario
Here are some E-Learning stats that can build you some perspective of the future it holds.
77% of US corporations used E-Learning in the year 2017 while 98% plan on using them in 2020. The pandemic has given this business the fuel it needs.
The net worth of the US E-Learning market is approximated to get a hike of 12.81 Billion USD between the years 2020-24.
While the E-Learning market worldwide is projected to reach a whopping 325 Billion USD in 2025.
There is a 42% increase in the income of US organizations due to E-Learning platforms.
There is a 218% higher revenue/per employee along with 24% higher profit margins of companies that include “Comprehensive Training Programs”, as per a survey of 2500 companies.
Types of Educational Apps
There are hundreds of options for people to learn online. Hence, dozens of apps cater to their niche crowd respectively. You can learn in detail about the four basic types of educational apps on our blog Beginners Guide to E-Learning App Development.
The four basic types of E-Learning apps are:
Apps for Schools & Colleges
Apps for Institute Management
Apps for Question and Answers
Apps for Teaching Class
The above-listed types hold different subtypes that give different learning regimes the form of an Online Course App.
App developers tend to build EdTech Solutions to things that love and interest them. But from an entrepreneurial perspective, one must analyze the market to get a proper idea of how to manage the user expectation for the Online Course App they’re going to offer them.
Developers must learn to not focus on what they want to give but exercise their efforts in comprehending the user’s expectations.
A successful app would require the constant engagement of your user. A user would only feel comfortable using your app for longer hours if they learn while interacting with the course. Designing a unique learning experience for each user is not possible, hence to increase user engagement the course should be interactive.
The learning course you provide lives a life of its own. A good way to create an interactive learning experience is by using gamification in your teaching techniques.
The need for the learner to ask questions is inevitable. An E-Learning app needs to inculcate a mode of communication in their app. Community communication for individuals learning the same course can also boost user engagement.
This attribute gives the user a “Go-To” place if they face any problems with the course they are taking. It can also help users share relatable videos, files, and transit learning.
Learning Management System Platform Development
The trend for developing Learning Management Systems has spiked in the prior years. A Learning Management System (LMS) is a platform designed by schools, colleges, and companies to help their users gain access to training materials, learnings, and courses. Let’s get an overview of how these platforms work.
- LMS enables an organization to promote teachings while giving its users a rich learning experience.
- A properly designed LMS can blend traditional learning experiences that work with social recognition and community features.
This learning model promotes adoption and engagement at the highest levels.
- The system is integrated with Artificial Intelligence programs that recognize the user and presents relevant and unique content to learn.
It suggests courses and updates related to the likes, dislikes, search history, and social connections of an individual.
- The robust search capabilities of the system help in suggesting relevant content to the user by connecting with other social media networks.
- The portal should have a dedicated conversation panel that can be learned intuitively by a user.
For example, App Development for Education Institutes would require features like group creation, options to share files, videos, photos, etc.
- From the teacher’s perspective features like uploading and editing content, grading options, etc. should be included.
Teachers should be allowed to share Authentic and Relevant content that is approved by the concerning authorities.
- One can also include content that has been offered by the users. This will help the LMS gather content without having to look for it.
Learning Management Systems, if designed correctly can help construct an “Anytime-Anywhere” accessible learning portal.
Features of Educational App Development
The Education App Development Service serves a wide spectrum of industries and hence can have features catering to the needs of the niche crowd that is being targeted. But here is a list of some of the common features that can be inculcated for building traditional applications.
- Sign up/ Sign in
- Smart search with various filters
- Dashboard for available and selected courses
- Conversation Panel
- Profile Enhancement
- Conversation Panel with credit options
- Push notifications
- Grading options
- Profile management
- User management
- Communication management
- Package management
- Content management
- Reports & statistics
App Development Process at Educational App Development Company Technource
The Technource development team prefers using the Agile-Scrum Framework while developing an Education App Development Service. With the agile scrum framework, we get a step-wise mapping of the goal we want to achieve in terms of app development.
The Agile-Scrum Frameworks progresses the app development process in the following steps:
Begin with MVP:
MVP or minimum viable product ideation is the first step where the process starts with client’s initial concept.Team works on research and analysis and then starts development on approved core concept.
Allocation of Stakeholders of project:
Identification of roles and people is the next stage. Main stakeholders of the project like -Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team are identified.
Product Backlog Creation:
Product backlog is the source of all authoritative items that a team works on. It will consist of user-stories, tasks, infrastructure changes etc. Product Owner maintains Product Backlog throughout the project.
Sprint Planning and Sprint Backlog Creation:
Sprint is a specified timeframe for creating a meaningful part of software. Planning happens on the very first day of every sprint including all stakeholders where the Product Owner presents the features to be delivered
in the sprint and the Development Team determines the tasks to be done.
Daily Scrum Meeting and Project Tracking:
Team meets everyday to discuss the job done, job planned for the day and impediments that may arise. Scrum Master leads the meetings. Task Boards and Charts used to track project progress.
Sprint Review and Product Demonstration:
Review meetings happen at the end of a sprint. Development Team demonstrates features to the Product Owner and Product Backlog is updated according to the outcome.
Sprint retrospective meetings aim to analyze and share the significant events of a sprint and learn through them. It marks a sprint to be complete and planning for the next sprint is initiated.
Release & next phase:
Integration of the build from multiple sprints and validation of them create a release which can be the whole or part of the MVP. Once MVP is created, the next phase of product enhancement starts and goes through the
Why choose Technource for educational app development?
Knowing how to build an E-Learning app and having the experience of building one are two different things. Experience always allows one to learn the difference between theoretical prediction and practical implementation.
We possess hands-on experience by learning eLearning App Development through apps like ‘Tuitment’ that helps Coaching Institutes manage their content online. Our app development team is always on a learning curve trying new designs and possibilities to serve our clients with robust yet flexible on-demand app development solutions.
As the app development process can be a costly one it’s imperative to choose reliable as well as cost-effective organizations that have considerable experience in a particular industry. We hold a decade of experience in developing a myriad of applications for our wide customer base.
Technource is a mobile app development firm that functions in India. We are naturally the lowest per hour charging country when it comes to IT services. As compared to US or Eastern European countries our per hour development cost ranges between 20-25 USD. Availing the app development service in India can cost anywhere between 8000-25, 000 USD depending on the complexity of the app.
If you have the strong gut feeling of having a ground-breaking e-learning app idea up your sleeves then we are all ears. Our team holds that drive of enthusiasm to provide software solutions that put a dent in the universe. We would love to hear from you and discuss your dream project.
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+1 (302) 467-2034