Web 3.0 is poised to revolutionize the ed-tech segment, which is rapidly becoming a disruptor in the mainstream education sector, making learning more data-driven and relevant, bringing an element of smarter methodologies
Web 3.0 already does all the right things as a set of third-generation Internet services for apps and websites. Its main areas will include understanding machine-based data, developing more connected, open, and intelligent sites, and compensating user data with new technologies that leverage AI, ML, and blockchain. The shift to Web 3.0 will not only impact how we operate, but will also enable large-scale content creation by users. Web 3.0 is positioned as a mass technological movement whose main pillars are the metaverse, blockchain and cryptography. This is still a work in progress and there is still a long way to go for any final framework to evolve.
Where is ed-tech today
Retraining, upgrading and skills development are increasingly becoming buzzwords for students across the country. There is a sustained emphasis on ed-tech, particularly to train young people to be able to adopt new technologies and innovate in their respective fields of activity. Online learning methods are gaining popularity, not only in Tier 1 cities, but also in semi-urban and rural areas. There has been a drastic shift towards online learning over the past two years due to the coronavirus outbreak and it is now part of the general IT and technology education framework.
Why Web 3.0 is important for ed-tech
– Ensures more revenue opportunities through new digital platforms, content creation and monetization, and information sharing.
– AI (Artificial Intelligence) to create self-learning and flexible educational modules, allowing self-sufficient evolution, while following the habits and preferences of learners to provide resources and results accordingly.
– Users will be able to fully customize their learning experiences, adding their chosen interests, preferences and specializations. The ed-tech learning modules will personalize the learning material and offer data tailored to it. User profiles will become virtual avatars, representative of their e-learning interests and preferences.
– IoT (Internet of Things) will enable the integration of more devices, facilitating internet connectivity and information management without location constraints.
– Virtualization will help accelerate learners’ digital interactions with their immediate environment, by performing research via 3D images/inputs and using voice/smart glass-based learning methods.
– Web 3.0 will decentralize computing, moving it from central and main servers to a more open multi-server framework, based on information sharing. Blockchain is an example.
How Web 3.0 benefits the ed-tech space
– Reduced costs with connected machines and simplified access to knowledge.
– Teachers can create more personalized and engaging assignments and materials, supported by appropriate resources. Students will become more independent, freeing up teachers to help smaller groups or individual learners at a time. There will be a gradual shift towards teachers evaluating student-generated content from students absorbing teacher-provided content.
– Students will learn anytime and anywhere at their convenience, spending much less time on knowledge gathering and integration.
– Search engines will produce reports containing information from multiple sources, taking into account various arguments, while indicating the presence of more related resources and topics.
– Smarter searches will be possible, offering results tailored to the user’s preferences and saving a lot of time and effort. Search engines will integrate resources for learning, including lecture notes, videos and blogs.
– There will be a dawn of personal learning agents. They will seek data related to specific learning objectives and report only relevant results and information in this regard. Location-based solutions will ensure the sending of appropriate information/data in this context.
– The Semantic Web will be exploited for the description of degrees and courses, which will allow students to transfer their credits more quickly and easily and also to choose the institutions that will give them the learning base they want. People will collaborate more through connected platforms while educational content will be used smoothly with permission protocols. The reuse of it will also be possible in the same way.
Therefore, Web 3.0 is poised to revolutionize the education technology segment, which is rapidly becoming a disruptor in the mainstream education sector, making learning more data-driven and relevant, bringing an element of smarter methodologies and self-reliance, while inculcating objective goals. – skill sets piloted simultaneously.