Education App Development
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Considering Its Features, Benefits, And Costs

Especially for app developers, the market of education has switched into a profitable business slot. According to Statista, "the eLearning market is growing by leaps and bounds and is expected to surpass $243 billion by 2022; also, 49% of students worldwide are enrolled in online courses [1]." Many schools and colleges are stepping in to support digital education. Some of the best examples of educational applications are Udemy, Udacity, Quizlet, etc.

Looking at the stats, one will always want to reap the benefits from this pay dirt market. However, to plunge into the eLearning industry, one needs to have a dynamic eLearning app that can create an incredible impression among students and eLearners across the globe.

Features Of Education App Development

1. Live Tutorials

The education app you're building should have live tutorials and sessions for the students to polish their skills. Providing live sessions will help a student to ask and have their queries quickly solved by their instructors on any subject. The virtual environment can be created by just adding a "chat now" feature, which enables you to add some new tutors.

2. Interactive Content

There are more than thousands of applications available in the App Store/Play Store with intuitive learning for the students. Make sure your content is highly engaging, attractive, and easy to understand if you want your application to get downloaded several times. Let's discuss some vital factors, based on content, to grab the eye of several users at a single glance:

  • The content should be understandable and worth reading for the students who aren't quick learners
  • Make your content mobile-friendly
  • Your content should consist of some attractive stats and enjoyable facts to keep students engaged and to retain students' interest
  • Your content should be based on targeted audiences

3. Video-Based Content

One of the best benefits of including this feature is that a student can listen and view pre-recorded lectures delivered by tutors. The student can have access to the classroom at any time zone of the day. However, what do video lectures provide? Well, you can stop a video and zoom in on an image as well as rewind and fast forward the sessions to revise essential concepts. The demand is indeed too high. It is beneficial to both students as well as instructors.

4. Offline

You can't find a stable internet connection in every part of the earth. Hence, to overcome this, offline mode is provided! You can download and save videos of all the subjects, and you can play them with just a single click. Eventually, the app will keep the interest of the student alive, and they will visit the application whenever they want to revise any subject or topic.

5. Social Media Platform

Social media has become an important element in almost all applications. Education apps require this platform, which supports and provides a variety of social media tools. Every small piece of content or data you upload on the application can be shared among various social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. You can also create a channel where you can easily store and share all your tutorials in a safe place.

6. Push Notifications

Unaware about push notifications? A push notification keeps the user updated with all the important information. However, you can also modify the notifications the way you want from the setting panel.

A push notification is a reliable tool, enabling administrators to send messages to particular users and other schools. The auto-push notifications send the message instantly when you have uploaded a new tutorial, based on specific subjects for particular registered students.

7. Personalized Experience

While visiting any shop out there, you will always feel special when you're treated with special offers and discounts. It is the same for kids. If the application responds accordingly to their study habits and methods, they will love the app and will show more interaction. If a kid is too weak in science, then the application should precisely facilitate the explanations for those concepts into the most comfortable form to make it simple to understand.

Types Of Education Applications

1. Apps For Exam Preparation

Applications like this are primarily focused on a definite exam. A typical Java learning application will be different from an app that guides learners to prepare for Math exams.

2. Apps For Teachers

You can't just ignore teachers. There aren't many applications for teachers as there are applications for students. Thus, applications for teachers provide features, like planning and scheduling tools, generating charts, and analytics.

3. Apps Focused On Kids

It will be beneficial for you if you're thinking to make an educational application which is focused on children (one which teaches, pronounces, reads, and has other useful skills too.)

4. Apps For Learning Specific Subjects

These types of applications are created, especially, for teaching one specific subject at a time. Some examples of language learning applications are Duolingo and Memrise. There are many other applications that teach you how to drive, how to code, how to swim and how to master a single musical instrument.

Benefits Of Education App Development

  • Generally, students have to spend many extra hours to attend physical classes, while an app offers the flexibility of time.
  • An instant notification containing important information regarding, exams, admissions, etc. is sent directly to students and parents.
  • For increasing a student's engagement, online education provides interactive content and helps solve queries promptly.
  • The availability of education applications is 24/7 for you.
  • One of the most significant benefits is tracking your progress. It is easy to track the overall growth of an individual subject and improve accordingly.
  • No need to buy separate books, guides, and reading materials from stores that are miles away from you. Everything is available for you at your fingertips.

The Cost Of Developing Educational Apps

It is difficult to assume the actual cost of building an educational app for teaching or learning because it contains various features, each of them comprising of different costs.

The cost also depends on the platform you are using, such as iOS, Android, Native, or Hybrid. Plus. It also depends on the company you have hired for getting your education app development project done.

References:

1. E-learning and digital education - Statistics & Facts (https://www.statista.com/topics/3115/e-learning-and-digital-education/)

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