Edtech trends to look out for in 2024

New year…new trends? 2024 will surely see the continued rise of artificial intelligence (AI). However, in the midst of this AI rush, other trends are emerging, evolving from "good to know" status to must-haves in education.


In this article, we’ll explore the essentials that will shape the educational landscape in 2024. Let's explore the exciting developments that promise to chart a new course for teaching and learning.


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Generative AI


Familiar with the buzzword GenAI? We thought so. Generative AI, or GenAI, is the trailblazing technology that's sure to transform content creation. Generative AI autonomously crafts diverse content – text, images, videos, music, and code – in response to natural-language prompts. UNESCO's guidance for generative AI in education and research underscores its potential applications, from aiding research outlines to co-designing curricula and serving as a language or coding coach. Notably, it offers inclusive support for individuals through conversational and accessible tools. 


Online proctored assessments


The year 2023 witnessed a seismic shift in online assessments as the United State’s century-old SATs transitioned to fully remote. Institutions worldwide, including official EU entities and surprising sectors like agriculture, are turning to online assessments. Criticized in the past, online assessments are gaining credibility due to the increasing demand for remote learning options and the evolving capabilities of AI technology. As we enter 2024, online proctoring solutions are becoming more robust, ensuring secure and convenient evaluation processes. Additionally, they play a crucial role in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in online learning environments.


Real-time translations


Real-time language translation takes its place in 2024. Cutting-edge learning solutions already incorporate advanced language translation capabilities, not only for written content but also for real-time instructions. This technology enables seamless communication between educators and learners who speak different languages, fostering a truly inclusive learning environment. Real-time translation not only facilitates international collaboration, it also opens up new possibilities for learners to access educational resources from all over the world. As we move into an interconnected world, this trend is breaking down language barriers and making education more accessible and effective on a global scale.


Alternative credentials


The traditional barriers to higher education are being shaken as alternative credentials gain prominence. Skill-based learning and micro-credentials are on the rise, offering students a viable alternative to the high costs and student debts associated with traditional higher education. Major enterprises now recognize and value these alternative credentials, making it easier for individuals to acquire job-specific certifications. For institutions and organizations, strategically prioritizing alternative credentials becomes imperative. In the competitive job market, learning and development are pivotal factors influencing employee decisions, making the integration of alternative credentials a strategic move for organizational success.


Online collaboration


Online learning and working have long been criticized for their inability to strengthen team building, limited collaboration or lack of engagement. But in 2024, these criticisms no longer apply. Today's technological solutions have significantly addressed these challenges. We've moved beyond simple real-time face-to-face interaction, and are refining collaboration applications to foster a sense of connection through engagement capabilities such as gesture recognition, real-time collaborative whiteboards and documents, and interactive add-ons such as polls, quizzes, games, and more. These technological solutions have become essential for bridging the gaps created by remote working, creating a virtual workspace that alleviates communication problems and enhances team collaboration.


Immersive learning


Immersive learning takes center stage in 2024, seamlessly blending augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), gamified experiences, and adaptive learning platforms. The result? Interactive and engaging environments that promote active learning. This innovative approach ensures that education transcends traditional boundaries, captivating students with dynamic and personalized learning experiences. The future of education is interactive, adaptive, and immersive – a game-changer in the way knowledge is imparted and absorbed.


Start the year off right with Constructor


It's imperative not only to be aware of emerging trends, but also to see if they are useful and know how to integrate them if so to foster an enriched and dynamic learning environment. Staying ahead of the curve ensures that our educational institutions continue to offer exceptional experiences for learners - experiences that are not only personalized, engaging and accessible, but also aligned with the demands of our times.


Constructor is at the forefront of educational innovation and well-placed to facilitate and champion these trends. Our cutting-edge technological tools enable institutions and organizations to make a smooth transition to blended or fully remote learning, paving the way for a future of continuous, lifelong learning experiences.


Contact us today to find out how Constructor can be a transformative partner in supporting the aspirations of your educational institution or organization.