How to make educational app effective and successful

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Digital technology has transformed the idea of learning and education extensively.

Today, you have access to the best of courses, trainers, guides, resources, and learning programs that you can reach out remotely at few taps.

There are several choices of affiliations and certifications to pick from in varied topics and subjects from digitally-driven services and platforms like Udemy and Coursera.

Then there are interactive learning apps like Byju’s that are making it ever interesting and effective to study and grasp various complex and infrequent concepts concerning various learning areas.

And this is routing the world towards the idea of online educational apps quite approvingly.

Built on high-end service features and evolved technological traits, these apps are catching the fantasies of users at a soaring rate.

If this sounds more like an idea you can work on as a leading educator, education practitioner, or e-entrepreneur, there are vast avenues open to you.

But, before you do this you need to take care of a few factors that are pivotal to the success of an education app.

So, how do you go about building your own educational app that creates great value and proposes an effective solution in the domain?

Here are a few ideas that you should follow to build an effective and successful educational app that gets you to have a great hold in the ever-flourishing space of digital education.

  1. Video-based Content
  2. Live Tutorials and Sessions
  3. Offline Accessibility
  4. Gamification of the App
  5. Multilingual Content
  6. Mock tests and Analysis Papers
  7. Personalized experience

Video-based Content

Video content is virtually the most effective and engaging way to connect with the audience.

A video is always easy to grasp and connect with, as the user has to put in least efforts and time consuming the content while interfacing with audiovisuals.

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As per the latest stats, of all communication tools videos attract the most traffic across different platforms and methods of content distribution.

So, it is always a great idea to put your sessions and guides in the form of videos.

Video-based content can be created in the form of guided tours, explainer tapes, webinars, expert tips, and self-help resources.

Live Tutorials and Sessions

Live coaching is catching up with the trends these days. The simple reason is you get to attend these lectures being anywhere or while on the move.

This allows users to pick the best coaching programs from all over the world and opens them up to the best of opportunities to attend lectures from the best of trainers in their functional domain.

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This also attracts much lower fees and charges as compared to the traditional classroom model.

So, when you are planning your educational app it is always a smart move to add the live tutorial classes’ module.

Better if you add handy features like slot booking, live chat, and voice translation.

Offline Accessibility

This is one of the major reasons most of the educational apps are not able to pull a seamless service experience.

Offline accessibility in educational apps is a must as users should be allowed to access and download learning modules in case they have no access to the internet.

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This should also include the accessibility of course content rendered through live classes in the offline mode.

Most of the mobile apps for education are implementing this feature as this allows them to cover and cater to most users, including the ones with weak or no internet.

Gamification of the App

Gamification of educational apps makes them deliver great value. Most of the education app developers these days emphasize on building apps on gamified features built over the core service offering.

This helps them engage and retain users better as they find it more interesting and rewarding to spend time with the app.

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Reward points, ladder ranks, premium unlocks — through participation in quizzes, games, and forum activities have proved to be highly amusing and motivating for educational app users.

So, while you hire mobile app developers to build your mobile app for education make sure they have good experience with gamification.

Multilingual Content

If you want your education app to pave presence at a global level, you should consider serving different language groups.

More so, if it is about featuring global programs. This can be done by introducing multilingual course content or translations and subtitles in different languages.

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Most of the education industry solutions these days are building vernacular content targeting different language choices.

And this gets them the edge over other apps that just feature one language as this restricts them to reach the potential user base in other major categories that together form a large pool of audiences.

Mock tests and Analysis Papers

An education app takes a complete course of learning when it conducts tests and provides results.

This validates the purpose of the solution and offers a better perspective of learning to users.

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This may include different series of tests including questions aimed at measuring the learning and knowledge that the users have acquired from the e-learning app.

This gets them to know where they stand session-by-session and help them to gauge their performance and compare the results with other students.

Here, more value can be added by providing analysis papers and guiding tips by subject experts.

Personalized experience

When you are investing in mobile app development for education it always makes sense to act personalized with your offerings.

Your app receives different users from various age groups, qualifications, grades, and specializations.

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They have their own manners and methods of studying and learning. Some of them consume or learn at a fast pace while others take time.

There are users who like to go with one-on-one video coaching while others prefer to learn it through interactive classroom teaching sessions.

Also, they should be given the choice to write tests in various question-answer formats like subjective, multiple-choice, or essay writing.

Final words

These are some of the pivotal features and traits to have in your education app.

As these can enhance the overall service value of the app and offer great learning utility to the users.

Executing these right and in a well-planned manner can assure you of an effective and successful education app.

Tarun Nagar is the Founder & CEO of Dev Technosys, a global ranking Web and Mobile App Development Company

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