Educational Apps and how to go about them?

Educational apps are all the rage nowadays. E-learning LMS benefits manifolds with the usage of these apps. These educational apps aid mobile learning on the go without the need for total setup, with the help of only smartphones. This form of asynchronous learning further eases the learners and motivates them, as now they can get the training on the go. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES),77% of the eLearning industry consists of self-paced learning models.

What should you keep in mind while building the teaching apps?

Expert advice or insights on building successful teaching apps-

  • Use of easy to follow teaching methods

Not everybody understands everything, if you don’t understand or like the teaching style, chances are that your users will, too, refrain from using the same in your material, irrespective of what the others say.

  • Gaming elements-

Gaming elements in your course material is a must-have these days. This increases the motivation of the learners and keeps them interested to follow through with the training and solve the challenges.

  • Interface design-

Simple yet engaging interface design and navigation is an absolute must. However amazing your content is, if learners can not easily navigate through the course and interface, they will lose interest and motivation will fizzle fast.

  • Compatibility-

The compatibility of your educational app to different devices as well platforms. Ideally, the app should be compatible with both android and iOS.

  • Graphics & sounds-

The use of bright graphics and interesting sounds make the content more engaging by making the users use their maximum faculties. The more senses are involved in the learning process, the better is the motivation for learning and as a result better retention of course material.

  • Crisp lessons and rewarding the positive outcomes-

If a trainee has to keep at it for a long time, they will get bored and in turn, lose motivation. To avoid this, the lesson plan should be made properly and stick with it. The lessons should be short but not lacking clarity. And even the small achievements should be celebrated to instill a sense of achievement in the trainee.

  • Keep up with trends-

Following the competition and keeping up with the trends is something to always look out for. What new features are they offering? What better functionality have they come up with? And keeping a check on your as well competition’s progress will give you the much-needed insights for the sake of your product.

  • Top-notch user experience-

The user experience of the app should be interesting and pleasurable and should be something to look forward to. Easy navigation, good graphics, compatibility with different resolutions as well as amazing content with progress reports or scorecards can help in the achievement of this goal.

  • MVP model-

Going with the MVP model makes practical sense. It does not make sense to over-engineer the product and find out later that it was not needed. Or just doing the opposite and under-engineering it, and learning that it was just not enough. Both the scenarios are unprofitable and a waste of all the resources employed to reach there. So, the practical approach would be the rollout of the MVP model of the app.

All the above-mentioned pointers are not the hard and fast rules to be followed in every case. Each app is different and the decisions regarding it should be taken keeping in mind the same. E-learning LMS is an ever-changing domain, so the app creators need to be flexible enough to make the changes whenever needed.

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