Here’s how the 5G revolution can herald the dawn of Edtech 2.0

Here are a few examples of how 5G technology can be used to enhance the way professionals learn. Read the detailed information here.

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Edtech 2.0

Imagine toiling incessantly at a position that hardly does justice to your professional training nor potential. However, proper guidance at the right time can work wonders for any learner. Today, the rise of edtech technology and 5G internet penetration has enabled edtech companies to move beyond traditional cookie cutter approaches and innovate learning. They can provide learners hailing from different backgrounds, profiles, abilities and goals and ambitions with a learning experience that is tailored and personalised for them. Each professional can now learn at their suitable pace and convenience, a feat previously unimaginable. This will naturally result in a fully-developed, fleet of professionals who are armed and prepared for the jobs of the future. And helping Edtech 2.0 shape the course of professional learning is 5G Internet.


With the edtech industry’s coming-of-age as well as internet services improving phenomenally cross the country, edtech brands are leveraging technology to fulfil the learning needs of professionals. This will help them in charting an upward career trajectory. In this day and age, 5G-enabled technologies can unravel a new world full of immense learning opportunities. While the country has already witnessed an Edtech revolution in the last few years, the mainstream optimisation of 5G promises to drive the industry to the next level of maturity where learners’ interests and issues would find more say. In other words, 5G will drive the power of learning back into the hands of learners.

5G internet can potentially help professionals learn in a personalized way by providing faster and more reliable connectivity. This can enable more seamless and interactive online learning experiences, such as virtual and augmented reality, and allow for more efficient streaming of educational content. Additionally, 5G networks have lower latency, which means that communication between devices and servers can be done in near-real time, potentially improving the effectiveness of distance learning. With faster download and upload speeds, students and teachers can access and share large files, such as videos and graphics, with less delay. This can help to provide more engaging and interactive learning experiences.

Here are a few examples of how 5G technology can be used to enhance the way professionals learn:


Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) – 5G networks can support high-bandwidth applications such as VR and AR, allowing for more immersive and interactive learning experiences. The potential for delivering more engaging and enriching learning experiences in previously restrictive industries, such as healthcare, agriculture, art, design, vocational learning, and technical education, is exciting. With faster speeds and a focus on personalized learning through practicum videos, the learning experience can be customized to better fit the individual learner. Domains such as healthcare, agriculture, art, design, vocational learning and technical industry education stand to gain in more ways than one.

Remote Learning – With the ever-expanding coverage of 5G networks, professionals can access live online classes and on-demand educational content from anywhere, at any time. This can be especially beneficial for professionals who are unable to attend traditional in-person classes, due to location or schedule constraints.

Real-time Collaboration – 5G networks have lower latency, which means that communication between devices and servers can be done in near-real time. It will enable driving concurrent learning experiences for many learners and provide them access programs at multiple levels.  It can also make it easier for multiple professionals to collaborate on projects and assignments remotely, which can help to improve the effectiveness of distance learning. Moreover, with low latency and improved bandwidth, educators and technology providers can create advanced, learner-focused tools that have the potential to significantly impact higher education on a personal level.


Cloud-based Learning - 5G networks are equipped to handle increased amounts of data, making it possible for educational institutions to store learning materials on the cloud, allowing professionals to access them from any location with internet connection. It also enables real-time interactions with teachers and peers, allowing for more personalized feedback and collaborations.

Mobile Learning - 5G networks provide faster internet speeds and stable connections, allowing professionals to access educational content on-the-go, using mobile devices, without experiencing any lag. This helps to increase access to education and can make it more convenient for professionals to continue learning while they are working. That’s not all; the growth of the concurrent user base and multi-device usage can vastly increase the potential audience for edtech learning, thereby, leading to a wider scope for scaling up large-scale personalized learning methods.

With 5G, higher Edtech companies can even enhance their capacity to use machine learning algorithms to support the unique needs of learners. In fact, domains such as finance, healthcare, agriculture, art, design, vocational education and technology can also be brought under online education. In other words, a host of specialized disciplines such as healthcare, agriculture, art, etc that were traditionally dependent on an intimate physical learning environment can be easily taught and imbibed through 5G-powered Edtech models. 


The way forward

In the end, it all boils down to the age-old adage; Knowledge is Power. So, improving the quality of education with the help of 5G technology can surely go a long way in enabling India to realise its $5 trillion economic growth goal. While there has been a growing realisation that education needs to become more learner-centric and industry-relevant to deliver its true impact, leveraging 5G technology in online education to create powerful immersive tools will help put this realisation into practice. And, in this process, the ever-increasing gap between learning and employability will also lessen. A complete win-win situation.

Authored By: Amol Dani, Co-Founder & CEO at Keybridge Global Education.