E-learning Software: how win the market?

by Emma Dallas | January 17, 2019 8:12 am

Blackboard replaced by LCD monitor, mouse instead of chalk, virtual field trips on a History lesson – somewhat hard to imagine, right? Such a future is much closer than we can imagine. Since 1999 when the ‘e-learning’ term was used at the CBT seminar, this technology goes on scoring points.

In 2018 the global revenue of the e-learning software market equaled 183.5 billion U.S. dollars and is predicted to make it 243 billion dollars in 2022.e-learning market growthThere are many factors that influence the popularity of a certain software in the learning process. Among the education software market trends there are:

Having analyzed the market, we can distinguish the most popular types of education applications. They are usually developed for:education applications types

There are no doubts that such applications are multifunctional and useful for the target audience. Nevertheless, statistics show that more than half of all the software project fail because of various reasons. What are these reasons when speaking about e-learning applications?

These issues make the e-learning software fail

QaTestLab[2] specialists share their experience in testing e-learning applications and name the most common problems that occur while using this kind of software:

  1. problems with app’s operation under the conditions of no / slow Internet connection
  2. troubles connected with transferring progress from one mobile device to another
  3. issues concerning the progress display after relogin
  4. invalid hints and instructions displayed for a new user when logging in on the second device
  5. incorrect scoring/points calculation in a game or for several games
  6. displays of level instructions at inappropriate levels
  7. visual bugs connected with multitap
  8. full or partial inaccessibility of course content in the offline mode after the course has been preloaded on the device
  9. incorrect display of the course progress
  10. display of the exercise/task as completed when the goal has not been fully achieved

How to improve the quality of e-learning software?

Realizing the problem is half of the way to its solving. Another half is not to ignore this problem and find ways to improve the quality of the application for education. We offer you possible solutions:

Professional testing is the means that defines even the most common bottlenecks and masked issues[3] of the e-learning application. If you have chosen this solution, here are the key testing types that should be performed for your software:

Concluding Thoughts

The current and continuous growth on the market of e-learning software proves that this sphere is rather promising and presents numerous opportunities for the successful project start. These technologies are not equally presented and used in different countries which leaves much space for further integration. One of the main points on this way is the quality of the developed software which should be controlled at all stages of the application’s lifecycle. Users appreciate the product’s quality that is proven by professionals in this field.

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Endnotes:
  1. integration of apps: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2015/04/06/what-are-peculiarities-of-testing-2-tire-and-3-tire-applications/
  2. QaTestLab: https://qatestlab.com/
  3. masked issues: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2011/10/21/latent-and-masked-software-bugs-what-is-the-difference/
  4. How bugs impact your business. With real-life examples: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2019/09/05/bugs-impact-business/
  5. Outsourcing, Outstaffing and Independent QA: What is the Difference?: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2019/05/29/outsourcing-outstaffing-independent-qa/
  6. Quality Assurance: a must for successful projects: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2019/01/24/quality-assurance-for-startups/
  7. 6 technical pitfalls of logistics software: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2019/01/14/logistics-software-pitfalls/
  8. How Deliver Effective Apps for Logistics?: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/10/29/applications-for-logistics/

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