We help transform educational organizations with smart digital solutions


Technology is the future of education – now more than ever. Winning in education today means effectively scaling your business with digital learning platforms that foster user engagement.
Digital Solutions for Educational Organizations

Enable digital change in education and adapt to a fast-paced environment

E-learning is the future. Traditional educational approaches, like colleges and universities, in addition to corporate training departments, are embracing the digital reality – from using online platforms to leveraging VR and AR for training. Global Industry Analysts projected that e-learning would reach $107 billion in 2015, and it did. Current Research and Markets forecasts show that revenue will reach triple the value of 2015, with e-learning set to grow to $325 billion by 2025.

The potential of the online learning market has still not been fully unlocked. That’s why companies and institutions specializing in education should strive to move their services online and continue introducing improvements in their e-learning platforms to attract broader audiences and foster user engagement.

Digital acceleration in education


Digital transformation is having a significant impact on various industries by providing exciting new opportunities, maximizing efficiencies, increasing collaboration, and reducing costs.Digital transformation and innovation in educational organizations allows organizations to:
  • Notifications

    Attract broader audiences

    Businesses have a greater opportunity to reach potential new clients. Moving online allows public institutions to reach those who have limited access to traditional education.

  • Structure

    Boost flexibility

    People are constantly searching for opportunities to improve their performance and grow. E-learning is focused only on the needs of one particular learner, providing enough time to learn and cope with other tasks.

  • Saving

    Reduce costs

    E-learning reduces expenses that are usually spent on a venue. It also makes learners less exposed to environmental influences – they choose the time and place for learning on their own.

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    Support learning and development processes in enterprises

    Employees have the opportunity to take online training from anywhere and get real-time feedback from their managers during the course. When done in the right way, e-learning can improve business profitability.

I’ve had a long-lasting partnership with Netguru. Next to the great job the design and development teams have been doing, I also participated in the first edition of the Disruption Forum as a speaker. It was a great event where everyone was engaged. I’m happy that it works so well and hopeful that we can cooperate on more projects in the future. Netguru always tries to make things possible.
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Susanne Wechsler

Director B2B at Babbel

Technology that can take your education to the next level

Netguru has more than 12 years of experience working with a range of clients in the education sector – from companies offering online education and courses, schools and organizations that offer education and seek advice on how to do it online, to government departments looking for partners to build e-learning systems from scratch.

Language learning application developed by Netguru

Enhancing communication in the world's biggest organizations

How Babbel, an app for language learning, expanded into the B2B market.

Babbel is an app for language learning available as a web and mobile application for both iOS and Android. The company has been incredibly successful in the B2C market, and many individual clients left feedback that the company should also serve corporate clients. Babbel turned to Netguru for help with building an additional module for the existing Babbel app that would prepare it for a new B2B strategy and empower Babbel’s administrators to manage their users with more flexibility.

The collaboration resulted in Babbel supporting language learning for team members in companies ranging from startups to middle enterprises and well-established organizations, such as Hyundai, Paramount, N26, Bacardi, Pirelli, and Acer. Learn more

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The future of education shaped by digital transformation

The Digital Revolution is happening before our very eyes, and each business needs to find a way to respond to it. Digital transformation is not an option anymore; it’s a necessity and a matter of survival.

What is digital transformation

Digital transformation is the process of integrating digital technology into all areas of a business, profoundly changing how it operates by creating new – or modifying existing – business processes, customer experiences, and organizational culture. It is not only enhancing traditional methods, but reimaging them for a digital age to meet changing market expectations.

Digital business transformation is the transformation of business activities, processes, products, and models with the aim to fully leverage the opportunities of digital technologies. It brings people, business, and technology together and creates new customer experiences.

Digital transformation in the education sector

Determining the goals of digital transformation in education

An effective digital transformation strategy should start with the end in mind. Winning in education today starts with education companies and public institutions defining clear goals. What will digital transformation change for their users, their engagement, and their experience? After establishing the objectives, leaders should choose and adopt technologies with a clear focus on improving the overall business.

The benefits of digital transformation in education

Digital transformation is having a significant impact on various industries by providing exciting new opportunities, maximizing efficiencies, increasing collaboration, and reducing costs.
With the education sector becoming more competitive, digital transformation is now becoming a necessary tool for survival, requiring educators to adapt to digital technologies, methodologies, and mindsets.

Technology challenges facing education

Professional development

New technologies are winning consumers’ hearts while changing their behavior, expectations, and needs. On the other hand, almost 70% of those operating in the public sector feel their digital capabilities fall behind the private sector. Many key decision-makers are reluctant to take those all-important next steps towards digital maturity. When adapting to a new technology, culture, or mindset, many in the education sector fear failure and seem reluctant to acquire new skill sets or adopt new processes.

To prevent this from happening, it's important to understand the benefits of digital transformation in education and communicate this to key stakeholders within the business. Understanding and communicating value is the key to success, so prioritizing this is essential to give users a unique experience.

Inferior knowledge or skills

An adequate level of organization-wide knowledge and skills are essential to successfully drive innovation in education. To ensure a smooth and effective digital transformation, educational institutions and businesses must compete for a narrow pool of talent or adopt new approaches to upskilling current stakeholders. Fostering a culture of continuous learning within the business and upskilling staff allows organizations to make the most of available talent.

A lack of direction or strategy

Giving an idea a shape, as well as planning and evaluating the essential features of a product to accomplish business goals and eliminate possible mistakes – these are big challenges in planning a digital transformation process for education.

To create a solid digital transformation strategy, it is crucial to identify the core business aims and goals, as well as the technologies, methodologies, and innovations needed to achieve them.

Inaccurate and unreliable data

In this digital age filled with data, there is a wealth of metrics that can offer colleges, universities, and training providers insight into prospective learners, internal efficiencies, user interactions, and more. The problem is, this data is often inaccurate and unreliable. To understand what is the most usable and informative data, education leaders need to make predictions, integrate business decisions, and adopt meaningful new educational initiatives.

Understanding what data will benefit a business the most allows it to drill down into the insights that really matter, filtering out metrics that are redundant or lack value, while choosing the tools that help with organizing and analyzing it correctly. Fluid, timely, precise, and organized data is vital for business.

System-based compatibility

In today's world, the vast majority of businesses and institutions run on technology-driven systems and infrastructures to ensure a smooth and effective day-to-day operation. Many systems that educational institutions adopt are not compatible with the new digital innovations required to drive them forward. This level of incompatibility results in a necessity to upgrade, customize, or replace the current system to achieve integration, which ultimately costs time and money.

It’s important to work in collaboration with all key stakeholders within the institution to decide on software and infrastructure budgets and make decisions on changes, replacements, customizations, and upgrades that will drive the best long-term value.

Skills training

The primary business goal of educational institutions is to educate and upskill others so that they can thrive and succeed professionally. By adopting this approach internally, businesses are able to implement a digitally-driven learning program that provides their staff with the skills needed to evolve their roles within the business while driving the business forward.

Integrate and leverage digital data

It's crucial to integrate and leverage business data sources seamlessly to be able to understand where each insight comes from and how it can benefit the organization.

It can’t be done without taking the time to understand which areas of data bring the biggest business value. It is a necessary first step to implement the best tools that allow leaders to analyze these metrics in an ongoing way.

Automation

On average, around 49% of companies across sectors are currently using automation, with more than half of B2B companies adopting the technology as part of their strategy.

In the education sector, implementing automated systems and technologies to assist with operational tasks can lead to exponential productivity increases, even with minimal infrastructure. Such solutions can drive down long-term costs and allow businesses to place focus on more valuable efforts or activities.

The power of mobile

The millennial generation is hugely mobile-focused, with 98% of 17 to 24-year-olds and 97% of 25 to 34-year-olds owning a smartphone.

Mobility is a necessity of the modern age, allowing potential users to access the information or material they need much faster. Mobile learning is an incredibly effective way to deliver value, but mobile-based developments don’t have to be limited only to course materials.

Emerging technologies

Emerging trends, including voice technology, artificial intelligence, VR, chatbots, and machine learning are worth exploring as they not only significantly enhance marketing and user experience efforts, but also serve to make organizations more functional, efficient, and cutting-edge.

How machine learning is transforming the future of education

Machine learning is a cross-industry trend that’s expected to continue rising for the next few years. It’s a revolution happening right before our eyes, and those late to the party might find themselves outpaced by their competitors.

Using ML for a more customized learning experience

Machine learning has the potential to develop detailed logs for each student, delivering concepts, and establishing goals that fit their strengths and learning backgrounds.

On the other side, the technology can also help lecturers gain an understanding of which methods are working the best with their students and which aren’t, offering adjustments that may help students understand the course materials better.

Predicting career paths

Advanced ML platforms can gather information from a student’s college application, their essays, standardized tests, and recommendations from teachers in order to determine what they are likely to excel in. These solutions can ultimately help students maximize their potential in their areas of strength and interest while decreasing their weaknesses in order to transform them into better-prepared professionals in the future. The technology can also look at a student’s grades and activities to identify their potential career paths.

Improving the grading system

Machine learning will soon be able to assist teachers in examining students’ assignments and detecting whether or not there is any plagiarism or other infractions. ML has great potential in ensuring that grades will not be affected by the attitude an educator has towards a particular student, essentially offering grades based solely on students’ performances.

Our partners on collaboration with Netguru

  • The communication with the team was very good. Netguru knows how to make use of collaborative tools, like Slack or Jira. I had access to all the design and development progress, as well as direct contact with every member of our Netguru team.

    Martin Key

    Project Manager at whym
  • I’ve had a long-lasting partnership with Netguru. Next to the great job the design and development teams have been doing, I also participated in the first edition of the Disruption Forum as a speaker. It was a great event where everyone was engaged. I’m happy that it works so well and hopeful that we can collaborate on more projects in the future. Netguru always tries to make things possible.

    Susanne Wechsler

    Director B2B at Babbel
  • Netguru’s designers understood our users’ needs, and their developers were passionate, skilled, and conscientious about the work and project goals. Total partner engagement!