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Smart Classroom Market to Have 12.5 Percent CAGR Through 2019

August 19, 2015

A recent industry report indicates that the digital classroom market could experience a 12.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through the year 2019.

The report posted to says this growth is expected to accompany objective science that measures the quality of classroom learning. Analysis of big data could have the effect of improving student retention and providing personalized learning experiences. Digital classrooms will have the function of making learning better tailored to each student while schools learn which methods work best for each student.

This will also present a challenge to teachers with regard to their digital literacy. The report suggests that many teachers have, at best, an intermediate knowledge of how to operate computer hardware and digital software. A lack of ability on their part will not translate well to student learning, so many product vendors may have their own foray into the education of educators.

Many companies such as Adobe, Apple, Desire2Learn, Dreambox Learning, Intel and SMART Technologies are expected to be prominent players throughout the rest of this decade. In addition, hardware and software vendors including Articulate, Blackboard, Dell, Discovery Communication, Echo360, Fujitsu, IBM, Jenzabar, Lenovo Group, Pearson, Promethean World, Saba Software, and Tata Interactive Systems should play a strong role here. A previous report shows that developed countries should also have an easier time using these technologies because they will have the IT infrastructure to support it.

Similar reports also suggest that the global smart classroom market could grow 14.5 percent CAGR from 2014 to 2018 and that the education technology and smart classrooms market by hardware, systems, and technologies could show a 16.7 percent CAGR through 2020. In any case, the splitting of market segments predicts that learning will become more digital in the future and that classrooms should become more personalized as a result. Students—even teachers as students learning new ways of teaching—will be able to absorb material in ways that cater to their needs as data analytics helps determine the best paths they can take.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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