Over the past decade, the education tech market has expanded rapidly.
Education technology is big business, with technology being embedded into even the simplest learning processes. Companies large and small are providing a range of different services to the public and private sectors, and to the individual learner.
With technology developing rapidly, forward thinking companies are working with governments, schools, and learners to find innovative education solutions.
These range from those focussed on the learning experience, to those – such as our School Reporting Suite – that are focused on improving the internal learning infrastructure.
The industry is estimated to be worth more than $8bn in the United States alone, with UK companies leading the way across the world.
Surge in Mobile App Popularity
From an education perspective, the widespread use of technology has fuelled development. Beginning with software for traditional computers, the adoption of mobile devices by students and educators has made educational apps a powerful route to market.
These apps typically range from practical learning tools to blended products, such as those being developed by companies like JumpingPages in the United States.
Focus on Innovation and Saving Time
Aside from the user experience, technology is also being implemented into schools in order to save teachers time and to reduce costs.
These services range from specialist IT infrastructures, to reporting suites like ours that allow information to flow freely through schools, whilst enabling progress tracking and reporting in real time.
These solutions may face initial resistance due to the fundamental change that they represent to traditional education methods, but they are becoming increasingly popular due to the wide range of applications that they can have.
Budgets in education are often under pressure, especially in economies still under the influence of the 2008 recession. Therefore, successful technology implementations must deliver genuine value and deliver stakeholder value.
Successful implementations are popular across the board, as they deliver value to a wide range of stakeholders including teachers, parents and senior management.