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Esports Revenues to Reach $1B – Huge Opportunities for IT Vendors, Especially in Education

Esports has been a growing industry on the fringe of gaming culture since the late 1990s, but has exploded in popularity in recent years, attracting a massive audience to the world of competitive gaming. Major competitions such as the Intel Extreme Masters already attract more than a hundred thousand spectators, and millions of fans follow esports ...

NetDragon, Edmodo and the Impact of This Week's Acquisition

This week, Chinese online games company, NetDragon Websoft, announced its agreement to acquire US-based Edmodo, the global education network. The deal will likely present growth opportunities for NetDragon’s broader portfolio of education solutions and could have competitive ramifications for companies operating across the breadth of the education ...

Apple's March 2018 Education Press Conference - What to Expect

Apple has announced an education focused press event, scheduled to take place on the 27th March 2018. The announcement raises two questions - what will Apple announce and how will these announcements impact its position in the education market? As a company, Apple has maintained a strong brand in education for decades. When 1:1 computing was first ...

Collaboration: The Future of Workplace Technology

A buzzword which you’ll often hear over the coming months (with ISE 2018 just around the corner) is collaboration, and the increasing interconnectedness of the spaces in which we work and the technology through which we co-operate. Collaboration is a theme at the heart of the modern workplace, and the technology that supports this seeks to enable n ...

Voice as an Interface, is it the Next Big Battle Ground in Education for Tech Giants?

Virtual Personal Assistants (VPA’s) are one of this year’s hottest trends in consumer tech, with giants like Amazon and Google pushing the agenda of voice into the home. Platforms like Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant have been in our pockets for years and are now finding new homes across a range of home electronics. Amazon, with its Alexa interf ...

Importance of Data Analytics in Schools

The role of data in the education environment is evolving and has the potential to effect institutions, students and suppliers. Schools collect large amounts of data, gleaning information on student attendance, grades and learning styles alongside operational and financial statistics. Traditionally, data has been siloed within the tens of manageme ...

VR in Schools and Why Educational Content Suppliers Should Care?

Major educational ICT providers are promoting VR solutions to K-12 education, typically partnering short form, supplementary content experiences with low grade hardware. This strategy is expected to result in significant levels of VR headset ownership in the school systems of markets including the US & China. This install base will serve up pot ...

What to Expect from ISTE 2017

With the ISTE show a few days away, Futuresource will be scouting the show floor for the latest news and product releases from immersive technology providers. This is what we expect to see. VR/AR a Supply Side Push from The Big Tech Companies The early progress of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies in the consumer market has been moderate at best ...

Learning Management Systems in K-12 Part 2 - Supply Side Perspective

In the first section of this two-part blog we examined the current adoption of LMS’s in US K-12 education, covering the drivers and barriers that impact this. Key takeaways included: The penetration of paid-for LMS’s in US higher education is in the region of 100%, while the penetration of paid-for solutions in the K-12 sector is only 35%, as o ...

Learning Management Systems in K-12 Part 1 - Content Digitisation Driving Requirement for LMS

The use case for Learning Management Systems (LMSs) in K-12 education is a rapidly evolving debate. Changing requirements for the delivery of digital education and blended learning are set against the backdrop of a fragmented supply-side, with the melding of solutions across multiple sub-categories blurring the line between LMSs and other solutions ...

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