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The US and UK Show Key Differences in the EdTech Management Platforms & Tools Space

This week, Futuresource’s education technology team published its latest report on the adoption of mobile PC’s in K-12 schools globally.One of the key takeaways is the storming success Google is having with its Chromebook platform in the US market. A 58% market share in 2016 is no mean feat when competing with Microsoft and Apple, but look beyond t ...

Capturing the Zeitgeist of BETT 2017

The BETT educational technology (EdTech) show remains to be one of the global meeting places for those passionate about harnessing the power of technology in education. The Futuresource team relish the opportunity to explore the halls at this show and wish to share the zeitgeist of BETT 2017 in our free downloadable show report. The emphasis and fo ...

CES 2017 - Convergence and the Impact on K-12 Education

The Futuresource research portfolio and expertise spans multiple technology sectors including consumer electronics (CE) and the education technology (EdTech) sectors, therefore the first essential trip in the technology calendar each year is CES in Las Vegas. The CE team at Futuresource recently shared all of the key category trends in the CES webi ...

IBM and Apple Target Adaptive Learning with the Watson Element App

Last week, IBM, in partnership with Apple positioned its Watson analytics platform for the K-12 education market with the launch of the Watson Element for Educators app. The app, designed exclusively for iPad's, collates information covering students likes & dislikes, learning activities, interests and academic achievements to provide a holisti ...

Interactive Flat Panels the New Must- Have Display Tech in the Classroom

Interactive flat panels (IFPDs) are now dominating the interactive display market in classrooms. Taking over from interactive whiteboards (IWBs), they accounted for a staggering 96% of sales into UK classrooms in Q2 2016. USA has recently surged ahead at 70% of sales; this is up from 14% just two years ago. Across the world there are now more IFPDs ...

What Does Artificial Intelligence (AI) Mean for Education

Artificial Intelligence is moving from the realm of science fiction to the real world in systems and products which can learn, assess, even anticipate and make fully autonomous decisions and responses. In other words, machines that can effectively think. AI is already being deployed across a rapidly widening range of applications, for example, data ...

Robotics in Education - Fad or Serious Trend

The 'Maker Market' is one of the hottest trends in the EdTech sector. Maker days are springing up everywhere and schools are increasingly creating maker spaces. The White House announced a 'National Week of Making', inviting people to hold events around the US which celebrates problem-solving and supporting new opportunities for creativity and inge ...

Is the Gap Between Technology Suppliers and End-Users Increasing?

Innovation in the supply side of the EdTech industry continues to develop at pace. Virtual reality, predictive analytics and adaptive learning are just a few of the developing trends, but is the gap between what technology suppliers are offering and what end users are able to effectively leverage in the classroom beginning to grow? As the market ma ...

ISTE 2016 - Evolution Not Revolution

A concise summary of our view of the show would be 'evolution' rather than 'revolution' in terms of developments in the EdTech market. Many of the key themes seen on the show floor were around integrating and implementing technology solutions in a more efficient, joined up and effective way. We have talked before about how the fragmented education ...

Taiwanese Giant Foxconn Acquire 66% Stake in the Interactive Whiteboard Manufacturer SMART

Now the doors to the American AV tradeshow Infocomm2016 have opened, the industry will be taking in the recent news of the acquisition of the interactive whiteboard manufacturer SMART by the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn, which now owns a 66.67% stake in its business. This follows its recent purchase of Sharp Electronics a couple ...

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