Technology can become the ‘wings’ that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before—if we will allow it, rightly said Jenny Arledge, a veteran in education technology. The past decade has witnessed education industry move towards the vision to make learning smart, integrated and progressive. And this has been made possible with the concepts of e-learning and smart technologies that make education an engaging experience. From interactive computer programmes to 3D simulations, video conferencing and real-time online discussion groups comprising of students from different geographies, technology is creating great experiences for both teachers and students. Technologies like Adaptive Learning, Predictive Analytics, CRM, Smart Machines and many others are being used by higher education institutions. The market is also witnessing augmented usage of cloud based learning management systems for corporate training. As reported by Markets and Markets, the smart education and learning market size is estimated to grow from USD 193.24 Billion in 2016 to USD 586.04 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 24.84%. While these figures back the potential of concepts like e-learning and smart technologies, they also reflect the pace at which technology is going to further transform the global education scenario. Amid such conditions, the technology companies with newest and revolutionary tools for education industry are going to be the key players. With growing requirements of technological innovation in the learning segment, number of these education technology solution providers is also increasing.
The upcoming issue of APAC CIOoutlook lists the “10 Most Promising Education Technology Solution Providers” to aid educational institutions and organizations. The list consists of reliable technology companies that have gifted the world new age education technologies. These companies have been assisting businesses across the globe to head towards connected learning and adopt technologies like virtual reality.