EMEA EdTech & smart classroom market size expected to hit USD44.623b in 2022
The EdTech and smart classroom market size in the Middle East & Africa and Europe is projected to hit USD44.623 billion this 2022, and at a CAGR 21.78 percent to reach USD 120.408b by 2027. In the Middle East, as the pandemic shifts to endemic, many schools are still prioritising digital resources over physical ones too according to ISC Research.
In the GCC, schools continue to face the challenge of long lead times, with reports of resources ordered in February/March still not received by September for the start of the new academic year. An ongoing lack of pedagogically appropriate resources for Arabic and Islamic studies also continues to plague schools throughout the region, as they are obligated to provide a certain number of hours of tuition in these subjects to their students.
ISC Research highlights that new schools will continue to open in the GCC and a notable number of well-established schools in the region are already planning or undertaking large capital projects to enhance their offerings in the region. Accordingly, schools will require resources to construct and outfit their buildings. In such competitive environments, where parents have a plethora of school choices, schools are also looking for ways to distinguish themselves from their neighbours through facilities, curriculum, or any other method, meaning innovative resources are in high demand.
Among the most notable pillars of EdTech that educators look at include augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and metaverse. Leading education and technology experts are geared up to present insights and solutions on the latest advancements in these fields to support key decision-makers attending GESS Dubai.
The upcoming GESS Dubai, focal point for education in the Middle East, will have sessions around these key fields of Edtech at the event