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Edtech Thematic Intelligence Report Overview

Education technology (EdTech) gained prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic as travel restrictions forced schools and other educational institutions to teach online. The technologies that comprise edtech include artificial intelligence (AI), which aids in content creation, the customization of learning processes, evaluating performances, ensuring real-time communication, and automating grading. Additionally, VR and AR create appealing environments for students through virtual elements and situations. In an AR and VR classroom setup, both teachers and students perform tasks virtually rather than trying to visualize theoretical concepts.

Benefits of Edtech

Benefits of Edtech

Edtech platforms will not replace education institutions and teachers but will change how teaching is delivered by emphasizing tools, apps, and platforms. The edtech thematic intelligence report provides an overview of the current landscape, as well as key players making a mark within it. The report provides an industry-specific analysis along with an overview of the latest trends shaping the market.

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Regions Covered Global
Key Trends ·        Technology Trends

·        Macroeconomic Trends

·        Regulatory Trends

Value Chain ·        Learning Materials

·        Tools & Enablers

·        Edtech Platforms

Leading Public Players ·        2U

·        Alphabet

·        Chegg

·        Coursera

Leading Private Players ·        Anthology

·        Byju’s

·        BrainPop

·        Discovery Education

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Edtech – Trends

The main trends shaping the edtech theme over the next 12-24 months are classified into technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.

Technology trends: The major technology trends shaping the edtech market in the coming years are the growing adoption of generative AI, cybersecurity risks, and practical learning around cybersecurity concepts.

Macroeconomic trends: Ongoing mergers & acquisition deals, the end of the Chinese edtech revolution, and teachers gaining confidence using digital technology in the classroom are a few of the macroeconomic trends impacting the edtech market.

Regulatory trends: The major regulatory trends impacting the edtech theme are the guidelines and regulations from UNESCO, data privacy rules, adoption of proctoring solutions, and the government oversight of the edtech industry in the US, UK, China, and India.

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Edtech – Industry Analysis

The edtech market grew swiftly into a global industry with the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a catalyst. Many start-ups have become household names, and many have since gone public. However, amid challenging economic times, coupled with the end of the pandemic, which enabled a gradual return to classroom teaching, the edtech industry has slumped. GlobalData expects the edtech industry to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 9%, reaching $535 billion in 2030.

The edtech industry analysis also covers:

  • Timeline

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Edtech – Value Chain Analysis

The key components in the edtech value chain comprise learning materials, tools & enablers, and edtech platforms.

Learning materials: Since 2020, a widespread move toward greater online learning has driven change in the type of educational materials used. The edtech learning materials range from online apps to learning platforms that are creating content to make teaching and learning more compelling for generations that have grown up with technology.

Edtech Value Chain Analysis

Edtech Value Chain Analysis

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Edtech – Competitive Landscape

A few of the listed companies making their mark within the edtech theme are:

  • 2U
  • Alphabet
  • Chegg
  • Coursera

A few of the private companies making their mark within the edtech theme are:

  • Anthology
  • Byju’s
  • BrainPop
  • Discovery Education

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Education Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecards have three screens: A thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Education Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Education Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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This report provides an overview of the edtech theme.

  • The report identifies the key trends impacting the growth of the theme over the next 12 to 24 months, split into three categories: Technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.
  • The report includes comprehensive industry analysis, including forecasts for edtech revenue to 2030.
  • The report contains details of M&A deals driven by the edtech theme and a timeline highlighting milestones in the development of edtech.
  • The report includes details on value chain that comprises four core segments: Learning materials, tools and enablers, learning platforms, and education providers. Leading vendors are identified for sub-categories across three of these segments.

Key Highlights

From the start of the edtech revolution, the driving forces were start-ups and private companies in China, India, and the US. Investors backed China’s after-school tuition companies but had their fingers burned when the Chinese government intervened to stop incessant advertising and spiraling tutoring prices that had squeezed household budgets. Tough regulations require tutoring companies to be nonprofit, effectively barring foreign investment. Some investments earmarked for China switched to India, but high interest rates and a tightening economic picture worldwide reduced valuations and closed the tap on venture capital investment.

In June 2021, the announcement that edX—the massive open online course (MOOC) created by Harvard and MIT—was being sold for $800 million to 2U rocked Big Ed. Now, other big deals are in play, with the University of Idaho making a $550 million bid for the University of Phoenix, an online specialist. The business of university online program management (OPM) is also being shaken up, with private equity firm Regent buying Pearson’s operations and Academic Partnerships acquiring Wiley’s OPM business.

Reasons to Buy

  • Understand how Edtech has disrupted traditional education and teaching methods. It allows teachers to teach and students to learn in an environment that uses devices such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Its range broadly encompasses hardware, software (delivered as apps), and online learning environments such as massive open online courses (MOOCs).
  • Get a clear and comprehensive overview of the edtech theme and explains the conditions driving its growth.
  • Understand the key technologies changing the education industry and the leading vendors across all aspects of the edtech market.

Academic Partnerships
Age of Learning
Alliance Francaise
Ânima Educação
Coded Minds
Cogna Educação
Cornerstone OnDemand
Course Hero
Crimson Education
Egon Zehnder
House of Math
Institut Francais
Instituto Cervantes
Khan Academy
Leap Scholar
McGraw Hill
New Oriental
News Corp
Open University
Pear Deck
Rosetta Stone
Russell Reynolds
Scholarus Learning
Ser Educacional
Stack the States
Study Portals
Tech Nation
Varsity Tutors
Wolters Kluwer

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Players
  • 3. Technology Briefing
  • 4. Trends

    • 4.1. Technology trends
    • 4.2. Macroeconomic trends
    • 4.3. Regulatory trends

  • 5. Industry Analysis

    • 5.1. Market size and growth forecasts
    • 5.2. Timeline

  • 6. Signals

    • 6.1. M&A trends
    • 6.2. Venture financing trends
    • 6.3. Patent trends
    • 6.4. Company filing trends
    • 6.5. Hiring trends

  • 7. Value Chain

    • 7.1. Learning materials
    • 7.2. Tools and enablers
    • 7.3. Edtech platforms

  • 8. Companies

    • 8.1. Public companies
    • 8.2. Private companies

  • 9. Sector Scorecard

    • 9.1. Education sector scorecard

  • 10. Glossary
  • 11. Further Reading
  • 12. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 13. About GlobalData
  • 14. Contact Us

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