EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY ANALYTICS, DATA AND RESEARCH

SERVICE OVERVIEW

Futuresource has been tracking, researching and consulting on the global EdTech market for over 15 years and has an unrivalled knowledge of the sector. From tracking the early days of interactive whiteboard adoption in classrooms, our services have developed to encompass the entire EdTech ecosystem. Futuresource has a dedicated team of analysts conducting extensive primary research, analysing key market and technology trends and delivering forecasts and insight through regular reports, client briefings and enquiry access.


Product Categories

  • Computing Products

  • Displays & Interactive Displays

  • Voting Handsets

  • Visualisers

  • Software Platforms

  • Digital Content

  • Internet of Things

Analytics, data and market research for PCs, interactive whiteboards, chromebooks, platforms, robotics, coding, internet of things, virtual reality and content - for use in education

Services

We support our clients' understanding and decision-making through market sizing and forecasting and delivery of analysis and insights through strategic reports, client debriefings and Helpline access.

  • Product Track - Quarterly market sizing and forecasting reports tracking key market changes and providing insight into the market and technology drivers and their impact.

  • 'Hot Topic' Reports

  • End User Insights - Access to a panel of end users (Schools and Teachers)

  • Custom Research & Consulting - projects supporting your business decisions


Methodologies

We combine expertise and forecasting skills with data drawn from extensive ongoing primary and secondary research across the globe to deliver thorough analysis and insights.

  • Expert interviews with hardware vendors, channels, software houses, publishers, government organisations, schools and teachers.

  • End user online panels investigating current platform, hardware and content usage, investment plans, decision-making and wants and needs.

  • Data collation bringing together background information, statistics from Governments and internationally recognised bodies (OECD, Unesco) and company financial reports.


Why Futuresource?

Futuresource is unique in its dedicated focus on the EdTech market. This focus has provided us with a detailed understanding of EdTech market drivers, barriers and issues. During the last 15 years, Futuresource has developed an understanding of:

  • Individual country adoption levels of technology in education and the drivers and barriers

  • Decision making and budgeting structures, by country

  • Ongoing, planned and historical investment programmes in technology

  • How technology projects are funded and implemented

  • The impact of political issues on technology adoption

  • The structure of the entire ecosystem supply chain

  • Key providers throughout the entire supply chain (hardware, software, content)

  • Key resellers selling EdTech to schools in major markets

  • Key issues impacting the EdTech market

With extensive contacts in the field, vendor (hardware, software and content), channel, end-user and government relationships, Futuresource is in a unique position to provide in-depth research on the EdTech market.


Contact Us

For more information about how Futuresource Consulting's Education Technology services can benefit your business, contact:

Mike Fisher, Associate Director, Education Technology

Mike Fisher

Associate Director - Education Technology

+44 (0) 1582 500 155

e: mike.fisher@futuresource-hq.com

PERSONAL COMPUTING

Futuresource services in the area of Personal Computing involve detailed market tracking, trend analysis and forecasts of adoption of computers within the education segment.


SERVICES AVAILABLE

Futuresource segments its services into two sections, utilising different methodologies due to the different nature of the K-12 and Further Education Markets:

  • Personal Computing in K-12

  • Personal Computing in Higher/Further Education


Product Track - Personal PC in K-12

A detailed market tracking and forecasting service, collated predominantly via an in-depth global programme of primary research. Market data is delivered in Excel, allowing for detailed segmentation and analysis. Insights are provided in the PowerPoint reports and clients have direct access to the analyst teams.

Total Addressable Market - Updated Annually
  • More than 80 countries globally

  • Detailed analysis of the number of students and teachers in K-12

  • The number of Classrooms

  • Private/Public School Breakdown

Quantitative Data - Delivered Quarterly
  • Market Shipments, Installed Base, Penetration, 5-Year Forecasts

  • Form Factor - Notebook, Chromebook, Netbook, Tablet

  • Specification - Operating System, Price Band, 2-in-1 Form Factor, Screen Size

Tender Monitoring Deliverable - Dedicated tender tracking file delivered quarterly, detailing:
  • Government investment projects (both short term and long term)

  • Rumoured projects (yet to reach RFQ/RFI stage)

  • Futuresource project forecasts and status understanding

Qualitative Analysis - Delivered Quarterly via PowerPoint Report
  • Analysing market movements and trends

  • Competitive/eco-system developments

  • Expected tenders & key regions to watch

  • Political developments likely to impact Education

Geographical Coverage
  • Americas - USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Rest of Americas

  • EMEA - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Rest of Middle East, Rest of Africa

  • Asia PAC - Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Rest of Asia Pac


Product Track - Computing in Further/Higher Education

This service combines market sizing research (with suppliers, resellers and universities) with a large scale end user survey to provide a detailed overview of market and usage trends.

Total Addressable Market - Updated Annually (2008 - 2018)
  • More than 200 countries globally

    • Total Population

  • Total Addressable Market -

    • No of students (tertiary and vocational)

    • No of teachers (tertiary and vocational)

    • No of admin staff (tertiary and vocational)

  • Government policy/programmes impacting further enrolment levels are taken in consideration (alongside demographic information) when forecasting in order to identify future enrolment trends

Quantitative Data - 5-Years Historical and 5-Year Forecast
  • Annual sales by device type (Desktop, Notebook, Chromebook, Netbook, Tablet) 2008 - 2018

  • Installed base and penetration rates, broken by user type:

    • Student, teacher, admin

  • Regional Coverage - North Americas, South Americas, EMEA, China, Japan, Rest of APAC

End User Insights - Higher Education

  • Annual end user research with university students (via online panel) 1000 respondents per country

  • Device type ownership (Desktop, Notebook, Tablet, 2in1, Chromebook and Smartphone) and purchase plans

  • Device information - brand, price point

  • Platforms used - OS, cloud storage, app store, productivity, LMS

  • Device usage habits

  • Device purchase - channel used, month of purchase

Geographical Coverage
  • Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK and the USA.



DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY

Futuresource has for over 15 years delivered a detailed market tracking and forecasting service specifically focusing on interactive display services in the corporate and education market. Originally tracking the uptake of interactive whiteboards, the service has evolved as providers have introduced interactive flat panel solutions to the market and started to penetrate corporate meeting room markets in addition to education.


SERVICE AVAILABLE

Product Track - Interactive Whiteboards and Interactive Flat Panel Displays in the Education and Corporate Markets

A detailed market tracking and forecasting service, based on direct manufacturer sales feeds, supported by an in-depth global programme of primary research.

Total Addressable Market - Updated Annually
  • 67 countries globally

  • Detailed analysis of the number of students and teachers in K-12

  • The number of classrooms

  • Private/public school breakdown

Quantitative Data
  • Market shipments, Installed Base, Penetration, 5-Year Forecasts

  • Brand Share

  • Product Type - Interactive Whiteboards and Interactive Flat Panels

  • Specification - Screen Size, Touch Technology Used, Resolution, In-Built PC, Short-Throw Solutions

  • Application Splits - Corporate, Government, Nursery, Primary, Secondary, Higher Education

Qualitative Analysis - Delivered quarterly via PowerPoint Report
  • Analysing Key Market Movements and Trends

  • Product Range Developments

  • Average Street Price (ASP) Trends

  • Competitive/Eco-System Developments

  • Expected Tenders & Key Regions to Watch

  • Political Developments Likely to Impact Education

Geographical Coverage
  • Americas - USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, North Latin America, Rest of Central/Caribbean, Rest of South Latin America

  • EMEA - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Rest of East Europe, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, South Africa, Rest of Middle East, Rest of Africa

  • Asia Pac - Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Rest of Asia Pac

  • Data is delivered in Futuresource's 'Desktop Analyzer' format, allowing for detailed segmentation and analysis

  • Ongoing access to analyst team for ad-hoc enquiries and on-site debriefs

DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND CONTENT

A new market tracking service from Futuresource, due for publication late 2016. This service aims to investigate the developments in the burgeoning digital platform and content markets in K-12 education. The transition to digital from traditional print is leading to a seismic shift in the market. This report details key developments in all of the major segments of the digital platform and content landscape.

Quantitative Data
  • By segment

  • Annual Market Size in $

  • 5-Year Forecasts

Market Segments Itemised
  • Administrative Platforms - SIS, LMS, Financial, HR/Resource Management, Communication, Security, MDM, Data Analytics, Other

  • Instructional Support Tools - Assessment, Productivity, Classroom Orchestration (Authoring, Collaboration, Presentation, Lesson Planning, Other), Teacher Professional Development

  • Digital Content - B2B (Apps, eBooks, Online, CD/DVD), B2C (Apps, eBooks, Online, CD/DVD)

Qualitative Analysis
  • Key trend analysis by segment

  • Analysis of spending trends across the whole eco-system and expected future trends

  • Market opportunity

  • Identification of key market providers per category and the competitive landscape

Geographical Coverage
  • USA, Brazil, UK and Sweden

THE SMART CAMPUS - AN OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT

A new report from Futuresource due in Q4 2016. The education sector has seen an explosion in technology usage within classrooms and in personal devices over the last 5 years. However, adoption of smart buildings and the smart grid in education establishments is still in its infancy. Advances in technologies for the 'Internet of Things' (IoT) as well as cloud computing however are making smarter systems more accessible to the education sector, providing new and exciting opportunities not only for system providers but also for IoT and cloud solutions companies.

This report outlines the opportunities, drivers and barriers for the 'Smart Campus' within the education sector.

Total Addressable Market - Updated Annually
  • Number of Education Institutions

  • Number of Classrooms

  • Number of Students & Teachers

Quantitative Data
  • Revenues in US$ with 5-Year Forecasts

  • Market Penetration by Education Level

  • Market Penetration of Cloud Systems (Where Appropriate)

Market Segments Itemised
  • Cloud Networks

  • Building Automation

  • Smart Lighting

  • Physical Security

  • Smart Payments

Qualitative Analysis

Key drivers and barriers for the adoption of each category within each level of education.

Analysis of technological issues affecting market development:

  • Cloud Technology Drivers and Barriers

  • Data Management within Each Category

  • Advances in IoT Technologies Affecting Adoption

  • Overview of Main Connectivity Technologies

  • Company Profiles and Solutions Overview by Category

  • Overview of Government Funding Initiatives by Category within Each Country

  • Analysis of Use Cases for cloud and IoT-Based Systems within the Education Sector

Geographical Coverage
  • USA, UK, the Netherlands, Finland and Singapore

END USERS

Inside a London Primary School

Learn how a large London school manages over 320 pieces of hardware, 60 of which need to be replaced every year, with no dedicated IT staff. The challenges of a school budget that is not increasing now or in the foreseeable future and a wifi network that needs to be replaced. Where do they learn about technology and how they do they decide what to buy. At the same time as juggling all this they have managed to remain an outstanding Ofsted school.

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Education technology case study based on a primary school in London

Inside a Primary School In England

Described as the most advanced collaborative classroom in Europe, read how a large primary school in middle England financed this implementation and the benefits for children and teachers. Technology also had a hand in raising the school from "requires improvement" to their recent "good" award from OFSTED. Their latest forey into technology includes a 20 foot wide interactive panoramic presentation system in the school's reception used as a learning hub by children and for displaying real time information.

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Education technology case study based on a primary school in England

Inside a Public School in China

The school is on their fourth refresh of classroom displays in 15 years, initially with standard TVs, now each classroom has an interactive display. We spoke to the head teacher who told us all about instigating a robotics programme across the school.

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Education technology case study based on a public school in China

Inside a Private School in China

Read about how a huge private boarding school in China, with almost 4,000 students, has moved interactive displays into all classrooms and is trialling tablets. The school has tried many forms of content and software with mixed results and certainly have a message for suppliers.

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Education technology case study based on a private school in China

Inside a Public School in Beijing

The school has managed the challenge of merging three very different schools in five years. Teachers are very positive about technology and the school now has significant budget to spend on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and the Internet of Things.

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Education technology case study based on a public school in Beijing

Inside a Private School in Dubai

Read how a new private school in Dubai, UAE, the Swiss International Scientific School, opened last year with 280 students and plans to have over 2,000 within a few years. Technology is used in every part of the school with an extensive Wi-Fi network. An inspiring reception atrium, which would not look out of place in a global corporate HQ and light and airy classrooms make it an awe inspiring school to visit, fitting well alongside other magnificent buildings in Dubai. The school is the first building outside Switzerland to be awarded the Minergie label, an international certificate for the pursuit of sustainable standards.

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Education technology case study based on a Swiss private school in Dubai

Inside a Primary School in Germany

A visionary German head teacher saw the benefits of interactive whiteboards and secured a donation from a bank to get their first one 8 years ago. Since then, with no specific tech funding, he has equipped all grade 3 and 4 classrooms with IWBs.

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Education technology case study based on a primary school in Germany

FREE DOWNLOADS

BETT SHOW REPORT 2017

(Published January 2017)

Futuresource fielded a team of eleven analysts at the BETT show this year and reported in detail on on new technology, key product and service developments and the state of the industry. To view this free show report, please click here>>


ISTE SHOW REPORT 2016

(Published July 2016)

Futuresource analysts attended the ISTE education show in June this year and reported in detail on the exhibitors, new technologies and industry sentiment. To view this free show report, please click here>>


BETT SHOW REPORT 2016

(Published January 2016)

Futuresource fielded a team of eleven analysts at the BETT show this year and reported in detail on on new technology, key product and service developments and the state of the industry. To view this free show report, please click here>>


ISTE SHOW REPORT 2015

(Published July 2015)

More than 500 organisations, over 14,000 educators and 5,000 exhibitor representatives. Futuresource analysts attended the ISTE education show in June 2015 and reported in detail on the exhibitors, new technologies and industry sentiment. To view this free show report, please click here>>


BETT SHOW REPORT 2015

(Published January 2015)

Futuresource fielded a team of nine analysts to the BETT 2015 show and reported in detail on what they saw and heard. To view this free show report, please click here>>

GET IN TOUCH

We would like to demonstrate our expertise to you.

For more information about how Futuresource Consulting's suite of education technology services can benefit your business, contact:

Mike Fisher

Associate Director - Education Technology

Futuresource Consulting

+44 (0) 1582 500 155

mike.fisher@futuresource-hq.com