Ed Tech Trends
Report: U.S Ed Tech Spending to Reach $27.6 Billion in 2021
A new report is forecasting a spend of $27.6 Billion this year on
education technology in the United States.
That figure is lower than some other forecasts for 2021, such as
billion forecast by the Learning Counsel. The exact figure for ed
tech spending in the United States has been elusive, and different
market research organizations calculate their figures based on
different definitions of what constitutes ed tech.
The report, Education
Technology and Smart Classrooms: Global Market Trajectory &
Analytics, from market research firm Global Industry Analysts,
estimated the total global ed tech spend at $78.6 billion in 2020,
which is in line with other global trends reports. The report's
authors are predicting global compound annual growth of 16.3% through
2026, when the total global spend is forecast to reach $195.7
The report forecast China's growth in ed tech spending to be 15.6%
over the same period, reaching $34.2 billion by 2026. Japan, Canada
and Germany are all expected to see double-digit growht in ed tech
spending over the report period as well ± Japan at 14.5%, Canada at
14% and Germany at 11.9% CAGR.
The information released to the public from the report did not
spell out the growth in ed tech spending for the United States during
the analysis period.
report is available for $4,950 at strategyr.com.
About the Author
David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 29-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.
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