Education technology market to top $40 billion by 2022 on UAE support

February 21, 2019 12:37 pm

The digital transformation of UAE schools and universities is supporting the global education technology market to top $40 billion by 2022, industry experts announced ahead of major educational events being held in the UAE.

At GESS Dubai, to be held February 26-28, and GETEX, to be held April 17-19, education companies and thought leaders will share best practices in digitization enabling future learning. Digital innovation and technology integration are key pillars in the school inspection reports conducted by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of Dubai.

Connected campuses, digital student records, cybersecurity systems, tablets, digital collaboration tools, and high-performance research and development labs are transforming learning experiences. The global education technology market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18 percent to reach 40 billion by 2022, according to Valustrat.

As the UAE’s student population grows, supported by a first-rate education system backed by UAE Vision 2021 goals, the UAE government is allocating AED 10 billion, or 17 percent of its national budget to education, among the region’s highest percentage.

“The UAE’s strong investment in education technology shows that schools and universities are leading innovations to make campuses safer and more efficient, to enhance learning experiences, and to prepare students for the future workforce,” said Andrew Calthorpe, CEO, at UAE-based IT infrastructure and information management consultancy Condo Protego, which specializes in education.

In the UAE, Condo Protego works closely with leading UAE educational institutions on their digital transformation, including inter-campus connectivity and information standardization, hybrid cloud virtual learning environments, and personalized apps.

“Schools, universities, and organizations with professional development need to ensure that digital technology is meeting educational purposes. Hyper-connected campuses can ensure students can easily access educational content. Mobile apps on the cloud can replace textbooks and provide immersive learning. Collaboration can make project work faster and easier,” Andrew Calthorpe added.

Condo Protego is seeing strong UAE educational demand for Dell EMC Campus Networking Solutions to ensure campus connectivity, and  VMware Workspace ONE  for app virtualization and to secure access from any mobile device at any time.

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