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Edtech and Smart Classroom Market to Showcase a CAGR of 17.4% by 2028; Rising Adoption of Online Learning Platforms by Educational Institutes to Bolster Growth

June 08, 2021 | Information & Technology

The global edtech and smart classroom market size is estimated to reach USD 302.46 billion in 2028 owing to the rising adoption of online platforms by masses due to the lockdown restrictions inflicted by governments to curb COVID-19 spread, observes Fortune Business Insights™, in its report, titled, “EdTech and Smart Classroom Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Instructional Aids (Smart Classroom, and Mobile Learning), By Smart Classroom Hardware (Interactive Projectors, Interactive whiteboards, and Others) By Educational Tools (Admission Automation Tools, Administration Tools,  Learning Management Tools, Alumni Management Tools, Placement Management Tools, Library Management Tools, and Others), By Technology (Gamification, Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Advanced Technology (AI, AR, VR, Robotics, and Blockchain, and Others), By End-User (Higher Education, K-12, and Kindergarten), and Regional Forecast, 2021-2028”. As per the report, the market size was USD 85.29 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 17.4% in the 2021-2028 period.

COVID-19 to Positively Impact the Global Market Backed by Government’s Social Distancing Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic bestowed upon the world has adversely affected several industries financially. The governments in majorly all regions announced lockdowns to control the further spread of the virus. The key players along with the government ensured safe ways for students to continue their studies by leveraging online learning platforms. However, edtech and smart classroom solution providers, other telecommunication companies, and the government have crawled to guarantee the participation of low-income students in online classes. For example, Telkomsel, an Indonesian wireless network provider delivered around 500,000 devices to students and made an offer of free 30GB per month for users of a K-12 app, Ruangguru in March 2020.

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Microsoft Collaborates with Taiwan Government to Broaden its Reach of Edtech and Smart Classroom Solutions

Industry wide factory closures and travel limitations seems to have created logistic-based challenges globally, but the students and teachers are determined to learn and teach respectively, in more than 4,000 schools in Taiwan. Taking this into consideration, Microsoft has signed a partnership with the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, which enables free access to Office 365 along with Microsoft Teams to nearly 2.5 million students and 200,000 teachers from schools and universities with national IDs.

This national transformation is an outstanding example of how a public-private partnership significantly drives the government’s encouragement for digitalized education and smart learning campuses in Taiwan. Office 365 and Microsoft Teams have introduced unaccountable teaching resources to the users. Office 365 has empowered users surpassing 20 apps in the cloud, whereas, Microsoft Teams impelled two sided communications, interaction lectures, and most essentially, integration of infinite applications on one sole platform.

Declining Costs of Internet Data & Online Learning Platforms to Promote Market Growth

Rising mobile penetration and cost-effective online learning material is considered to stimulate the growth of the education industry. The internet penetration and smartphone users is at its peak in the U.S, Commonwealth States and regions such as Europe. Nevertheless, substantial growth is estimated from developing markets, with mobile being the crucial device for perceiving knowledge. This factor is expected to boost the edtech and smart classroom market growth in the forthcoming years.

Industry Development

  • December 2020: 2U Inc. announced its partnership with Institute for Management Development (IMD), which is a global business school to expand the online learning programs for students. The college aims to cover topics such as digital supply chain operations, cyber security for business holders, and digital strategy among others, all under the 2U Inc. brand.

List of Key Players Covered in this Market Report:

  • SAP SE (Walldorf, Germany)

  • Apple Inc. (California, United States)

  • IBM Corporation (New York, United States)

  • Alphabet Inc. (California, United States)

  • Cisco Systems Inc. (California, United States)

  • NetDimensions (Holdings) Limited (Hong Kong)

  • Amazon.com Inc. (Washington, United States)

  • Microsoft Corporation (Washington, United States)

  • SMART Technologies ULC (Calgary, Canada)

  •  Dell Inc. (Texas, United States)

  • Cornerstone On-demand Inc. (California, United States)

  • 2U, Inc. (Maryland, United States)

  • Fujitsu Limited (Tokyo, Japan)

  • Anthology Inc. (Boca Raton, Florida)

  • Ellucian Company L.P. (Virginia, United States)

  • Discovery, Inc. (New York, United States)

  • Blackboard Inc. (Washington, D.C., United States)

  • Jenzabar, Inc. (Massachusetts, United States)

Further Report Findings

  • The mobile learning segment is expected to lead the market during the forecast period on account of mandatory learning programs imposed by governments of several regions. Meanwhile, under the end-user, the K-12 segment held the highest share of 46.3% in the year 2020.

  • North America is set to dominate the edtech and smart classroom market share during the forecast period owing to the quick adoption of technologically advanced learning platforms by universities and schools in this region. It stood at USD 36.31 billion in the year 2020.

Table of Segmentation



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Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD Billion)


  Instructional Aids; Smart classroom Hardware; Educational Tools; Technology; End-user; and Geography

By Instructional Aids

  • Smart Classroom

  • Mobile Learning

By Smart Classroom Hardware

  • Interactive Projectors

  • Interactive Whiteboards

  • Others

By Educational Tools

  • Admission Automation Tools

  • Administration Tools

  • Learning Management Tools

  • Alumni Management Tools

  • Placement Management Tools

  • Library Management Tools

  • Others

By Technology

  • Gamification

  • Analytics

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

  • Advanced Technology (AI, AR, VR, Robotics, and Blockchain)

  • Others

By End-user

  • Higher Education

  • K-12

  • Kindergarten

By Region

  • North America (Instructional Aids; Smart classroom Hardware; Educational Tools; Technology; End-user; and Country)

    • U.S. (By End-user)

    • Canada (By End-user)

    • Mexico (By End-user)

  • Europe (Instructional Aids; Smart classroom Hardware; Educational Tools; Technology; End-user; and Country)

    • United Kingdom (By End-user)

    • Germany (By End-user)

    • Italy (By End-user)

    • France (By End-user)

    • Russia (By End-user)

    • Spain (By End-user)

    • Benelux (By End-user)

    • Nordics (By End-user)

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific (Instructional Aids; Smart classroom Hardware; Educational Tools; Technology; End-user; and Country)

    • China (By End-user)

    • Japan (By End-user)

    • India (By End-user)

    • South Korea (By End-user)

    • ASEAN (By End-user)

    • Oceania (By End-user)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa (Instructional Aids; Smart classroom Hardware; Educational Tools; Technology; End-user; and Country)

    • Turkey (By End-user)

    • GCC (By End-user)

    • Israel (By End-user)

    • North Africa (By End-user)

    • South Africa (By End-user)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

  • South America (Instructional Aids; Smart classroom Hardware; Educational Tools; Technology; End-user; and Country)

    • Brazil (By End-user)

    • Argentina (By End-user)

    • Rest of South America

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