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Why education?

Rapid digital transformation is remodeling how we learn and teach. The EdTech industry has witnessed massive growth in the last few years and with the onset of COVID-19 demand for digital education solutions has skyrocketed.

EdTech sector also faces its own significant challenges vis-a-vis privacy, security, quality, and connectivity concerns. It is now imperative for creators to fully understand the market and address the current gaps and opportunities.

The current state of things


EdTech: Growth, Opportunities, Challenges
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    Lockdown consequences

    With schools and colleges locking their doors amidst the pandemic, students and teachers find themselves in a unique learning situation.

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    Room for growth

    Current EdTech solutions consist of both hardware and software, and cover all stages of learning. Continued VC interest has fueled a host of offerings in the market catering to the unique demands of all stakeholders.

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    Public vs. private sector

    The tussle between private and public in terms of who should adopt EdTech is another factor in the industry. Even before the lockdown hit, more than 60% of private schools in the UK had access to some sort of online learning portal.

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    Security concerns

    41% of primary schools, 76% of secondary schools, and 80% of higher education institutions have identified cyber attacks or breaches in the past 12 months.

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    Accessibility problem

    The majority of learners worldwide don't have a fixed access to the Internet or devices to study. Users in Latin America make up 10.1% of the world's Internet users, while those in Africa make up just 11.5%.

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    Teachers' perspective

    Only 4 out of 10 teachers in K-12 education believe that their school is “behind the curve” when it comes to adoption of digital solutions.

Schools should be closely monitoring how much work gets assigned to the individual student every day, but that in itself is a challenging task and there are no suitable digital solutions available to coordinate this process.
Michał Gwiazdowski General Manager for Poland, Russia, Romania at Brainly

Michał Gwiazdowski

General Manager for Poland, Russia, Romania at Brainly

Key Findings


Learn key findings from Disruption Report: Online Education 2020
  • 90% of educators are of the opinion that using technology is a great way to engage with students in the classroom - an increase of 57.8% from 2017/18.
  • Teachers are motivated to adopt digital solutions to improve engagement, while parents prefer solutions that can improve their children’s skills in a particular area.
  • VR (Virtual Reality) & AR (Augmented Reality) are poised to be the next set of big talking points and inventions within EdTech.
  • China and India represented 70% of global VC-led EdTech investments. Over the next five years, emerging markets like Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America are expected to drive major investments.
  • Privacy, security, accessibility, and quality are a few issues that need to be tackled both by EdTech solution providers and educational institutions.

Netguru in numbers

  • 8.2B USD

    Global VC investment in EdTech in 2018

  • 342B USD

    Estimated spending in the EdTech sector as a whole by 2025

  • 95%

    Students in countries like Denmark, Finland, and Poland have access to a computer for schoolwork

  • 34%

    Students in Indonesia have access to a computer for schoolwork

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