K12 and Higher Education

Format: 2016-09-26
Format: 2016-09-26
September 10, 2016 | 64 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10057

Overview of the professional development market in Europe

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the professional development market in Europe will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 4% by 2020. The emergence of several technologies that enhance the delivery of professional development courses is considered to be one of the primary growth factors for this market. For instance, blended learning can be used to enhance the professional development model by combining features of both in-person and online learning and also includes features like real-time video conferencing sessions. Technological advancements have also led to the development of online communities or virtual environments where teachers with similar interests and professional needs can work in collaboration, exchange ideas, and also gain expert advice. These virtual environments also allow for collegiality, mentoring, and professional affiliation. Learning objects and interactive web tools are other technologies that help learners grasp or revise complex concepts and also complete assigned tasks efficiently.

The rise in adoption of smartphones and the increase in internet penetration will lead to the incorporation of mobile learning to enhance the delivery of professional development courses. Mobile learning enables educators to circumnavigate time constraints and also access learning material from anywhere. Mobile learning can be implemented as a blended learning option and can also be an effective replacement for traditional offline learning through printed material. This will help vendors to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors and also widen their customer base. Mobile learning


September 10, 2016 | 57 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9928

Overview of the ELT market in China

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the ELT market in China will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 19% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the increasing number of Chinese students going overseas for higher education as one of the primary growth factors for this market. Universities in countries such as the US, Australia, the UK, and Canada require that applicants pass language tests such as the TOEFL, GRE, and IELTS. Since schools in China do not emphasize much on English language education, the students are compelled to enroll in private English language training institutions. Moreover, MNCs in the country and abroad also require their candidates to have a certain degree of proficiency in the language, which will also induce students to register for English language training programs.

To retain students and also increase the effectiveness of their courses, the vendors will start ensuring that they incorporate more visualization and virtual interaction in their education products and services. Vendors have already started adopting technologies such as adaptive learning, gamification, and learning analytics. For instance, the Air Class platform by China Online Education Group allows learners in China to get in touch with foreign teachers in other parts of the world for live interactive lessons. The mobile app provided by the company facilitates students to manage lessons, access material for lessons, and also book locations of their choice.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence of several global and small local players and as a result appears to be highly fragmented. Vendor competition in the Tier 1 cities is intense, and this is due to the strong foothold


September 10, 2016 | 52 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9906

Overview of the online tutoring services market in the US

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the online tutoring services market in the US will grow steadily during the predicted period and will post a CAGR of more than 6% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the growth in the number of online distribution channels as one of the primary factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the next four years. The rise in demand from customers and changes in the education technology will induce online tuition providers to adopt different distribution channels to enhance the availability of their product in the market. The use of platforms such as online tutoring websites not only reduces transportation costs but also increases the digital connectivity between instructors and learners.

The market‘s growth potential will attract several new vendors, and this will result in the rise in the number of M&As where small vendors will be acquired by established vendors to enhance their product portfolio and also gain a considerable market share. This rise in M&A activities will lead to the introduction of new products in the market which in turn, will increase the market revenue.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Though characterized by the presence of several players, the market is dominated by regional online tutoring companies. Vendors cater to the needs of schools and individual students by indulging in strategic partnerships with various educational institutions such as schools, colleges, and universities. Vendors mainly focus on delivering their products through multiple distribution channels and designing specific products for educational institutions and have also


August 01, 2016 | 49 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9768

Outlook of the technical and vocational education market in the UK

In the UK, the market for technical and vocational education will grow at a steady CAGR of over 8% by 2020. The persistence of skill mismatches in this region will compel people to opt for technical and vocational courses. In the UK, the number of workforce vacancies grew by around 40% during 2013-2015. However, employers in the UK do not find the right skills in candidates and, as a result, around 25% of job vacancies cannot be filled. The lack of interpersonal, analytical, numeracy, and other essential 21st century skills will lead to the high demand for technical and vocational courses in this region. As awareness about skill mismatches increases, corporates as well as individual learners will increase their investments in technical and vocational education.

Another factor inciting growth in this market is the rising digitization of technical and vocational education. With advances in technology, trainers are improving the delivery of vocational and technical education through the incorporation of online as well as offline platforms. Though classroom-based training is still the dominant method of teaching in this region, many vendors have started to incorporate blended learning in their training methods. Furthermore, apart from using PCs, some trainers have also started using mobile devices to improve their distance learning programs. With increasing advances in technology, technical and vocational training providers have been compelled to use educational software solutions, virtual learning platforms, simulations, and interactive multimedia content to provide training.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

In the UK, this market is fragmented owing to the presence of more than 900 training providers. As a result, this market has no clear leader. In the past five years, the market has seen various


July 21, 2016 | 53 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9902

Overview of the global private tutoring market

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global private tutoring market will grow steadily at a CAGR of almost 7% by 2020. Governments across the world have started taking preventive measures to reduce their expenses and this has also affected the education industry since governments have started tightening the budgets allocated to public schools. This allocation of low funds has resulted in the closing of several courses such as arts, music, drama, and physical education from the school curriculum in many countries, especially in the US. This has induced students to opt for private tutoring services to develop their skills in particular fields. Also, the unavailability of holistic and comprehensive education from public schools will also lead to the growth of private tutoring market during the forecast period.

The emergence and adoption m-learning will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market in the next four years. The increasing adoption of cellphones and tablet computers will lead to the rise of m-learning methods. Few developed countries such as the US and the UK, have already adopted m-learning methods for test preparation. M-learning also enables private and online tutoring services to provide data to their customers in a more convenient way.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence of several diversified international and regional vendors. International players have increased their footprint in the market and the regional vendors are finding it difficult to compete with them in terms of quality, technology, and pricing. The market will witness the international tutoring companies growing inorganically


July 21, 2016 | 54 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9766

Overview of the preschool or child care market in India

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the preschool or child care market in India will grow impressively during the forecast period and will also post a CAGR of almost 22% by 2020. Analysts have identified that the low regulatory requirements in the country to start a preschool or child care center is one of the primary growth factors for this market. The rise in competition among students to secure admissions in privileged schools will induce parents to focus on providing education to their children from early childhood days. This will result in the rise in a number of student enrollments in preschools. Moreover, the requirements such as license and infrastructure are not regulated, and there is no federal authority in the country that oversees preschools or child care centers. Also, the requirement of very low investments, low-interest rates from banks, and the ability to expand geographically using franchise structures are other major factors that induce vendors to enter the market.

The market has a huge potential for growth, and this will attract several international schools and kindergartens to get into the market. This, in turn, will lead to a significant change in the educational curriculum. Since the international curriculum helps children to experience various activities and eventually helps them in building the character, there will be a rise in the interest of parents in the blended learning of both the Western and Indian educational system. This will induce new and regional vendors to adopt the international preschool lesson plans.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence of diversified international and regional child care service providers. The international players constantly increase their


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