The ed-tech market is predicted to be worth a whopping $252 billion (£189 billion) by 2020, according to a report at a recent EdTechXGlobal conference. For teachers whose classrooms are still largely analogue, the size of that figure will come as a surprise. But for those in the ed-tech sector, it would seem a sensible estimate.
For example, Ty Goddard, chief executive of event organiser EdtechUK, says that he is enthusiastic about the future. Writing in the White Paper Edtech Vision 2020, he offers a compelling insight into how technology will continue to impact education and teaching.