IDC Government Insights: Worldwide Education Digital Transformation Strategies

Market forces and worldwide events are accelerating the need for digital transformation in K–12 and higher education, in public and private education, in all regions of the world, both inside and outside of the classroom, and for traditional and nontraditional students. In higher education, disparities in educational outcomes and the rising costs of higher education are forcing educators to rethink how they meet their institutional missions and the possibilities offered by new technologies. IDC Government Insights: Worldwide Education Digital Transformation Strategies analyzes key education IT and digital transformation trends focusing on outcomes-based reforms, learning and pedagogical innovations, efficient student administration competencies, and forward-looking future campus operations management. Published research tracks the current and future trends of IT acquisition, digital transformation implementations, and technological innovation in educational institutions. IDC Government Insights: Worldwide Education Digital Transformation Strategies research analyzes the role of ICT in K–12 and higher education across technologies, learning modes, and geography, identifying emerging solutions and developing concepts including best practice case studies and objective third-party assessments of solution providers.


The IDC Government Insights: Worldwide Education Digital Transformation Strategies research advisory service analyzes the latest technological developments in education including K–12, higher education, lifelong learning programs, and the EdTech market. This service develops unique and comprehensive analyses of data focused on providing actionable recommendations. Relevant market data is collected through IDC Government Insights' proprietary research projects, spending forecasts, focused surveys, ongoing communications with industry experts, education industry stakeholders, and technology vendors and is complemented by secondary research from conferences, publications, and third-party news sources. To ensure relevance, our analysts work with subscribers to identify and prioritize specific topics to be covered in research documents.

Topics Addressed

Throughout the year, this service will address the following topics:

  • How technology is being used to improve student outcomes and the student experience in areas such as developing a culture of lifelong learning, innovating curriculum design and planning, optimizing campus administrative and operational efficiencies, ensuring safety in schools, building a digitally ready internal workforce, and enhancing personalized and peer learning
  • Government initiatives and regulations affecting the education sector and the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic
  • Hardware, software, and IT services use in the education sector by region and in the United States
  • The response of education providers to major trends including the spread of MOOCs and changing learning patterns
  • Best practices and lessons learned from digital education implementations around the world

Key Questions Answered

  • What are the top technology trends and emerging solutions that are transforming K–12 and higher education? What is driving digital transformation in education?
  • How are new technologies changing the learning and teaching environments? How is it changing the entire student experience?
  • How does this change create opportunities and challenges for education providers and educational institutions?
  • What are the challenges and critical success factors for specific innovations underway or contemplated?
  • What technologies (cloud, IoT, AI/ analytics, etc.) are education providers deploying to meet their development goals?
  • Who are the leading innovators or solutions providers in education technologies?

Who Should Subscribe

IDC Government Insights: Worldwide Education Digital Transformation Strategies is ideally suited for vendors offering IT products to the K–12 and higher education market in global regions and the United States including marketing and sales departments and product, solutions, and services managers. Research is also created specifically for technology buyers in educational institutions, such as CIOs, online and elearning educators, and department heads to support the technology decision-making cycle, understand best practices from peers, and obtain actionable advice on how to approach the adoption of emerging technologies.

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Meet the Experts
Matthew Leger

Research Manager, IDC Worldwide Education Digital Transformation Strategies