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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Education 2020 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2024, 5G Will Transform 15% of Classrooms, with More Immersive Lessons and Real-Time Feedback, Swift Access to Content and Content Creation, and More Out-Of-Classroom Learning

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Prediction 2: By 2020, 25% of Higher Education Institutions Will Invest in 5G Innovation Hubs to Test the Usability and Commercial Viability of Emerging Technologies and Create Training Programs with Live Demo Studios

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Prediction 3: By 2022, 30% of Tertiary Institutions Will Enable End-To-End Cashless Payments Across a Wide Range of Goods and Services, Including Tuition Fees, Elearning, Merchandise, and Donations

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Prediction 4: By 2023, 20% of K-12 National Education Systems Will Recognize the Value of Alternative Learning Channels and Start Including Them into Nationwide Omni-Learning Marketplaces Leveraged by Public Schools

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Prediction 5: By 2023, the Use of Blockchain Offerings to Verify Skills, Qualifications, and Work Experience Will Be Leveraged by 20% of Tertiary Institutions

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Prediction 6: In Response to the Increasing Importance of Digital Learning, 30% of the Teaching Staff Will Periodically Undergo Skills Upgrade Programs by 2023 to Fully Use DX Learning Methods

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Prediction 7: To Boost Learning for Students, by 2024, 40% of Education Will Be Taught by AI Systems That Are Personalized and Adaptive in Instructions with a Focus on Solving Complex Real-Life Challenges

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Prediction 8: By 2022, 30% of Tertiary Schools Will Deploy Automated Digital School Master Scheduling Systems to Reduce Class Scheduling Errors to Cope with Admin Inefficiencies and Increasing Operational Burdens

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Prediction 9: By 2021, 30% of Schools Will Embrace 3D Printing to Enhance Learning Experiences with More Tangible Visualization and Physical Illustrations, Which Will Promote Improved STEAM Problem-Solving Skills

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Prediction 10: By 2020, 40% of Schools Will Invest in Physical Security, such as Visitor Management Systems and CCTVs, and Step Up Next-Generation Cybersecurity Efforts to Boost Campuswide Safety

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

The Age of Innovation — Driving the Future Enterprise

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The Platform Economy — Competing at Scale

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Sense, Compute, Act — Maximizing Data Value

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Crisis of Digital Trust — Escalating Threats Mandate Strategic Responses

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Geopolitical Risk — Societal and Economic Tensions Rise

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Intelligence Everywhere — AI’s Opportunity and Implications

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Rising Customer Expectations — More Convenience, Customization, and Control

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