Business Strategy: Asia/Pacific K–12 Education Market Update
Four pillars technologies are bringing about K–12 education digitization and operations transformation. Together, these new blended environments offer seamless learning experiences and enhanced operational productivity to K–12 education users. It is expected that such a holistic ecosystem will open up new K–12 pedagogy practices as well as operational excellence pursuits for the Asia/Pacific K–12 education sector in the coming years. A blended and collaborative ecosystem that enables the intelligent, instantaneous, and gainful exploitation of organizational knowledge is critical. By utilizing a united group to resolve multifaceted challenges, Asia/Pacific K–12 institutions can gain greater productivity and efficiency compared to siloed endeavors."The K–12 opportunity is growing with the rising Asia/Pacific middle class. Prospects for growth are noted in the massification of personalized elearning, collaborative ecosystems, and blended learning initiatives," says Gerald Wang, head of Government and Education, IDC Government Insights. "In addition, challenges such as digital disruption, efficiency in teaching deliveries, shadow IT, and disparate and siloed IT ecosystems are expected to drive new innovative technological teaching methods and creative strategies that will engage a new generation of learners while producing talents required for the future digital economy," Wang further said.