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The Embedded Classroom: IT Trends in the Brazilian Education Sector

  • September 2014
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 50 pages

New Tech-based Business Models Transform Teaching and Learning

The Brazilian education sector is in the global spotlight, capturing the attention of foreign and local investors as well as companies within the sector, and, in turn, driving intense merger and acquisition (M&A) and investment activity. In this hot topic, Frost & Sullivan identifies key areas where the benefits of technology in education are most acutely felt. It analyzes the key drivers and restraints for technology adoption in educational institutions and identifies major IT trends such as mobility, Big Data, and gamification, illustrated by local case studies. The base year is 2014.

Key Findings
-The Brazilian education sector is in the global spotlight, capturing the attention of foreign and local investors as well as companies within the sector, and, in turn, driving intense merger and acquisition (M&A) and investment activity.
-Several factors are driving the increased use of technologies among educational institutions, among them are:
oenhanced learning methods
othe growth of distance learning
ogovernment programs to stimulate digital education
-Educational institutions and IT vendors still have to overcome some challenges to explore the potential of technology in this segment. Some of the current challenges are:
olack of adequate infrastructure
ohigh deployment costs
osecurity concerns
-Technologies such as cloud computing, mobility, Big Data, gamification, and social networks are expected to profoundly change how students learn and interact with teachers.
-In order to support the implementation of emerging technologies, educational institutions will have to invest in their IT environment, including: information security, networking infrastructure, and storage capacity.

Investment in Education
The Brazilian government has increasingly invested in education over the past 10 years and is getting closer to meeting the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCDE) standards. In 2011, the country invested % of its GDP in education, totaling $ billion. Of the% investment, % was dedicated to higher education.
The average investment per student in the same year summed $. The investment in students of higher education was almost times higher than the investment for students at all other levels. In June 2014, the government approved a plan to increase investment in education by a minimum of 10% of the GDP over the next years.

Table Of Contents

The Embedded Classroom: IT Trends in the Brazilian Education Sector
Executive Summary

Key Findings

Brazilian Education Sector

Investment in Education
Number of Educational Institutions
Enrollment in Basic and Higher Education
Enrollment in Higher Education Distance Learning Courses
Recent Mergers and Acquisitions
Main Federal Initiatives to Foster Technology in Education
Key Drivers for Technology Adoption in Educational Institutions
Key Drivers for Technology Adoption in Educational Institutions Explained
Key Restraints for Technology Adoption in Educational Institutions
Key Restraints for Technology Adoption in Educational Institutions Explained

Digital Education

Main Trends Driving Digital Education
Main Technologies Supporting Digital Education
Technologies Supporting Digital Education—Explained

Supporting Technologies

Infrastructure Technologies Supporting Digital Education
Infrastructure Technologies Supporting Digital Education—Case Study
Infrastructure Technologies Supporting Digital Learning—Case Study
Vendor Profiles
End-user Insights
Convergence in the Education Sector

The Last Word

Changes in the Education Model Driven by Technology
Key Takeaways
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