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EdTech to be Major Discussion Topics at GESS and GETEX in Dubai

UAE schools and universities digitally transforming is supporting the global education technology market to top $40 billion by 2022, industry experts announced ahead of major educational events being held in the UAE. At GESS Dubai (26-28 February) and GETEX (17-19 April), education companies and thought leaders will share best practices in digitization enabling future learning. Digital innovation and technology integration are also key pillars in the school inspection reports conducted Abu Dhabi Department of Education and by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority of Dubai.

Connected campuses, digital student records, cybersecurity systems, tablets, digital collaboration tools, and high-performance research and development labs are transforming learning experiences. The global education technology market will grow at 18 percent CAGR to reach $40 billion by 2022, according to Valustrat.

As the UAE’s student population grows, and in support of UAE Vision 2021 goals of a first-rate education system, the UAE government is allocating AED 10 billion, or 17 percent of its national budget to education, among the region’s highest percentage.

“The UAE’s strong investment in education technology shows that schools and universities are leading innovations to make campuses safer and more efficient, to enhance learning experiences, and to prepare students for the future workforce,” said Andrew Calthorpe, CEO, at UAE-based IT infrastructure and information management consultancy Condo Protego, which specializes in education.

In the UAE, Condo Protego works closely with leading UAE educational institutions on their digital transformation, including inter-campus connectivity and information standardization, hybrid cloud virtual learning environments, and personalized apps.

“Schools, universities, and organizations with professional development need to ensure that digital technology is meeting educational purposes,” added Andrew Calthorpe. “Hyper-connected campuses can ensure students can easily access educational content. Mobile apps on the cloud can replace textbooks and provide immersive learning. Collaboration can make project work faster and easier.”

Condo Protego is seeing strong UAE educational demand for Dell EMC Campus Networking Solutions for ensuring campus connectivity, and VMware Workspace ONE for app virtualization for secure access from any mobile device at any time.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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