Published Online: April 26, 2016
Published in Print: April 27, 2016, as Digital Education

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"Technology in Education: Global Trends, Universe Spend and Market Outlook"

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In 2015, spending on hardware for educational purposes amounted to $15 billion, an increase of 7 percent from 2014, according to Futuresource Consulting, a U.K.-based provider of ed-tech research.

The researchers found that products chosen forclassrooms differ markedly. In countries where teachers continue to stand in front of the class for instruction, display devices are more prevalent. That accounts for the fast growth of interactive flat panels in China, and interactive whiteboards in Spain, Italy, and Russia.

In Germany, so-called "visualizers" are popular. These devices take images of documents and project them onto a screen.

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