GLG Network Survey Tracker: EdTech Market Overview III

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GLG interviewed 100 deans and professors who discussed how COVID-19 has changed educational technology in US, Europe, MENA, Australia and New Zealand.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • Respondents commented on the Content Management System, Learning Management System and Student Information System their institution is using and whether it was easy for them to adapt to the new studying environment.
  • The survey gathered insight into digital learning tools used in the classroom and how they provide a 360 experience for both teachers and students.
  • The research also covered the budget used in implementing educational technology in institutions across the US, Europe, MENA and Australia/New Zealand regions, as well as the respondents’ opinion on educational trends they think will have the greatest impact on teaching and learning in the future.

Examples of findings:

  • 74% of the respondents mentioned their technology budget will increase in the next 5 years, compared to 81% recorded back in August 2021 and 84% in February 2021.
  • In the last iteration of this study, 21% of the experts reported a learning loss of over 1 year due to COVID-19, compared to 8% captured in August 2021.
  • Overall, 56% of the participants were concerned by data privacy rules and 43% considered that students are becoming too reliant on technology.


The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Mark Ornstein, former CEO of University Prep Schools.

The standard deliverable includes: 

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”) in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
  • Executive summary with key takeaways and highlights from the raw data.


  • To what extent do the digital learning tools used at your school/used in your school district meet the following criteria?
  • How significant are each of the following reasons that some teachers in your school may choose not to use digital learning tools?
  • On a 5-point scale, where 1 is not at all effective and 5 is extremely effective, please rate how effective you think digital learning tools are for the following student learning activities.
  • When it comes to adoption of technology, which of the following are most used by teachers in your institution?
  • Which of the following do you feel represent the biggest barriers to increasing the use of educational technology inside the classroom?
  • Which educational trends do you think will have the greatest impact on our teaching and learning in the future?
  • How do you think your institution’s adoption of technology in the classroom compares to other educators at similar institutions?

This survey is available to subscribers of the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector (Limited subscriptions and above). This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint. Please contact your GLG representative for details on your firm’s access.

Request other available and upcoming Network Surveys within the sector:

  • Telecom Industry – New!​ 
    • 50 senior executives working at telecom companies in UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain commented about the competition in the space, consumer shifts compared to pre COVID-19, fibre roll-out, 5G, towers divestiture and regulations.
    • Questionnaire was drafted by Thomas Engelbertz, former CEO Internet of Things (IoT) –Consumer at Vodafone.
  • GLG Tracker: Satellite Industry II – New!​ 
    • 40 senior executives within the satellite industry, discussed topics such as market demand across sectors and geographies. This is the second survey following the first one conducted in July 2021.
    • Questionnaire was drafted by William Germain, former Director of M&A at Inmarsat.
  • GLG Tracker: European Data Centres II – New!
    • Second wave to follow the first wave from November 2020. The survey interviewed 55executives at European Data Centres, who shared their views on the marketplace, opportunities for growth and the future landscape for the industry.
    • Questionnaire was drafted by Colin Freeman, former regional sales director for Digital Realty Trust, Inc.


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