That technology as education deliverer thing seems to be ramping up. “Smart Education” to boot.
…The Global Smart Education and Learning market is expected to reach $220.0 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 20.3% from 2012 to 2017.
Smart Education consists of a wide range of technologies that are used to convert traditional education systems into automated virtual learning environment through web based courses, assessment materials, online tutoring, professional development, and data management systems. Smart Education technology will speed the processes of providing curriculum, communicating with and managing the education communities. These technologies comprise of software such as educational ERP to disruptive technologies such as LMS and LCMS. Interactive whiteboards and simulation based learning hardware are also included within the ambit of this smart education market report. [Emphasis mine.]
Follow the money.