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Top 5 Trends Impacting K-12 Education in 2020

Published: 29 January 2020

ID: G00465598

Analyst(s): Kelly Calhoun Williams


Gartner provides new research focused on the top five business and strategic technology trends for the K-12 education industry in 2020, and provides recommendations for K-12 education CIOs pursuing digital strategy execution.

Table Of Contents


  • Our Top Five Trends in K-12 Education for 2020
    • Trend 1: Skills-Based Curriculum
    • Trend 2: AI Is Here
    • Trend 3: Adaptive Learning
    • Trend 4: E-Sports for K-12
    • Trend 5: Immersive Technologies (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality)

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