After our first post highlighting how AV in the classroom has changed over the past decade, our AV in education experts delve deeper into key trends in their regions. Beyond being an excellent comparison, it is interesting to note that even within a region, different countries can have very different experiences.
Insights and experiences shared by: Marc A. Remond, President of Asia Pacific, Kristen Garner, Director of Business Development US Education Sales, Bharat Kerai, Regional Sales Manager UK, Jared Walley, Regional Sales Manager Australia, Kirti Shetti, India Country Manager, Nir Elizov, Israel Pre-Sales Manager, Sefi Aharon, Global Education markets development
What are the latest trends for AV in education in your region?
Sefi Aharon, Global Education Market
From a global level, I can already tell you that we teach and learn differently in each country.
It’s hard to determine which is the most advanced and active at adopting AV in education. However, I can say that AV costs are lower in APAC countries like Singapore, Thailand, and Japan, where there’s a lot of competition between manufacturers, which helps with adoption. Plus, there’s more openness to technology. As a result, you’ll find classrooms equipped with interactive flat panels, which are considered very expensive elsewhere. In contrast, in India and Israel, there’s a lot more use of less-expensive equipment such as projectors and large displays.
In China, you need to have products that are made in China, so that impacts what technology is used there.