Clayton M. Christensen coined the term that describes how some technologies have the power to disrupt status-quo and create a new normal. This concept furthers a long tradition, described by economists, of radical technical change as an example of innovation.
Christensen describes “low-end disruption” which targets customers who do not need all the features valued by customers at the high end of the market.
The myriad of Education Technology tools proposed in the West, I believe, far exceeds the rate at which educators and students can adopt them the emerging world. These products have overshot the affordability of most of the customers. The time is right for low-end technologies to enter the market and provide product(s) which have performance that far exceeds the present situation. These technologies are bound to gain a foothold in the emerging market.
The price will be low but the high volume provides viability.