Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” “Is Your Edtech Product a Refrigerator or Washing Machine?” “Why Fixing the Pipeline Alone Won’t End Edtech’s Diversity Problem ,” says Edsurge. Via Mark Guzdial’s Computing Education Blog : “University CS graduation surpasses its 2003 peak, with poor diversity.”

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This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” Coursera announces on its blog that it’s expanding to Brazil. Here’s Coursera arguing “Why Everyone Should Learn Sales.” This Edtech Company Says It Uses AI. (National) Education Politics.