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Looking to Grow in China? 3 Lessons for U.S. Edtech Companies

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tech firms, including edtech players. China-based edtech companies raked in more than $1 billion in investment in 2015, or 37 percent of global funding for the year. Still, companies looking to do business in China face a “tangle of issues.”. edtech companies can expect to confront special regulatory and infrastructure challenges in China, in addition to having to adapt content and design. percent of gross domestic product by 2020.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020.

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. He just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

Beyond K-12: EdSurge’s Next Move

Edsurge

By 2020, 65 percent of U.S. Even as technology can help students, there are plenty of instances where it can also lead to dead ends: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) did not make it possible for anyone on the planet to get the equivalent of a Stanford University degree for free. Products: Our current Edtech Index catalogues mostly products designed for the K-12 community. We started EdSurge in 2011 by focusing on K-12 education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Buzzfeed : “ Teachers Unions Think 2020 Is When They Will Defeat The Charter School Democrats.” The test prep company has raised ~$8 million total.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Via the press release : “ Amazon Announces More Than 10,000 Employee Participants in Career Choice and Expects to Reach 20,000 Participants by 2020.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Education Week : “The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees.

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” Via EdScoop : “Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ CSU signs deal to record, broadcast classroom lectures,” says the San Francisco Examiner. This prompts a “ disclosure alert ” – a new feature I’m starting this year to call out the financial ties between ed-tech companies. Pearson execs writing in Edsurge ask , “Can Edtech Support – and Even Save – Educational Research ?” Education Politics.

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” to 2020, to Reach $1.83 Education Politics.