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. edtech companies can expect to confront special regulatory and infrastructure challenges in China, in addition to having to adapt content and design. So, based on the experiences of Coursera and other companies, what are some lessons for edtech startups looking to grow in China?

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.

‘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.

Beyond K-12: EdSurge’s Next Move

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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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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. Not sure why this is called a MOOC. Once upon a time, I’d have put Udacity in the MOOC section above, but I’m sticking this profile by RealClear Education here in the job training section: “Online Educator Udacity Adapts Courses to Changing Labor Market.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Buzzfeed : “ Teachers Unions Think 2020 Is When They Will Defeat The Charter School Democrats.” ” In other learn-to-code news, the press release says that “ Mattel Expands Partnership With Tynker , Setting Goal To Introduce 10 Million Kids To Coding By 2020.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. Here’s the latest one for the Class of 2020. Via Edsurge : “Why Your Financial Advisor Doesn’t Recommend Edtech Stocks.” Education Politics.

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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. Pearson execs writing in Edsurge ask , “Can Edtech Support – and Even Save – Educational Research ?” Trillion by 2020,” says Campus Technology. 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 Edsurge : “Is Edtech Worsening or Righting Inequities in Education? to 2020, to Reach $1.83 Education Politics.

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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? Via Edsurge : “20 By 2020: Quizlet ’s Big Revenue Ambitions From Third-Party Content Partners.” (National) Education Politics.