The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

But computing power, device adoption, pervasive broadband and exponentially networked collaboration platforms of the past decade have already moved us to a world of information abundance. Unicorns such as Coursera, Udemy, Varsity Tutors and VIPKid led the way with innovative solutions.

Udemy 119

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Politics and Policies FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced Connect to Compete , a new non-profit initiative that brings private industry and the non-profit sector together to help expand broadband adoption and promote digital literacy. and aims to address some of the obstacles to broadband adoption -- in terms of cost, access, relevance, and digital literacy. Valve , the company behind the video game hit Portal, is working on an educational game.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Republicans try to take cheap phones and broadband away from poor people,” Ars Technica reports. monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. ” Via The New York Times : “DeVos Abandons Plan to Allow One Company to Service Federal Student Loans.” ” Not sure why these are the four, but there you go: Udemy , Lynda , Coursera , and Skillshare. ” VR company AltSpaceVR is shutting down.