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US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

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There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. edtech startups in 2017. And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news. edtech assets. For many U.S.

From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

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As the bubbly enthusiasm in the democratizing power of platforms like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Khan Academy quietly wanes, we’ve seen more attention to digital inequity like the homework gap and gender discrimination in coding careers. A Rising Tide of Inequality Edtech efforts at broadening access to opportunity often falter when running up against entrenched forms of inequity and discrimination.

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Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. ” There’s more licensing and certification news in the MOOC section above. Edsurge on ”Words to Never Use If You Want to Build a Diverse Edtech Company."

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” “Republicans try to take cheap phones and broadband away from poor people,” Ars Technica reports. monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” ” Via School Transportation News : “How Predictive Analytics Can Help the School Bus Industry.”

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Larry Hogan (R) declared via executive order that beginning in September 2017, the Maryland school year won’t start until after Labor Day – a decision that prompted sharp criticism from school leaders, who are accusing Hogan of favoring the tourism industry over education.” Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Edsurge’s Jeff Young and Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill both asked industry analyst Trace Urdan for his take. I’m waiting for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response, as she’s certainly unlikely to hype the industry angle and will surely raise the important issues surrounding equity, “lower ed,” and justice.

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Value of Education Industry Sector Transactions Nosedives in 2016.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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Via Wired : “ Ajit Pai ’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Edsurge : “ Jefferson Education Accelerator Winds Down, Rebrands to Focus on Edtech Reviews and Procurement.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Ref Rodriguez, like most of the current members of the LAUSD school board, has strong financial backing from the charter school industry. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. ” Via YourStory : “Despite drop in funding , edtech still presents a huge opportunity.” (National) Education Politics.