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Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot

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Together they have run the ASU GSV Summit , the annual must-go-to event for business leaders and investors in edtech. DeVry University was another very successful company, delivering important skills for the untypical college student, as was Education Management Corp.

Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

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If you go to startup pitch events, you’ve seen it happen: An entrepreneur says something—something so naïve, egregious and hackneyed—that it makes the investors, along with educators who are now increasingly in the audience, physically cringe. Dreamit Edtech network to get their “lemon lists” of concepts, statements, and business models that edtech entrepreneurs may want to think twice—or thrice—about. Do you know what company is “Facebook for country X?”

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The 2019 EdSurde Annual Special: Edtech April Fool’s News That Should Stay Fake

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Chegg’s chalked up an excuse-generator to help you weasel out of doing homework, taking tests—just about anything. BACK TO THE FUTURE: Weary of unwanted scrutiny, companies that once described themselves as the “Facebook of education” are now scrambling to disassociate themselves from the beleaguered social network. HAPPY MEALS, PERSONALIZED: McDonald’s just acquired an AI tech company to personalize the drive-thru experience. One company is responding with a new approach.

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Platzi Raises $6 Million to Bring More Online Education to Latin America

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Before they founded a company together, Freddy Vega and Christian Van Der Henst were rivals. The two men joined together for a new company focused on an underserved market in tech training: Latin America. The company also boasts a sizable headcount of 117 full-time employees.

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Education Technology’s Machine Learning Problem—and Responsibility

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At the SF Edtech Meetup, hosted by EdSurge on July 10, four panelists gathered to discuss the challenges around deploying machine learning in the classroom and the boardroom. The speakers were Carlos Escapa (Senior Principal, AI/ML Business Development, Amazon Web Services), Vivienne Ming (Founder and CEO, Socos Labs), Matthew Ramirez (Director of Product Management, AI Writing Tools, Chegg) and Andrew Sutherland (CTO and co-founder, Quizlet). Education Technology Events Community

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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

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Is Your Edtech Product a Refrigerator or Washing Machine?” Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” ” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. “Why Fixing the Pipeline Alone Won’t End Edtech’s Diversity Problem ,” says Edsurge. The adaptive learning company has raised $16 million total. The learn-to-code company has raised $1.19

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