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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. The other solutions I see in this space tend to throw a lot of features (such as calendars, student to student messaging, event check-in, and newsfeeds) into an app and hope better retention just happens. Chegg (or Amazon for that matter)?

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” “My Statement: White House HBCU Event” by Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough. ” Reminder: here are the education companies Palantir founder Peter Thiel has invested in. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. Saint Francis High School invested $15,000 in the company back in 2012.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” ” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. Education Politics.

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