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The Business of Education Technology

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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.

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

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This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Some call it “The Rise of the Machines” for the convergence of multiple technologies: artificial intelligence, big data, data science, robotics plus virtual and augmented reality.

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Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

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The SaaS subscription revenue model that works for many online education products, coupled with the large market sizes these technologies can serve, has driven interest from venture capitalists and private equity firms for decades. In the United States, Udemy and Udacity have both reached $1.0B

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The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

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And indeed, according to my calculations too, the amount of money invested in education technology companies is up from this time last year and up from this time in 2015 as well. So far this year, there have been 95 investments in ed-tech companies, totaling $1.8

K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

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In addition, investment company Weld North Holdings acquired Performance Matters , a student assessment and data-analytics company that it will merge with K-12 ed-tech business Truenorthlogic, which provides data on teachers’ performance and tracks their professional development. Disclosed angel investors include executives from Apple, Dropbox, Blackboard, and Udemy, according to various news reports.

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Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Of course, media literacy is always evolving as technology and culture shift, and there's no shortage of smart frameworks that each define it slightly differently. Udemy : This video-based learning site has high-quality courses for just about anything students will need to know.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Audrey is a writer for the NPR education technology blog MindShift , for the data section of O’Reilly Radar , and for the Edutopia blog. Steve Jobs, Apple, and the Failure of Education Technology HACK EDUCATION NEWS ROUNDUP And here, in full, is the Hack Education weekly roundup, also available directly at Hack Education. The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.