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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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Ka’Ching! 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion


edtech companies, which altogether raised an estimated $1.03 edtech companies raised roughly 57 percent of what Snapchat did in its $1.8 In this annual analysis, EdSurge counts all investments in technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve learning outcomes for all learners, regardless of age. edtech startups have increased every consecutive year. health , real estate , construction and financial technology sectors.

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Global Investors Launch New Edtech Funds: Exceed Capital and HighGrade Ventures


The global education technology industry is no stranger to dedicated investment funds, and now there are a couple more names to add to the list. Exceed may be the new kid in the school of education technology investors. It’s led by Victor Hu, who co-founded Goldman Sach’s education technology division and helped facilitate 60 education transactions over the past five years. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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


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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Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28M to Find Out


Investors who are fond of analogies and comparisons to consumer technology successes are betting on one New York City-based company to find out. A couple years later, the company pivoted to becoming a subscription model for online courses, which today cover topics ranging from arts and design to business, technology and everyday hobbies for adult learners. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. This is what we hope will be an ongoing collection of the most effective ways to use technology in the classroom. …Perform basic technology functions (e.g. Learning Technology #edtech technology

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Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'


If the views expressed by leading edtech companies are any indication, the race to become the first 'Netflix of Education' is gathering steam. Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." One feature of Netflix in particular seems to have captured the imagination of edtech companies.

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers


My classmates from Stanford’s Learning Design and Technology master’s program have gone on to design for big brands like Airbnb and Google as well as edtech upstarts including the African Leadership University, General Assembly, Osmo and Udacity. To get serious about education technology, you have to read Seymour Papert. Get a lay of the technological landscape, but don’t let your LMS hold you hostage. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet a Challenge

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In that post I share the many ways that we can use technology to enhance our ability to solve a problem at hand. And, thanks to resources like iTunes University , TED Talks , Coursera , Udemy , and MIT Open Courseware , we can all be learning from experts in a given field.

?Filling the Other Skills Gap


The collection of edtech companies aimed at prepping educated, but still underprepared workers represents a virtual stampede of unicorns. The likes of Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, MasterClass, Lynda, and Pluralsight have together raised more than $1 billion and represent combined enterprise value of more than $5 billion. Education Technology Workforce Training Postsecondary Learning

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Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit


Luminaries in the edtech industry, including Richard Culatta (ISTE CEO and former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. What is it about the Utah that makes it a hotbed of education and technology talent? (Is edtech deals. We’ve really broadened the focus beyond edtech and into enterprise training and talent,” says the co-founder and managing partner at GSV Acceleration. 2:00PM: Mapping EdTech Globally by Navitas Ventures.

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?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers


Quickly I found that even as I logged runs on Strava daily, I struggled to find the time to log into platforms like Coursera, Udemy or Udacity to finish courses produced by my fellow instructional designers. Beyond Strava, the edtech field can also take a page from the other countless digital apps that connect an online experience to an offline one. She holds an MA in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is the second part of my much-abbreviated look at the stories that were told about education technology in 2018 – and in this case, the people who funded the storytellers. I assumed that they looked to see if the company could do what it promised – financially, technologically. The technology did not work. Udemy (skills training): $173 million. ” Tutoring is the cornerstone of technological fantasies about “personalized learning.”

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” Larry Cuban on “ Integrating Technology In Classrooms: Teach To One in a Oakland Charter School.” Via Edsurge : “Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make.” Udemy has raised another $60 million , this time from the South African media group Naspers (which just last month invested $15 million in the homework help site Brainly). Udemy, which offers a marketplace for online classes, has raised $173 million total.

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” Not sure why these are the four, but there you go: Udemy , Lynda , Coursera , and Skillshare. The Global Times reporting from China : “Schools adopt VR , among other technologies, to instill correct ideology in students.” ” Via Campus Technology : “A team of researchers from New York University (NYU), University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Google estimates that victims of ransomware have paid out more than $25 million over the last two years.”

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Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” Via Inverse : “ Udemy ’s Exodus, Amazon ’s Gain. NPR’s Anya Kamenetz has an in-depth look at the technology and behavior management practices at the Rocketship chain of charter schools: “High Test Scores At A Nationally Lauded Charter Network, But At What Cost?” edtech https://t.co/DOo11lof2f