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


Our primary and secondary education systems formed around teachers imparting knowledge. As education researcher Andreas Schleicher noted , “The world economy no longer pays you for what you know; Google knows everything … the world economy pays you for what you can do with what you know.”

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The Business of Education Technology

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Online education (admittedly, a very generic category): Investments include Udemy ($60,000,000), DigiSchool ($15,700,000), MasterClass ($15,000,000), UNICAF ($12,000,000), OpenClassroom ($6,740,000). The pressure to move towards digital assessments has fueled schools’ investments in hardware and software more than any other argument about the importance of ed-tech. The learning management system is a piece of “enterprise” software after all.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Can Google Challenge Over-Zealous Web Filtering at Schools? The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Last year, the National Federation of the Blind filed a complaint against Penn State, charging that the school''s adoption of Google Apps for Education was discriminatory. Responding to President Obama''s call to train 100,000 teachers in STEM subjects in the next 10 years, Google and 80 other organizations have founded 100Kin10.