US Edtech Raises $803M in First Half of 2020 As COVID-19 Forces Learning Online

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Though the company operates mostly in the entertainment space, it has an education team of instructional designers that teach kids how to program. Those that help bridge the communication gap and provide high-quality instructional materials will fare better, says Sharpley.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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alone, there are 13,000 instructional designers. Instructional design is experiencing a renaissance. But I’ve come to believe that contemporary instructional design sits at the intersection of three core disciplines: learning science, human-centered design, and digital marketing. Most people with “instructional design” in their job title are involved in converting “traditional” written curriculum or in-person teaching into an online course.

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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 College Board also boasted about its partnership with Khan Academy, which would make SAT test prep materials freely available online. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.