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

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Our primary and secondary education systems formed around teachers imparting knowledge. Unicorns such as Coursera, Udemy, Varsity Tutors and VIPKid led the way with innovative solutions. This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology.

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

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In the United States, Udemy and Udacity have both reached $1.0B By Jon Thomas and Spencer Wu.

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Let’s Talk About Your Job Search

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million high school students and 4 million post-secondary students will be graduating into a world that isn’t hiring in the way it was two months ago. A record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. It’s the biggest jump in new jobless claims in US history.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Schoold Rakes in New Funding; Quad-C Acquires Rainbow Early Education

Marketplace K-12

Naspers most recently invested $60 million in Udemy , a San Francisco-based provider of online courses. Kroton describes itself as “one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide,” operating in the primary, secondary education and post-secondary education segments.

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

Marketplace K-12

Steven Korte, the CEO of PASCO, said in a statement that the merger “significantly extends PASCO’s ability to serve the university and secondary science education markets with outstanding standards-based curriculum, cutting-edge technology, and versatile lab equipment that provides hands-on experience using tools like those used by professional scientists and engineers.”.

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Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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The Ontario Curriculum (by the Ontario Ministry of Education): Maybe the best example of how to weave media literacy fundamentally into primary and secondary school curricula. Udemy : This video-based learning site has high-quality courses for just about anything students will need to know.

The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

Hack Education

But note: the kinds of companies that get coverage in the ed-tech and tech press – those that I’m likely to see and include in my research – are more likely to be those targeting K–12 and post-secondary education than those targeting the corporate learning market.).

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Online video portal Udemy announced that it has raised $3 million Adaptive learning company Knewton announced a massive round of fundraising: $33 million.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

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). According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.” This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.