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  • Clever CEO Tyler Bosmeny Talks New Hires And EdTech In 2016

    Clever CEO Tyler Bosmeny Talks New Hires And EdTech In 2016

    Clever CEO Tyler Bosmeny says that more than 50,000 schools are now using the service — and that this year, and next, are going to be the years that education tech in general finally hits its stride. The company creates a third-party development platform that centers around applications for teachers and students. In August 2012, Clever had only been deployed in 1,000 schools. The… Read More

  • School Districts Are Standing In The Way Of Public School Edtech Crunch Network

    School Districts Are Standing In The Way Of Public School Edtech

    No gymnasiums, no cafeterias and no administrators. That’s school policy at AltSchools, a chain of private, for-profit schools backed by the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Mark Zuckerberg. At the location I visited this October, the school schedule was written on a white board and could be changed in real time. Students flowed between grade levels and classes based upon what they… Read More

  • Skipping Copper: The Consumerization Of Edtech Crunch Network

    Skipping Copper: The Consumerization Of Edtech

    Asia accounts for nearly half of the mobile learning revenues in the world. Thousands of hagwons, or “cram schools,” line the streets in South Korea, which has about 15 percent of the global tutoring market. Parents spend an average of $1,000 per month on private tutoring — an estimated 20 percent of the monthly cost to raise a child there. In India, 7.5 percent of… Read More

  • Edtech Should Focus On Teacher Evaluation And Accountability Crunch Network

    Edtech Should Focus On Teacher Evaluation And Accountability

    The rise of the edtech industry has completely transformed the K-12 experience for students. But what about teachers? Shouldn’t technological innovation be used to improve teacher performance, just as it is doing for students? With a recent shift in education policy and reform focusing on teacher evaluation and accountability, this is a hole in the education technology market with… Read More

  • How New Technology Connects GED Graduates With New Opportunities Crunch Network

    How New Technology Connects GED Graduates With New Opportunities

    Most GED credential recipients say they take the test to further their education — not end it. In fact, 65 percent of GED credential holders indicated they wanted a job that requires further education or training after passing the test (as reported by GED Testing Service). Unfortunately, fewer than 12 percent went on to do just that. Read More

  • Instructure Up 8% From IPO, CEO Sees “Huge Renaissance” In EdTech

    Instructure Up 8% From IPO, CEO Sees “Huge Renaissance” In EdTech

    Instructure, the Utah-based educational technology company, went public on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. After pricing at $16, shares were up 8 percent by early afternoon trading. Instructure builds educational software for both K-12 education and corporate learning. The Blackboard competitor says it has over 10 million users of its products in over 25 countries. Read More

  • Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree Crunch Network

    Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree

    For centuries, the college degree has been the global gold standard for assessing an individual entering the workforce. But after cornering the credentials market for nearly a millennium, the degree’s days alone at the top are most definitely numbered. By 2020, the traditional degree will have made room on its pedestal for a new array of modern credentials that are currently gaining… Read More

  • The Challenges of Teaching When Silicon Valley Doesn’t Care

    The Challenges of Teaching When Silicon Valley Doesn’t Care

    I have been on a bit of an EdTech binge writing spree the past few weeks. Part of the reason is that I feel the vast majority of educators and entrepreneurs are finally realizing that Silicon Valley didn’t get it right the first time with our approach to technology and the classroom. Certainly, some content is more freely available than before, an absolutely wonderful improvement for… Read More

  • Why Is The University Still Here?

    Why Is The University Still Here?

    Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis. And yet after years of efforts, we have arrived in 2015 and almost nothing seems to have changed about the way we get… Read More