edtech

  • It’s Time For Edtech Entrepreneurs To Throw Out Stale Business Models Crunch Network

    It’s Time For Edtech Entrepreneurs To Throw Out Stale Business Models

    We hear it again and again: The U.S. K-12 education system is in crisis. In its 2015 report, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, otherwise known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” revealed that just one-third of eighth graders and one-quarter of twelfth graders performed at or above “proficient” in math. In reading comprehension, the performance was… Read More

  • When Virtual Reality Meets Education Crunch Network

    When Virtual Reality Meets Education

    Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial adoption. Since 2012, VR startups have raised more than $1.46 billion in venture capital, including more than $100 million in funding during the last four consecutive quarters. In the abstract as well as the applied, modern education is poised… Read More

  • Edtech 101 Crunch Network

    Edtech 101

    In 2015, the investing community sat up and took notice of edtech. LinkedIn acquired Lynda, and ever since, more analysts have been meticulously studying the growth of edtech funding and innovation. With $1.85 billion raised in 2015, and a nod from Mary Meeker’s 2015 report, more people are starting to realize that the Internet has just begun to impact education. Read More

  • 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

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