How one founder identified a gap in education working as a teacher and built a startup to fix it
Amanda DoAmaral was an educator herself before she decided to found a tech company aimed at improving the education system. That’s a surprisingly rare credential for a startup founder in this ar
To win post-pandemic, edtech needs to start thinking big
If 2020 showed us how hard “Zoom school” really is, then 2021 should not be about creating more versions of Zoom schools.
Will edtech empower or erase the need for higher education?
The coronavirus has erased a large chunk of college’s value proposition: the on-campus experience. Campuses are closed, sports have been paused and, understandably, students don’t want to pay the
Udemy and altMBA co-founders return to edtech with a new, stealthy business
In 2009, Udemy co-founder Gagan Biyani tried to convince people to learn online through live classes. But what he discovered instead was that everyone wanted an online repository of content that allow
As edtech crowds up, Campuswire bets big on real-time learning
Campuswire was in a fortuitous spot when colleges and universities across the world shut down on short notice because of the threat of coronavirus. Founded by Tade Oyerinde in 2018, Campuswire is a vi
Why hasn’t digital learning lived up to its promise?
What is it about digital learning that has schools so keen on reopening despite the health and reputational risks?
To reach scale, Juni Learning is building a full-stack edtech experience
Juni Learning connects kids with math and science tutors, but co-founder Vivian Shen would prefer not to be lumped in with other edtech startups, despite the sector’s pandemic-born boom. “We
Assessing the potential for a gig economy in education
The potential for advances in online learning to enable personalized learning experiences, both in terms of newer platforms and apps that help assess domain-specific knowledge, are much broader than w
Edtech exits show a need for better plumbing
The world’s massive experiment with remote learning has done more than emphasize the cracks in the way we learn. It’s brought much needed attention and capital to potential solutions. But it’s n
The new school
Global enterprises will transform education, recruitment and training post COVID-19, permanently altering how we value and participate in higher learning.
Four views: Is edtech changing how we learn?
The COVID-19 pandemic compelled us to experiment with edtech, but it's still unclear whether attending school virtually with a laptop at the kitchen table offers the same benefits as sitting in a clas
3 bearish takes on the current edtech boom
Edtech is booming, but a short while ago, many companies in the category were struggling to break through as mainstream offerings. Now, it seems like everyone is clamoring to get into the next seed-st