Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Fit to Tweet

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Boston is in our hearts this week as the fallout of the Boston Marathon bombing unfolds. So as not to interrupt ongoing news updates, we will not be tweeting our weekly news bits today. Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of Continue reading

In Edtech, Solution to Digital Equity Remains to Be Seen

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In the education technology space, people are constantly talking about the latest device or technology tool used to improve student learning. And for good reason — there are constant changes in the space right now and a lot of justified Continue reading

A Look at EdTech Deals and Acquisitions

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This week, GigaOM wrote about the report from CB Insights that analyzed the education tech acquisitions in 2012. Edtech investments have been increasing and last year totaled a whopping $1.1B. The report looked at acquisitions and deals over the past Continue reading

Should Education Tech Startups Bother to Be Lean?

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Last week Ki Mae Huessner at GigaOM raised the question of whether edtech startups should be lean or “pudgy.” Many typical edtech startups live by the motto that it is best to be lean, following the philosophy of Eric Ries. Continue reading

Two Professors Want to Create “Consumer Reports” for EdTech Products

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This week, GigaOM reported that two professors, Aaron Chatterji from Duke and Benjamin Jones from Northwestern, submitted a proposal for a nonprofit called EDU STAR that could review and rate education tech products. Like Consumer Reports, the source would provide Continue reading

How to Avert the STEM Crisis

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It’s no secret that the U.S. is struggling to keep up across science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Our students are falling behind, ranking behind other countries and if we don’t do something soon, it will just get worse. GigaOM recently Continue reading

K-12 EdTech Investments Surpassing Higher Ed Funding

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GigaOM recently wrote an article examining investments in K-12 education innovation. As the title states it is, “soaring, but it’s not all rosy.” Investments in K-12 innovation are starting to surpass higher education investments. Funding tripled from 2010 to 2011, Continue reading