While there are many 3 and 4 star edtech tools out there, 5 starred tools are rare. Why? Higgin examines this question and uses his own business as an example. He’s come up with several key best practices by combing thousands of reviews:
The Evergreen National Education Prize will award $125,000 to a U.S.-based government organization or non-profit “in recognition of its accomplishments to date on behalf of low-income students and to support its growth goals.”
“Most revenue from web degrees goes not to providers but to middlemen. It was expected that MOOCs would disrupt universities in the same way that digital media undermined newspapers and music firms. But that assumption rested on a misunderstanding of what students are paying for. They are not buying education for its own sake, but rather a certificate from a respected institution.”
What has turned out to be a real business is putting incumbents online. An industry of “online programme managers” (OPMs), who also recruit students, has sprung up.
However, over time universities will surely try to take a larger slice of revenues themselves.
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. email@example.com
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