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Startup Digest Education - Issue #64

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Issue #64  •  July 22  •  view online
Startup Digest Education
Startup Digest Education
The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
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Personalized learning, though premised on differentiating one student from another, has seemed to work best when it attends, first and foremost, to the needs of teachers as a group. If tech is, indeed, merely a tool of personalized learning, then what does that make the teacher?

In India, companies like Wipro, Accenture, IBM and others are tying up with edtech partners like upGrad, Simplilearn and Udacity to have a ready-trained workforce they can deploy on projects. The edtech companies provide campus recruits the required platform, content, assignments and project work in their last semester of college to ensure they are prepared with programming skills and emerging digital skills before they join. 

Countries around the world vary drastically in edtech adoption. The US and China lead the crowd with western Europe and other Asian countries close behind. Reasons for such discrepancy include infrastructure, investment in education, culture, and policies. Looking ahead, developing countries might need more than gaining access to the Internet through mobile phones to close their gaps in edtech.

How do the smartest schools decide what to buy when it comes to edtech? They ask these four questions:
  • How do you approach purchasing education technology tools?
  • What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech?
  • What do you look for to know an edtech tool is high quality?
  • How do you approach implementing a new edtech tool in schools?   •   Share

Educational technology is becoming more common in schools across the country. But that also means data rich, tech-based classrooms are vulnerable to hackers.

Techstars Startup Digest Startup Digest Education is curated by:
Hrvoje Morić Hrvoje Morić - Teacher, Podcaster
Jemma Israyelyan Jemma Israyelyan - Director at CEED
Raphaëlle Houdot Raphaëlle Houdot - - 🇨🇦🇫🇷 COO at Voilà Learning (language learning disruption)
Laura Truncellito 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.
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