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The future of the entire education industry lies in personalising learning for every child. This can be achieved with edtech, using advanced technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning. In fact, apps offer adaptive practice - where students solve practice questions designed for their individual learning needs.
The U.S. education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. For the first half of 2019, the industry saw $962 million raised across 65 deals, the highest amount of funding at the halfway mark since at least 2015. Looking at the top 10 deals so far in 2019, companies focused on workforce training dominated investor interest. Coursera, Andela, Degreed, A Cloud Guru and Lambda School all offer courses tailored for people who want to pick up new professional skills. The industry has seen record-high, high-year-mark averages among seed rounds and Series A rounds.
This short but informative article highlights some themes related to the edtech marketplace. It considers both the US and global markets, looks at the types of technology being developed and the amounts being invested, and notes some emerging trends to watch for.
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Beyond advancing children’s education in STEM, edtech now has a growing place when it comes to the arts. Why? “79 percent of educators say there’s a lack of time designated for creativity, and 73 percent say there’s a lack of access to software in classrooms.”
One of the biggest solution providers so far has been Adobe Creative Cloud, comprised of over 20 apps. These apps also allow teachers to get a better view of students’ thought processes, and how their projects come together.
The edtech sector has lots of generous benefactors, including charitable foundations funded by tech titans like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
But do edtech products actually, provably help kids learn?
Anecdotally, the answer is yes. Scientifically, though, it’s more of a maybe. Randomized or quasi-experimental studies supporting edtech products are a rarity, and most edtech products hit the market before their impact on students has been rigorously tested.
What are the potential pitfalls of fusing education and technology? We spoke with three edtech experts to learn more.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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