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Here are a few great articles about the UK’s role in global edtech, the higher education desert, and more.
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From a global perspective, the U.K. and Europe as a whole are presently dwarfed by bigger players. More than 3,000 edtech companies are currently active across Europe, but they receive just 6% of global edtech venture capital.
On the other hand, just China and India together represent more than 70%. Moreover, UK edtech is currently only generating around £170 million in exports—much smaller than one would expect for a service-centric economy that ranks as the world’s fifth-largest.
U.K. education entrepreneurs must be conscious of the future risks to their place in the global tech ecosystem.
Because edtech has altered the education landscape so significantly, it’s time to let it also change our school culture. Rather than fashion itself after the factory model, schools should become hives that attract collaboration and learning.
Ten percent of the U.S. population live in higher education deserts. With the exception of wealthy white students, who have greater mobility in terms of college enrollment, the farther someone lives from college, the less likely they are to pursue a degree.
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