The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
As we all know that the pandemic has led to unprecedented attention to the edtech market, what comes next? This week we bring to you a new edtech initiative from the former Google CEO, views from investors, and the disruption of the “old school.” 😎 Enjoy!
A U.S. federal commission led by ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work plans to create an accredited, degree-awarding university that trains students in digital skills like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. It would theoretically supply the United States with a fresh stream of young talent already ideologically invested in serving the federal government.
As the next wave of edtech companies are being built to address these novel use cases, investors are looking for solutions that aren’t simply pandemic-era important. To some, that means skipping the latest videoconferencing platform play and maybe cutting a check to a digital-only university. To others, it means looking for the platform that will educate a diverse range of users, especially the unemployed.
Higher education is being transformed by COVID-19, but it goes beyond universities simply “going remote” to try and cope. The changes afoot are holistic, transformative and a long time coming. These changes will extend to recruiting, training and, ultimately, how employers fundamentally go about finding potential candidates for their organizations. It also will change the very nature of higher education itself.
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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