The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
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AltSchool, the Silicon Valley startup launched in 2013, seemed to be a model for tech-based personalized learning, but it never achieved the success that was anticipated. This article uses the AltSchool story to draw some larger conclusions about the future of edtech.
Podcasts are a great source for learning, and I find them to be especially valuable for my own professional development. This post highlights ten of the best podcasts available for Learning and Development Professionals.
Education technology (edtech) exports are worth £170m to the UK economy and the Department for Education (DfE) has unveiled plans to build “the best edtech ecosystem in the world”, with a new edtech strategy. It’s hoped powerful technologies will improve student learning and relieve teacher workload in the face of shrinking education budgets.
Yet, despite a majority female teaching workforce at school level, women are missing from senior edtech roles: a problem highlighted when the DfE recently announced an edtech leadership advisory group with relatively few women.
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