EdTech Startups to Watch
The modern web technologies are shaping the consumer experience and this holds good in education as well. Increasing penetration of Internet and the rise of social media has created lasting shift in our consumption habits. Web today is not limited to being just a medium to share and connects; consumers today want a deeper online experience for fulfillment. This is clearly evident for rise of social commerce, online gaming, music streaming, collaborative tools and cloud services. We are at a tipping point; this not the world it used to be. Here’s a look at current trends in teaching and learning, their implications, and changes to watch for through the eyes of some EdTech startups.
by Tarun Mitra
2 years, 7 months ago
Time recently featured a story called "College is Dead, Long Live College," about the MOOC movement and what appears to be the powerful leveling effect these courses can have worldwide.
Education has two challenges – access & effectiveness where technology can help more than it has in the past. It all started very quietly with Bill Gates favorite teacher Salman Khan’s you tube channel, followed by highly successful “A.I. Class” experiment of Stanford University where over 160,000 enrolled from 190 countries. Lets scan few path breaking initiatives that I feel has a promise to change education forever. At the forefront we have, Udacity, edX, and Coursera (the "Big Three?") that work with leading American universities to offer free online courses known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOC’s. Just in matter of months they have reached two million registered students from roughly over 200 countries.  Watch the attached video "Education + Technology: But Where's the Revolution?" for a deeper insight.
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Founded in 2008 by a unique team of education veterans with unparalleled experience, 2U Inc. partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online to students globally. 2tor supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to compete in a space currently dominated by mediocre programs. 2U has raised over $91 million in venture funds and has been quoted among top ten startups changing the world by Forbes.
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CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide. Using an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the “FlexBook™,” CK-12 intends to pioneer the generation and distribution of high quality educational content that will serve both as core text as well as provide an adaptive environment for learning.

We all are know about Khan Academy which has emerged as the largest school in the world with over 10 million student. At a very simple level, Khan Academy is making up for students who have bad teachers by starting with good lectures on every topic. And it seems to be working.
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Knewton helps publishers, schools, and other organizations provide continuously personalized educational content to their students.

Clever  has been developing a standardized API that makes it easy for K-12 schools to unlock their data and for developers to access and build applications on top of that data.

Desmos provides the first platform-agnostic software or building and sharing rich educational content, bridging the gap between different classrooms, and between the classroom and the home.

Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers—
not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.

Instructure  offer Canvas an open source and cloud-native system that is accessible to all students and educators, easy to use (avoids Flash) and mobile, while offering developers a set of APIs and scalable server capacity.
Go to http://www.knewton.com to learn how Knewton's Adaptive Learning Platform brings ...
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Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. Our goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.

Desire2Learn is helping to transform the way the world learns. We provide the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire learners lifelong. We help our clients break down barriers to accessing the highest quality learning experiences, including being recognized for our leadership on accessibility.

Schoology connects students and parents to educators and learning resources anytime, anywhere in a safe, secure online environment.

Lore is on a mission to re-shape the way teachers and students communicate. Formerly known as CourseKit, the Thiel and Founder’s Fund-backed startup is doing that with a platform that is part Facebook and part Blackboard
edmodo is a free participatory learning environment that brings safe and secure collaboration between teachers ...
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Codecademy in conjunction with The White House announced a new program to educate the nation’s underprivileged and disconnected youth. Codecademy’s co-founder Zach Sims explained that as part of Obama’s larger Summer Jobs initiative, Code Summer will offer a “condensed version of our curriculum to get [youth] on track to become engineers.”

Treehouse brings affordable Technology education to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world. Treehouse offers courses in Web Design, Web Development and iOS
Check out our interview with Jessica Kim (Founder & CEO of BabbaCo) to hear why she ...
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There's been a long-time joke in education: if Rip Van Winkle woke up today, he'd be puzzled by just about every aspect of modern life--from planes to tablets --but he'd feel right at home in many classrooms. Now that's starting to change in a big way powered by motivated startups. I will keep updating this Lesson with new one as and when I discover them. 
In recent months, Bay Area education-tech companies such as Piazza Technologies Inc., a question-and-answer service ...
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1. The Big 3 - Udacity, Coursera & edX
2. Most funded EdTech Startup
3. Quality Free Education for All
4. EdTech at it's Best
5. Making Learning Social
6. Learn to Code from the comfort of your Browser
7. Conclusion
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