Here are some of the other stories that were told about the business of education technology – stories I didn’t fit into part eleven in my year-end-series:

How markets get identified: “Why Edtech Executives Are Keeping a Close Eye on Preschool Demographics,” via Edsurge. Pay attention in the coming years to how executives and investors (and of course Edsurge) talk about English-language learning.

Via Bloomberg: “Whitney Tilson to Shut Hedge Fund After ‘Sustained’ Poor Returns.”

Via Buzzfeed: “21 Life Lessons From A Rich Dude Who Says He Has It All Figured Out.”

Via Edsurge: “Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit.”

Also via Edsurge: “Edtech CEOs Seek to Change the ‘Adversarial Narrative’ With Public School Teachers.” The photo that accompanies this is priceless.

Via Chalkbeat: “Where do the nation’s big charter boosters send their cash? More and more to charter networks.”

Sometimes I want to bust open the category of ed-tech, just to remind people it’s not all shiny apps and gadgetry. Take, for example, the business of head lice. The business of bulletproofing schools.

What didn’t I write about in this series? The business of OER. The business of testing. The business of textbooks. Sorry. (Not sorry.)

Audrey Watters


The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2017)

A Hack Education Project

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