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.)