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Forbes Names Kramer one of the Top 10 EdTech Companies

Wed 9, December 2015   AV News


Sample from Forbes:

"In 2012, the MIT Technology Review posed the following question: “What’s been the single biggest innovation in education [in the last 200 years]?” At the time, most people couldn’t come up with a single answer. Today, however, MIT’s question might not stump as many people.

Many of the world’s top universities have embraced Massive Open Online Courses (known as MOOCs). In some districts, tablets have become an essential school supply, thanks to new software that turns them into powerful classroom tools. Meanwhile, the implementation of computer-administered common core testing forced many schools to modernize, whether they wanted to or not.

The technology behind these innovations has come from a host of companies, ranging from billion-dollar tech unicorns to small outfits founded by school teachers. What unites them is their shared vision that education, one of the industries most resistant to change, can benefit from technological innovation.

Together, they have coalesced into a sector known as EdTech, which has become one of the hottest spaces in Silicon Valley and beyond.

The industry has heated up, in part, because money has been flowing into it from multiple sources. Unlike most tech sectors, in EdTech, funding is as likely to come from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation or the U.S. government as it is from Andreessen Horowitz or other giants of the venture capital world. In the first half of 2015 alone, private investors poured $2.5 billion into EdTech companies.

With money flowing into the sector and educational institutions accepting the introduction of new technologies, EdTech innovation is likely to accelerate in the coming years."

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