Private Capital in Education growing

• At South by Southwest Education Event, Tensions Divide Entrepreneurs and Educators

J.Young reports from Austin, Tex:

Who should lead innovation in education—teachers or entrepreneurs? That key question was in the air here at 2013 South by Southwest Edu conference (SSWEd) which brought together a mix of entrepreneurs and educators for four days of panels and a competition for education start-ups.

Venture-Capital Investment in Edu-Tech Companies
Source:
http://chronicle.com/article/A-Boom-Time-for-Education/131229/

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* Note: image data include educational-technology companies in elementary and secondary education, higher education, lifelong learning and informal education.

Source: National Venture Capital Association, Thomson Reuters 
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• The market is so crowded that it even spawned its own news outlet, called EdSurge

https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-03-05-moocs-and-assessments-and-makers-oh-my

The weekly newsletter covers the education-technology sector. Its editors have also rolled out an early version of a database that seeks to track the market’s biggest players.

MOOCs “remain on the mind”.

Video: MOOCs: Hope or hype? with Joshua Coates, CEO of Instructure.

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MOOCS aren´t new and they will not die tomorrow. But in a short time, they might stop being visible. “Don´t get off, this is just part of the natural cicle”. Josh Coates gives a hilarious but informative presentation about MOOCS, the hype and the hopes for education at SXSWedu 2013.
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