Education providers should pitch products that solve specific problems faced by teachers and administrators–and that acknowledge the complexity of K-12 systems, says Brian Napack of Providence Equity.
Sara Allan of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major grant-making force in K-12 education, talks about how digital providers can push for both innovation, and scale, in schools.
Recent academic research, and information from a leading commercial provider, sheds light on the popularity of massive, open, online courses among educators.
School district attorneys are taking a closer look at companies’ refund policies, privacy safeguards, and the issue of out-of-state providers as they review cloud-computing contracts.
District and company officials who know what to look for in state and federal funding programs can find unused money for ed tech and other priorities.
To succeed in the international market, companies need to bridge cultural divides, grasp the nuances of currency differences, and learn to work with resellers, consultant George DeBakey tells EdWeek Market Brief.
When Utah decided to provide more funds for technology in schools, the state first commissioned an inventory of every district’s ed-tech status, and anticipated needs.
Evergreen Consulting Group CEO John Watson, who has been analyzing blended learning trends for more than a decade, outlines the steps companies should take to succeed in this market.
A looser requirement for evidence-based strategies under the new federal education law, ESSA, gives emerging education companies opportunities for growth, predicts the University of Pennsylvania’s Barbara Kurshan.
Analysts expect investors to seek out companies that help districts use big data, gain deeper understanding of school systems, and focus on special populations in 2016.