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Over the past decade, $20B has been invested into US edtech, yet only 3 companies have gone public: @coursera, @duolingo, @udemy. Many have written off the space.

🔥take: we are entering the decade of the “Learning Economy,” which spans way beyond traditional education. More🔽
1/ First, #edtech is much broader than we think. It's not just about academic tools and student/teacher tech. The Learning Economy, as we think of it, encompasses all the diff ways we develop as human beings, be it learning to be a better boss, parent, or friend, or a new hobby.
2/ People have hypothesized all sorts of reasons why venture outcomes are difficult: limited TAM, lack of consumer willingness to pay, difficult b2b sales, growth trajectories different from traditional consumer internet companies…

But these dynamics have changed since Covid.
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Vous l’aurez lu ici en premier, le projet d'Emmanuel Macron pour l’école.
Que va-t-il se passer concrètement ?
Un fil.
1⃣ Projets d’établissement adossés aux fameuses
« évaluations » et « autoévaluations » initiées en 2020-2021.
2⃣ Octroi d’une enveloppe aux EPLE en fonction de ces projets (enveloppe qui s’ajoute à une base minimale de fonctionnement, graduée selon la taille de l’établissement et quelques critères sociaux).
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We speak with Dr. Justin Reich (@bjfr), director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab (@mit_tsl), and host of the TeachLab podcast (@TeachLabPodcast), about education technology. (1/3)

#EdChat #EduTwitter #EdTech #K12…
Hailed by some as the great equalizer, the beneficiaries of ed tech tend to be white and affluent. Focused on equity by design, Dr. Reich observes that when teachers learn, they have insufficient opportunities to practice. (2/3)

#EdEquity #EquityInEd…
So he and his colleagues are creating digital clinical simulations, practice spaces for teachers. They’re also helping educators to figure out what they can stop doing, to allow more time for what’s useful. (3/3)

#Teaching #TeacherTwitter #EdLeaders…
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How can I use #EdTech SaaS ideas to start a Startup? Image
Launch an EdTech SaaS platform that connects tutors with students. This can be done through various platforms, so there is plenty of room for innovation and differentiation.
Create a software as a service for educational institutions. To build your business model, look at how other edtech companies are successfully making money and how they are collaborating with schools and teachers.
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@alok24 @rohitksingh @PiyushGoyal @upcwc @jagograhakjago @consaff @EduMinOfIndia
After a lot of struggle and disappointment writing this tweet to you. My husband enrolled for a course with @henryharvin_in & after multiple reschedules, not giving my refund, mental torture later
they scheduled 3 classes after which they have been cancelling my husband's classes saying they don't have server access or sometimes the instructor's internet doesn't work. It's been around a month and they have not been able to deliver what was promised
I have already raised a consumer grievance, dropped an email to them via national consumer helpline but there is no redressal as these people just doesn't care. Also, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that there are many others who are facing the same
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A few weeks ago, @protocollabs @gitcoin @fiftyyears organized the “Funding the Commons” Conference to discuss how do we fund open-source and commons-based goods.

Here’s a 🧵on @shaunbconway’s presentation on Adaptive financing.
1/ For our #Edtech project with @chimple_org and UBS Bank, we’ve implemented this crypto-economic primitive called AlphaBonds.

Our aim was to achieve alpha, reduce negative externalities (dependency), and increase positive externalities (strengthening education services). Image
2/ This was accomplished by decentralizing financing and allowing local stakeholders to participate.

This meant replacing TradFi Development Impact Bonds, which are very centralized, have lots of intermediaries, and costs are high. 🏦
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Thinking about rubrication and manuscripts. I feel like I ought to build a Tampermonkey or Greasemonkey script that takes initial capitals online and makes them large, red, even historiated /illuminated. An illuminated and historiated initial letter (D perhaps wit
Or perhaps something that converts the CSS of @Hypothes_is highlights and makes the letters red instead of having a yellow background? #EdTech
A bit reminiscent, but of a different historical period than the index card idea.
What if we had a collection of illuminated initials and some code that would allow for replacing capitals at the start of paragraphs we were reading?
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"BYJU'S is one of the largest #Edtech #Startups in India and now it is in deep trouble!"

Let's see what all things have led to these problems in BYJU'S

Let's Begin.... Image
Out of the $4.7 billion pumped into edtech space in 2021, a massive $1.7 billion was raised by Byju's alone.

In 2021, Byju's made 10 strategic acquisitions worth $2.5 billion.
In Dec 2021, Byju's was valued at a whopping $22 billion making it the 13th most valuable startup in the world!

Well, we're done with 2021, which was a glorious year for India's edtech giant.
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We had been seeing green for most of the day as more assets recorded a relief rally. In #Coin360 Daily Digest 👇

@TrueGlobalVCs @circlepay @animocabrands @TinyTapit @HuobiGlobal @HuobiTH @InverseFinance @ankr @optimismPBC @AcalaNetwork @pendulum_chain @amplitude_chain Image
1/ $BTC failed to cross $23k overnight and went back to its $21k level. As the rate hike seemed to be priced into the market, the market leader didn't make big moves.

@intotheblock data suggested a potential bottom as it spotted the largest #BTC inflow since Feb.
2/ $ETH spiked by 4%+ today, but traders warned of a possible bull trap amid @CelsiusNetwork and 3AC's risks.

$TRX was among the top gainers as @trondaoreserve announced to withdraw 3B #TRX to protect $USDD peg. Other winners were $EGLD $THETA $HNT $SOL with double-digit gains. Image
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🧵 #LondonTechWeek Thread! Monday, Day 1

@LDNTechWeek kicks off with @foundersfactory announcing their new £100m Planet Fund, backed by @skyuk - well done team!

@Founders_Forum Group CEO, @carolyndawson_ , gave a warmly-received opening address before a surprise appearance.../1
@LDNTechWeek @foundersfactory @SkyUK @Founders_Forum @carolyndawson_ Chancellor @RishiSunak joined to open #LTW, proclaiming capital, people & ideas as the bedrock of an innovative UK.
He also announced a new addition to the gov's #NewDigitalStrategy live at #LTW: Future of Compute Review w/ world-leading AI expert, Prof. @ZoubinGhahrama1 👏 /2
🚗@DCMS Sec @NadineDorries arrived at #LTW soon after in a @wayve_ai self-driving car!🤖 A startup I'm proud to have helped in a small way through @firstminutecap

DCMS Stats: 20,000 people here for #LTW & £12.4bn raised by UK startups so far this year, more than whole of 2020!/3
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#Privacy et #edtech, autre réflexion parfois entendue : "face aux appétits du secteur privé, il faudrait que les états développent leurs propres outils..." ➡ pourquoi ce n'est pas forcément une bonne idée, fil n°2️⃣.
Déjà, parce que de tels outils existent déjà : le rapport d'@hrw nous en donne un aperçu global, avec 42 états proposant leurs propres outils, développés à des fins de #ContinuitéPédagogique pendant les mois de COVID-19 et les confinements successifs.…
Sur ces 42 gvts, 39 ont développé (et prescrit !) des outils intégrant des dispositifs de suivi publicitaire. Pourquoi de telles pratiques ? Le rapport ne donne pas de réponse, mais il est possible (et nécessaire !) de s'interroger... à quelles fins ? Pour quel gain ?
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#YouTube channel to a billion dollar company — India’s first profitable #edtech unicorn is here


By @Krittiiii Image
Edtech company #PhysicsWallah, which is also known as PW, is the latest Indian #startup to enter the #unicorn club. The company has raised $100 million in a Series A round from Westbridge and GSV Ventures, at a valuation of $1.1 billion. Image
A #unicorn, in #startup parlance, is a company valued at over one billion dollars. #PhysicsWallah is the first edtech company to hit this milestone this year. Overall, it is the 101th company in India to achieve this distinction.
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These two tweets came through my feed in rapid succession.

The first is from a well-followed teacher influencer.

We probably don’t talk enough about the face that #edtech has served primarily as a distraction in schools, not an accelerant of good instruction.
This is one of my favorite reads on the topic, but it’s now behind a pay wall.

@natwexler, is it available on your substack?…
In the meantime, you can read this, from @edukings. It’s mostly about literacy, but it’s a reminder that Ed tech gobbles up district budgets. Generally with low payback.
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I’m super curious how #Web3 may transform teaching and learning. One challenge in this endeavor is that many of us shared very similar formal education experiences. We share similar mental models, so I order to make the most of web3 tech we must shift our mental models a 🧵
2/Mental models are essential components of our daily lives. They not only shape what we think and how we understand things, but they shape how we connect things we already know together. Think filing cabinet: it’s way to organize lots of info .
3/ A simple experiment, when I say “school” what comes to mind 👇
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Alors que #Macron vante l’apprentissage, c’est le moment d’évoquer #McKinseyGate. Pourquoi? Thread.
Pour déminer le scandale, ministres et proches de #Macron relaient 2 éléments de langage: dénoncer les liens d’intérêts serait du complotisme, Mc Kinsey ne serait qu’un « petit ».
En réalité, les cabinets de conseil c’est un écosystème qui vit au dépend de l’État. Ils font leur beurre en critiquant les dépenses publiques… dont ils bénéficient largement. Et #Macron est au coeur de cet écosystème. Prenez le « guide du télétravail dans la fonction publique»
On apprend que le titulaire du marché, #McKinsey, a sous-traité la prestation à un autre cabinet Alixio. Vous ne connaissez pas?
Et bien Alixio c’est une des boites de Raymond Soubie, ancien conseiller « social » de Sarkozy. Raymond Soubie c’est le business de la précarité.
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These are some of the #education projects that I love.

Khudkaar run by @wardahn00r
(Digital skills school in Layyah, Punjab)

@sciencefuse I'm working with them i small way to fund something I love

@atomcamp & some of its science led programs. I see what they're trying to do.
The excellent experience I had early last year on @fatimarizwan led platform @airschoolonline is another education startup to keep a keen eye on.

There's @wardah 's UrduHour where she teaches diaspora children to converse in Urdu, looking to bridge the urdu/English divide
There's are so many individual endeavours like @gigglypundit creative writing course or @amnachaudhry03 writing course.

All beautiful interventions hoping to keep us curious.

Then @Cheese_Pakora adventures into the mountains.

These are all lovely minds, please support them
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How Ex Twitter India Chief Is Reimagining #Education In A Virtual World

Lets understand in this #thread ⬇️

@tanaypratap @manishm @invactHQ | #Metaverse #web3 #edtech
👉 Former Twitter India CEO Manish Maheshwari and Tanay Pratap, a former senior software engineer at Microsoft, recently launched Invact Metaversity (@invactHQ), offering an immersive campus experience to students.

@manishm @tanaypratap
The startup has just raised funding from 70+ global and local investors 👇

@TVMohandasPai @kishore_biyani @drriteshmalik…
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The biggest problem with #Edtech startups like #Byju's and #Vedantu is they focus on tech rather than teaching !
Teachers >> Tech Thread 🧵
Thankfully, they are gradually recognising the importance of the human touch, which is why so many of them have started adding teachers ( AKA coaches and mentors ) to their online training programs .
The problem is that most of the " teachers " employed by these EduTech startups are treated as widgets , who are trained to do their job in a mechanical , detached fashion , in order to earn their salary , rather than because they care about their students !
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Keen on #edtech?

Here is the list of tools, terminologies and know-hows about #edtech.

If you are an engineer or a product manager exploring #education #tech space, this thread should help you understand the tech landscape. 🧵 1/n
1.0/ Learning systems: Your core tech offering in edtech is an LMS(learning management system), that includes authoring, content delivery along with learning enrolment, consumption and assessment. I highly recommend exploring Moodle before you build or explore any other LMS.
1.1/ If you need your own LMS to deliver a course, and yet have a strong customisable platform, you should consider @moodle. It's an #opensource, actively developed, good dev community and a lot of freelancers who can help you customise. Moodle is the WordPress of edtech.
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#AfricaTech #Reflections: Where we might go from here?
2021 gave us many reasons to celebrate. More startups. More money. More deals. More global and local investors. Feels like the stage is set. But is it? And even if yes, what can we expect?
Few pre-weekend thoughts - long 🧵👇
1/ Reading this great piece from @fcollective – was a good reminder of value creation and the fact it is measured over time and not just on the first fundraising rounds.
2/ A giant drop in public markets tech multiples across the board + eye-watering pre-seed & seed valuations – are a reason to stop & think.
Is this a sustainable track and the best way to embark in '22 onwards?
Or are there frameworks to help #AfricaTech grow healthier & better?
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1/ Recently a new game called #Wordle from @powerlanguish went viral.

Wordle challenges you to find a random word in 6 tries.

Its fun, simple and addictive. More importantly, it is a good chance for us to teach students about #ComputationalThinking (CT).

🕰 for a 🧵:
2/ CT s a problem solving framework; a systematic way of approaching a problem that can be used in any classroom and with any age of learners.

CT is broken into 4 distinct parts:

- Decomposition 🧩
- Pattern Recognition ⠻
- Abstraction 🧊 > ⬜️
- Algorithm 📍
3/ To learn more about the 4 parts of CT, check out this video from Google:

Or, if you're ready for a dive deep, check out this video from @UCCSEd leader Tim Bell:
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We have had a busy 2021 and we look forward to 2022 which is brightened further with the spirit of Indovation and ideation. Cheers to each of you and your families. Image
2/n 2021 was a challenging year personally for many with #Covid 2nd wave but it presented professional opportunities for #startup ecosystem too. @SucSEED_IN built its maiden #AngelFund #IndovationFund, amongst overwhelming response & kept growing its strength as #AngelNetwork too ImageImage
3/n At #IndovationFund, we believe that early-stage discovery is best handled with the help of Experienced folks. We have great #SectoralCommittee structure helping us to discover, screen, curate, invest and mentor these startups, in 6 sectors of our #Fundfocus #SucSEEDfamily Image
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🧵00 Slaying The School Monster

🔥Ponzi Scheme

We have two generations of corrupted institutional "experts"...

🔥🔥🔥We cant wake up from this crazy fever dream bc we cannot figure out who we can still trust.😳

👉How did we get here⁉️
@EricRWeinstein @drtomcowan @WisdomRebel
🧵01 Slaying The School Monster @drtomcowan

We got here thru indoctrination via schooling

🔥🔥🔥Mandatory Universal Schooling is the lynch pin of creating the exact type of society we dont want

👉An unequal & uneducated society (yaa, you read right!)…
🧵02 Slaying The School Monster @drtomcowan


🔥🔥🔥 most efficient way to subdue a population (foreign & domestic!)

👉control how children think, control perception of world, & shape "reality"…
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So far, the educational institutes of the 20th century have had a great run in signaling certain qualities like intelligence, diligence, compliance, and conformity to potential employers. As a result...👇🧵
There is a widespread clamor among students to get themselves validated through a higher degree, as it presumably increases the probability of landing a well-paying job.
#education #edtech #Students
The undercurrent of this line of thought usually gets a strong expression when students are told to score exceptionally well on the standardized test.
#education #edtech #Students
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