Posted by: crudbasher | December 7, 2010

Report on Education Technology Investments

I have mentioned several times that there is so much money going into Education that other companies that typically aren’t in Education will enter the market.  Here is a great report (pdf) prepared by nextupresearch.com.  In it, they look at recent investments in Education technology by private companies.

Some highlights from the report:

“Smart money”, is coming into this market like never before. The guys that are always early and usually right like Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia, Benchmark and Andreessen Horowitz, are stepping up big in this space. Since we had our first Education Innovation Summit at ASU last April, $225 million of financing has occurred along with $367 million in M&A activity. (A Silicon Bubble Shows Signs Of Reinflating)

Student advancement will be determined by mastery of subject, not the time spent in class. Through real time and ongoing assessment, the ability to do on-the-fly prescription and “one-on-one” instruction is made possible. “Adaptive Technology” which is used with overwhelming success at companies like Amazon and Netflix, is being incorporated in learning technology that is getting smarter and more personalized with each click. Dreambox Learning is a window to the future showing remarkable results with kids playing math games and learning at an incredibly fast rate. Agilix/Brain Honey is in part a next generation learning management system (LMS) and in part a next generation learning platform that has great traction.

There is a lot of other great parts in the report.  Please check it out and let me know what you think in the comments!!

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