Everyday, we read and share via social media a range of stories from a variety of international sources about education technology. As the week comes to a close, we compile a few of our favourite articles as a basis to summarize the themes, trends and notable EdTech events from the past five days.
Each Friday we publish a variation of this recurrent post to showcase what we're reading, things that inspire us and other findings we have recently discovered about the EdTech industry.
3 Interesting Editorials
BloombergView: Peter Thiel and Education's New Utopians
Fast Company: Why the Most Radical Innovations in Education Will Be in the Developing World
New York Times: Uncovering Security Flaws in Digital Education Products for Children
LearnLaunch: New Cohort & International Expansion
LearnLaunch, the Boston-based accelerator, co-working space, and institute, announced Latin American expansion plans in addition to sharing details about the 6 startups in their 2015 accelerator class.
In partnership with Cengage, a global education services company, LearnLaunch will export its successful EdTech accelerator programme to the Cengage innovation labe at the University of Chihuahua in Mexico. The collaboration with Cengage will enable LearnLaunch to help entrepreneurs successfully innovate within the Latin American EdTech markets and beyond.
Additionally, LearnLaunch revealed the 6 startups in the winter 2015 accelerator class that will each receive $18,000 USD before they graduate from the programme during a demo day on 3 June 2015. According to EdSurge, the 6 startups have created a variety of EdTech products and solutions and the companies are: Authess, Education Modified, Knowledge to Practice, NI-O Toys, Pip Learning Technologies and Quill.