Conor Flynn, COO of Adaptemy discusses the importance of adopting adaptive learning, and how teachers are working alongside tech
During the early days of edtech, we techies did little to ingratiate ourselves with the educational community.
Eager about our inventions, excited about the potential and somewhat pushed by early investors, edtech solutions entered the classroom before they were ready. Edtech was, and still is, a favoured investment opportunity. “Safe and untapped”, said one commentator, the industry grew by 503% between 2013 and 2016, receiving attention and delivering volume. But not necessarily quality. Some investors waded in without speaking to a single customer. Eight edtech companies folded in 2016. Australia abandoned a country-wide trial of NAPLAN, an online testing service, due to glitches earlier this year.
Read the feature in Education Today magazine.