Entrepreneurship

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators – Education Article

The most effective educational tools and services are ones developed and informed by those with firsthand experience in schools. (Sorry, simply being a former student doesn’t count.) But the reality is that there are not enough people with this background in the edtech industry. So how do companies hire and develop standout talent who may be new to the sector? The journey into the edtech industry is different for everyone. Like many fellow founders in this space, I left the…

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy – Education Article

Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house. You’ve heard about various great neighborhoods from friends; at some point, you start dreaming about putting down roots, maybe even growing a family. You get an email or spot a description on the internet of a place that sounds sweet. One Saturday afternoon, you drive past it, catching a glimpse out the window. Would you buy it without an inspection? Would you buy it without knowing if it had a foundation?…

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With Brexit Looming, Is There a Place for the UK in Global Edtech? – Education Article

With the Brexit limbo set to linger for a few months yet, uncertainty looks likely to continue affecting the U.K.’s commercial relationships. Foreign direct investment in the country has fallen by nearly 20% in the last three years, and the same period has seen British companies less likely to enter into foreign trade than before. Despite a difficult short-term picture, though, there is some hope that the U.K. can continue to thrive in areas such as education—a sector that can…

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How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company – Education Article

It’s no secret that remote work is growing rapidly, thanks to advancements in communication and productivity tools. A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 days each week. Employees report higher productivity, greater efficiency and less stress, while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. But building an effective remote team isn’t as simple as flipping a switch. Especially for…

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CEO’s at Recess: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Elementary School – Education Article

Remember when you were young and played “store” or “restaurant” at home? The excitement of coming up with a name for your budding business, setting prices, choosing products or menu items, and finding customers (that is, family members and usually a couple of stuffed animals). When my son was three years old, he started a store in our house called the “Stuff Store Studio.” He sold his father’s old records and some of his own drawings. Even at his young…

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