Pune-based ExtraaEdge, SaaS CRM Platform for Education Raises USD 700k Led By Sprout Venture Partners & Indian Angel Network – Education Article

ExtraaEdge Technology Solutions Private Limited, a Pune based B2B SaaS Admission & Marketing Automation CRM Platform for the Education Industry, announced that it has raised US$700k (INR 5cr) in a Pre-Series A round led by Sprout Venture Partners and Indian Angel Network. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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India’s Edtech Unicorn Byju’s Secures $200 Million from New York-based Tiger Global Management – Education Article

Bengaluru-based edtech major Think and Learn (Byju’s), the company that owns and operates K-12 learning app Byju’s, has secured a new round of funding of $200 million from New York-based investment firm Tiger Global Management. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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My most viewed posts of 2019 – David Didau – Education Article

My most viewed posts of 2019 For those of you who are interested, here are the top 10 most viewed posts on my blog during 2019 Closing the language gap: Building vocabulary (16th November 2014) It’s a bit of a puzzler why a post written 5 years ago is proving so popular but I can only imagine anxious teachers are looking for Alex Quigley’s wildly popular book are are somehow stumbling onto this post. How do we know pupils are…

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Where we’re getting ‘cultural capital’ wrong – David Didau – Education Article

What, specifically, is the knowledge children need to be considered culturally literate? One possible starting place is the “5,000 essential names, phrases, dates, and concepts,” Hirsch, included in Cultural Literacy. The list represents the assumed knowledge necessary to read and understand articles in the New York Times. Because this knowledge is assumed, it’s not discussed or explained but merely referenced, indicating a latticework of those things which could empower us to think better about the world. It includes items as…

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The distorting lens of perspective (and why teachers need to be professionally sceptical) – David Didau – Education Article

We view the world from our own stance. Our view is unique which means we have unique insights and observations to offer, but it also means other people, viewing from different perspectives, see something different. I was interested to read Tom Sherrington’s recent blog levelling the blame for substandard teaching at the feet of teachers he describes as ‘Bad Trads’: The teacher is up there, trying to teach in an instructional manner but finding it hard.  They’re struggling to marshall…

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Key Facts About the EdTech Market in the Philippines – Education Article

Education has evolved tremendously over past centuries. From studying under tree, to segregated schools, to public and private schools, and from black slates, to boards, and now to smart class, forms of education and how we receive it have come a long way and keep changing. With the introduction and deployment of technology in the sector, the education world is again going through another tremendous phase of change, be it in the way it teach, learn and even manage. This…

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The road to hell – David Didau – Education Article

My default assumption is that everyone working in education has good intentions. We all want children to be happier, healthier, safer, more creative and better problem solvers. But, good intentions are never enough. Over the past eight years I have used this blog to campaign against the nonsense that used to pervade the system. In the bad old days, Ofsted was the ‘child-centred inquisition’ burning teachers who talked for too long at the stake. Group work, ‘active’ and ‘self-directed’ learning…

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Analysis on Job-readiness for Indian Millennials – Education Article

Job readiness largely depends upon two major aspects or characteristics of a market – first is the demand (i.e. whether are the ample job opportunities available in the market wherein the local talent can get absorbed?), and second, is the supply (i.e. the requisite skill-levels of the local human resource available; and its alignment to the demand of the business organizations). This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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Government Exam Prep Platform Adda247 Raises $6 Million in Series B Funding Led by Info Edge – Education Article

Gurugram-based government exam preparation platform Adda247 has raised $6 million in a Series B funding round led by Info Edge (India) Limited, a holding company which provides information technology services, and Asha Impact, an impact investment platform. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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What should schools teach? – David Didau – Education Article

All knowledge may be precious, but it’s hard to argue that it’s equally precious. The time children spend in school is strictly finite and so, when deciding what to teach we must must make choices. Often these choices will necessarily be brutal. I was recently contacted by a marketing company who wanted me to write about some ‘research’ conducted by SellHouseFast which analysed search terms used on UK search engines to find out which queries related to “the real world”…

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How Indian UPSC or IAS Online Coaching Institutes are Using Videos? – Education Article

Becoming a civil servant in India takes a lot of hard work and passion for working toward the country’s economic, political, and social progress. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) can be considered one of the most challenging examinations students sit every year. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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