Department for Education (DfE) revealed the plan for building “the best EdTech ecosystem in the world” by implementing the new strategy. UK economy has estimated that the edtech exports have a £170 million value in developing future learning technologies in the face of tightening school budgets.
Daphne Koller, the online study space creator of Coursera, is one of the leading women EdTech pioneers globally. She started Coursera with Andrew Ng in 2012. The company now has an estimated value of $1 billion with 40 million students after seven years since its founding.
Another EdTech’s leading unicorn is Lynda. It was founded by Lynda Weinman but was later sold to LinkedIn with a worth of $1.5 billion.
A former primary school teacher and foundational owner of an online learning resource called Twinkl, Susie Seaton join the EdTech revolution as she stated this:
“There are some amazing edtech innovations out there, but the key question is: ‘How would this work in the classroom?’”
An AI-powered studying platform was being dispensed in 700 new schools thanks to the signed deal with the officials of Belgium. It’s called Century Tech and was established by a business tycoon, Priya Lakhani. She says the company:
“Gave me useful insights into some of the challenges facing educators and made me question the traditional model of education.”
Century Tech received £6 million funding with the cooperation of 60 team members supporting Lakhani. As she mentioned, it is now being operated:
“Everywhere from leading British independent schools to Lebanese schools educating large numbers of Syrian refugees.”
Siobhain Archer, a former secondary school teacher, founded Teachit in 1999.
“It’s vital to keep teachers at the heart of any successful EdTech enterprise. Too often, the tech leads the process, which means tech for the sake of tech.”
Teachit was soon eligible by the Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and also Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA), a high-level education applications provider.
“We knew it was important to start with what we knew worked in the classroom, rather than what the technology was capable of. Teachers are expert at knowing what will work.”