"I recently read the Horizon Report – an annual review of trends in education and, technology – and was struck by how some of the promises made by the ed-tech industry were right on target," ConnectEDU's Evan Nisonson writes at VentureBeat. Others, of course, were off the mark.

"Since 2011, ed-tech companies received more than $2 billion in VC funding. But big hype doesn’t always lead to big impact. Though all ed-tech initiatives are aimed at student success, many are underperforming, and it seems like hip and hype, specifically with regard to this goal, are only proven in retrospect."


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