Because of its wider target market, it would not be surprising if we saw startup vClass reach critical mass at a faster run rate than other more niche focused education startups within the group
While Australian schools adopt technology at snail’s pace, EdTech startup Literatu takes Asia by storm
One of the fastest growing (and perhaps most under-recognised) EdTech startups in Australia is Literatu. Founded by Sydney-based entrepreneur Mark Stanley, Literatu has experienced tremendous growth, particularly in Asia. Literatu’s user count grew eight-fold from around 5,000 in early 2014 to over 42,000 by December 2014.
Asia Pacific focus at Muru-D sets to serve startup ‘Funetics’ well as it looks towards growth in China
The new focus from startup accelerator muru-D, around Australian startups exploring regional opportunities in favour over going straight to Silicon Valley, looks to serve one of its startups well.
It sounds simple – because simplicity is the purpose – but what’s interesting is how scalable ParentPaperwork’s solution is, especially when considering its potential beyond Australia and the education industry.
The humble school newsletter is getting a digital makeover with the help of iNewsletter, a service created by two IT professionals who noticed a potential in Australia’s education market.
Sydney-based startup Nexus Notes was built on the philosophy that students can learn a lot from each other’s notes, and of course, make money from simply sharing their notes.
Australian software development company, 2and2, which specialises in educational games, has taken on the ambitious task to disrupt China’s education system through its newest offering, Fun Academy – a social mobile platform with a suite of learning games.
Education generally gears us towards providing answers to questions framed for expected knowledge, rather than equipping us to identify problems or opportunities and ask challenging questions that lead us on the path to meaningful answers and solutions.
Education is certainly a hot topic in the Australian startup ecosystem right now. It’s an area full of opportunity for both enhancement and disruption. So it comes as no surprise that on June 27th through to June 29th the first ever Startup Weekend “Education” in Sydney is being held.
Although we’ve diverged quite rapidly into the digital world, many Australian schools are stuck in an age-old bind and relying on paper-based forms – a labour-intensive, unreliable, and inefficient process for teachers, parents and students alike.
Students, teachers, business people, digital designers and developers are gearing up for the 56-hour hackathon, EduHack, to encourage innovation in Australian education.
Launched in January 2013, Australian EdTech startup Literatu is set to change the way educators teach, without altering their pedagogy. The startup – which was a finalist in the US-based 2014 EdTech Digest Awards in the New Product and Assessment Solution categories, and winner in the Reporting Solution category – makes the collection of data from the ‘bottom up’ not only possible, but simple.
There are about a dozen companies worldwide providing adaptive eLearning solutions – one being a Sydney-based startup Smart Sparrow. The startup has rapidly climbed up the EdTech ranks since launching in 2011, now being used by hundreds of thousands of students worldwide.
I love some of the things happening in the education sector right now; it seems that there is a growing consensus within Generation Y that, on the whole, traditional education never really gave us a well-rounded view of the real world and as such many of us have fallen prey to some harsh life lessons when it comes to work, money and … well, life.