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Harnessing the Potential of EdTech

24 October 2019

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Natasha Rynjah

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With technology disrupting major aspects of the economy, it is no surprise that education is also set to undergo a tech revolution that goes beyond teaching and learning pedagogies. 

EdTech has the power to enhance efficient learning process, improve access to educational tools, and empower both educators and learners. This potential opens up opportunities for innovators, investors and resource providers to scale sustainably across Asia and beyond. 

Whether you are an innovator or investor, here is a list of resources that you may find useful.

General Insights

With a learner-centric platform, EdTech can break down geographical barriers such as physical access to infrastructure like schools. This allows for inclusive and equitable quality education, thereby promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

EdTech is catalysing a paradigmatic shift in the education sector by transforming the way we learn, while making it accessible and affordable. In theory, this will have a generational impact, as its systemic transformation can lift individuals out of poverty.

For the EdTech Innovator

Despite an expected growth in India’s online education market (to $1.96 billion by 2021), there are a number of challenges that accompanies this. The problems are complex and embedded into many broad sectors varying from technological to infrastructural and behavioural to structural.

Read this two-part series to align education with entrepreneurship. The series sheds light on why some teachers are afraid of technology, what catches a teacher’s eye for a prospective product and best advice for entrepreneurs who want to go into EdTech.

While there are definitely reasons for optimism, there are still quite a few “uniquely EdTech” problems that investors want entrepreneurs to have solutions to before they decide to invest. Find out what these key questions are.

One of the hardest things to do when starting a business is giving your business value. When you need investors, you have to have a valuation. If you valuation is too high, investors will be hesitant. If it’s too low, it diminishes the value and doesn’t become an investable business. So, how do you give your business a respectable value?

For EdTech Investors and Funders

India’s projected economic growth is heavily tied to service and technology and dependent on education. Find out why all eyes should be on what’s coming up in India’s education space.

The EdTech industry is attracting investors all over the world. Companies are focusing on how they can best benefit from this untapped market. Fortunately, they are not the only benefactors, as benefits to students are also substantial. This article gives a snapshot of the key trends in this sector.

Investors are combining forces with EdTech solutions to make educational revolution a reality. Explore some of the opportunities that are driving investments in EdTech, along with its challenges.

Investing in education is more than just a business decision. It’s also a part of corporate social responsibility – something to be proud of. This comes with the recognition that technology not only improves education for learners in the short term, but it also ultimately deepens the global talent pool.


Do you want to be part of the solution and scale effective EdTech innovations and solutions? Email dealshare@avpn.asia to speak with our Deal Share team now!

References

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C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

Author

Natasha Rynjah

Driven by her interest in the social sector, Natasha has joined AVPN as a Deal Share Manager. Her professional background is centred around a corporate environment and she has taken the leap to work and better understand the social investment landscape. On completion of her Masters in Environmental Management from the National University of Singapore, Natasha followed her interests in sustainability through her position at Global Initiatives, a sustainability communications and stakeholder engagement organisation in Singapore. Here, Natasha was working as a Senior Partnerships Manager helping corporate partners deliver their sustainability initiatives as well as driving and managing sustainability content through the digital platform. Natasha also has some experience in strategising funding opportunities through different channels.

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