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The Perfect Storm for Universities

The Perfect Storm for Universities | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
about 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed

Student study time has dropped from average 24hpw (1961) to 14 hpw (2010).

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WHICH 50 : Digital and other technologies are transforming how the world learns

WHICH 50 : Digital and other technologies are transforming how the world learns | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it

Australia's education market exports $16 billion in services. Compare that with US exports of $22 billion and the picture that emerges is that of a vibrant sector

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We have the scale and ability to use the current wave of innovation to create a globally competitive learning technology sector. 

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Australia's Online Education Sector Is Expected To Generate $6.5 Billion In Revenue This Year But It Isn't A Market Favourite

Australia's Online Education Sector Is Expected To Generate $6.5 Billion In Revenue This Year But It Isn't A Market Favourite | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
Australia’s online education sector is massive with $6.5 billion in revenue expected to be generated over the next 12 months, IBISWorld says.
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iCollege listed in May 2014, Website launched July.

3PLearning below IPO price.

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YouTube show about start-ups takes Gruen Transfer to tech-heads

YouTube show about start-ups takes Gruen Transfer to tech-heads | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
A new Australian show is hoping to take home-grown tech ideas to the world.
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Noble and start-up incubatorBlue Chillichief executive Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin

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Teaching riddled with ‘bad practices’

Teaching riddled with ‘bad practices’ | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
SENIOR education professors have characterised much of the teaching that occurs daily in classrooms as “malpractice”, based on a teacher’s own experience and theories rather than the evidence of the most effective methods.
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India sets up $1.6B fund for startups, backs a new era of software product innovation

India sets up $1.6B fund for startups, backs a new era of software product innovation | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
The new Modi government's move to set aside INR 100 billion fund for startups exceeds expectations. This is the first fund of its kind in India.
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Aims to overtake Israel startup credentials within 4 years. New focus on software products rather than services.

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Old School: College's Most Important Trend is the Rise of the Adult Student

Old School: College's Most Important Trend is the Rise of the Adult Student | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
America needs to get better at teacher old(er) dogs new tricks. But first, colleges need to learn a few things, themselves
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Only 15% of US students live on campus for 4yr degrees. 25% are >30yrs old.

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3 in 1 device to replace PC

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Unity is produced in Australia by Vixtel, Melb

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Adobe Releases Free App for Making Narrated Video Presentations

Adobe Releases Free App for Making Narrated Video Presentations | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
Adobe says its new iPad app, Voice, is ideal for crafting business pitches and presentations.
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Useful tool for startup presentations

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5 EdTech startups to learn from - Tech City News

5 EdTech startups to learn from - Tech City News | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
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UK based

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Shanghai-Based ChaseFuture Raises A $400K Round To Ease University Admissions For International Students | TechCrunch

Shanghai-Based ChaseFuture Raises A $400K Round To Ease University Admissions For International Students | TechCrunch | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
ChaseFuture, a Shanghai-based startup that built a platform where admissions experts and college alums can coach international students on how to get in, just..
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Chinese company that helps local students with admissions essays, choosing Western schools and polishing resumes, has packages that can cost several thousand dollars.

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Here's a look inside a typical VC's pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)

Here's a look inside a typical VC's pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs) | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
While it may seem that one percent represents depressing odds for a founder to secure VC funding, in reality, the process tends to help entrepreneurs refine their strategy.
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Tuition.io Picks Up A New Investor, As It Manages Over $1 Billion In Student Loans | TechCrunch

Tuition.io Picks Up A New Investor, As It Manages Over $1 Billion In Student Loans | TechCrunch | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
In the year since its launch, Tuition.io, the company billing itself as the Mint.com for managing student loans, has grown to manage over $1 billion in loans...
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US student loan obligations total 1 Trillion $

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US start-ups raise nearly $US10bn in first quarter

US start-ups raise nearly $US10bn in first quarter | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
Figures show the highest cash injection into US start-up sector since 2001, with 11 companies valued at $US1bn or more.
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Venture capitalists invested $US10bn across 880 deals

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Need for new skills gives room to grow

Need for new skills gives room to grow | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it

The revolution in online education will attract massive investment into education companies in the next decade, according to US venture capital fund LearnCapital

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According to Learn Capital’s analysis, even as tuition fees rise in the US, the return on investment for graduates from their education is in decline because the traditional skills being taught don’t match the demand for new high value skills. 

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Scientists Bring New Rigor to Education Research

Scientists Bring New Rigor to Education Research | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
Researchers are using tools borrowed from medicine and economics to figure out what works best in the classroom. But the results aren't making it into schools
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Longitudinal studies tracking students that gamed the system to avoid answering hard questions at school show poor outcomes later on.

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Australian duo turn uni lecture notes into cash

Australian duo turn uni lecture notes into cash | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it

University students are cashing in on lecture and texbook notes by selling them online using a new service called Nexus Notes.

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University of Sydney student Dan Brand, launched SpoonFeedMe,  a website that offers explainer videos on course material created by top students.Thinkswap, another local company, provides a similar service to Nexus Notes which offers over 10,000, study notes, lecture guides and assignments (for referencing) from Australian university students and has more than 30,000 registered users. 

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Hostworks gives CSIRO analytics tools a second life

Hostworks gives CSIRO analytics tools a second life | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
Local hoster to take on Salesforce.com, Amazon.
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CSIRO will continue to run the backend

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UNSW launches learning to teach online MOOC | UNSW Newsroom

UNSW launches learning to teach online MOOC | UNSW Newsroom | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
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5 Factors Influencing Design in Digital Education in 2014 | Acrobatiq

5 Factors Influencing Design in Digital Education in 2014 | Acrobatiq | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
Five factors are elevating the role of design in digital higher education, and specifically, in the course design and development process.
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An Essay-Writing Machine Made To Fool Other Machines

An Essay-Writing Machine Made To Fool Other Machines | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, we're taking bets. The fight is machine versus machine. Will one of them be able to spot the tricks of the other?
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MIT Professor writes program for essay writing that gets A's for sentence construction but makes no sense.

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HEDLINE: Apollo Education launches Course Aggregation Platform Balloon

HEDLINE: Apollo Education launches Course Aggregation Platform Balloon | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
Apollo Education, the parent company of the University of Phoenix, announced the launch of a course aggregation platform called Balloon.
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This will give Apollo insight into what employers want from educators

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Sydney Could Emerge As An Equal to San Francisco's Tech Scene If Only . . .

Sydney Could Emerge As An Equal to San Francisco's Tech Scene If Only . . . | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
Sydney could be Australia's equivalent to San Francisco's vibrant tech scene with its hub culture, harbor and a budding startup ecosystem, but it's still an IF. Australia needs more entrepreneurial heroes to jumpstart funding for the next generation of innovative startups.
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Rebecca Fannin gave good review of Aus Startup ecosystem at CEBIT

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Australia reverses three-year enrolment decline, commencements up sharply in 2013 - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment

Australia reverses three-year enrolment decline, commencements up sharply in 2013 - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
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HE: Chinese students 39%, Indian 7%, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand.

Significant growth from Brazil, Pakistan, Columbia, Philippines, Taiwan

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Chegg Acquires Student Deals Platform Campus Special -- SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Chegg Acquires Student Deals Platform Campus Special -- SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg Acquires Student Deals Platform Campus Special. Expands Mobile Advertising Platform Adding Daily Deals and Food Services for College Students.
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Campus Special’s success is based on an award winning paid summer internship program. The company brings together all interns for a four-day training camp in Chicago where they learn about business, marketing and advertising. Over the summer the interns then work together with local business owners and educate these on how to market their business to college students through Campus Special’s print, mobile, online, and digital products.

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Taking stock of the Freelancer float

Taking stock of the Freelancer float | Ed Tech Startups, Australia | Scoop.it

“I can think of about two dozen really strong tech companies in Australia that are doing over $10 million in revenue that could potentially list in the next year or so,” Matt Barrie says.

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"More money’s been raised on the Australian stock exchange than on the NASDAQ; it’s just that it’s all in mining.”

Barrie offered 6% of his company for a market cap of $218M, to develop Freelancer’s niche of connecting isolated workers in less developed countries to immense global market place.

Ozforex floated for $480M valuation.

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