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The 'Price' of Free and Freemium Edtech Products

By Blake Montgomery and Mary Jo Madda     Mar 6, 2016

The 'Price' of Free and Freemium Edtech Products

On Wednesday, March 2, EdSurge launched the "State of Edtech," the first round of an edtech trends report sponsored by AT&T Aspire. The report technically includes eight trends, but this week, we decided to focus on one big theme in our EdSurge podcast. 

It's one that we hear about a lot—what’s the benefit of free products… vs. freemium? You know, those products where you get a part for free, but have to pay for other features? Listen in to find out whether free is the best option, or if it's better to pay straight away for those products with licenses. We hear from Bill Fitzgerald of Common Sense Media, Matt Hanson of GSV Capital, Matthew Akin of Piedmont City School District, and more.

Don't forget that you can down subscribe to the podcast through all of your favorite podcast apps! To subscribe on iTunes, just follow this link into iTunes and hit "subscribe" - if you have the podcast app on your phone, the show should automatically download the next time you open it. You can follow us on SoundCloud here or search for us on your favorite podcasting site.

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The 'Price' of Free and Freemium Edtech Products

By Blake Montgomery and Mary Jo Madda     Mar 6, 2016

The 'Price' of Free and Freemium Edtech Products

On Wednesday, March 2, EdSurge launched the "State of Edtech," the first round of an edtech trends report sponsored by AT&T Aspire. The report technically includes eight trends, but this week, we decided to focus on one big theme in our EdSurge podcast. 

It's one that we hear about a lot—what’s the benefit of free products… vs. freemium? You know, those products where you get a part for free, but have to pay for other features? Listen in to find out whether free is the best option, or if it's better to pay straight away for those products with licenses. We hear from Bill Fitzgerald of Common Sense Media, Matt Hanson of GSV Capital, Matthew Akin of Piedmont City School District, and more.

Don't forget that you can down subscribe to the podcast through all of your favorite podcast apps! To subscribe on iTunes, just follow this link into iTunes and hit "subscribe" - if you have the podcast app on your phone, the show should automatically download the next time you open it. You can follow us on SoundCloud here or search for us on your favorite podcasting site.

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