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EdSurge 2014 Outlooks

Educators, entrepreneurs and investors offer their edtech predictions for the new year

EdSurge 2014 Outlooks

We'll be the first to agree--2013 was an active year for educational technology. 

We saw successes. Venture investment increased by 6% from the previous year. New edtech incubators and accelerators popped up in countries and cities across the globe, including New York, Boston, London, and India. 

In the spirit of true innovation, we also some struggles. Buzz around higher education innovation and MOOCs reflected both the ups and downs of out-of-classroom learning, most recently related to job-placement complications. A couple of promising edtech companies lost their footing somewhere along the way, and opted to close up shop for good.

So, what successes and tribulations will 2014 bring? And more importantly, what should the current edtech players (as well as those interested in getting into the game) keep in mind as they plan out their yearlong schedules?

This December, the EdSurge team decided to put together a collection of 2013 reflections and predictions for 2014 edtech trends. We've sourced op-eds from the best and brightest in edtech--investors, nonprofit managers, teachers, entrepreneurs, product developers, district officials, CEOs, and more. Each comes with his or her own experiences, impressions, and wisdom--and imagines not just what is likely, but what is possible for the 2014 year.

Got your own predictions? Tweet them with the #edtech2014 hashtag here on the righthand side of this page--because if you are reading this, we know that you have just as many thoughts and outlooks as we do. And the edtech world needs to hear them.

The Entrepreneurs and Founders

The Entrepreneurs and Founders

Wendy Kopp: "What Will It Take To Succeed in the Global Education Age?"

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The EdSurge Staff: "2014 Will Be the Year of Data"

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Crystal Hutter: "Teachers Will Connect to Drive Change in 2014"

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Michael Horn: "There is Going to Be a Backlash Against Tablets"

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Betsy Corcoran: "Learn All About It!"

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MOOCs

Daphne Koller: “MOOCs can be a Significant Factor in Opening Doors to Opportunity”

ALMOST 4 YEARS AGO

The Investors and Nonprofit Managers

The Investors and Nonprofit Managers

Movers and Shakers

Tom Segal: "A Critical Transition Period for Edtech Venture Capital"

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Nonprofits

Stacey Childress: "Personalized Learning Will Go Mainstream"

ALMOST 4 YEARS AGO

Financing

Victor Hu: "On the Path to Sustainability in 2014"

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Financing

Jennifer Carolan: "Edtech K-12 Investments Up 6% This Year"

ALMOST 4 YEARS AGO

Technology Tips

Karen Cator: “Close the Digital Learning Gap”

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Frank Catalano: "Stop the Hype and Hysteria"

ALMOST 4 YEARS AGO

Technology Tips

Alex Hernandez: "Inspire Students and Families to Change Their Behavior Around Education"

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Technology Tips

Tom Vander Ark: "There is a Ton of Underused Data Out There"

ALMOST 4 YEARS AGO

The Educators and K-12 Administrators

The Educators and K-12 Administrators

Professional Development

Ronen Habib: "There is No Better Time to be an Educator"

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Dr. Barbara Kurshan: “Make OERs a Viable Business Model”

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Shelly Terrell: “It’s Not About the Technology; It’s About the Experiences”

ALMOST 4 YEARS AGO

Angela Estrella: "2014 Will Be All About the Edtech Basics"

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Barnett Berry: 'Teachers Can Lead Without Leaving the Classroom'

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Technology Tips

Alyssa Gallagher: "Let’s Take the Time to Truly Investigate"

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Technology Tips

Esther Wojcicki: “American Schools Are Becoming More Like Classic Chinese Schools”

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Movers and Shakers

What Didn’t Happen in Edtech in 2013

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Movers and Shakers

Greg Klein: "Schools Will Make Flexible Purchasing Decisions"

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Technology Tips

Chris Dede: “Let’s Digitize What We Have Now”

ALMOST 4 YEARS AGO

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