Alex Sarlin
A newsletter about players, strategy and learning outcomes of the global Education Technology industry: Past, Present and Future
Created 23 Aug 2021
  • The Edtech AI Space Race Has Begun
    30 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Knewton and The Prehistory of Edtech AI When I first joined Knewton in 2008, fresh out of graduate school, we all had a shared dream of bringing education into the 21st century. That company was found...
  • How the Pandemic Has Forced Educators to Expand the Definition of Student Support
    18 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Consider a typical pre-pandemic school day for a 9th grade public school student— let’s call him Luis. Luis wakes up in the morning, throws on his backpack, and heads out to the bus. He’s arriving ear...
  • What "The Squid Game" can teach us about US Higher Education
    11 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 3 0
    The Squid Game is currently the #1 most watched show in the world on Netflix. If you haven’t yet indulged, here is the basic premise. (Only minor spoilers ahead; everything in this synopsis is reveale...
  • Duolingo, Kahoot! and the Redemption of Gamified Education
    02 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 2 2
    When the language-learning app Duolingo went public on the NASDAQ exchange on July 28th of this year, it served as a bit of Rorschach test for Edtech market observers. Transcend Network saw it as a tr...
  • Welcome to Edtech Insiders!
    23 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    What is this? Education.technology.strategy (ed.tech.strat) is a newsletter for the global edtech community. It seeks to be a combination of business, strategy, learning science, and general Edtech go...
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