What didn’t happen in edtech in 2013

This year marked a very noticeable surge in technology investment and innovation in education–what I call “innovestment”–which plays an important role in stimulating a sector that is traditionally behind the innovation adoption curve, says EdSurge. But many promised outcomes, such as greater strategic use of social media, mobile devices, personalized learning technology, and improved national assessment results, did not meet full expectations. There is still a long ways to go to radically improve education, and while 2013 may not have delivered on all of its promises, there were important lessons learned that can guide entrepreneurs and educators. Recently, I asked three CEOs–Jessie Woolley-Wilson (Dreambox Learning), Prasad Ram (Gooru), and Tyler Bosmeny (Clever) to share where 2013 fell short–and how we can do better in 2014…

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