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Thought Leaders in Online Education: Quizlet CEO Matthew Glotzbach (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jul 27th 2020

Quizlet is a user-generated and AI-augmented study guide platform that has scaled exponentially.

Read on to understand more about this newly-minted Unicorn.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Quizlet.

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Startup Ideas for the Post Covid World: K-12 Education

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 15th 2020

In the Spring of 2020, parents of young children have suddenly woken up to a world where kids have to be homeschooled. They are supposedly guided by the teachers. These teachers have no experience of teaching online, and are thus learners themselves of a new education paradigm. They are scrambling to make things flow without losing the limited attention of the youngsters that are already difficult to command in normal times. 

The key issue I observe is that the teaching tools are not designed for this usage model.

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491st Roundtable Recording on June 25, 2020: With Deborah Quazzo, GSV Ventures

Posted on Friday, Jun 26th 2020

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording here:

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Roundtable Recap: June 25 – Spotlight on Funding for Online Education Startups

Posted on Thursday, Jun 25th 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner at GSV Ventures, a fund focused on Online Education ventures. This is a very good discussion on patterns of success and failure in the sector, and what investors are gravitating towards.

Teenager Startups

As for entrepreneur pitches, this week we had Sulay Shah from Toronto, Canada, pitching an online education platform for teenage entrepreneurs.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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Thought Leaders in Online Education: Stephen Spahn, Dwight Schools Group (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jun 8th 2020

Very interesting discussion on online methods of providing a well-rounded education to gifted kids who pursue Sports and Arts careers.

Sramana Mitra: If you could introduce yourself as well as Dwight Schools Group to start with, that would be awesome.

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Thought Leaders in Online Education: Amesite CEO Ann Marie Sastry (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, May 4th 2020

Artificial intelligence is applied to EdTech in creative ways. Ann Marie discusses her company’s work in this field.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself and Amesite.

Ann Marie Sastry: I’m the CEO and Founder of Amesite. We are an artificial-intelligence-driven designer and platform provider for online learning. We deliver courses, programs, and the whole curriculum for businesses, universities, and K12. Our mission is to improve the way the world works using better technology to create engaging and affordable learning experiences. 

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Thought Leaders in Online Education: Clara Piloto, Director of Global Programs at MIT Professional Education (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jan 13th 2020

Clara discusses MIT’s professional education initiative that is run in an online-offline hybrid format.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as your work at MIT that is relevant to online education. 

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Thought Leaders in Online Education: Greg Smith, CEO of Thinkific (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 7th 2020

Online education is a booming field that is seeing entrepreneurship both on the platform and technology tool side as well as on the educator side. This interview covers both.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself and Thinkific.

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Thought Leaders in Online Education: Paul Kellenberger, CEO of zSpace (Part 1)

Posted on Saturday, Oct 19th 2019

AR/VR is changing education. In our TLOE series, this interview delves into the trends and the white spaces.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself and to zSpace.

Paul Kellenberger: I’m the CEO of zSpace. zSpace is a very innovative technology company that has been in the market and focused on education for the last six and a half years. We’re a unique combination of augmented reality and virtual reality.

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Thought Leaders in Online Education: Tim Broom, CEO of ITProTV (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 2nd 2019

Online learning has produced some unicorns and a plethora of niche businesses. Tim talks about one that focuses on the IT learner.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to ITProTV. 

Tim Broom: I am the CEO of ITProTV. We’re an online learning provider for people who are interested in information technology, security, and networking. The easiest way to describe it is, it is the Netflix of IT learning where someone may pay us a subscription price to have an entire library.

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