Are edtech firms gaining ground?

Are edtech firms gaining ground?

While the edtech (educational technology) space is buzzing, traditional education publishers are too slow on their feet, failing to innovate to any notable degree, and don’t understand the need to employ new business models. Such, at any rate, is the combative view of George Burgess, founder of start-up Gojimo, which produces a free revision app which he claims reached one in five GCSE and A-Level students last year.

With edtech buoyed by a recent wave of opportunity-focused venture capital investment ($2.98bn worldwide in 2015, according to CB Insights), and with at least 1,000 start- ups...

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