Innovation in education is getting attention globally. Entrepreneurship may well be the force that finally brings structural change to higher education after 800 years. The epicentre of edtech innovation is the USA. At least, that’s the impression I get from the blogs and news sites that I follow. In particular, Audrey Watters is an excellent source for what’s happening in startups. EdSurge is helpful in detailing startups and funding.
But what’s happening globally? I travel frequently and have come to see education as a global practice with surprisingly similar concerns regardless of country and region. The problems in Ecuador are not that different from the problems in South Africa. Or Canada. New and innovative teaching models through the use of technology are a global focus.
In spite of the global interest in education reform, I don’t hear much about education startups internationally. What are the most innovative companies that you’ve come across that are NOT US-based?