How Big Data and Mobile Technology Startups Are Changing Education

Recently, there’s been a notable increase in startup accelerators aimed at incubating educational tech companies. The first, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Imagine K12, opened for business in 2011. Now a handful of others have appeared, from Kaplan EdTech Accelerator powered by TechStars, a three-month program located in New York City, to Pearson Catalyst, started by the U.K.-based educational publishing powerhouse. “There’s a realization that technology can dramatically affect educational outcomes,” say Tim Brady, founder and partner of Imagine K12.
The startups, themselves, are focused on a wide array of problems facing not just teachers, but administrators, parents and students, as well, using big data, mobile technology, and a number of other innovations. Here’s a look at three:

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