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The EdTech Ecosystem

What is edTech

The word EdTech comes from "Education" and "Technology"; it refers to the use of new technologies to change and reinvent learning and knowledge, at every level: from childhood to adult age.
EdTech companies are trying to solve one of the big challenges of this age: Learning.
Internet brought access to a huge amount of data; no one could imagine some decades ago that all this could be possible.
It's time to reset our vision about how learning works and what schools are, and rethink and reimagine the future of knowledge, for us, for our friends, for our childrens and parents and to let everyone in the world be free to learn.

MOOCs: a class with a million students!

We will see how MOOCs work in detail in next pages. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses.
Do you know which is the most followed free course online? "Learning How to Learn", by Coursera (here).
The course has been made by a famous neuroscientist, Terrence Sejnowski and Barbara Oakley, from C San Diego.
Until now, the course enrolled 1,2 million people all over the world.

The EdTech Ecosystem

There are not only courses from universities or online learning platforms, but also a lot of specialized sites:
Language learning is an area where free sites and apps as Duolingo, Babel, Busuu, Memrise, created a new way to recall always what we are learning in the language field.
There are also a lot of tech learning sites, as FreeCodeCamp, CodeCademy.
Also in childhood education are borning every day new sites and initiatives, like kidaptive, duolingo for kids.
And if you want to create your own platform you can use opensource CMS like Moodle, or LMS (Learning Management Systems) like Knewton or Dreambox Learning.

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