The hottest EdTech Substack posts right now

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Mathworlds β€’ 1375 implied HN points β€’ 17 Jan 24
  1. Generative AI tools may not eliminate 90% of teachers' administrative tasks by 2024 according to a teacher survey.
  2. AI tutors evolving to become great is another prediction for 2024, but their widespread success remains uncertain.
  3. It's crucial for edtech developers to create tools that truly meet the practical needs of teachers and students, as indicated by survey results.
imperfect offerings β€’ 179 implied HN points β€’ 24 Nov 23
  1. Peter Thiel's Palantir has taken over the federated data service for the NHS, impacting data sharing opt-outs for patients and raising concerns about private interests in public health data.
  2. In the education sector, AI's influence, particularly in EdTech, raises issues around data governance, privacy regulations, and the challenge of regulating online platforms.
  3. AI's expansion into various sectors, including recruitment, poses challenges such as potential bias, pricing out of students, and the use of AI for assessments, leading to a possible 'AI-driven race to the middle' in hiring practices.
Mathworlds β€’ 550 implied HN points β€’ 01 Jun 23
  1. Schooling has a multidimensional shape with various purposes like cognitive development and social development.
  2. AI models need to align with the full visions for learning, beyond what AI can currently model well.
  3. In classroom settings, AI may have potential for teacher support and professional development, but may not fit within the primary vehicle for student learning.
system bashing β€’ 176 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jul 23
  1. Starting small and doing what you love can lead to building a strong community and following.
  2. As a business grows, the transition from a passionate creator to a structured company can bring challenges in managing relationships and revenue.
  3. Scaling a startup involves evolving into a company with defined roles, managing financial aspects, and adapting to market demands.
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Lolita's Newsletter β€’ 58 implied HN points β€’ 15 Oct 23
  1. Ganas Ventures and Lolita Taub invested in Papaya, a Latina-led startup.
  2. Papaya is a tech-enabled STEM tutoring marketplace with visionary founders and strong traction in the online tutoring market.
  3. Papaya aims to democratize STEM education by providing affordable, high-quality tutoring and creating a community-driven platform.
imperfect offerings β€’ 79 implied HN points β€’ 31 Aug 23
  1. Life is imperfect - The message shared is about life's imperfections and how it plays out in different settings, emphasizing the need to navigate through challenges.
  2. Criticism in edtech - Discussion on the critique of ed tech companies' practices, highlighting the need for addressing power imbalances and engaging with critical voices.
  3. Generative AI impact - Insights into how generative AI is affecting graduate employment, the restructuring of labor, and the broader impact on work routines and value.
imperfect offerings β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 17 Jul 23
  1. Teachers are vulnerable to automation and AI tools that could change the nature of their work and how it's valued.
  2. AI has the potential to impact various professions beyond teaching, such as journalism, acting, music, and art, through automation of tasks and production.
  3. The use of AI in different sectors, driven by profit motives, can lead to job insecurity and challenges to worker's rights across industries.
ChatGPT4 as a CEO and Underdog Founders β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jun 23
  1. Charlotte left a comfortable job at Meta to build Jackett, an AI-powered platform to empower teachers and save time on assessments.
  2. Jackett's mission is to unlock students' potential by automating educators' tasks through AI, helping teachers create custom problems quickly.
  3. Despite challenges, Charlotte secured funding, focused on the impact in India, and Jackett is now used by thousands of teachers, saving hundreds of hours monthly.
Tech Buzz China Insider β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 23 Jul 21
  1. Huang Qifan points out 4 main problems in the consumer internet sector: scaling up costs, hooking users with misleading tactics, privacy infringement, and discriminatory pricing.
  2. WeChat mini programs have seen changes in user engagement over time: decline in shopping, increase in travel and lifestyle services.
  3. Globalization is a key focus for Chinese tech and consumer companies, with many exploring international markets for growth opportunities.
ailogblog β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 25 Jan 24
  1. Chatbots are increasingly being integrated into existing software for various purposes, evolving from the early days of Eliza in the 1960s.
  2. Generative AI tools like chatbots are seen as labor-saving devices for teachers and administrators, with the potential to enhance education by guiding students to knowledge through prompting reflection and work.
  3. The excitement surrounding generative AI in education is reaching its peak, but there is anticipation for a forthcoming phase of doubt, backlash, and reassessment of the technology's impact and value.