One of the main pillars of a country’s economy, the education industry is currently witnessing a paradigm shift, breaking the age-old pedagogical approach with a new-age learning environment. The modern EdTech startups are utilizing a combination of digital media and leading-edge technologies to roll out offerings for K-12, universities, vocational training, and corporate training sectors. Educators are now finding it easier to make individuals future-ready through personalized assessments, parent engagement, soft skills development, student networking, learning analytics, and real-time scenario engagement.
Considering the transitory phase, Education Technology Insights has compiled a list of top 10 EdTech startups in the APAC region to guide universities and schools in harnessing the power of technology to tackle today’s teaching and learning challenges, reduce workload, and increase efficiencies, while simultaneously engaging students with tools that provide an excellent learning experience.
In the wake of these technology transitions, we are glad to feature Korea-based Riiid on our annual list of EdTech Startups. Leading its way in artificial intelligence (AI)-based education, Riiid offers a state-of-the-art deep learning solution, enabling learners to experience a superior learning experience, thereby democratizing equalization of educational opportunity in its truest sense possible. The company’s AI tutor Santa TOEIC has been specifically designed for Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) students. Listed on this edition is Learn Primary, a company that has redefined the Australian education space altogether. The Learn Primary app acts as a resource to supplement formal classroom-based learning for primary school students, which benefits teachers, students, and parents alike. It facilitates an engaging learning environment for children at home, allowing parents to make use of teacher-created insights and content in guiding their children.
On the other hand, iPortfolio has developed Spindle Books Technology, a pragmatic digital learning/teaching platform that converts the print books into smart digital books without compromising the originality of paper books. In addition, the company’s language training methodology called Multi-Dimension Reading (MDR) guides learners attain a better grasp of words and their meanings, thereby broadening their vocabulary. New Zealand based Aimy offers a “parent portal” for hassle-free student registrations. Aimy is packed with multiple purpose-built digital capabilities aimed at alleviating the burden of painful manual processes for education providers.
That’s not all; in an ambitious bid to break the conventional pedagogical methodologies, Zuoyebang leverages big data to improve student results by analyzing the unique trail of data generated by students which helps them better understand their individual behavior and create an optimal learning environment. For FrogAsia, the sole objective is to help educational organizations step ahead of the traditional classroom into next-generation, 21st-century learning spaces through a virtual learning platform. A Cloud Guru offers a social learning platform serving as an online school and enabled with social features, which allows students to interact and engage with each other.
With several innovative technological capabilities and success stories up their sleeves, these solution providers are constantly proving their mettle in the education industry. We hope this edition of Education Technology Insights helps you build a futuristic partnership with your clients to foster a technologically-driven learning environment.
We present to you Education Technology Insights’ “Top 10 EdTech Startups in APAC 2019”