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\Why Edtech Startups Suck. (We Think That's OK.)


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Reynol Junco, of Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, thinks "most ed-tech startups suck!" He takes shots at founders who "rarely, if ever" involve educators in product design and read up on ed research. Then he lampoons VCs and investors who "know next to nothing about how students learn" and get suckered in by "flashing lights and pretty buttons." Finally, Junco claims that "it's actually not that difficult to demonstrate effectiveness."

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