What Edtech Can Learn from Theranos

Jennifer Carolan, EdSurge, Nov 16, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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How do we explain the high-profile silicon Valley failures in ed tech? Jennifer Carolan suggests we can learn some lessons from their failures in other domains. First, "Education expertise, which is critical to building great education startups, has been undervalued in edtech." Second, "top performing edtech companies almost always have at least one investor with deep experience operating and investing in the space." And third, "efficacy matters even if it is hard to demonstrate."

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