[Tweet “Here are 1+ billion reasons to keep a close eye on the ed tech industry.”] There are more than 1 billion reasons to keep a close eye on the ed tech industry.
Don’t believe me? Silicon Valley investors backed up those reasons with dollars. In 2014, ed tech companies pulled in almost $1.87 billion dollars of venture and equity financing, an increase of 55% over the previous year.
Our favorites among the flourishing ed tech industry:
CampusLogic’s cloud-based products for financial aid offices save time, cut costs and increase student satisfaction. With StudentVerification, submitting documents couldn’t be easier than on this secure, student self-service platform. AwardLetter enables schools to finally get as tech-savvy as their students, with digital award letters that boost enrollment and help students borrow less.
Civitas Learning – Predictive analytics for higher education
Civitas Learning gathers and analyzes data from technology tools, online resources and digital content to map the journey of modern students. The company then uses these student maps, called “stories” to generate personalized, real-time information and recommendations to help guide decisions across the student life cycle.
Cranium Cafe facilitates instant, face-to-face communication between students and the services departments, professors or even other students. With built-in virtual meeting software, academic advising, enrollment, tutoring, and financial aid counseling is possible from anywhere with the click of a button.
This enrollment tool makes the application process painless for schools. Department heads can use DecisionDesk’s reporting dashboards to measure applicant metrics and to monitor the application cycle. Applicants have access to 24/7 live chat.
GetSet is dedicated to helping students stay in school and achieve a degree. The student retention tools helps students manage the process of getting an education successfully. PeerWisdom connects students with each other to share information and advice. GetSet offers planning tools as well.
OneCampus abolishes cluttered campus portals, giving student access to all campus services in one spot, on any device. With an online store experience and Google-like search, ratings and reviews, OneCampus modernizes the old portal approach.
uConnect takes college career centers to the next level, providing custom websites and marketing tools that help the career center to better serve students. Their mission is to help career centers ensure their students get the best career education, preparation and post-graduate success.