More than meets the eye: For-profit EdTech is impacting education, just not in the conventional way

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The present edtech companies have played a key role in increasing the reach of online education. But there is clearly a lack of serious thinking about how education delivery will evolve.

Edtech giants have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent days. It started when clips showing managers abusing sales executives to meet aggressive targets surfaced on social media. Parents came forth with complaints about being coerced into buying courses for their kids. What followed was an exposé of the internal workings of these companies by ex-employees, who quickly found more supporters. The real fire lit up when some of the critics found their social media accounts blocked and defamation cases filed against them. It’s no surprise then that edtech platforms found mention in the Parliament.

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