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πŸŽ“ Innovative Learning Analytics Solutions + ANZ EdTech 50

The limitations of traditional data analysis in education – information overload and privacy concerns – are being challenged by the transformative power of AI.

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The limitations of traditional data analysis in education – information overload and privacy concerns – are being challenged by the transformative power of AI. This shift, driven by advanced algorithms and learning analytics platforms, necessitates a new breed of educators equipped with data analysis skills. Effectively harnessing the power of AI requires educators who can interpret data insights and translate them into actionable strategies for student success. This week, we revisited 50 of Australia and New Zealand's most promising EdTech startups.

This Week's Topics

πŸŽ“ Learning Analytics. Transitioning from paper to digital & static to active content
πŸ“Š Chart Spotlight. Private tutoring in the UK doubled between 2006-2022
πŸ“ˆ EdTech Index. Up by 2% over the last three months
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πŸ† Australia New Zealand EdTech 50. The most promising learning, teaching, and upskilling startups in the region
πŸ“– Annual Education Outlook. 180+ pages of trends, insight, and data
πŸ’° Education Deals of the Week. Funding and M&A

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πŸŽ“ Learning Analytics Landscape

Educators have long used data to understand how students learn and improve outcomes. In recent decades, this meant analyzing basic information from Learning Management Systems (LMS). However, this approach has limitations. The vast amount of data can be cumbersome to analyze, extracting meaningful insights is complex, and balancing privacy with ethical data use is essential. Additionally, data from various platforms often isn't compatible, hindering a holistic view of the learner.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is writing a new chapter for learning analytics. AI can handle massive datasets, uncovering intricate patterns that might escape human analysis. It also holds promise for predicting future learning performance, enabling educators to intervene proactively for better outcomes. Personalized learning experiences tailored through adaptive pathways and assessments could improve with AI. Advanced algorithms and learning analytics are paving the way for automated reporting, merging data from multiple sources, and providing educators with a unified view of a learner's journey.

Companies are investing heavily in AI capabilities in EdTech, and more AI-powered learning analytics platforms are shaping this market. These platforms offer a range of features, including predicting student performance, personalizing learning paths, and automating feedback and evaluation. Additionally, analytics tools that combine data visualizations with clear, concise summaries can make data analysis more accessible for educators.

HolonIQ tracks 50+ trends in education and identifies prominent players in the learning analytics market. Explore the learning analytics market map to gain insights into this evolving field.

πŸŽ“ Learning Analytics - Market Map

Source: HolonIQ

πŸ“Š Charts Spotlight - Private Tutoring in the UK Doubled Between 2006-2022

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Like other parts of the world, the UK has seen growth in private tutoring over the last decade, particularly among secondary students. Since 2006, the percentage of secondary students receiving private tutoring has nearly doubled, reaching 11% in 2022. While the overall trend for all students fluctuates, the data for secondary pupils points towards a sustained rise, influenced by several factors, including growing awareness of the academic benefits. Personalized learning and flexible scheduling are highly attractive to students and parents and can significantly boost academic performance and student confidence. Concurrently, the expansion of online tutoring platforms has made private tutoring more accessible and appealing.

πŸ“ˆ Capital Markets - EdTech Up by 2%

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HolonIQ’s EdTech index experienced a significant annual decline in the first half of 2023, dropping to 30%. However, it has been steadily recovering since 2H of that year. Over the past three months, there has been modest growth, with an increase of 2% recorded. The decline was driven by new competitive threats posed by free and open generative AI. Major stocks faced a challenge due to the worry that students might transition from conventional EdTech to GenAI-powered alternatives, which could be free of charge. Major stocks are striving to enhance their technology, while smaller companies are struggling to keep pace, leading to volatility in this quarter's growth.

Major stocks in the index have shown mixed growth results in the last 3M. Informa Plc (13B MCap), Duolingo ($9B MCap), and Pearson Plc ($8B MCap) have shown returns of 1.72%, 28%, and 1.19%, respectively. many EdTech companies are launching AI and advanced immersive technologies to harness its potential. Pearson launched generative AI study tools in its academic study material. Duolingo made several product innovations, launched Math and Music courses, and used generative AI to develop new features and lesson types that enable more conversational and listening practice. Chegg (0.5B MCap) introduced an AI-powered learning platform built on OpenAI's GPT-4 model, providing a conversational learning companion. However, after releasing lower revenue results during the April 29 earnings call, their stocks plummeted by over 20%. Additionally, the upcoming implementation of the EU's new AI regulations may pose fresh hurdles for AI EdTech, potentially dampening the performance of the index in the future.

πŸ† Australia and New Zealand EdTech 50

Each year, HolonIQ identifies the 1000 most promising EdTech startups globally. Region by region, we build a picture of each market and how technology is used in education, from PreK to Lifelong Upskilling. This week, we are revisiting the 50 most promising EdTech startups in Australia and New Zealand.

A couple of cohort members stood out with their latest actions in the EdTech space. Vivi (an Australian classroom engagement solution provider) launched Vivi for Teachers, a free tool that would allow teachers to engage with their students through their devices. Learning Vault (an Australian digital credential and course provider) partnered with NCFE (a UK-based post-secondary certification provider) to assist the organization in providing digital credentials.

🍎 Back to School Summit 10-11 Sept NYC

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πŸ“– 2024 Global Education Outlook

HolonIQ's annual analysis of the global education economy offers over 180 pages of in-depth insights on market data, investments, strategic shifts, and trends in education. Download the extract or purchase the full report.

πŸ’° Education Deals of the Week

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πŸ“Š National Math Stars, a non-profit organization that supports underprivileged K12 students, closed $16.5M in funding for its first three years of operations.

πŸ“ˆ Edia, a US-based AI firm that specializes in math education, secured $9.4M in venture funding to expand its operations and development.

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Peeplcoach, an Australian coaching platform, received $1.3M in venture funding to expand its operations. 


πŸ”„ Rise Up, a French active learning platform, acquired Domoscio, a French adaptive learning platform, further expanding its offerings in the space.

🌐 Castnet Learning, an online education platform, has acquired Tustawi, a digital education platform. This acquisition will allow Castnet to expand its service offerings to Kenya.

πŸ—£οΈ 95 Percent Group, a literacy curriculum provider in the US, acquired Sortegories, a language learning app for K12 students. This acquisition will expand 95 Percent Group's digital offerings for language learning.

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