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Reading List Virtual Reality in Education EDUKWEST

Reading List: Virtual Reality in Education

Few verticals in edtech have received as much hype lately as the use of virtual reality in education. With the MOOC phenomenon cooling off, or arriving in the reality of having to find a viable business model, virtual reality carries the hopes and dreams of teachers, entrepreneurs, and investors alike.

According to Fortune, VCs have put more than $4 billion in VR startups over the past five years, and then there is of course the acquisition of Oculus Rift by Facebook for $2 billion.

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Reading List Education Market Overview South Korea EDUKWEST

Reading List: Education Market Overview South Korea

South Korea’s education system has been the envy of many western governments. The country managed to transform itself from mass illiteracy to global economic powerhouse in less than two generations. Its students consistently rank in the top 5 for PISA test results, and the country has a 93% high school graduation rate. 82% of these graduates go on to university.

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Reading List Online Tutoring EDUKWEST

Reading List: Online Tutoring

This Reading List: Online Tutoring is an extension of our popular “Tutoring Markets Overview” and can be used independently or in combination with the beforementioned.

It features 23 articles and gives the reader a thorough introduction to the diversity and business of online tutoring in markets including the U.S., the UK, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Asia.

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Reading List Tutoring Markets Overview EDUKWEST

Reading List: Tutoring Markets Overview

The tutoring industry is a booming market worldwide, currently estimated at around 100 to 150 billion USD annually and with the potential to grow to 190 billion USD, depending on whose research you take as basis.

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Reading List EdTech Asia EDUKWEST

Reading List: EdTech Asia

Today, Asia in all its variety is likely the most interesting market for education technology.

Although it is mostly China, with its dominance and enormous potential for growth, we hear about when it comes to massive investment rounds, it is lesser covered Asian countries, like Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia, that go through rapid development and quick evolution, which now have the potential to leapfrog some of their more mature Asian neighbors.

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