Dec 4, 2021 3 min read

#05: The Edtech AI Space Race Has Begun! Talent Garden acquires HyperIsland, the "Digital Harvard University"

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1 - Cohort-based learning platforms: A go or a no?

Jiruto, an all-in-one toolkit plus a marketplace for cohort-based courses

Cohort-based learning platforms have been popular with course creators due to the rise of cohort-based courses. Many Ed-tech founders start to build SaaS for course creators plus a marketplace to showcase their creators' works.

But as a course creator, should you really need to use these platforms? Or is it better to create your D-I-Y landing page and get your own domain?

Here are action steps to help you decide:

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3 - Top News

I. Co-working and Edtech company Talent Garden acquires Hyper Island to scale online courses globally

Co-working and Edtech company Talent Garden acquires Hyper Island to scale online courses globally
Co-working and Edtech company Talent Garden acquires Hyper Island to scale online courses globally
  • Talent Garden is the "European-We-Work-meets-General-Assembly" offering digital courses + co-working space. They are now acquiring HyperIsland, called the "European Digital Harvard University" to level up its game.
  • "It’s estimated that some 97 million new digital jobs will emerge in the next few years, with the global digital education market estimated to grow from $8.4 billion in 2020 to $33.2 billion by 2025, making it one of the fastest-growing sectors of the post-pandemic era."

Thoughts? What will be the next Edtech companies that will collaborate to expand its growth?

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II. Zoho enters EdTech space with TrainerCentral

Zoho enters Edtech space with Trainer Central
  • This is no different from other SaaS platforms for course creators and trainers. Trainer Central is a no-code platform, with web conferencing capability, and a built-in marketing toolkit.
  • Future features support peer discussion, cohort-based courses, CRM tools, and availability in different languages.
  • It's a combination of Teachable + Zoom + Hubspot.

Check out if it fits your needs.

Thoughts? Zoho is just one of the companies that ventured into the Edtech space that created a SaaS and a marketplace for course creators. What will be the next?

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III. The Edtech AI Space Race Has Begun

Allen-Institute-for-AI (US, Israel)
Allen Institute for AI (US, Israel)

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Bonus! Everyone is talking about the future!

So what do you think will be the future of Higher Ed? Read the full article, "Exponential Age and Online Learning in 2030."

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Janica Solis
Janica Solis
Edtech enthusiast with 5y experience in education. Worked in an iNGO that promotes global education, and in Edtech startups that design bootcamps and online courses.

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