5 ways the edtech industry changed in 2021
2021 was a landmark year for higher education technology, as longtime players transformed and start-ups battled for a share of record investments.
Half of the research and software firm HolonIQ’s top 200 most promising start-ups in North America are in the edtech workforce category, and more than a quarter are in higher education. Staples of the edtech space like 2U, Udemy, EdX, Blackboard and DuoLingo all also made major announcements this year while competing in an increasingly crowded market.
HolonIQ attributes the boom to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as K-12 schools and higher education institutions continue to shape their long-term online offerings after the pandemic forced sudden adoption.