How Educators Can Become Edupreneurs
The EdTech (Educational Technology) market is growing, and what better place for those with existing teaching experience to seek extra work or a slight change of career?
The first step is research: study the niches and opportunities, determine an area of interest based on experiences and skills. Finding mentors for an EdTech startup business is a bonus. Some thoughts on EdTech opportunities:
- Collaborate. Instead of going it alone, form an EdTech startup with other disenchanted educators.
- Repurpose courses. Take existing curriculum materials and repurpose it for online learning in the form of ebooks, webinars and self-study courses. If you have the online infrastructure, create them as MOOCs — Massive Open Online Courses. Just make sure you create original material for your courses and other learning materials.
- Build language learning apps. This is a popular EdTech niche, though some might feel it’s already getting overcrowded.
- Use gamification. Create Web and mobile learning apps that feel like games by implementing levels, goals, etc., and offers rewards and badges for accomplishments. AND.......
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