Monday, December 4, 2023

The pace of digital transformation in the education sector has accelerated immeasurably over the past two years. Many people can recognize that EdTech is using technology to promote education. It’s true, but not sufficient. Technology is an innovation of humans, so when an educator can apply technology to teaching, it is also innovative. EdTech allows teachers to provide multimedia to address diverse learning styles, such as animation, live video, etc. The value of the educational technology (EdTech) sector is forecast to grow to $680 million by 2027. Much of this will be due to mobile technology, cloud services, and virtual reality creating new possibilities for accessible, immersive learning. On the other hand, we must remain aware that disparities in access to technology create another set of challenges when it comes to striving for equality in educational opportunities.

Technology is rapidly changing the way we live and interact. It is changing the face of every field and every sector in the best way possible. But the field of education is lagging in terms of technology adoption. Because education is something that can positively change the world, the introduction of technology in education has become even more essential.

Education technology can help to eliminate current barriers to providing quality education all across the world. Education technology will provide a chance to widen the imagination of the students and help them grasp more. The education sector and entities such as students, teachers, management, parents, etc. will benefit a lot from the latest and upcoming trends in education technology.

To make this process more streamlined, our team of researchers, analyzers, and Enterprise Viewpoints magazine editorial team have shortlisted a team of companies that stand out from the crowd. This special edition features some of the most innovative and cutting-edge solution providers who are creating an impact in the industry.


Founder & CEO: Joanna Smith-Griffin
HQ: Reston, VA

Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in nearly 50 countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for over 18 million students. 


Co-founder, CEO: Ashish Rangnekar
HQ: Chicago, Illinois

BenchPrep is an award-winning learning platform purpose-built to help candidates feel more confident and prepared for their credentialing and certification tests by delivering an intuitive, efficient, and engaging study experience. BenchPrep helps organizations drive revenue by making it easy for learners to search, discover, purchase, and enroll in online study courses rich with interactive learning experiences.

Centric Learning

Co-CEO: Beth Baker
HQ: Belleville, MI

Centric Learning is a group of diverse educators who share a common passion for project-based learning. They continue growing in the U.S. and across the globe. With the constantly evolving project based learning catalog, the company will customize a plan to get businesses to where they want to be because the team know that choice today propels opportunity tomorrow.

Discovery Education

CEO: Scott Kinney
HQ: Charlotte, North Carolina

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the U.K., and countries around the globe.


President and CEO: Jamie Candee
HQ: Bloomington, MN

Edmentum is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, actionable data, and customer success. Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches. They are dedicated to being educators’​ most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs.


Founder: Dr. Donna Elam
HQ: Meridian, Idaho

EdPower’s platforms are designed to serve as the foundation for effective instructional technology use by implementing award-winning tools that create valuable insights for teachers and leaders through actionable data.


Co-Founder & CEO: David Eedle
HQ: South Melbourne, VIC

EdSmart is the market leading enterprise solution for educational administration, streamlining workflows, communication and relationship management. Founded in 2014 by Fiona Boyd and David Eedle, EdSmart is empowering schools and their communities across 9 countries.

Education Advanced

CEO: J. Eli Crow
HQ: Tyler, TX

Education Advanced is a provider of operations management and workflow solutions for K-12 school districts that enable educators to be more efficient, allowing them to dedicate more of their time and resources to exceeding student needs. EAI’s product offering includes Cardonex, TestHound, and Embarc (formerly BuildYourOwnCurriculum).

Education Technology Professionals

Founder: Lucas Ostrowski
HQ: Salem, NJ

Education Technology Professionals is a team of technology professionals with over 40 years of combined IT experience who are passionate about technology in education. The company realizesthat today, technology in schools has a critical impact on the learning process and is on a mission not just to keep up and running – but also to keep schools operating efficiently and securely.


President and Chief Executive Officer: Laura K. Ipsen
HQ: Reston, VA

Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in nearly 50 countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for over 18 million students.

Frontline Education

Chief Executive Officer: Mark Gruzin
HQ: Malvern, PA

Frontline Education is a leading provider of school administration software, connecting solutions for student and special programs, business operations and human capital management with powerful data and analytics to empower educators. Frontline partners with school systems to deliver tools, data and insights that support greater efficiency and productivity.


CEO and Founder: Daniel Cohen
HQ: London, London

The leading alumni networking and community platform to recruit and mentor students, engage alumni and volunteers and cultivate donors at scale. Graduway believes in the combined power of community and technology to help its partners transform the world for the better. Graduway builds for its partners their own exclusive virtual community and the enablement tools for their teams to scale.

Gutenberg Technology

President & CEO: Gjergj Demiraj
HQ: Boston, MA

GT enable businesses to organize, transform and distribute their business knowledge chaos into stunning web and mobile apps, allowing teams to collaborate and execute faster than ever. Their content expertise spans employee on-boarding, training, certifications, sales playbooks, product guides, technical manuals, and more.

Lightspeed Systems

CEO: Brian Thomas
HQ: Austin, Texas

Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has provided smart solutions for school networks, working to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. With their K12 school partners, they have helped protect and engage more than 10 million students around the world.


Founder & CEO: Stephen Cornwell
HQ: Parsippany, NJ

Today’s learning management systems (LMS) are difficult to use. Built on old technologies, they forego user experience and lack up-to-date features like mobile access, which frustrates administrators and holds back learners. Not to mention, they involve complex installations with required maintenance contracts.


CEO: Jack Blaha
HQ: Austin, Texas

PeopleAdmin, a PowerSchool company, is the only solution provider and recognized leader in Faculty and Human Capital Management solutions specifically designed for Higher Education. They help their customers drive transformation in their institutions and focus on student outcomes by seamlessly connecting all back-office HR functions. PeopleAdmin provides the only interoperable open platform with out-of-the-box connectors that enables bi-directional data integration.


CEO & Co-founder: Sandi Lin
HQ: Seattle, Washington

Skilljar is the world’s leading Customer Education software. Innovative companies such as Tableau, Verizon, Zenefits, U-Haul, and hundreds more rely on Skilljar to onboard, engage, and retain their customers at scale. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Skilljar is backed by prominent financial institutions including Insight Partners, Mayfield, Trilogy Equity Partners, and Shasta Ventures.


CEO and Founder: Marc Netka
HQ: Simi Valley, CA

STS Education provides curated technology for modern learning, helping K-12 schools, colleges and universities across the U.S. create effective educational experiences that enhance student success. They offer a carefully selected assortment of products, including Second-Life Hardware and new devices, interactive flat panels, software, and more. They also provide consultation, training and installation assistance to support your education technology needs, including STEAM and esports.


CEO: Martin McKay
HQ: Antrim, Antrim

Texthelp is the leading provider of assistive software to both Education, Corporate markets worldwide. They believe that everyone shares a fundamental need to be understood by others, and that language is our passport to academic, social and professional success. Their company is at the forefront of innovative software: we create smart, easy-to-use support technologies that enable young people and adults to read and write with confidence and independence. Texthelp brings literacy to life.


Co-founder & President: Alex Howland
HQ: Bellingham, WA

Virbela builds engaging virtual worlds for remote work, learning, and events. Founded in 2012 by a team of behavioral psychologists, Virbela’s mission is to help organizations and people thrive in a remote-first future. With immersive 3D spaces that are deeply social and collaborative, Virbela brings business and in-person experiences to life online, while enabling remote teams to be more connected and productive.

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