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Ed-tech’s lesson from 2020: If a school needs a solution, go for it. Never mind the business model.

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Ed-tech’s lesson from 2020: If a school needs a solution, go for it. Never mind the business model.

Companies in K-12 ed-tech are going beyond the limits of their business models to improve digital teaching and learning processes. Toppr School OS highlights this trend. But can such measures help save the current academic calendar? Moreover, solutions like the OS will need government support to reach all types of schools.
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A student attending an online class from home in Kolkata on June 22, 2020. Getty Images
A student attending an online class from home in Kolkata on June 22, 2020.
Around a fortnight ago, announcing that it had raised USD50 million in a Series D round, ed-tech startup Toppr slipped in something noteworthy besides the funding news. While the most-funded ed-tech firms have been busy buying companies and plugging product gaps, Toppr has launched Toppr School OS, a platform to digitally blend in-school and after-school learning. The company
solutions have found more usage and acceptance after Covid-19, one element that all ed-tech companies need to work on is building more trust with parents. Trust, for many, still rests with the schools. Beyond economic and market reasons, that trust could be a big lever for breaking out of business models. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
Around a fortnight ago, announcing that it had raised USD50 million in a Series D round, ed-tech startup Toppr slipped in something noteworthy besides the funding news. While the most-funded ed-tech firms have been busy buying companies and plugging product gaps, Toppr has launched Toppr School OS, a platform to digitally blend in-school and after-school learning. The company solutions have found more usage and acceptance after Covid-19, one element that all ed-tech companies need to work on is building more trust with parents. Trust, for many, still rests with the schools. Beyond economic and market reasons, that trust could be a big lever for breaking out of business models. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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