New Section of Popular Site Spotlights How Technology Is Transforming $4.4 Trillion Global Market


The editors of VentureBeat, a media company that covers disruptive technology and explains why it matters in our lives, today announced the launch of an Education Technology channel. With partner support from Apollo Lightspeed, VentureBeat becomes the first major technology news organization to dedicate a channel to how technology is transforming the global education market.

“We have been planning this launch for quite some time,” said Dylan Tweney, Editor-in-Chief, VentureBeat. “Education Technology represents one of the fastest-growing areas of technology investment right now. It’s also one, like Health IT, in which we’ve shown great leadership, with stories that have taken both mainstream media and competing specialty technology media by surprise.”

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According to a February 2013 report from London-based investment bank IBIS Capital reported in the Washington Post, the value of the global education market is $4.4 trillion, with eLearning, at 27%, representing the fastest-growing segment.

VentureBeat’s Education Technology channel is made possible in part through the partner support of Apollo Lightspeed, the innovation division of the Apollo Education Group. Apollo Lightspeed’s mission is to create and bring to market products and services that leverage Apollo Education Group’s core strengths and capabilities, while pushing the boundaries of technology, education and learning. Apollo Lightspeed’s Innovator’s Accelerator course teaches business executives how to cultivate innovation and is currently deployed in many Fortune 100 companies globally. For more information, visit: and

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