The Guardian homeDoes technological innovation have to come from within the sector? Claire Shaw hears from the current wave of edutech players with their roots firmly in higher education.
Universities should not depend on big vendors for technology solutions, but instead encourage their staff and students to engage and collaborate with startups to boost innovation in higher education, says Victor Henning, chief executive of one of the UK's leading edutech startups, Mendeley.
Traditionally, higher education has been served by big market leaders such as Blackboard and Desire2Learn which sell software solutions to universities at high cost, often on five year contracts that can make it difficult for campus-grown ventures to compete against them. Read more...