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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Zynga Co-founder’s Junyo Is Using Big Data To Help EdTech Companies Better Understand What Schools Really Need | TechCrunch
In 2011, Steve Schoettler left Zynga, the company he had co-founded four years earlier, to devote himself to a new project, called Junyo. With interest in education technology beginning to take hold, Shoettler and his co-founders at Junyo set out to leverage the growing capabilities Big Data tools and analytics to tackle some of the deep-seated problems in the educational system. Chief among those was using data to help schools get a more complete picture of student performance and answer the question: What should we teach students next — and how?