Michael Spencer is the CEO of Global Expansion Strategies, a firm that specializes in helping EdTech companies scale through broad adoption in international schools. Michael joins Mike Palmer to talk through his experiences in the field of international educational technology. Michael highlights the shifts that have taken place since the pandemic where we’re seeing a seismic shift from predominantly print curricula to a majority online. This is especially true in the International English Language programs, which are among the primary drivers of global EdTech. Michael also highlights how leading English language companies used to deliver across all four components of reading, writing, speaking, and listening whereas now he’s seeing increased specialization within each component.
We conclude by getting Michael’s perspectives on artificial intelligence and the emerging trend of K12 and post-secondary programs focusing on disruptive skills like data science, the blockchain, product management, and other emerging skills. It’s a conversation at the intersection of academics and economics that you won’t want to miss.
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