Education systems across the United States, from kindergarten to postdoctoral, have been turned on their heads by the coronavirus outbreak. Ten of the country’s 15 largest public school systems including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston started the school year with remote learning, which means more than two million children will be learning from their homes. Scores of universities, from Princeton to Georgetown, are also conducting remote learning for their students.
While widespread remote learning since mid-March has been disruptive, to put it mildly, education technology (EdTech) platforms have flourished as a result. Online course provider Coursera, for example,