50 Most Promising Education Tech Solution Providers - 2015

50 Most Promising Education Tech Solution Providers - 2015

With the advent of technology in education, schools, colleges and universities are exploring newer ways of carrying out the whole process of teaching, learning and administration. These technologies are helping them to augment their services in multiple areas—be it maintaining records, providing online educational resources, or streamlining administration with reduced paperwork. The other opportunities include greater access to rich, multimedia content that goes beyond traditional linear text based learning environment, and the use of mobility and cloud that takes classes to wherever the students are. Also, the educators are using social networking tools to set up collaborative learning and digital games for more personalized learning. These technology-based contributions have gone a long way into creating an inspiring environment for learners and a broad channel to dispense knowledge for the educators.

Meanwhile, this pace of technological disruptions in education sector is also creating significant challenges for educational institutions. The main challenge is to catch up with emerging digital innovations that require these institutions to upgrade their existing IT infrastructure and build new development programs. To address these issues, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts including CIO Review editorial board have selected the leading firms that offers best-of-breed technology solutions and services in the education sector.

The selection panel looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill needs of buyers with effective solutions that curb the challenges and promote business growth. In this edition of CIO Review, we bring to you “50 Most Promising Education Tech Solution Providers 2015”, featuring the most prolific vendors in the educational sector.

Company Name

Company Description

3P Learning A highly engaging curriculum-aligned online education provider offering integrated learning for students.
AcademicWorks Provider of scholarship management solutions for colleges, universities, and foundations.
Attain A management and strategy consulting firm that delivers transformational business and technology solutions and services to address today’s complex public sector challenges.
AuguSoft Provider of cloud-based/SaaS enrollment management solutions for continuing education programs.
Blackboard Provider of conventional thinking and advance new models of learning to inspire people find new ways to learn, connect and drive change in the way education is delivered and experienced.
Boundless Learning Boundless provides educational resources powered by the cloud to make teaching more efficient and learning more effective.
Brightspace Partnering with thought-leading organizations to improve learning through data-driven technology that helps deliver a personalized experience to every learner, regardless of geography or ability.
Campus Labs Offers integrated solutions for every aspect of an institution’s mission: Analytics and Insight, Improvement and Accountability, Teaching and Learning, Student Engagement, and Retention and Success.
CampusLogic Transforming financial aid for colleges and universities by providing innovative products that increase efficiency, decrease cost, and improve student satisfaction.
CampusQuad A mobile platform that puts information about campus services and events at students’ fingertips with real-time engagement analytics for administrators to measure the impact of Student Affairs programming.
Course Hero A digital learning platform that provides an array of online course-specific educational resources, including crowdsourced study documents, expert tutors, and customizable flashcards.
Curriculum Technology Curriculum Technology is a full service education resource development company.
Education Metrics Provides tools and assistance for higher education partners in their ongoing efforts to improve their effectiveness.
Ellucian Provider of technology solutions and services that remove barriers, helping higher education institutions achieve student success.
ENA Offers comprehensive Infrastructure as a Service solutions including broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, voice, and video for schools and libraries.
eSchoolView Creating custom websites for K-12 schools based on a Content Management System (CMS).
Ex Libris Group Global provider offering SaaS implementations for the management and discovery of library materials, as well as mobile campus services for driving student engagement and success.
Helix Education Helix Education gives educators an opportunity to break away, disrupting the traditional landscape with innovative solutions, minds and models.
Hurix Systems Pvt. Ltd Hurix is a leading provider of technology based solutions to global education, learning, and the media industry.
Illuminate Education Provides Student Life Cycle management through One system, One login, One solution.
Interactive Achievement Interactive Achievement creates assessment and data analytic solutions for K-12 educators. Its onTRAC® platform’s formative assessment data guides instruction in the classroom and provides real time data analytic support for teachers, students, district administrators and state leaders.
Interfolio, Inc. ByCommittee, Interfolio’s platform for academic decision support, helps faculty be more effective in their service work, while providing insight, data, and transparency to institutions.
Jenzabar Provides cloud based integrated solutions for the academic and administrative offices across the schools and colleges and throughout the student lifecycle.
Jigsaw Provider of a multi-dimensional, virtual and personalized learning platform that successfully engages students in the learning process.
Knewton Provides students with tailored recommendations for exactly what to study, teachers with analytics to better support each student, and publishers with content insights to develop better products.
LaptopsAnytime LaptopsAnytime offers 24/7 device dispensing kiosks for universities, libraries, hospitals, and corporate locations worldwide.
Liaison International Liaison’s admissions management and enrollment marketing solutions help higher education institutions identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students. More than 5,000 programs rely on Liaison’s solutions to create exceptional experiences for applicants across the full enrollment cycle.
LoudCloud Systems Inc. LoudCloud has created an intelligent platform for teaching and learning built on behavioral analytics.
Macmillan Learning Offering a combination of world-class content and evolving technology to ignite curiosity in the knowledge-sharing experience, Macmillan Learning seeks to improve lives through learning.
McGraw-Hill Education McGraw-Hill Education simplifies K-12 learning management through connecting the right resources to the right student at the right time.
Netreo Develops and manufactures the OmniCenter network management appliance, which provides cost-effective and easy-to-deploy application, network, and systems management.
Oncourse Systems For Education Developer of best-in-class education and compliance solutions that simplify the complex process of school management for district administrators and their teams, school principals, and teachers.
Orbis Communications Orbis Communications has created enterprise management solution for experiential learning programs that eliminates the need for miscellaneous databases and complicated spreadsheet tracking.
PeopleAdmin Enabling K-20 and government institutions with data-driven processes to better hire, manage, engage and support their people and organize the entire talent management lifecycle.
Phytorion Providing data warehouse and analytics solutions for organizations in higher education and K-12.
Quadrant 4 Education Offering a technology-rich platform that fosters a revolutionary way of delivering an individualized learning experience.
Renaissance Learning Provider of cloud-based assessment, teaching, and learning solutions to enhance the curriculum, support differentiated instruction, and personalize practice in reading, writing, and math.
Scenario Learning Develops award-winning online solutions for schools, colleges, and businesses that help customers better manage safety and compliance.
School Innovations & Achievement SI&A offers administrative software and service to support school districts with innovative programs that improve attendance, generate and protect revenue, streamline processes, and fulfill state and federal obligations.
Schoology Combines dynamic learning management, an easy-to-use collaborative interface, and next-generation API integration into one innovative solution and transforms learning into a media-rich interactive experience.
Securly Provider of cloud-based web filtering tool for K-12 Schools that augments parental controls for families and manages screen time across any device, anywhere.
Sky Software Provider of cloud-based student management and online accounting solutions.
SMART Technologies Provider of technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive experience.
Software2 A value-added software distributor for the education sector deploying Application Jukebox to ease the method of application delivery and increase overall learning experience.
Starfish Retention Solutions The company’s patented Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps hundreds of colleges and universities efficiently scale their student success programs.
TE21, Inc. Committed to delivering high-quality products and services to help schools improve the education experience for all students.
Texthelp Creates smart, easy-to-use support technologies that enable young people and adults to read and write with confidence and independence.
TimeClock Plus TimeClock Plus allows customers to track time, saves money, and prevents stressful attendance management issues.
Tools4ever Provides comprehensive solutions and services that allow K-12 schools to automate the management of their student information systems.
Vantage Learning Vantage Learning provides proven technologies and professional development resources to foster meaningful interactions between students, parents and teachers.