Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches EdTech Marketplace
Last week, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced the beta launch of their digital edtech marketplace. According to the press release, HMH Marketplace “offers teachers and educational content and application creators a seamless route to market and the opportunity to sell to a large educator audience.”
The digital marketplace is one of many edtech projects started by the company’s Boston-based edtech incubator, HMH Labs, created in 2014.
After the beta launch, there are already thousands of resources available for free or from purchase, developed by providers ranging from classroom teachers to global companies like Microsoft, Testive and Education.com.
According to Claudia Reuter, Senior Vice President at HMH Labs, “Our strong partnership with teachers combined with our relationships with technology companies makes us uniquely positioned to help connect these communities, driving meaningful engagement for sellers and buyers and long-term growth for our company.”
Laura Randazzo, a high school English teacher in California, was quoted expressing the importance of resource connectivity. “It means that the great ideas a single teacher has in her own classroom can spread widely to help thousands of teachers and, perhaps, millions of students,” said Randazzo.
Nate Leese is an Emerson College senior journalism student focusing on long term photography projects and visual media. Growing up a third culture kid he enjoys learning about relationships between cultures during times of change.