When it comes to technology’s education-related potential, it is largely the populations of developing economies who stand to benefit the most. This is certainly the case of Latin America, where the edtech market had a stellar 2012 and is poised to have an even better 2013.
When it comes to sources of innovation, government isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. In Chile, however, that’s not the case. No, new technologies aren’t flowing out of the legislature, nor is President Sebastián Piñera giving up his day job to go the entrepreneurial route.
However, the Chilean government has proven a major proponent of all things technology and entrepreneurship in the country.
My first cross with crowdsourcing was more like a collision, brought on by a friend’s (considerate) attempt to help out and my (persistent) aversion to social-media-overshare. I had made the decision to buy a smartphone and...