About submitting to the Atlas

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the EdTech Open Atlas!

This is a crowdsourced public database, so we ask for your assistance in following a few guidelines to keep the quality high and the information robust for everyone who may want to use it!

  1. Please only post projects related to educational technology.
    • For this database to remain useful, it is critical that the listed projects are all focused on education or learning delivered as their first priority. Please do not post information for any other products and services outside of this.
    • As for what the strict definition of “education or learning” or “technology” might be, you can use your own judgement. However you define it, providing it must be the primary purpose of the project. For instance, if an app whose primary function is to provide financial services happens to include some learning resources, it is still not a good fit for listing on this site. On the other hand, if a platform whose primary purpose is to provide educational video content also happens to advertise outside products, it is permissible to list it on the Atlas.
  2. Please make all entries in English.
    • For now, we are only able to support and maintain English language information on the Atlas website. Many of the entries on the Atlas will direct to projects and associated website that are not in English, which is not an issue, and encouraged. If you have available resources to support adding other languages to the Edtech Open Atlas website, please reach out at edtechopenatlas@handshake.fyi.
  3. Please only enter information you are sure is correct.
    • If you are not sure about something, please double check. When in doubt, it is better to enter nothing than to enter information that you are unsure about.
    • Do not select the location option for a project as “global” as a substitute for looking for the actual location of the headquarters. This particular piece of information is very important for the visual integrity of the map.
  4. Please give credit where credit is due.
    • Make sure that you are attributing projects to the correct teams or founders, and please do not claim credit for anything that isn’t yours!
  5. Post only publicly accessible information.
    • Never post any information that you aren’t sure is already publicly accessible. Do not post private, confidential, or classified information under any circumstances.
  6. Do not post any individual’s personal information.
    • Only post information about organizations or projects. Only include contact information for individuals if their contact information is already hosted on a public webpage associated directly with the relevant project or organization.
  7. You are responsible for any listing information you add.
    • There isn’t anyone whose job it is to update the listing if the information changes, or to remove it if it goes out of date. Help us out by letting us directly know about changes we should make to existing listings, and remembering to notify us about changes to your own listings whenever possible.
  8. Let us know if the Atlas helps you find something useful or fun!
    • We built this because we want it to be useful to people, so if you have a story about something you found, let us know! It will make our day and help us understand how people are using the Atlas.
    • Likewise, if there is a feature you don’t see here that would be helpful for your work, also let us know! We can’t promise that we’ll be able to add it, but the more we know about what people need from the Atlas, the more we can make sure any resources toward updating or expanding it would go to the right place.

Submission info

This should be the title of the specific product, service, or project you’re referencing. If it has a different name than the company that made it, please write “‘Project’ by ‘Company’”
Describe in detail what the EdTech project does. More information is better! Try to write simply and clearly so it is easy for others to read and search for keywords.
Location city
This is where the actual company offices are based. Please use a city as a location, do not enter a full address or use just a country. If you cannot find where the company is based, select “I don’t know.” This is an important section for placing on the map, so please try to find out if you can!

Target geographies

This describes where the users (or potential users) of the organization’s EdTech project are. This may or may not be the same place that they are headquartered. You must enter only the complete names of countries.
Solution Maturity
This indicates how far along the project is in being implemented. A project that exists only in theory with no tangible form would be in the “Idea Stage.” A company that actively sells a finished product or service to the public would go in the “Full Product or Service”, with the others in between.
Target Learning Level
This indicates the learning level of the learning involved with the project. For instance, if a project provides a feature to help caregivers for preschool age children, you would select “Early childhood and pre-primary education.”
Infrastructure Requirements
Indicate all necessary requirements for operating the project. If the project is software-based, please select “electricity required,” since the device it runs on will need to be charged or powered.

Primary Languages

This indicates the primary language for the project, if it is different than that of the company. If an American company is making an app directed toward Arabic-speaking users, you would select “Arabic.”
Payment types
Indicate which single option fits the project best.
Intended user
This indicates the primary operator of the project, if it is different from the primary beneficiary. For instance, for an app for teachers to share language learning videos with students, you would select “teacher.”
Intended beneficiary
This indicates the primary beneficiary of the project features or outcomes, if it is different from the primary user. For instance, for an app for teachers to share language learning videos with students, you would select “student.”
Select all industries that the project may apply to. If an existing tag appears to autocomplete, please select the existing one instead of creating a new one.
Select all industries that the project may apply to. If an existing tag appears to autocomplete, please select the existing one instead of creating a new one.
The category of the content from the project, if any. Examples might include “math,” “language learning,” or “art.”
The category of the content from the project, if any. Examples might include “math,” “language learning,” or “art.”
Intervention strategy
This is the format that the project takes when reaching the intended beneficiary. This is the medium of the project. Many projects will combine several.

Date founded

For us, a “humanitarian setting” refers to any place subject to ongoing conflict or other crisis that prevents normal societal functioning.
List the specific features related to physical accessibility including special audio, visuals, or other content specifically for differently abled people.
Mark this checkbox if the organization is providing service to school-age children who lack access to public education or a level of general education which can be reasonably expected at their age.

Name of founder / CEO

This is the name of the person leading the project you are listing. If there are multiple founders or leaders, prioritize listing active project leads.
Contact info
This is for working contact information for the project you are listing, not for yourself.
Use this for any internal comments about this submission you'd like us to see. They will not be published.
declare that, to the best of my knowledge, the information that I entered into the form is true and correct.