State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow


companies to plant roots in Mexico, where lower wages and loose regulations have allured manufacturers for years. the Washington Post reported on the tech boom south of the border, with major global companies like IBM, Oracle and Intel setting up shop in Guadalajara, also known as country’s “Digital Creative City.”. 95 course providers —was largely driven to fill openings at tech companies. company that provides skills-based training programs has followed path.

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Targeting nonconsumption: The most viable path to growth

The Christensen Institute

Yet by 2001, there were roughly one billion mobile phone connections globally, a far cry from what McKinsey predicted. In 2016, 62% of women in the country lack access to affordable menstrual hygiene. The company has aggressive expansion plans over the next few years.

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Insights for innovating in emerging markets: There are two types of economies

The Christensen Institute

By the year 2001, however, there were almost one billion cell phones in the world. As explained in the book, The Innovator ’ s Guide to Growth : Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work , the four barriers that prevent people from consuming are skill, wealth, access, and time.

PowerSchool to Acquire Schoology, Pairing Major K-12 LMS and SIS Providers


Founded in 1997, Powerschool was first bought by Apple in 2001, and then by Pearson in 2006. Since 2015, PowerSchool has acquired eight companies. The pending deal would combine two established companies with large customer bases.

Helping Teachers Reach Every Student

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. Smith assumed his role at Reading Horizons in October 2001 and since has overseen steady sales growth and a multitude of improvements to their line of products.

Why innovation must be the new development strategy

The Christensen Institute

And if we’re measuring the wrong thing, we’re going to do the wrong thing.” – Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, 2001. They developed products that people had been unable to afford or access. “What we measure informs what we do.

Tackling the education-to-employment gap

The Christensen Institute

We’ve always paid very close attention to the demands of the labor market, but access to CareerBuilder data dramatically accelerates—and takes the guesswork out of—the process. In 2012, we acquired a company called Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl (Emsi).

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 8 Today, "Home as a Place for Learning" #reinventingschool

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us at for the live shows as well as access to the recordings (also on YouTube ). As an executive, Howard was the CEO of a public television operation and several television production companies, and a state government official.

Daphne Koller Bids Farewell to Coursera, Hello to Calico


Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller has ridden the MOOC craze as the company’s CEO and later president. Yesterday, Koller announced she’s leaving the company to join Calico , a Google-funded research and development company that focuses on slowing aging and counteracting age‑related diseases. “It This field has been a passion of mine since 2001, when I first started working on it at Stanford.” The company grew—in Ng’s words—“faster than Facebook,” reaching 1.7

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

The Hechinger Report

Startups and established tech companies are providing a crash course in entrepreneurship, sending engineers and designers into public schools to mentor students. Some companies already encourage their employees to mentor young people through formal or informal programs.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education


Herbert Simon, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and learning engineering who died in 2001, is immersed in his office at Carnegie Mellon University. Newkirk calls his company Acuitus , in hopes of encouraging sharpness of thought.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide


On the other hand, cloud-based SIS companies are able to offer best practices for up-to-date security measures at a low cost due to their economy of scale. Educational Psychology Review 2001;13(1):1–22.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

A recent study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that access to computers and other digital devices had no impact on students' proficiency in reading, math, and science. This isn't a new story: even PCs, which were widely available in classrooms by 2001, rarely had a real impact on classroom instruction. But in recent years, we've seen a spike in the number of smaller, tightly focused, niche edtech product companies.

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5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

Discovery Education

The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET). We are light years ahead of 2001 where dial-up modems were all the rage!


Give Students the Tools and Skills They Need for Media Literacy

The National Association for Media Literacy Education defines media literacy as the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. When talking about access to tools, quality matters. Media literacy is more important today than ever.

How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online


And as technology platforms have accelerated over the years, her job has increasingly involved keeping up with the ways young people use social media, and advising parents, teachers and even tech companies about what they need to know. I started working with teens in 2001 on organization and time management, and when they first came into my office, they would tell me their biggest distractions were food, sleep, their pets, and daydreaming, and about a decade ago, that really shifted.

How to reorientate education from knowledge acquisition to knowledge & skill mastery


If companies don’t even ask for test scores & GPAs from candidates anymore, then why is our whole education system measured by the success in examinations still? They study to achieve the test score that is necessary in order to graduate or access the next grade level, and tend to forget the information and skills they learn. Waterman, Schwartz, Goldbacher, Green, Miller, Philip, 2001 ).

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

There are essential conditions for digital learning like state leadership, equity of access, accessibility for all students, interoperability considerations, and student data and privacy. Now, students always have access to current materials.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL Thursday with Howard Blumenthal - "What About My Job at School?" #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

To watch the live show at 4:00 pm US-EDT, or to access the recordings afterward, please go to [link] (or [link] ). She was appointed by the Clinton administration’s Secretary of Education Richard Riley in 1997 and reappointed by him in 2001.

Virtual Reality: An Extension of the Self ?


observed with regard to the ‘self’ concept, ‘Since the self is associated with attributes of the new transformed body, this allows the participant to access mental resources that are normally inaccessible due to their familiar modes of thinking about themselves. Norton & Company, 2018. Routledge, 2001 (first edition: 1964). One of the most significant challenges facing us in an increasingly technologized world is how to conceptualize the self.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Information becomes content when there is a situation to apply it (Nonaka, 1999, Yaklief, 2010), but does not require a depth of understanding to access or transfer. Once created, individual, groups, departments, or the organization can control the dissemination and access to a larger number of people. This has implications for agency and ownership as knowledge that is created by and for the organization may be perceived as being owned by the organization (Ende & Lungsford, 2001).

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

While the tools may have print components, companies must submit them digitally, and only the digital materials are reviewed.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Sesame Workshop Launches VC Arm; PowerSchool Buys Interactive Achievement

Marketplace K-12

Sesame Ventures, Sesame Workshop’s new investment arm, will provide portfolio companies with access to Sesame Workshop’s staff, research, and decades of child development and expertise, the company said. PowerSchool said the acquisition will enable the company deliver new opportunities for customers to measure achievement, utilize rich content, and improve student learning outcomes in the K-12 educational community.

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think


To date, 75 percent of the global population has access to a mobile phone. PwC explains that the cost of DNA sequencing per genome has fallen from $96 million in 2001 to less than $6,000 in 2013. SU relies on co-founder Peter Diamandis ’s theory of abundance , which imagines a world of increased access and availability. It may be hard to imagine, but soon enough, major companies and organizations will soon house large networks of people but few employees.

Recycling Kolb

Learning with 'e's

It is representative of the kind of activities one sees in the old style e-learning package designs still used in many companies to impart basic health and safety or customer care training. Available online at: [link] (Accessed 20 June, 2012). 2001) David A.

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College


Specifically she worries that some companies have made their products a “black box” that professors and researchers can’t understand or control. Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education who previously worked in the private sector, stresses that she’s not against software companies. That was way back in 2001. And their interest was to find some way to provide access to high-quality education.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Gaps in financial aid, funding contribute to growing number of Georgians with college loans and no college degree

The Hechinger Report

That can be funding the institutions themselves; it also can be investing in financial aid,” said Debbie Cochrane, vice president of The Institute for College Access and Success, a national nonprofit.

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The post-truth era fit neatly between enactments of No Child Left Behind in 2001 – a touted bipartisan compromise – and its follow-up, the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015 , which essentially said, “we were better off before 2001.”.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

They are free for all, online, recorded, and archived at [link] There is also an index that gives a clear overview of all presentations so far and how to access their recordings ([link] Learning2gether events perpetuate the spirit and goals of Webheads in Action.

Why What We Are Teaching Is Wrong and What We Should Do About It

Fractus Learning

Without further ado, I am going to share the five main answers that my students came up with between 2001 and now to the question “ What is wrong with the curriculum in your school? ”. I went to his company when I was a kid and he let me drive the forklift.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Technology companies can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses of one of their largest investors.” Department of Education at a convening here yesterday awarded recognition to 10 educational technology projects aiming to expand access to education and pipelines to the work force,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Navitas is a for-profit education company that runs courses in Australia (and elsewhere).


Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).

Hundreds of thousands of people could lose their legal status. One hopes to graduate with his college degree first

The Hechinger Report

He had an internship at the tech and manufacturing company 3M. Then in 2001, two huge earthquakes shook El Salvador, and then-President George W. Every administration, Republican and Democrat, has kept TPS going for Salvadorans since 2001. Jose is unphased by the cold.

In charter-school oversight, as in foreign affairs: Trust, but verify

The Hechinger Report

Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, will likely use whatever weapons exist in the federal policy arsenal to expand access to charter schools and private schools, shifting public funds to the private and quasi-private sector. President-Elect Donald J.