Does Your Company Really Need AI? Stanford Executive Course Aims to Demystify the Hype

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Artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous buzzword for tech companies these days, but even though all kinds of founders and CEOs say their product is infused with AI, the meaning of the term varies from advanced machine learning to a smart spreadsheet.

Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?

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As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.” Nonprofit Digital Promise agrees, and on August 9, the nonprofit launched an effort to collection and evaluate quality examples of how companies conduct and research in designing and improving their products. Here are the top companies in each category.

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Adding up the cost of head-on competition

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In spite of these benefits, many companies elect the alternative path, aiming their new growth ventures at the high end of the market where incumbent competitors are motivated to stamp out new entrants. There are companies that have pushed into existing markets through sustaining competition.

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

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By the year 2001, however, there were almost one billion cell phones in the world. For example, over the past ten years, sales of cars in the United States have averaged just under seven million.

Tackling the education-to-employment gap

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In 2012, we acquired a company called Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl (Emsi). Emsi’s economists and data scientists gather data from more than 100 national and local employment resources to provide analysis of current and historical labor market trends dating back to 2001.

?Student Data and Privacy, From Inside Cambridge Public Schools

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Then the company that created or manages the app or website must agree to and sign a legally binding contract guaranteeing that they will not use student information for any reason. Companies that want schools to use their technology should be proactive in addressing these concerns without needing to be approached by the legal team of a school district. It has been amended nine times; the last in 2001.

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Why innovation must be the new development strategy

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And if we’re measuring the wrong thing, we’re going to do the wrong thing.” – Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, 2001. Formosa has grown to become one of the world’s largest plastics companies. “What we measure informs what we do.

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Trump and Betsy DeVos are examples of why a free press is needed now more than ever. For example, states like Arizona voted to “replace” Common Core standards only to make minor changes on things like cursive writing.

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We must increase our efforts to protect students from ‘predatory colleges’

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Jennifer dreamt of becoming a victim’s advocate after she lost her daughter to violence in 2001. We are starting to see examples of Republican attorneys general cracking down on abusive for-profit colleges.

Why NCLB failed, and how states can avoid making the same mistakes under ESSA

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Although it may be hard to believe today, Congress passed the 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act with overwhelming bipartisan support. For example, in a manufacturing company, the reasons factory workers come to work might be very different from those of senior managers.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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In Connecticut, for example, public schools as well as other organizations receive broadband services from the CEN. By providing these examples of state leadership to support technology in education, though, states can work towards bridging the digital divide.

Making Video Games for Higher Ed Requires Major Investment. Is It Worth It?

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For higher education, with smaller potential audiences and student outcomes at stake, companies are debating whether return on investment is there for game-based learning experiences. Triseum is a private company that spun out of Texas A&M University’s Live Lab in late 2014. Textbook publishers could be the next level of major companies investing in the production of video games in higher education. For example, W.W. Norton & Company.

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Virtual Reality: An Extension of the Self ?

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Clark and Chalmers state the example of a character called Otto, an old man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, who keeps a notebook containing information that forms a central part of his identity as a cognitive agent. 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.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

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A perfect example of the device-before-pedagogy practice is the now-infamous 2011 Los Angeles Unified School District edtech initiative, which involved the purchase of more than 100,000 iPads for its classrooms to the tune of $500 million without any return on investment in terms of student outcomes. This isn't a new story: even PCs, which were widely available in classrooms by 2001, rarely had a real impact on classroom instruction.

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Why Education Needs Augmented—Not Artificial—Intelligence

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This discomfort has been capitalized upon—perhaps to an exaggerated extent—in movies like Terminator and 2001: Space Odyssey. The matter is hardly helped when companies claim they are capable of building mind-reading robo-tutors. For example, in the new field of Cognitive Healthcare, IBM’s Watson aids doctors by processing gigantic troves of information on their behalf. Education technology has a public relations problem.

5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

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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!

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How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

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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.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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Contracts with publishing companies ensure equal availability and pricing for Idaho’s large population of rural schools.

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

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PwC explains that the cost of DNA sequencing per genome has fallen from $96 million in 2001 to less than $6,000 in 2013. As a discrete example, think about our growing gig economy. It may be hard to imagine, but soon enough, major companies and organizations will soon house large networks of people but few employees. One striking example that the folks at SU mentioned was the work on gene editing that our laws in the U.S.

Campus Closures. What’s Tech Got to Do With It?

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It’s not alone: the parent company that owns the for-profit Argosy University and Art Institutes, Dream Center Education Holdings LLC, is “ discontinuing campus-based programs ” at seven of its campuses in California. They don’t predict exactly which, although a recent Washington Post article explores some examples. Internationally, the market shattered its own funding record, with 813 different companies landing a total of $9.52

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Technology companies can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses of one of their largest investors.” When the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman toured the US recently, he hung out with Mark Zuckerberg , Jeff Bezos , and Sergey Brin , for example. And there’s a blog post on Medium , because I guess someone thinks it’s a good idea for the Office of Ed Tech to outsource its website to a for-profit company.

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

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While the tools may have print components, companies must submit them digitally, and only the digital materials are reviewed. Pinellas County, for example, has a blended model working towards 1-to-1.

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A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

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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 example, a graduate with an associate’s degree in accounting may be competent for recording inventory, but not creating a company’s tax return. Through group filtering and curating, documents become a record of the group’s content knowledge or shared cognition (Cannon-Bower & Salas, 2001).

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

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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. Like textbooks—that's a classic example.

The Never-Ending Story: Procedures vs. Understanding in Math

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An example of this is the plight of a visitor to a new city trying to find his way around. 2001) supports a strong interaction between understanding and procedures and that the push-pull relationship is necessary. Worked Examples and Scaffolding. Ginn and Company. 2001).

How to hire more black principals

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And numerous studies point to the benefits of diverse organizational leadership, including one by the consulting firm McKinsey showing that companies with diverse boards performed better than those with mostly white men on their boards.

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Veterans continue to battle for their military training to count as college credit

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Employers are beginning to realize the value of having veterans in their companies,” said Danny Eakins, education, employment, and policy administrator for the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and himself an Army combat veteran who served in Iraq. “We Photo: U.S. Military Academy.

Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel

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Some of the problems have come from statements she’s made (and where she’s made them – speaking, for example, at a multitude of corporate and education reform events but declining an invitation to speak to education journalists , a traditional venue for the Secretary to appear.) MCF CLO IV LLC, a private equity firm with investments in – among other things – Caldwell & Gregory LLC, a company that makes laundry machines for university dorms.

Recycling Kolb

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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. 2001) David A. Most learning professionals have heard of David A.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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So what happens when, for example, we share the research that demonstrates that vouchers do not improve student achievement ? Ronald Reagan, for example, ran for Governor of California in 1966 with a promise to “clean up that mess in Berkeley.”

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

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Specifically, we found that 22 of the 33 charter schools in our review had 36 examples of internal control weaknesses related to the charter schools’ relationships with their CMOs (concerning conflicts of interest, related-party transactions, and insufficient segregation of duties).”

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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But as it turned out, the zeppelin company had gone out of business – I imagine that many people, like myself, could only think about Christopher Walken and Grace Jones’ characters and opted not to go. Google versus Didi (a Chinese self-driving car company).

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NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

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Passed in 2001, the No Child Left Behind Act was the centerpiece of President George W. Billions of public dollars flowed to private companies, including some operations of questionable quality, set up specifically to take advantage of the federal windfall.

Hack Education Weekly News

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11, 2001, has not been in use since 2011, so the move is largely symbolic and appeared to be aimed at distancing the departing administration from any effort by the new president to revive the program, known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or Nseers.” My bet is he joins the Trump administration; Edsurge thinks he’ll start a new company. The IMF has invested $15 million in test prep company BYJU’s. Education Politics.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

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and are an excellent example of teachers continuing to learn from one another how to experience connectivist ways of sharing expertise in distributed knowledge spaces. For example, students may present case studies on education systems around the world.