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


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?


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.

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.”. Where technology jobs go, tech training seems to follow. 95 course providers —was largely driven to fill openings at tech companies.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies


JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking.

Education Technology, Betsy DeVos, and the Innovation Gospel

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Wayne Johnson , the head of a student loan refinancing company, was chosen to run the department’s student loan division; Robert Eitel , a former executive at the for-profit Bridgepoint Education, was pegged as senior counselor to the secretary; and Stanley Buchesky , a venture capitalist with The EdTechFund, was selected as the department’s interim CFO, for example. Theranos, the troubled blood-testing company. The for-profit college company Sextant Education.

A Call to Remake the Maker Faire


After 15 years of inspiring millions of people to be creative and “make” something out of just about nothing, Maker Media, the company behind much of momentum, shut down due to financial shortfalls. It was still recovering from the economic crash in 2001.

UMass Will Build a National Online College. But What About Its Previous Online Offshoot?


But the announcement fails to mention that the University of Massachusetts already runs an extensive online-learning operation, known as UMassOnline , which was started in 2001 and currently serves more than 20,000 students. Officials also have not decided whether they will work with an online program manager, or OPM, companies that colleges turn to to outsource online operations. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

?Student Data and Privacy, From Inside Cambridge Public Schools


In order to educate our students and prepare them for the world we live in, education must keep up with current and ever evolving technology. But not all educational technology is good, of high quality, or even worth a student’s time. More importantly, not all educational technology is safe. As an instructional technology specialist for Cambridge Public Schools (CPSD), one of my many roles is to advise teachers on new technology tools and be a gatekeeper for student data.

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

The Christensen Institute

After receiving this report, the executives at AT&T chose not to invest in the new technology. By the year 2001, however, there were almost one billion cell phones in the world.

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. The research for those two books led me to understand that, one, students are being distracted in different ways than ever before and, two, we were having the wrong conversations with kids around technology and social media use.

Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017


edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. Company. Several private-equity-backed companies have invested heavily in the “platform” approach. PowerSchool, owned by Vista Equity Partners, has acquired eight companies since June 2015. The strategy has worked for a few older companies: Kaplan, for instance, began in the test-prep business and has since moved into higher education, corporate training (and a.

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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

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


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. Norton & Company.

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Nonprofit University Buys For-Profit College For Its Tech Platform


A company called UniversityNow—which attracted more than $40 million in venture backing and ran an experimental for-profit college—has been sold to the nonprofit National University system, which plans to use the company’s technology platform to deliver its online courses. The board has been great at investing in new technologies.” Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Why Education Needs Augmented—Not Artificial—Intelligence


Education technology has a public relations problem. At a time when educators need assurances that digital innovations will work for them, the fundamental premise of this technology may imply just the opposite. This discomfort has been capitalized upon—perhaps to an exaggerated extent—in movies like Terminator and 2001: Space Odyssey. It is natural for teachers—or people, for that matter— to resist any technology that threatens their relevance in the world.

For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video


The threaded discussion felt always like the wrong medium for learning,” says Joyce Valenza, an assistant teaching professor at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, who has been teaching online since 2001. Charles Miller, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota and director of its Learning Technologies Media Lab , created FlipGrid a few years ago. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Engaging Kindergarteners with Technology: Augmented Reality, iPads, QR Codes and More. Technology is expensive. And so they basically were learning to use the technology themselves, which is what they’re going to have to do for the rest of their lives.

GreyED Accepted into Prestigious SETDA Emerging Partners Program


June 7, 2018 — GreyED Solutions announced today their acceptance into the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Emerging Private Sector Partners Program, which launches this month. state and territorial educational technology leadership. (Minneapolis, Mn. &

Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains


Finally in 2001, the school leadership and the parents jointly engaged in a painful analysis that lead to a profound conclusion: If we don’t change, the results won’t change. The fund provided confidence to the financing company in case parents defaulted on their payments. Education Technology Diversity and Equity CommunityPicture yourself arriving at Sommerville School in Tamaki, one of Auckland’s poorest suburbs.

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


Much of this negativity is tied directly to the increasing role of technology. At the same time, the price of new technologies continues to fall, which leads to faster and more market penetration. PwC explains that the cost of DNA sequencing per genome has fallen from $96 million in 2001 to less than $6,000 in 2013. It may be hard to imagine, but soon enough, major companies and organizations will soon house large networks of people but few employees.

Tackling the education-to-employment gap

The Christensen Institute

They have shown they can move quickly and have the technology infrastructure in place to make a partnership like this work. In 2012, we acquired a company called Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl (Emsi).

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

After all, schools are preparing them for their future careers, which will include using some aspect of online technology. They collaborate to make sure the technology and services are meeting their current and future needs.

A Billionaire Benefactor, a Disputed Ballot Issue and a Community College Turnaround


Texarkana College adopted new enterprise software and other edtech tools like an early-alert system, but technology was only one aspect of the school’s effort. And in fact, some officials attribute poor technology purchasing decisions as one of the roots of their troubles. Things changed in 2001, when then-president Carl Nelson died unexpectedly, leaving the campus and its leadership in shock. We let technology leave us in the dust.

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


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. Internationally, the market shattered its own funding record, with 813 different companies landing a total of $9.52 alone, educational technology companies raised $1.2 Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. Few school districts realize the need for this instructional requirement and assume that the technology will make for a better teacher, when just the opposite is true. Then leverage the technology.

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Five-Way Merger Creates New Illuminate Education: Bringing K-12 Educators the Broadest Choice of Student Achievement and Personalized Learning Offerings


Irvine, Lake Elsinore, and Santa Clara, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Centennial , CO (July 03, 2018) Illuminate Education , the company transforming K-12 instruction through education intelligence solutions, has merged with IO Education, SchoolCity, Alpine Achievement, and Key Data Systems (KDS).

Virtual Reality: An Extension of the Self ?


One of the most significant challenges facing us in an increasingly technologized world is how to conceptualize the self. However, as we push ourselves to the frontiers of reality, one must ask, how have technologies such as VR changed our perception of the self? It isn’t just another beat in the accelerating tempo of technological progress, as Ewalt insists, it’s the start of a brand new song. Technological extension of consciousness. Norton & Company, 2018.

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. What are your hopes for the technology, if done the way you think is best?

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

They’re looking for the money they’re owed, for new textbooks, lab equipment, updated technology, teaching assistants and materials for special-needs students. Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash.

Live Tuesday, May 1st - Larry Johnson on the NMC Horizon Project

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With over one million downloads in the past nine years, the NMC Horizon Report series serves the higher education, K-12, and museum communities across the globe in their desire to understand the impact of emerging technologies on their chosen field or discipline.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

Contracts with publishing companies ensure equal availability and pricing for Idaho’s large population of rural schools. She graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in curriculum and instruction, technology integration.

Give Students the Tools and Skills They Need for Media Literacy

In 2001, she joined a staff development company, TechKNOW Associates, where she worked as a mentor and professional developer for schools throughout New York and around the country. Media literacy is more important today than ever.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Perhaps the disappearance (and reported murder) of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi doesn’t seem like an education technology story. “Technology companies can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses of one of their largest investors.” ” Navitas is a for-profit education company that runs courses in Australia (and elsewhere).


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

And we also were not looking at bringing in technology in any type of meaningful way.” While the tools may have print components, companies must submit them digitally, and only the digital materials are reviewed.

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