Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” “ How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT.” Under surveillance by companies.

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Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

He was the first investor in the social media company in 2004.) I’ve written extensively about “ the Silicon Valley narrative ” and the ideological underpinnings of the technology and education technology industries. He shapes technology products and politics alike. Peter Thiel’s entrepreneurial and investment history, in brief: He co-founded the online payments company PayPal in 1998 with Max Levchin.

Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors

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In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 Collectively, 116 directors serve on the boards of these privately-held companies. As much as one-third of edtech companies started during that time have a female CEO or founder. While corporate boards seldom draw the attention of end users, they set the strategic path and hold the power to make fundamental decisions about the companies.

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Naviance Wields Much ‘Power and Influence’ in College Admissions, Harvard Researcher Finds

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This research shows this technology has a lot of power and influence” over students’ college decisions, Mulhern tells EdSurge. According to company officials, Naviance is used by about 40 percent of high schools in the U.S.

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ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

Live Q&A: Using Technology to Stay in Touch with Parents (Facebook Live). Panelists: Christelle Pasteals (Instructional Technology Coach) and me. Joining us will be blogger Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) and Christelle Pastelas, an instructional technology coach. Booth 2002.

Buying or Building Research-Backed Edtech? The Government Can Help

Edsurge

Tibbetts Award , an annual recognition of high-performing organizations funded by the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs. The only other education technology company present, out of 45 total recipients, is Agile Mind , which develops online math and science curriculum and assessments. What distinguishes SBIR-backed companies is the level of research baked into their product development.

In a Changing Career Landscape, Employers and Workers Need a New Social Contract for Retraining

Edsurge

Similarly, when asked who they believe should pay for retraining programs for workers who lost their jobs because of new technology, 73 percent of Americans said employers. Education Technology Artificial Intelligence Workforce Training Higher Education

Bootcamp profiles: Nashville Software School

The Christensen Institute

Wark learned on the job, managed large engineering teams, and even started a handful of companies, one of which he took public in 1999. In 2002, after a lifetime of career success, Wark found himself fighting off cancer.

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

Edsurge

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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Let’s Prepare Students for the World—Not Tests

Edsurge

While test prep has been on the rise since state tests were mandated by federal law in 2002, reading and math scores have largely remained flat. Some of the strongest warnings come from testing companies themselves. Education Technology Assessments Technology in SchoolSpring means one thing to many elementary and middle schools across the country: test prep.

As College Innovation Efforts Grow, So Do Warnings of a ‘McDonaldization’ of Higher Ed

Edsurge

One of the most-cited versions of the critique is the 2002 book “ The McDonaldization of Higher Education ,” by Dennis Hayes and Robin Wynyard. Some college administrators and edtech executives paint professors who resist innovation efforts as out of touch or opposed to technology. If you want technology to be used, you’ve got to win the argument for it” with faculty members, he said. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Silver Lake Acquires Majority Stake in Weld North’s Digital Curriculum Business

Edsurge

For more than two decades, Jonathan Grayer has made a career out of welding educational companies. In 2010, he pooled his own money with KKR, a private equity firm, to launch Weld North , which has since acquired another 16 edtech companies (and invested in 4 others). These three companies include other assets that Weld North has acquired over time. Overall, nine of the 16 companies purchased by Weld North are part of the group now owned by Silver Lake.

North Carolina’s Digital Success Story

Edsurge

Stakeholders—from educators and nonprofits to politicians and private companies—have all rowed in one direction to spur the strategic use of technology to ensure that all students have access to a great education. They made sure the initiative had clear benefits for each of them, from state politicians of all parties to the local leaders across the urban, suburban, and rural parts of the state, and from educators at all levels to private companies.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

So you wouldn’t find, for example, with technology — Albemarle has been in a one-to-one environment for a number of years now, as has Charlottesville City. They flipped to one-to-one sometime around 2002. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

38 Community Colleges Share What It Takes to Launch an OER Degree Program

Edsurge

Tuition increased 89 percent from 2002 to 2012, and textbook prices—which cost anywhere from $600 to $1300 today—rose 82 percent over the same period, according to U.S. And these schools have another leg up to other colleges that may be starting from scratch: The initiative awards each institution on average $100,000 to launch their programs, plus technical assistance from OER company Lumen Learning. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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The 'Woj' Joins Next-Gen Science Startup, Planet3

Edsurge

She was named California Teacher of the Year in 2002 and has received a pack of other teaching and journalism awards. She’s raised successful daughters, too: Susan Wojcicki is Chief Executive of YouTube; Janet Wojcicki is a Fulbright-winning anthropologist who speaks several African dialects and Anne is chief executive and cofounder of genetics company, 23andMe. Wojcicki is also a fan of technology—when used to support students.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . Understand how Boyer integrates technology into his course design. City of God ” (2002, Brazil, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund)—A gritty street portrait of a great world city.

Impero Software Names Richard Fuller as New CEO and Announces its New Austin, TX Headquarters in the U.S.

techlearning

19, 2018 – Impero Software has announced the appointment of Richard Fuller as its new CEO to drive the company’s next phase of growth as it bolsters its global business plan. Fuller took over for Sam Pemberton, who moved to a non-executive board position with the company.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

techlearning

The company will showcase the new features of its award-winning product this week at ISTE 2018 in booth #630. “We Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. And print-disabled users can use assistive technologies to read scanned books that might otherwise be difficult if not impossible to find in accessible formats. Without Google’s backing and technological abilities, a resource like HathiTrust would have been much harder to create, she says. “We Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

These are important tasks and I look forward to working with the company as we move forward with this work both in the UK, and the U.S.” Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

'The Ed-Tech Mafia'

Hack Education

We’re told an awful lot of stories about what “good teaching” looks like and what “bad teaching” looks like and how technology will purportedly enhance the former and replace the latter. PayPal itself was acquired by eBay in 2002.

Fingerprints, Biometics Introduced in Illinois School Cafeteria

K-12 Schools - Education News

Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 will be joining several other school districts in the area that currently use the technology. So far, the company has worked with close to 100 schools on implementing the system. (Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons).

Jefferson Education Accelerator Chooses Agile Mind as Partner

Marketplace K-12

The Jefferson Education Accelerator , a commercial venture that invests in educational technology companies that agree to put their products through rigorous research , has a new partner: the math and science curriculum and assessment provider Agile Mind. Ed-tech companies that take part in the accelerator agree to give up a small portion of equity, in exchange for advice and other support. ESSA: A Guide for Companies.

Live Tuesday March 20th with Cathy Davidson on the Brain Science of Attention

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Davidson introduces us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas-from schools with curriculums built around video games to companies that train workers using virtual environments-will open the doors to new ways of working and learning" (from the Amazon description).

How Silicon Valley schools are trying to boost lower-income students into high-tech jobs

The Hechinger Report

Pathways, Exposure, Academic Connection, Knowledge (PEAK) takes students to local companies such as Google and Facebook, as well as to hospitals, law firms and other businesses. As a high schooler, Kateryn Raymundo interned at Salesforce, a tech company, through the nonprofit Genesys Works.

How Internships Connect First Generation College Bound Students to STEM Careers

MindShift

Pathways, Exposure, Academic Connection, Knowledge (PEAK) takes students to local companies such as Google and Facebook, as well as to hospitals, law firms and other businesses. The program, founded in Houston in 2002, plans to train and place 150 interns in the Bay Area this fall.

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How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers and Students Manage Challenging Situations

MindShift

Norton & Company. procrastination, disruptiveness, disordered eating, cutting, drinking, violence, taking drugs, technological addiction, and so on—?have regulate are becoming more popular for younger children (Lantieri, 2002), they are not usually available to adolescents.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ( her investment in various ed-tech companies , her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardly the only agency that shapes education and education technology policy.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

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. It also becomes a tangible representation of tacit knowledge for both group members and those outside of the group (Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Yaklief, 2002). 2002). British Journal of Educational Technology, 30(3), 201-215. British Journal of Educational Technology, 28, 199-217. 2002, Jan 7-11).

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. He is currently the Lead Technology Facilitator for the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Illinois.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Since 2002, Mortenson has led the organization through significant national expansion, reaching more than 655,000 middle and high school youth and 4,500 educators across 25 states and 5 countries, from offices based in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and New York.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karen Blumberg Technology Integrator The School at Columbia University BIO : Karen Blumberg is an educational technologist at The School at Columbia University working with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly.

Teaching from Home and Still Making a Difference: Meet Katharine from 51Talk

EdNews Daily

I finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts in 2002. Upon completion I was offered a job teaching English to business managers at an international company and worked there for a few months before being offered a job teaching children and young adults.