Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.

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I can start and get companies to a profitable turnkey state that run like a well-oiled machine—but that’s about it. My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International.

Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education

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When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. Part of her concern is around the potential for edtech companies to monetize student data without student or administration approval, like what happened at UC Berkeley in 2016 when technology staff weren’t aware that a free tool popular among faculty was selling off student data. “We

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

Launched in 2003, by San Francisco-based Linden Labs, Second Life is a comparative dinosaur in Internet Years. Despite its user base plateauing out in 2008, the company is now planning a second wind for Second Life with a laser focus on the educational terrain.

New Markets Venture Partner’s Latest Edtech Fund Closes at $68 Million

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The firm plans to invest up to $5 million into Series A, Series B and recapitalization rounds for education companies serving pre-kindergarten to professional learners, with a focus on digital learning, learning sciences, analytics and workforce development services. Already, roughly 15 percent, or about $10 million of the fund’s $68 million total, have been invested across seven companies: Credly, LearnPlatform, Motimatic, Noodle Partners, Pairin, Practice and Signal Vine.

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Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

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New investment into Triseum continues to provide growth opportunities for a company already breaking barriers with over 40 percent of its staff being female. The company’s leading experts in gaming and instructional design are creating rich digital experiences for students. .

New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

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New Markets has supported 43 companies since its launch in 2003; edtech startups make more than 90 percent of its deals in the past five years, Palmer adds. Part of the new fund will also be used for what Palmer calls “recapitalization,” a scenario that companies want to avoid. As someone who’s seen the education market through 20 years of ups and downs, it looks like we’re in a part of the cycle where a number of companies will need to recapitalize,” says Palmer.

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Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003]. Since 2003, more than 3.7 The online survey is facilitated by Project Tomorrow and supported by many of our nation’s most innovative companies, foundations and nonprofit organizations including Blackboard, Inc.,

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The Streisand Effect: What’s Your School District Reputation Worth?

Gaggle Speaks

The logic behind this claim makes some sense if you consider that one of the greatest struggles for rising companies is marketplace awareness. There’s a saying in the world of public relations with which you’re likely familiar: “No publicity is bad publicity.”.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Almost all of those companies went out of business. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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Thinking Project Based Learning with the Buck Institute

The CoolCatTeacher

He began his career teaching overseas, and in 2003 founded a New Tech Network school in Davis, CA. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. In addition to the housing development falling through, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, one of the region’s major employers, pulled up stakes in Ann Arbor.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. Udacity’s Open Education Alliance with AT&T, Google, and others as well as Coursera’s Course Specializations in partnership with companies are just two examples of this.

What Does Innovation Mean in Higher Education?

Edsurge

You can’t walk around any college campus, school district or company without hearing the word “innovation.” Nature reported that from 2003 to 2012, ASU’s federally funded research portfolio increased by 162 percent, surpassing the growth at other research institutions. Yet innovation is not always an idea problem, writes David Burkus , author of “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies Generate Great Ideas.”.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Almost all of those companies went out of business. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

Rethink Education, Southern New Hampshire University Launch $15M Edtech Seed Fund

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Both SNHU and Rethink will take equity in the companies. Under LeBlanc, who joined SNHU in 2003, the university has established a reputation for experimenting with new educational services and tools. The group has invested in 30 edtech companies since its launch in 2012, mostly through Series A and B rounds. “We’re Portfolio companies are expected to have access to SNHU’s Sandbox and other resources to further test and refine their wares.

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

Edsurge

Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. education technology companies each year for the past three years.

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In this New Hampshire high school, internships shape the future of learning

The Hechinger Report

KEENE, N.H. — Harrison Hicks, 16, sat at a small corner desk in the offices of Filtrine Manufacturing Company, a maker of water filtration equipment, drawing circles as his mentor, Josh Flagg, watched. Harrison Hicks, 16, working at his Filtrine Manufacturing Co. internship in New Hampshire.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. Based Company. Company.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

A few years ago, a young female engineer named Isis Anchalee was featured on one of her company’s recruiting posters only to be subjected to a barrage of digital feedback questioning whether she was really an engineer.

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Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action, and Why Shame Is Not An Option

The Jose Vilson

By the time I got my rejection letter from Georgetown University, he shrugged and told me, “You’re in good company, sir,” listing all the other kids who didn’t get in with me, all of the others white.

Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?

Edsurge

But losing a different kind of “pencil” that technology companies are aiming to push into schools may likely cause a bigger heartache and headache for the purchasing department. Microsoft was one of the first big tech companies to market styluses to schools. Already the company offers a touchscreen Chromebook, the Spin 11, with a stylus, which retail together for about $350. The company currently markets the product as a tool to enhance creativity in the classroom.

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

edWeb.net

Travel companies may provide base prices, but this doesn’t include things like insurance, tip money, optional excursions, and more. Setting up a structure for fundraising to support your students who want to travel is crucial regardless of their family income.

CUE 2015 Student Showcase highlights students projects, Two Bit Circus STEAM Carnival

eSchool News

This innovative and highly creative company blends theatrics and spectacle with science and technology to spark imaginations and foster solutions. The Student Showcase has been a feature of the CUE conference since 2003, when it was produced by the California Department of Education.

America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. Angel Carter, a senior at Tulane University, leads the Green Wave Ambassadors, the tour guide group for the admissions office. Adelaide Basco.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report.

Weekend Reading: Thanksgiving Edition

ProfHacker

It makes sense to construe broadband and wireless providers as common carriers, like telephone companies and utilities. The short answer is that it’s a virtual world that launched in 2003 and was hailed by some as the future of the internet.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Having just celebrated our company’s sixth anniversary, I reflected on a few of the magic moments that have pushed us to where we are today and exemplify the grit, innovation, and healthy skepticism of the district leaders we work with. Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm.

Months After a Devastating Hurricane, Puerto Rican Schools Turn to the Sun

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Meléndez explained that the installation of the solar energy system in one of the buildings of the school is only the first step to separate the school from reliance on the electric company. "We In 2003, the group acquired 150 acres of land with its own effort to found La Olimpia Ariel Massol Deyá School Forest. Orocovis, Puerto Rico —Eight months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, more than 500 families in this small town in central Puerto Rico remain without power.

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Amplify’s Been Quiet. Here’s Where CEO Larry Berger Says It’s Going in 2018

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It was bought in 2010 by News Corporation, which invested more than $1 billion into the company and rebranded it as Amplify. The company is no longer as high-profile—or as big—as it once was. What have the past years taught him, and where is the company going? He also talked about the challenges facing edtech companies today, including his skepticism towards what he calls an “engineering” model of personalized learning.

Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt

Hack Education

This is part three of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” As an education technology writer, I’m often chastised for considering student loan companies as part of my analysis. Student loan companies are “not really ed-tech,” some people still try to insist. Why are student loan companies so popular among investors and entrepreneurs? Discover, the credit card company that has bet big on student loans, rose 29 percent.

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

A community of practice with over 1000 members in a range of companies ranging from 5 to 166,000 people strong. Average respondent’s company size. Average company size on self reported headcount is 4558 employees. We’ve come a long way.

What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee

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The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders 2 and Uncharted 4. Gee: The first game I played was Adventures of the New Time Machine , in 2003. There are publishers like Pearson, tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Google. I’ve only been doing it since 2003.

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Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

Marketplace K-12

The investment company Weld North Holdings LLC today announced its acquisition of Performance Matters, a student assessment and data analytics company that it will merge with Truenorthlogic, a K-12 ed-tech business focused on continuous educator improvement. Previously, Grayer was CEO of Kaplan, the education company that grew into a $2 billion business over his 14-year tenure. The company’s 2015 revenues have not been made public, but its 2014 revenues of $11.9

Like their students, colleges are vastly increasing the amount they borrow

The Hechinger Report

The annual cost of servicing this accumulated debt more than doubled, from $21 billion in 2003 to $48 billion in 2012, the most recent period for which it has been calculated by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Live Interview Thursday, January 19th - Henry J. Eyring on The Innovative University

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From 1989 to 1998, Henry worked for Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Monitor Company, a global management consulting firm. From 2003 to 2006, he was President of the Japan Tokyo North Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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). 2003). 2003). 2003). Organizational Science (2003) 14 (3), 283-296. 2003). 2003). 2003). 2003). 2003). 2003).

Mayors and Schools: A Tale of Two Mayors in San Francisco

Leadership Lounge

They also partnered on initiatives to grow more talent for San Francisco’s fast-growing companies instead of importing so much of the city’s workforce. It would be hard to find two politicians less alike than the last two mayors of San Francisco.

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

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. In a recent report, Education Week dug deep into student proficiency rates on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) from 2003 through 2015.

Kia Motors America, DonorsChoose Team Up for Teacher Appreciation

K-12 Schools - Education News

” The company plans to drive all new 2016 Kia Optimas for the road tour, with the first teacher event being held in San Diego at the El Cajon Kia dealership. Oprah plugged the initiative in 2003, calling it “revolutionary.”

Report: Teachers in New Orleans Less Local Than Before Katrina

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“The percentage of teachers with 10 or fewer years of experience increased from 48 percent in 2004–05 to 70 percent in 2013–14 while the number with 20 or more years of experience dropped by over 20 percentage points,” said the company in a statement.