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It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. He subsequently worked on the first versions of Outlook Web Access, and multiple versions of Outlook desktop.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website.

New early-college high school to pair students with neuroscientists

The Hechinger Report

Particularly when these schools serve low-income teens and others who are underrepresented on college campuses, they represent a powerful way to increase college access and success, generally at no cost to students. K-12 News Personalized Learning STEM Technology access

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We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

The Hechinger Report

For minorities that are already battling racial discrimination, unequal access to capital, and fewer mentors, losing this network could be detrimental to future success. Students walk on the campus of historical Morehouse College in Atlanta Ga. Photo: AP Photo/W.A. Harewood.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

Like much of rural America, Garfield County is on the wrong side of the “homework gap” — a stubborn disparity in at-home broadband that hinders millions of students’ access to the array of online learning, collaboration and research tools that are enjoyed by their better-connected peers.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students.

‘We’ve failed them’: How South Carolina education policy hurts ‘Dreamers’ — and costs taxpayers

The Hechinger Report

Ordaz stayed in South Carolina and worked for his family’s construction company. He had originally moved to South Carolina in 2004. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Immigrants and Refugees

Even with help, Olympic athletes struggle to balance their sports with college

The Hechinger Report

This at a time when more than a quarter of college students have kids , up 30 percent since 2004, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research , but the proportion of campuses that offer day care has already fallen. (A

Utah’s Edtech Unicorn, Pluralsight Files for Initial Public Offering


The company has raised more than $200 million in venture capital from investors including Insight Venture Partners and ICONIQ Capital. Founded in 2004, Pluralsight currently offers more than 6,000 online courses on a variety of technical, business and design skills—from architecture to manufacturing, game development and software engineering. The company claims its most popular teachers can make millions of dollars through this model. The long-awaited filing finally happened.

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That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary


It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company. The Brooklyn-based company best known for fusing hip hop with educational content in music videos and instructional activities, has been acquired by Nearpod , which helps educators beam digital content to students’ devices.

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To the next President of the World Bank—it’s time to switch it up

The Christensen Institute

Market-creating innovations create new markets that serve people for whom either no products existed or existing products were not accessible for a variety of reasons, including cost or the lack of expertise required for their use. By 2004, revenues had reached $614 million.

How Lifelong Readers Are Helping Communities Thrive

Digital Promise

Studies have indicated that access to books reverses the impact on reading scores associated with poverty. (5, Independence and access matters, too. Children of poverty typically have little access to books (8) , yet current trends in literacy education focus on other issues such as digital literacy and early childhood learning styles. Will providing wide and uninterrupted access to books lead to a cure for cancer or solutions for the energy crisis or world poverty?

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

The article goes on to provide guidance about where an edtech company might focus their efficacy measurement efforts based on the maturity of their product and organization. Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., Dietrich, 2004), to name a few.

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What if students could study what they love, at a pace that suits their needs?

The Hechinger Report

The Horizon Report, as it is known, began in 2004 and is one of the longest-running publications of its kind. “It’s It could provide students with access to information 24/7 through a computer and an Internet connection.

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software


One of the biggest concerns by college leaders about buying such tools from commercial vendors is whether colleges will have access to the underlying algorithmic logic—or whether the systems will be a “black box.” In 1998, for instance, researchers from the university formed a spin-off company called Carnegie Learning that popularized the math tutor software developed at the university.

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


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. Working closely with partners, I spent the years from 1993 to 2004 starting and leading a handful of technology startups.

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North Carolina’s Digital Success Story


For over a decade, North Carolina has been the site of one of the most sustained, successful initiatives in education: giving all students in all schools access to broadband internet with WiFi in every classroom by 2018. 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.

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

The Hechinger Report

The launch marked the latest effort by the 5-year-old charter school, to expose students to the skills they’ll need to access high-tech jobs. As a high schooler, Kateryn Raymundo interned at Salesforce, a tech company, through the nonprofit Genesys Works. SAN JOSE, Calif. —

How Internships Connect First Generation College Bound Students to STEM Careers


The launch marked the latest effort by the 5-year-old charter school, to expose students to the skills they’ll need to access high-tech jobs. As a high schooler, Kateryn Raymundo interned at Salesforce, a tech company, through the nonprofit Genesys Works.


Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

Another persistent trend is challenges caused by growing user numbers and activites, including both generating and demanding more data, online behavior abuses, security threats, and challenges about accessibility. Another problem less well discussed is the challenge of accessibility.

More Now: Robust Infrastructure


It’s not like they’re stealing textbooks out of kids’ hands, but they sometimes make it harder for students to access and use the most important resources and tools. But even then, the hoops they made the teacher jump through (for student usernames and for Wi-Fi access) were unnecessary obstacles to learning on a daily basis. Fearful parents and stretched IT coordinators fight one-to-one devices or internet access.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

Lake Oconee Academy was the brainchild of the Reynolds Lake Oconee real estate company. But many of the 747 charters have implemented policies that critics say make it difficult for lower-income families to access them. A slate of new school board candidates ran in the 2004 election.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.

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Drama and Technology Combine to Create Magical and Powerful Learning – Erin O’Rourke, Canada

Daily Edventures

We looked at examples by Miral Kotb, founder of the iLuminate dance company, and designer Lesia Trubat’s collaboration of dance and wearable tech, called e-Traces. Bachelor of Education, York University, 2004.

Recycling Kolb

Learning with 'e's

Kolb's model was categorised by Mayes and deFreitas (2004) as an individual constructivist theory, in that it features a number of components that reflect solo learning activities. Available online at: [link] (Accessed 20 June, 2012). Available at: [link] (Accessed 20 June, 2012).

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.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company. By 2012 – yes, thanks to its hardware business – Apple’s stock had risen to the point that the company was worth a record-breaking $624 billion.

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Needing students, Appalachian colleges reach out to fast-growing Hispanic population

The Hechinger Report

One of the draws for Hispanic families is Monterey Mushrooms, a national company with farms about 10 miles southwest down I-75 from the school. The key, she said, is for Hispanic families to have access to accurate, detailed information about all their options. Maria Cantu (l.)

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'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Hack Education

No doubt, today’s technology companies view students and schools as a largely untapped market. Technology companies – particularly those hawking aspirational, education-related products – have long viewed parents in a similar way. ” But Fast Company likes it.

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. Therefore, there needs to be some mechanism to access it, measure it, transfer its use, and, in some cases, store and retrieve it. 2004). 2004). 2004).

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

” This was what the mother of a nineteen-year-old killed by a bomb in Kirkuk said on an HBO documentary quoted by Bob Herbert in The New York Times on the morning of November 12, 2004. In January, “brain-training” company Lumosity agreed to pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it had deceived customers with its claims that its games improved cognitive functions. This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

5 Technologies to Watch In 2011

The Electric Educator

Five companies to watch in 2011 Five trends to watch in 2011 Five people to follow in 201 1 Five Blogs to read in 2011 Josef Dunne, Via Flickr 1. HTML5 The development of HTML5 has been underway since 2004.

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Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

According to that lawsuit, the GNETS system violates the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, both by segregating children with disabilities and by denying them access to an equal education.

June 1 - Panel Discussion on "Unschooling"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event Recording : The full Elluminate recording can be accessed at Join me Wednesday, June 1st, for a live and interactive Future of Education panel discussion on "unschooling."