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

The Christensen Institute

For example, it invests in helping nations improve their education, healthcare, and transportation infrastructure, and it also assists nations as they seek to build better institutions and stronger governance practices. Consider Celtel, the company Mo Ibrahim founded roughly 20 years ago.

Why development organizations should be more like Netflix and less like Blockbuster

The Christensen Institute

In 2000, when Netflix was still a small and fledgling company, it offered itself to Blockbuster, the world’s largest video, DVD, and game rental company for $50 million. Netflix was a very tiny company with mounting losses, and one with a very uncertain future. For example, in order for Blockbuster to grow, the company needed to open and manage as many stores as the market allowed. Fewer than.05% of companies reach annual revenue of $100 million.

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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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Assessing exports through the lens of innovation

The Christensen Institute

Cementing its reputation as an innovation hub, it now serves as a regional headquarters for some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies, such as BMW, Roche, Novartis, Microsoft, and Apple. Consider, for example, how this phenomenon played out in Lesotho, the small Southern African country, after the Multi-Fiber Agreement (MFA) changed. The MFA, which set the rules for worldwide trade in textiles from 1974 to 2004, expired on January 1, 2005.

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

The Hechinger Report

The day after the launch, for example, Espino and classmate Jaime Sanchez were learning Python programming through Udacity, an online education platform that offers “nanodegrees.” As a high schooler, Kateryn Raymundo interned at Salesforce, a tech company, through the nonprofit Genesys Works.

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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The Pros and Cons of Freelancing


Having been a freelancer since 2004, I thought I'd share my views on the matter. For example, my local supermarket is like a ghost town on Tuesday mornings, which makes shopping then much nicer than battling the crowds on a Saturday.

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

a statistical-services company based in Rockville, Maryland. “It’s The University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (UMTC) is a prime example of this phenomenon. Enrollment in its undergraduate statistics program grew from just 34 majors in 2004 to 224 currently.


How Internships Connect First Generation College Bound Students to STEM Careers


The day after the launch, for example, Espino and classmate Jaime Sanchez were learning Python programming through Udacity, an online education platform that offers “nanodegrees.” 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

For example, currently two-thirds of community colleges have launched mobile apps, but CIOs largely don’t see the deployment as effective. Another example: phones are much more important than tablets for less affluent students, but CIOs see them as equally significant.

Tangled up in debt

The Hechinger Report

In Iowa in particular, the companies charge steep prices — nearly $20,000 on average for a cosmetology certificate, the equivalent of a two-year community college degree twice over — and they have fought to keep the required number of school hours higher than anywhere else in the country.

School Network Takes Turbocharged Approach to Education for Refugee Students


In 2004, while working as a café owner near Atlanta, she stumbled on a group of boys playing soccer. For example, the school uses phonics, an approach often geared toward elementary schoolers, to teach sixth graders to read.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. That’s why, for example, 92.9

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

The Hechinger Report

At both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina, for example, annual out-of-state tuition is about $20,000 more than in-state tuition. Ordaz stayed in South Carolina and worked for his family’s construction company.

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. Many charters hire teachers who don’t belong to a teachers union or haven’t gone through a traditional teacher preparation program, for example.

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. Virtual worlds in 2007, for example.

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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.

The History of the Future of Learning Objects and Intelligent Machines

Hack Education

And neither neuroscience nor brain scans, for example, move us any closer to that. These companies, along with the PR that supports them, sell us products for the future and just as importantly weave stories about the future. Take the flight simulator, for example.

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. 2004) Review of e-learning theories, frameworks and models.

'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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Those credits often don’t transfer, for example, forcing older students to retake courses they’ve already passed; the average transfer student loses 13 credits, or more than a semester’s worth, according to the U.S.

Money, Power, and "Science" as Policy

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For example, the USDA dietary guidelines--which don't require that we have a degree in nutrition to see how the claims of "science" have changed over the decades, or how politics and money have influenced science-based claims, or even how much those authoritative guidelines may actually have been a part of tangible harm because of their influence. or testing companies to influence education policy.

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.

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. Take iPads , for example.

The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

It’s also a matter of a $40 million civil suit against Trump University, a business that Donald Trump and two associates founded in 2004. Just call your credit card company and ask for an extension on your line of credit, instructors purportedly told students.


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. 2004). 2004). Second International Conference, iTrust 2004, Oxford, UK. 2004). 2004, November 6-10). 2004). 2004). 2004). 2004). 2004).

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

The Hechinger Report

Now known as the Alpine Program, it was where 13-year-old Jonathan King, a child diagnosed with ADHD and depression, hanged himself in 2004 after being placed in a windowless “seclusion room.” Developed by a company now called Edgenuity , the platform is available for all K-12 subjects. “It