Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. Are any education technologies, for that matter? And accordingly, platforms are the underlying trend that ties together popular narratives about technology and the economy in general.

Three Thoughts on the Treatment of EdTech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Doug Levin

Since at least 2007, Education Next has commissioned an annual public opinion poll to help inform the K-12 education policy discussion in DC and the states, as well as to suggest lines of inquiry for further research. In 2015, the poll included 34 questions (not counting the a/b/c/d variations of some questions asked only to a fraction of the overall sample), only one (1) of which addressed the topic of technology in education.

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From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

Edsurge

In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. There is also the US Department of Education’s Learning Registry, which contains resources created by various parts of the US Government. These resources are all freely available in the Learning Registry and can (and should) be made available in any state or other registry via API. Fishtree believes in giving students “voice and choice” to select the resource that matches their learning style.

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Carnegie Learning Gets a Makeover After Private Equity Investment

Edsurge

Private equity’s pursuit to acquire puzzle pieces to build comprehensive educational technology platforms shows no sign of slowing down. The latest move comes from CIP Capital , a New York City-based private equity firm that is investing an undisclosed sum in Carnegie Learning. As a result of the deal, Carnegie will be merging with New Mountain Learning (which is owned by CIP), and the combined operations will continue under the Carnegie Learning name.

“This way of working has changed my way of understanding education.” – Oscar Herrero, Spain

Daily Edventures

They adapt learning to today’s society.”. Herrero’s teaching style has evolved as new approaches like gamification, the flipped classroom, and project-based learning have gained traction. In my opinion, the fundamental challenge of education is the need to adapt content to a meaningful context of learning, based on today’s society,” he explains. “We Educational background: I have been a teacher since the 2007 with primary and high school experience.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. Funding data about “learn to code” startups can be found at funding.hackeducation.com.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. The organization, which was founded in 1994, was best known for its annual Horizon Report, its list of predictions about the near-future of education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). It’s that their parents are opting them out of exposure to these technologies.