Looking at There.com

Nik Peachey

If you want to see what it looks like, there is a video here created by the company, but it's quiet a big download (30Mb) What I like about it. So if you are recommending it as a place for your students to just hang out and meet other native speakers, then they might be disappointed.

How one employer surrounds young, first-time employees with a web of support?

The Christensen Institute

s This Way Ahead program, founded in 2007, seeks to place 16-24-year-olds facing barriers to employment in engaging first jobs that will serve as foundations for successful careers. On average, alumni stay at the company twice as long as their peers.

Admissions Scandal, Painful Pivots and Other Themes From ASU GSV

Edsurge

And the presence of executives from companies outside of the industry reinforced that point. Several employers praised companies like Guild Education for connecting them with schools to offer their employees access to college courses and degrees as a benefit. “It’s

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The Clock Is Ticking for This Edtech Buyer to Find a Deal

Edsurge

If it seems baffling that companies with no revenue can raise money from private investors ( ahem , as some edtech startups did in the early 2010’s), then EdTechX Holdings might just sound outright crazy at first. EdTechX Holdings is a “special purpose acquisition company,” or SPAC for short. It raises money from the public with the explicit purpose of acquiring a private company. That company then becomes publicly-held, usually through a process known as a reverse merger.

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. Meetings, not so much.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

We had two people meet in our rooms a few years ago — Will Piper , who is at the University School of Milwaukee , and Pedro Aparicio , who is a teacher in Mexico City.

Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning

The Christensen Institute

As I wrote about Coursera last year, although the company held intriguing promise, realizing its potential would require some big pivots. similarly stormed through the early 2000s by bringing online learning to the world of K-12 education and went public in 2007. The then-billion-dollar company was flying high—until people became nervous about some of its academic results and operations—and the storm shifted to douse its growth. Companies like K12, Inc.

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Take a look at this, the website, and discuss this fantastic case study for all of to discuss in staff meetings to determine how we are truly assessing our school. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

I Was a Fan of This Nonprofit. Then I Wasn't. What I Discovered When I Checked Up On Them

Edsurge

Every wreath was purchased from the for-profit wreath company that created both the nonprofit and the annual event." Here's an excerpt: The charity buys its wreaths exclusively from a company owned by the same Maine family, the Worcesters, that started the nonprofit. "On Dec.

?The Cost of Cutting in Line: Students Can Now Buy Their Way to a Job Interview

Edsurge

percent during the Great Recession in 2007. Not for free, however, is the ApplicationAssistant feature, which performs automated job searches and sends an applicant’s resume directly to employers, and access to TalentAdvocates, the company’s team of hiring professionals who meet regularly with paying customers via video chat or other messaging platforms to coach them on interviewing and other hiring tips. How much would you pay to score a job interview? $10?

Bucking the Trend

A Principal's Reflections

In a world where politics and education are colliding more than ever, there is a desperate sense of hopping onto the latest trend or buzzword from educational companies and authors that will fix all of our educational problems.

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Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains

Edsurge

You are meeting the learners in the Manaiakalani education program. Started in 2007, the program now serves 3,500 students, over 80 percent of whom come from Maori and Pasifika families. Manaiakalani Digital Teaching Academy teachers meet for their training day. Seven schools formed the original Manaiakalani Cluster in 2007. The fund provided confidence to the financing company in case parents defaulted on their payments.

Day 2: The Feeling of Greatness Has Returned

Dangerously Irrelevant

I got to meet an inventor today and talk to a lot of colleges who are interested in engineers, and people wanting to go into business. We were visiting a company this year and learning how they manufacture their product and for some reason, that is when we said yes.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

Even before a deluge of fibs and fakery swamped our recent election cycle, Wineburg and company realized that readers of online news need many of the same skills used by a good historian, such as identifying the sources of claims and asking questions about their evidence. Northport, N.Y.,

K-12 Dealmaking: PowerSchool Acquires TIENET; Speakaboos, FreshGrade Raise Funding

Marketplace K-12

PowerSchool purchased an IEP management business while ed-tech companies including Speakaboos, FreshGrade and Nearpod received significant investments. Acquiring the most sophisticated IEP software package available enables educators to have one comprehensive K-12 platform to better meet students’ specific learning and behavioral needs,” PowerSchool said in an announcement. The company secured approximately $5.6 the company said.

With enrollment sliding, liberal arts colleges struggle to make a case for themselves

The Hechinger Report

The number of bachelor’s degrees conferred in history has fallen 25 percent since 2007 alone, English language, literature and composition 22 percent, and philosophy and religious studies 15 percent, the research firm Burning Glass Technologies calculates. Sweet Briar College in Virginia.

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Yale Announces ‘Blended’ Online Master’s Degree

Wired Campus

Students would meet in virtual classrooms where they would discuss course material using videoconferencing technology. In 2007 it became one of the first elite institutions to post lecture videos online at no charge. Free online courses might make headlines, but tuition-based professional degrees in high-demand fields such as health care are where online courses, and the companies that help build them, are gaining a foothold.

Can ‘work colleges’ in cities become a low-cost, high-value model for the future?

The Hechinger Report

The companies select them,” Sorrell said. Kuyper’s president, Patricia Harris, said the school, which already requires internships for all its degrees, wants to focus on how to meet the needs of working students.

Is strength-based learning a “magic bullet?”

The Hechinger Report

The one Galt’s fourth-graders take comes from the CliftonStrengths Youth Explorer, a framework developed and sold by Gallup, the 82-year-old management consulting company best known for its public opinion polling. take one of that company’s quizzes.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

One 2007 survey by George Washington University found that 20 percent of a representative sample of districts had decreased recess time by an average of 50 minutes a week and 9 percent had reduced physical education time by an average of 40 minutes. APPLETON, Wisc.

A Top Proponent of Higher-Ed Disruption Moves to Put His Theories Into Practice

Wired Campus

Horn, a co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, stepped down Friday as director of its education program to begin working more directly with companies in the education market. Michael B.

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

The Hechinger Report

In 2007, Maine’s then-commissioner, Susan Gendron, invited DeLorenzo to speak at a summer conference for superintendents in Bar Harbor. 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.

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

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He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . What other world leaders is Angela Merkel meeting with? 7) World Leader Twitter assignment —Choose to portray one of 200 world leaders during the semester and tweet at least twice a day about what that leader is doing, thinking, feeling, where he or she is, and with whom he or she is meeting.

How Video Game Theatre Sparks New Life into the Classics

MindShift

Kim knew he was onto something when a noisy and restless high school audience was reduced to rapt silence by his company’s performance of the myth of Niobe from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Although based out of a school, EK Theater operates like a professional company.

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Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

Remember in 2012 when Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller said in her TED Talk that her company’s goal was to “take the best courses from the best instructors at the best universities and provide it to everyone around the world for free”? Google)’s biotech company, Calico. And today most MOOC companies have pivoted away from that to offer corporate training , professional development , and job placement services instead.

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Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

Hack Education

Court filings from the fraud trial did provide some insights into how Trump University operated – high-pressure sales tactics detailed in the the company’s “ playbooks ” that revealed how Trump University employees sold its course packages – these cost up to $35,000 – targeting vulnerable populations in particular and feeding on their socioeconomic anxieties. million from the company between 2010 and 2015 before he stepped down from his role there.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. …There are companies that are firmly planted in the computing sector. The most interesting thing about companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook is that they are not (computing) technology companies.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” ” Via Recode : “ Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled an all-hands meeting about gender controversy due to employee worries of online harassment.” The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ’s CTO, Brian Pinkerton , is leaving the company. ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.”

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

The Hechinger Report

Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007. A 2015 Pew Research Center report revealed that the disconnected included 5 million households with school-aged children, who either couldn’t afford home broadband or lived in rural areas avoided by for-profit internet companies.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

A 2007 Texas State University study, published in the Journal of Educational Computing Research, found that when students were presented with high-quality online math instruction they did better on tests than those taught in a more traditional way.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here’s a science textbook I was assigned at his school in 2007. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of Wisconsin at Madison is proposing, pending state funding approval, that transfer students from the state’s community college system who meet various academic criteria receive one year of free tuition if they are from the first generation in their families to go to college.” Student loan company SoFi will acquire Zenbanx. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

After much speculation – and meetings from those the media described as “potential candidates,” including Michelle Rhee (who visited the President-Elect with husband, “accused sexual abuser Kevin Johnson ,” as Deadspin put it , in tow) – Donald Trump has made his pick for Secretary of Education: Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos. The company offers online degrees in Africa. Google has acquired Quiklabs , a tech training company.

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. 2007). When absorptive capacity meets institutions and (e)learners: Adopting, diffusing and exploiting e-learning in organizations. 2007).