Has ‘Shift’ Happened? Revisiting a Viral Video From 2008

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So I always need a graphic design company to step up and help with the graphic part.

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Defining New Communication Technology

Connecting 2 the World

This is especially scarey for companies that want to control communication and information. One of the first goals in teaching my class on New Communcation Technology in Organizational Life, is to define “New Communication Technology.&# The assigned reading is a blog on ZDNet Blogs by Dion Hinchcliffe. While some people may question the use of a blog as an assigned reading, the fact is that there is very little accessible at the undergraduate level on New Communication technologies.

Create Image Books

Nik Peachey

Pim Pam Pum seems to be a company that is remarkably good at helping us to make the most of Flickr images, and I particularly like this little tool called Bookr. I've always liked sites that take images and enable you to do something interesting with them.

Online Video: Authentic Genres

Nik Peachey

Read more about how to use these videos here: Using 'How to' videos Advertising projects The Rollmio site was created to connect companies with creative amateur marketers.

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Create your own social network 7 steps

Nik Peachey

Is it a group of like minded individuals, or a faceless company with dubious motivations? Social networking is one of the key concepts that is driving Web 2.0 these days. With the opportunities social networks offer for collaboration and communication, this is certainly something we as educators should be thinking about being involved in. In this tutorial I'd like to show you how to create your own social network on Ning, just by following 7 steps.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

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Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

My Desktop Organising Hub

Connecting 2 the World

And just as always, Smart Mailboxes or ordinary ones created on my iMac or my iDisk can filter out clients or companies and pop them where they ought to be. Who would have thought it! After all of my experimentation with productivity apps and services … my favourite is probably still the big-hitting and awfully smart Omnifocus … I’ve come to rely more and more on my Mail application. It’s now pretty much my organising hub. How did this happen?

Skype Part 2 Online Workspace

Nik Peachey

It could be ideal for teacher who wants to teach online 1 to 1 especially if you are doing this independently and don't have the support of a company to provide you with specialist software. Anyone who uses their whiteboard for ELT / EFL classes will know what a really useful teaching aid it can be, so how about using one with your distance learners?

Creating a Wiki

Nik Peachey

So, what really differentiates a wiki from a normal website is the fact that anyone who has access to the site can modify its contents (this is often, though not always, restricted to people who create a login or register to use this feature), unlike a normal website, on which the content is usually edited only by the company or person who owns the website.

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Advertisement Project

Nik Peachey

The advertisement that the company likes best wins a prize ($500) and there are also some runner up prizes. Then you'll also need to do a bit of analysis of ads thinking about who the target of the ad is and the kind of profile of people the company wants to sell to etc. Rollmio is an ingenious new website base around the idea of user produced advertisements!

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself

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The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. Today, there are six million current active users on i-Ready, the company’s flagship digital product. based company, to learn more about that reinvention, and the lessons he’s learned in the process. EdSurge: Curriculum Associates was founded in 1969, and you joined in 2008. Waldron: When I came in 2008, the world was in a very difficult place.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

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Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies. Last week, the firm announced what will be its 14th deal: Glynlyon , a digital curriculum company based in Chandler, Ariz. He ran Kaplan as its CEO from 1994 to 2008, during which he oversaw 67 acquisitions and more than doubled the company’s revenue—to nearly $2 billion —by the time he left.

Founder of Adaptive Learning Company Knewton to Leave CEO Position

Marketplace K-12

Jose, Ferreira, who launched the global adaptive technology company in 2008, will remain on the board of directors. The post Founder of Adaptive Learning Company Knewton to Leave CEO Position appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Adaptive Learning Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Knewton

Blackboard Co-Founder: ‘4 Secrets to Building a Tech Company for Higher Ed’

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To mark the 20th anniversary of Blackboard, one of the first LMSes, the company’s co-founder, Matthew Pittinsky, wrote an epic blog post about the company’s history, which includes his advice for today’s edtech leaders. As origin stories go, the founding of Blackboard twenty years ago lacked that single light bulb moment that tech companies like to tell. The winner of the LMS market would be the company with the most widely adopted platform.

Noodle Companies Adds $5 Million Series A to Streamline K-20 Education Markets

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Leading one education company is stressful enough for most people. That’s the challenge that John Katzman, one of the most recognized names in the business, has embarked on with The Noodle Companies. Today, the Noodle Companies, a conglomerate of four subsidiaries serving the K-12 and postsecondary education markets, announced it has raised $5 million in a Series A round from SWaN & Legend Venture Partners.

Why 2U Decided to Buy a Little-Known South-African Company for $103M

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This week 2U surprised many education-watchers when it made its very first acquisition, dropping $103-million on a 9-year-old South-African company called GetSmarter. Since the company started in 2008, it has stayed focused on that one idea, and on serving only highly-selective colleges in the U.S. The formula has reaped rewards: in 2014 2U became a rare edtech company to go public. The way the company tells it, 2U wasn’t looking to start buying up companies.

5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Mascott – Bio As Submitted Amy Mascott @ teachmama is the creator of teachmama.com < [link] >, where since 2008, she has shared tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers they can be for their children.

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3 lessons from Curriculum Associates’ explosive growth

The Christensen Institute

Curriculum Associates [CA], a curriculum and assessment company founded in 1969 focused on K–12 schools, has seen its revenues grow nearly 1,000 percent in the last 10 years to nearly $260 million. He was the president of Curriculum Associates from the 1970s through 2008.

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy.

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Adding up the cost of head-on competition

The Christensen Institute

In spite of these benefits, many companies elect the alternative path, aiming their new growth ventures at the high end of the market where incumbent competitors are motivated to stamp out new entrants. There are companies that have pushed into existing markets through sustaining competition.

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

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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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Wiley to Acquire Knewton’s Assets, Marking an End to an Expensive Startup Journey

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Publicly-traded companies like Wiley generally share the price of their acquisitions, unless the financial impact is considered immaterial to the buyer’s bottom line. The New York City-based company has raised more than $180 million in investment capital.

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

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It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps. The rest will be paid in cash, with the help of a $250 million loan from Owl Rock Capital, plus $150 million of the company’s available funds.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

A 2008 Ball State University study found that 43% of teachers said they slept an average of 6 hours or less per night. Enjoy your food in the company of the people there. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Instructure Co-Founder Goes After Digital Courseware With His Next Edtech Startup

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That inspired him to start Instructure in 2008, best known for its Canvas LMS. (He He left in 2013, a couple years before the company went public.) The company now has 25 full-time employees, including engineers and content writers.

What Does Salesforce Buying Salesforce.org Mean for Higher Education?

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It’s not everyday that a company acquires a nonprofit that it started that shares its name. But then again, Salesforce isn’t a typical company. That money will go to Salesforce Foundation, the company’s philanthropic and grant-giving arm.

Turnitin to Be Acquired by Advance Publications for $1.75B

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A company best known (and sometimes rebuked) for its plagiarism checker has just received one of the biggest checks in the education technology industry. Founded in 1998 by four university students, iParadigms, Turnitin’s previous parent company, launched with a vision to offer tools across different industries, from law to education and technology. Over the years, it saw the most success in education and the company shifted to focus specifically on that market.

A Call to Remake the Maker Faire

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After 15 years of inspiring millions of people to be creative and “make” something out of just about nothing, Maker Media, the company behind much of momentum, shut down due to financial shortfalls.

‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+

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And the idea has caught the attention of investors: Insight Venture Partners is slated to acquire the DC company for more than $110 million, the Washington Business Journal reports. The company also offers a subscription-based job search and application tool called Dossier where faculty can search for job openings, grants, store letters of recommendation and other. Insight, which is headquartered in New York, has invested in at least 300 companies around the globe.

5 Signs It’s Time to Go Back to School

EdNews Daily

This is down from 73 percent in 2008. College graduates, on the other hand, tanked by only 1 percent from 84 percent to 83 percent during the Great Recession of 2008.

Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors

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In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 Collectively, 116 directors serve on the boards of these privately-held companies. As much as one-third of edtech companies started during that time have a female CEO or founder. While corporate boards seldom draw the attention of end users, they set the strategic path and hold the power to make fundamental decisions about the companies.

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Game-based Math Program, Sokikom Acquired by China’s NetDragon Websoft

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Founded in 2008, Sokikom offered a suite of collaborative math games aimed for students in grades K-5. The company initially tried selling directly to teachers and parents before focusing on schools in 2014. The company had received more than $2.1 The company has also raised another $1.5 ENTER THE DRAGON: Sokikom , an online game-based math program, has been acquired by Jumpstart World. The deal was announced in a post by Sokikom’s founder and CEO, Snehal Patel.

Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

The CoolCatTeacher

My family and I were the victims of a fairly-elaborate Ponzi scheme back in 2008. We have a company. The company is called Free Market Educational Services, and that’s a really long URL, so we got the domain fmes.us.

4 Signs that Disruption is Accelerating in Health Care Delivery

The Christensen Institute

Image: Women’s 100m finals–British Champs & Olympic Trials 2008| Flickr: Paul Foot. These are just some of the companies with origins outside health care delivery who’ve very recently entered, or “re-upped,” their strategic commitment to the market.

China’s NetDragon to Acquire Edmodo for $137.5 Million

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China’s NetDragon has gobbled up another education technology company. NetDragon Websoft, a publicly-traded company based in Fuzhou, China, has agreed to pay $137.5 The deal could mark the beginning of the end for the “free” model of education technology, at least for standalone education companies without other strong revenue streams to support them. Currently, the company, now based in San Mateo, Calif.,

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

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. If you are as old as I am then you will remember the thrill of watching your teacher wheel the TV trolley into the classroom.

5 Great Ways to Make Your Classroom a Healthier, Happier Place

The CoolCatTeacher

As I researched my suspicions, I found that an outbreak of the flu at an elementary school in 2008 was blamed on “infected computer equipment.”. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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