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. I really like that you can record your meetings to watch later etc. 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?

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.

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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.

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

Edsurge

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.

New Ownership for an LMS Giant: Private Equity Firm to Buy Instructure for $2 Billion

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The company says its tools are used by more than 30 million people across the education and corporate learning markets. The company was founded in 2008 and went public in 2015 (at $18 a share), and plans to continue to operate with its same management team after the acquisition.

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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.

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

We were just talking about how we’re pretty sure we met just about ten years ago to the day that we are recording this, in Princeton way back in 2008. It’s not, “Be afraid of who might meet you online.”. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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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It’s Time To Unlearn & Relearn Learning

EdNews Daily

Our schools are, in a sense, factories in which the raw products (children) are to be shaped and fashioned into products to meet the various demands of life.” (4) That F often transposed into poor work reports or lateral/downward movements in the company.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

Often employing Second Life super-users to design and create the environments, they can be “high-concept”, such as exploring giant molecules, or as simple as developing cross-cultural meeting spaces where students gather to learn from and interact with each other.

How Do You Build Cultural Bridges In Education?

EdNews Daily

My name is Isaac Johnson-Tyas, I have been working in the education industry since 2008 in Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and China. What is your job title and what exactly do you do for the company? Why do you think this position is critical to the success of the company?

Clayton Christensen: A Giant of Uncommon Intellect, Teaching Prowess and Kindness

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After students learned a theory by focusing on a particular industry—steel mills were a favorite—the class would often flip open the Wall Street Journal and apply the theory to different industries and companies to cement the learning. I had a meeting with him about a different topic.

?Filling the Other Skills Gap

Edsurge

And in the market of companies tackling the infamous employment gap between willing workers and open jobs, this maxim appears correct. The collection of edtech companies aimed at prepping educated, but still underprepared workers represents a virtual stampede of unicorns. million jobs lost in the 2008 recession, 5.6

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10 Terrible Traits of Lousy Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

” (Steger, Oishi & Kashdan 2008) quoted in The 5 Skills that Will Increase Your Happiness. . Toxic meeting syndrome can cause meetings to be little more than face to face announcement sessions. You become a misleader when you mistake meetings for action.

Inside a News Literacy Camp, Where the Newsroom Becomes the Classroom

Edsurge

But unlike most days, the editors held their meeting not in a conference room but on a stage before 55 teachers and librarians.

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Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

In meetings with his academic adviser during the second semester of his freshman year, Robinson said he learned that though his GPA was solid, the school’s computer algorithm saw trouble. Companies saw a business opening to soak up these foundation grants.

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Gaggle adds Google and Microsoft trainings for PD

eSchool News

Schools or districts using Google Apps for Education or Office 365 can receive onsite or webinar training to meet their specific needs. Two Gaggle trainers, Amber Aplington-Johnson and Tracy Duncan, are a vital part the company’s increased professional development and training options.

Is There Still a Meaningful Difference Between For-Profit and Public Higher Ed?

Edsurge

Sit in enough faculty meetings, meet with enough leadership, and it becomes clear that it’s all about money. Yeah, I quite disagree,” added Maria Andersen, CEO and co-founder of Coursetune, a company that makes software designed to help colleges redesign their curriculum.

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A new way of helping students pay for college: Give them corporate jobs

The Hechinger Report

The companies get reliable employees and prospective hires while universities can promise students help with keeping their loan debt low. The companies pay EAW, which then pays the student workers, while the universities provide the office space.

7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond

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23-26): the companies who supply the tools, and the educators who use them; The Education Show (Jan. Many of the ministers hop on over to Davos’ annual meeting afterward. Bett is primarily about the business of education; this means that outside the keynotes, presentations and seminars (of which there are many), most of what goes on are meetings and events for vendors and their distribution partner ecosystems.

How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

The company got its start in late 2010, spurred by founder Anthony Kim’s work with KIPP Empower , an elementary charter school in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he founded Provost Systems an online learning platform acquired by Edison Learning in 2008. He founded Education Elements to meet that need. As of spring 2016, the company has supported 100 districts nationally, representing 300 schools and 300K students.

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

The Hechinger Report

That fall of 2015, they began rolling out twice-daily meetings where students could talk about their emotions, exercises in which students mapped out their goals and aspirations and lessons to help teachers improve how they communicate with kids.

Speakaboos Acquires Homer to Inspire Kids to Love and Learn to Read

Edsurge

Deborah Quazzo, an investor in both companies, played matchmaker early last year and helped the two close the deal around the Thanksgiving holiday, Shenoy tells EdSurge in an interview. Architecturing a solution requires cultivating a love of reading and a highly systematic approach to teaching reading through that meets students where they are and connects them to their interest.” per month, but the company will unify their offering under a single product for a similar price.

Is disruptive innovation driving K-12 privatization?

The Christensen Institute

Talk of disruptive innovation in K–12 education took off when Christensen’s 2008 book, Disrupting Class , used the theory to conclude that online learning is poised to transform K–12 schooling. When it comes to schooling, most parents value not just the academic learning that schools provide, but also the caretaking role that schools meet for working parents.

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CDI’s Chromebook Division Reaches Milestone by Supporting more than 2,000 School and District Initiatives

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CDI Computer Dealers , a leading provider of technology to schools, is helping schools transition to the Chromebook ecosystem and is now meeting the Chromebook needs of more than 2,000 schools and districts.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

Can a Neuroscience Video Game Treat ADHD?

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On the homepage of the health technology company Akili Interactive , there sits an intriguing line of copy: “Time to Play Your Medicine.” That tagline serves as something of a futuristic mission statement for the Boston-based company, which focuses on bringing brain-training video games to market and is seeking to produce the first FDA-approved game treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

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As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost

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Authoring is for the folks that really want to create something because they are not finding something to meet their needs. Now we've seen most of the largest [textbook] companies now have some kind of OER product or product that they call OER and are using openly licensed content which is good in the sense that it shows that this is viable. So could there be a future where publishers essentially become adaptive learning software companies?

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Convincing students that learning blue-collar job skills will pay off

The Hechinger Report

A so-called collaborative robot, programmed to work with humans at the Prent Corporation, a packaging company, it looked cute, not intimidating. In 2008, General Motors idled the plant that had long kept thousands of Janesville’s residents in the middle class.

Is California saving higher education?

The Hechinger Report

Meanwhile, all but four states are spending less on higher education, per student, than they did in 2008 , according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal-learning think thank. Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Gaps in financial aid, funding contribute to growing number of Georgians with college loans and no college degree

The Hechinger Report

Since 2008, average tuition increased from $4,700 to $8,400. The recession in 2008 caused state tax revenue to plummet and accelerated a decline in higher education funding.

Deal with online giant threatens Pennsylvania colleges, Moody’s warns

The Hechinger Report

Southern New Hampshire University used to be unknown outside New England but it’s quickly grown since the 2008 recession to become a national online degree giant with more than 130,000 students. Arizona State is entering into agreements with many companies, such as Starbucks, which is another way that online giants are steering students away from traditional public colleges.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

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I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state. The future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban. It’s rural.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

The Hechinger Report

From 2008 to 2017, the share of Latinx students at this commuter school of roughly 4,000 rose from 13 percent to 22 percent — the highest of any public university in the state. Hsiulien Perez, a senior at IU Northwest, jots down notes in Hawthorn Hall just before heading to an afternoon class.

Jenks Public Schools level the playing field with a 1:1 program

eSchool News

Paul will tell more about the district and about how Google’s education technology helps them to meet their goals and create a successful 1:1 program. a cloud-based ERP company. Date: Wednesday, March 25th, . Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST. .