TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. Education Technology STEM Adaptive Learning Startups

The birth and near-death of one piece of educational software

The Hechinger Report

February 2009: Bellevue, Washington. When Ben Slivka decided to create his own interactive learning software in 2006, the online options for students, parents, and teachers were pretty bleak. But digital learning doesn’t work that way. I was trying to do individual learning, letting [Slivka''s son] and another really smart kid to do things together.” Succeeding at personalized learning made an impression on Slivka. Personalized learning.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 Fresco Capital , GSV Acceleration , Learn Capital , Owl Ventures , Reach Capital and Rethink Education , now count Asian limited partners among investors in their newest funds. “In The technologies built by these companies span a wide gamut of buzzwords (adaptive learning, artificial intelligence, gamification) but will be integrated with TAL’s online offerings.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. “the Internet of Things”) have been on the horizon since 2009.

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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.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ll be talking about Mozilla''s Open Badges project , the issues around recognizing skills and achievements that happen outside of traditional learning institutions, and the HASTAC Badges Competition: Badges For Lifelong Learning. The Rise of the Low-Cost Tablet & the Promise It May Hold for Learning BYOD: Does It Solve or Does It Worsen K-12 Tech Woes? According to the report, 38% of kids in this age range are playing mobile games, up from 8% in 2009.