More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies

The Hechinger Report

Under the Noodle deal, for example, a Tufts spokesman said, the university retains control of admissions and content and hires instructors while Noodle speeds up the pace at which new programs can be introduced. Even companies that help universities manage research are reporting record growth.

Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness.


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Essential Reading

The Electric Educator

Examples include the horseless carriage (replacement of the traditional carriage) and digital photography (replacement for film photography). In this bold article Frey claims that a radical shift in education will occur due to the emergence of standard course-ware software so that companies, universities and school districts can quickly and easily create content that can be accessed from around the world. A perfect example of this is Cirque du Soleil.

Feeling Change

The Electric Educator

Throughout his book Kotter illustrates this point by sharing real examples of organizations that succeeded in changing by emotionally impacting the members of the company. Most of the examples involve symbols and physical examples of why change is needed. I''m currently reading The Heart of Change by John P. Kotter. I''m part of the vision team at Southfield Christian School that is working toward fundamentally changing the way that we educate students.

The Future of Education: a futurist's perspective

The Electric Educator

A perfect example of disruptive innovation is digital photagraphy. We expect many companies will attempt to solve this problem, but the market will quickly gravitate towards the one it likes best." Frey believes that ultimately, an iTunes -like system will emerge that will allow individuals and companies to easily create and distribute original courses on every topic immaginable. Stewart MacLean , a fellow ed.

Planet Google

The Electric Educator

Starbucks, Apple, and Google are three companies which have amazing quantities of creativity and innovation. I have determined to take a closer look at these companies to try and find out the source of their creativity, innovation, and industry perception. Employees are encourage to identify and solve problems that interest them—this has led to the development of some of Google’s most promising products—e-mail and the Google chrome web browser for example.

eLearning Brothers Expands Family with Two Corporate Training Acquisitions


The game explains why certain tools—door badge readers, for example—are government mandated and illustrates cybersecurity best practices to employ at work. The company charges $1,500 for one game available to 2,500 players, with $499 for every administrator added to the game.

Tech Apprenticeships Shift the Costs of Higher Ed From Students to Employers


For decades, companies have offered more or less the same deal to Americans in search of office jobs: You pay for your own higher education and skills training, and then we’ll consider employing you. The message he’s receiving from client companies?

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Digital Courseware Provider Top Hat Gets $130M and a New CEO


Another balding founder of a tech company is passing the baton off to a successor. No, this is not the same shellshock as Jeff Bezos’ resignation letter, nor is the company anywhere as big as Amazon. Today, the company offers about 1,500 digital titles.

Sustaining Bangladesh’s economic miracle

The Christensen Institute

Since 2009, Bangladesh’s economy has grown by more than 6% per year, and its GDP per capita has almost tripled. For example, if Ford Motor Co. These innovations are important and keep a company and an economy vibrant, but they don’t significantly impact economic development and job creation. Efficiency innovations enable companies to do more with fewer resources. A perfect example of a market-creating innovation is Henry Ford’s Model T car.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room. If you are wondering how it works in practice, here’s a good example: Duolingo is a free mobile app that helps students to learn foreign languages. The Kudan Elementary School in downtown Tokyo organized the first robot teacher testing as far back as 2009.

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Google Parts Ways With Longtime Education Evangelist, Jaime Casap


After more than 14 years at Google, my last day is today,” Jaime Casap, the company’s former chief education evangelist, said in a YouTube video posted on June 27. In all large companies, an evangelist role means you’re evangelizing their tools and products.

The key to facilitating change in chronic care management

The Christensen Institute

In 2009, Clayton Christensen wrote in The Innovator’s Prescription that facilitated networks are an ideal business model for helping patients manage chronic conditions.

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How Johannes Siebers, Co-founder and CEO of Holidu Raised $48.8 To Build A Search Engine For Vacation Rentals?


Johannes Siebers is a business graduate and studied International Business Administration in Tübingen, Madrid, and Sydney from 2004 to 2009. It really came together to work hard to ensure our company kept on functioning. . Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

The biggest problem with poverty alleviation programs is that they actually work

The Christensen Institute

Some friends and I founded Poverty Stops Here in 2009 with the goal of alleviating poverty in communities where we worked. But all the poor communities where we worked in 2009, and still work today, are still poor. For example, one of the largest plastics companies in the world today, Formosa Plastics of Taiwan, was funded largely through a $798,000 loan from USAID in the 1950s.

The Ford Model T: America was once an emerging market

The Christensen Institute

For example, per capita income in the US at that time was about $6,000 in 2009 dollars. One would expect that Ford would have had investors lining up to invest in his automobile start-up company. But many of his initial investors were skeptical about his idea—a car for the common man—and as a result, sold their shares in his company. The United States in the 1900s resembled some emerging markets today.

Sometimes expert teachers just aren’t an option

The Christensen Institute

Educational Initiatives, a privately-owned company in India that develops and administers large-scale assessments in private and public schools in India, faced this question when it decided to pursue a social initiative aimed at serving some of India’s most disadvantaged children. In 2011, the company set up five learning centers in densely populated communities in South Delhi to provide elementary school-aged Indian children with instruction in math and Hindi.

This activity is the most important component of your nation’s GDP

The Christensen Institute

During the Great Depression or the Great Recession in 2007 through 2009, for instance, GDP in the United States shrank, implying a slowdown in economic growth. And in a capitalistic economy, it is primarily managers in companies that do the investing, not governments. If companies are not hiring or investing, then individuals will not be consuming much because they will not have the income to do so.

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What Happens When Ed-Tech Forgets? Some Thoughts on Rehabilitating Reputations

Hack Education

" I like to cite, as an example, a New Yorker article from a few years ago that interviewed Anthony Levandoski, the Uber engineer sued by Google for stealing its self-driving car technology. There are other examples of this historical amnesia in ed-tech specifically, no doubt.

Recognize Earth Day by Staying Resourceful While Working from Home

Discovery Education

For the first time since 2009, global emissions are predicted to decline , but unfortunately, they are predicted to roar back when social distancing orders lift. For example, you can set your computer to automatically go into lower power consumption mode after a certain amount of time.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Give us some examples. You know, we’re not giving the kids the tools in school along with opportunities to collaborate, that they need on the job, that the companies are asking for. After her death in March of 2009 I decided to see how I could use my expertise to help busy educators and parents hone their skills and knowledge. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Bridge International Academies; a model for innovation

The Christensen Institute

It’s a global education problem – and a prime example of nonconsumption, defined as a large segment of the population that cannot afford to purchase and use existing solutions in the market. Bridge, a chain of nursery and primary schools with a mission to deliver affordable education to millions of children in poor countries, is one of the best examples of a market-creating innovation in Africa. Today, 263 million children around the world don’t attend school.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. As Heather Staker and I point out in our new book Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools , for example, one of the ways online learning has improved in the K–12 setting is by blending in brick-and-mortar elements.

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative. Buoyed by examples of new and significant commitments to OER by companies large and small, governments of all levels, and schools, it is easy to see that the future of instructional materials over the next decade will look very different than it has over the last decade.

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The biggest problem with poverty alleviation programs is that they actually work

The Christensen Institute

Some friends and I founded Poverty Stops Here in 2009 with the goal of alleviating poverty in communities where we worked. But all the poor communities where we worked in 2009, and still work today, are still poor. For example, one of the largest plastics companies in the world today, Formosa Plastics of Taiwan, was funded largely through a $798,000 loan from USAID in the 1950s.

Generic EpiPen is a start, but only innovations lower drug prices for good

The Christensen Institute

In case of EpiPen, industry insiders have already indicated that each device costs no more than $30 for Mylan to produce, yet the company is able to charge as much as $300 per device because it is patent-protected. For example, providing regulatory fast tracks to allow $20 EpiPen alternatives to receive quicker approvals is a more productive strategy than forcing Mylan Pharmaceuticals to reduce the price down to a “reasonable” level.

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Privilege for the poor: Farming giant gives back — to its workers children

The Hechinger Report

They own The Wonderful Company, the $4.6 The company is also the world’s biggest processors of almonds and pistachios. Lynda Resnick, owner of The Wonderful Company on the charter schools she and her husband have opened in California’s Central Valley.

Is the hottest trend in chronic care all it’s cracked up to be?

The Christensen Institute

One example, MedStar’s Mobile Healthcare Program in Fort Worth, Texas, focuses on improving the health of high 9-1-1 and Emergency Department (ED) utilizers. Since 2009, the program has generated an estimated $9 million in savings due to reduction in ambulance transports, ED utilization and hospital admissions. For example, clinical decisions about how to manage one condition will affect options for managing comorbidities in both predictable and unpredictable ways.

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? A Superintendent and a Vendor Talk It Out

Digital Promise

I quickly evaluate if this is a person or company that’s worth a relationship. We luckily found a great local company. Outsourcing our IT, initially we had some bumps, but the company’s responsiveness told us that even though we are a small district, they are committed. This company is in other districts that are 5 or 6 times larger than Avonworth, but they always see it through for us. We appreciate the willingness for the company to customize things to our needs.

It’s the Dawning of a New Day in the Job Market. Here’s What That Means for Higher Ed


Early reports indicate that many blue-chip companies have begun to freeze or rescind hiring offers to graduating students. Consistent with past recessions, many companies are being forced to cut or freeze benefits such as 401(k) contributions. As 2020 kicked off, the U.S.

Are schools doing too much?

The Christensen Institute

For example, in the early days of the mainframe computer industry, IBM could not have existed as an independent manufacturer of mainframe computers because manufacturing was unpredictably interdependent with the design process for the whole mainframe system: the machines, operating systems, core memory, and logic circuitry. The company would have been forced to back away prematurely from the frontier of what was possible in raw performance by specifying these constituent parts too early.

Pursuing Academic Freedom and Data Privacy Is a Balancing Act


Students for Fair Admissions, which is suing the university for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants, will have access to “academic, extracurricular, demographic and other information” from all undergrads who applied to Harvard between the fall 2009 and spring 2015, omitting names and Social Security numbers. She and her colleagues are currently addressing an issue with Piazza , a company that provides an online conversation forum for classes.

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The Importance of Simplicity in Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

For example, Enrique Gomez Alonso, the CCO of Zurich Insurance Spain, did a whole episode with her about proving the ROI of the role. I mostly work with enterprise B2B technology companies in my day-to-day work as a global strategist. Since 2009, a stock portfolio comprised of publicly-traded brands which focus on simplicity has outperformed major indices, and by a lot. A stock portfolio of companies from these simpler brands outperformed major stock indexes by 330%.

Illuminate Education Shines Light on Growing Need for Better Data Sharing


It allows companies to pay employees via direct deposit, and for you to pay others via mobile apps or online banking services. Over the next month, the EdSurge Research team will be profiling companies about how they think, plan, and guide their product development process to address these needs. “We based company says it can deliver to its customers, which include more than 1,500 districts serving roughly 5.5

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How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching


But that technology won’t be entirely homegrown: Chinese companies, particularly those building products or services laced with the machine learning algorithms, are increasingly playing a role in the tools that we call “AI.” He started a venture capital firm in 2009 based in Beijing called Sinoventures. Here’s why he believes that AI—and particularly AI developed by Chinese companies—is fated to rock our world, and how we learn. education technology companies.