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

Neo LMS

The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 3D learning. However, the whole system changes with the introduction of 3D learning. 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. Game-based learning. Robot teachers. Online learning.

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eLearning Brothers Expands Family with Two Corporate Training Acquisitions

Edsurge

The United States may not have had robot invaders from space in mind when drafting federal cybersecurity standards for the utility industry. And yet, a robot invasion is the very premise for a game that aims to teach utilities employees those standards and why they’re important. Over the course of about 10 chapters, players read about different tools they can use to repel an animated robot attack on a facility they’ve built. The company’s clients are mostly based in the U.S.

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Here Are the 10 Michelson Runway Startups Vying For Future Funders

Edsurge

Education technology accelerator programs are often studded with robotic kits or educational games. But the latest cohort at Michelson Runway, an startup accelerator geared towards higher-ed companies, highlights a broader approach to innovation in education. The 10 groups presenting Wednesday were the accelerator’s second cohort, and 14 companies have gone through the program so far. The company is asking for $10 million by October 2018.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. Based Company. Company.

How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

Edsurge

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.” There are few that understand what these forces mean for the world—and for education and learning—better than Kai-Fu Lee. He started a venture capital firm in 2009 based in Beijing called Sinoventures. Everyone should be learning from that teacher.

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. At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms. The company has raised some $77.5 ” But it’s a content company.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

These predictions are often accompanied with a press release touting the size that this or that market will soon grow to – how many billions of dollars schools will spend on computers by 2020, how many billions of dollars of virtual reality gear schools will buy by 2025, how many billions of dollars of schools will spend on robot tutors by 2030, how many billions of dollars will companies spend on online training by 2035, how big will coding bootcamp market will be by 2040, and so on.

Preparing Our Students for the New Collar Workforce

The Innovative Educator

College and career readiness was popularized in 2009 under the Obama administration's Race-to-the-Top initiative and it is what fuels the Common Core Standards. Instead these are skills students can learn in fab labs, maker spaces, and tinker studios. There students make things that matter using tools like laser engravers, 3D printers, robotics, and more. IBM alone plans to hire 25,000 new employees in the course of four years and that’s just one company.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In February 2009 the words of the world were collected and given to the Council of Conscience, a gathering of religious leaders and thinkers, who are now crafting the final document. The Charter was launched in November 2009. Previously, she was a Technology Integrator at Sacred Heart teaching robotics and programming to 5th through 7th grades and supporting the faculty''s technology and integration needs.

ProfHacker 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

ProfHacker

And if for some reason you need more ideas than what’s here—or if you’re just feeling nostalgic, as is befitting this time of year—take a look at our lists from 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , and 2009. I am also much more satisfied with their customer service than I was with the other company. Gaming stores often have great game nights for trying things out and learning complicated games.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Forbes : “The Startup President: How France ’s Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company.” ” Ed-tech: where you don’t need an actual product idea for a company, and you can incubate your neoliberalism anyway. “Free College” Via Edsurge : “For Free Community College , Online Learning Isn’t Always Part of the Recipe for Success.” So many people predicting this company would disrupt higher ed.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” This part about a government-created “fake university” caught my eye: Xilong Zhu, 27, who came from China in 2009 to attend college in the United States, enlisted in the Army and was caught in an immigration dragnet involving a fake university set up by the Department of Homeland Security to catch brokers of fraudulent student visas. “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable?

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on. ” The photographic evidence clearly showed otherwise – the crowds on the mall were visibly smaller than those gathered for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. ” Sites of indoctrination , not learning.

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 Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. The greatest trick the ed-tech devil ever played was convincing people that clicking was “active learning.”)