eLearning Brothers Expands Family with Two Corporate Training Acquisitions

Edsurge

Founded in 2009 and based in American Fork, Utah, the company has amassed 1,500-plus games, quizzes and templates to sell to corporate clients in search of more compelling digital learning materials for employees. The company’s clients are mostly based in the U.S.

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

Neo LMS

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. Digital libraries.

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Recognize Earth Day by Staying Resourceful While Working from Home

Discovery Education

Through an adaptable library of resources and family activities, Conservation Station inspires families to collaborate and discover ways that they can conserve water and energy at home. .

Salesforce Ventures Invests in Viridis to Connect Students, Community Colleges and Jobs

Edsurge

Founded in 2009, Viridis aims to connect the different points in the employment triangle between students, schools and employers. The company taps into local employer databases and government agencies to find job openings and identify the skills required for these roles. Viridis will also be integrated with Salesforce Trailhead , the company’s library of tutorials designed to help its corporate customers train their employees on using the CRM.

Capstone Sells Digital Reading Platform, myON to Private Equity Firm

Edsurge

MyON was previously a division of Capstone , which formed in 1990 as a print publisher serving schools and libraries. In 2011, the company launched myON as a digital service with roughly 1,000 digital titles on the platform. Much of the momentum behind myON’s launch was spurred by the popularity of iPads, recalls Todd Brekhus, myON’s President, who joined Capstone in 2009 to expand its digital offerings. Brekhus adds that the company is cashflow positive.

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

The Hechinger Report

Companies like Amazon and Netflix have been using data tools like these for years to track our clicks and steer us to buy or watch more of their products. James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry.

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Flocabulary: Hip-Hop Learning That is Out of this World!

The Daring Librarian

Longtime Flocabulary Fangirl I've been a Flocabulary & Week in Rap fangirl since they came on the scene and have blogged about them back in 2009 and 2011.and they just keep getting better!

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He then got his Bachelors in Networking and Telecommunication from DeVry University, and while going to school worked for a company that helpe larger organizations relocate and setup new computer systems.

How one Chicago high school turned the corner using full-time internships

The Hechinger Report

The school, where more than 90 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and 14 percent are counted as homeless, was founded in 2009 to teach skills valued by the booming technology sector.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ( her investment in various ed-tech companies , her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardly the only agency that shapes education and education technology policy.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

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.

Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration?

The Hechinger Report

Under such plans, the funding for a course taken by an individual student goes to the school or online company offering the course, often away from the student’s local district. The signature issue for Betsy DeVos, nominated to be the next U.S.

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How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . We also use a lot of maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. A few years after John Boyer began teaching world geography at Virginia Tech , a survey revealed that 58 percent of college-aged Americans could not locate Japan on a map. Sixty-nine percent could not find the United Kingdom. Boyer raced ahead undaunted.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

” 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. It’s the relationship of these companies to information and to education. (A

Flocabulary Makes My BrainPop!

The Daring Librarian

I blogged about my unabashed love for The Week in Rap back in 2009 on my school library blog.I But this young, talented company, have also added SO many other subject categories of sweet rhymes & songs that immediately engage learning & inspire substantive conversations!

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. …There are companies that are firmly planted in the computing sector. The most interesting thing about companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook is that they are not (computing) technology companies.

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

MindShift

A 2008 study commissioned by the British Library found that young people go through information online very quickly without evaluating it for accuracy. ” The bright side lies in a 2009 study conducted by Gary Small, the director of University of California Los Angeles’ Longevity Center , that explored brain activity when older adults used search engines. Take a look at this question: How do modern novels represent the characteristics of humanity?

14 Fabulous Finds - A Daringly Geeky Gift Guide

The Daring Librarian

Bonus: This company has some of the BEST customer service I''ve ever dealt with. I want for home and to put one in my Library, too! Here''s my first in 2009. I also bought one for our library kitchen for PD events. I love buying gifts for family and friends!

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She joined AFS-USA in 2009 as Business Development Strategist. I used to work in cafes and restaurants and in 2005 me and friend of mine set up this company with social responsibility. We started the Tour company to show the real side of slums and its community.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference is almost here! Huge thanks to the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science , the founding sponsor of the conference. The recordings of recent FutureofEducation.com shows are posted: David Loertscher on Library 2.0 , Gina Bianchini on Mightybell , Tim Wilson on Redirect , Peter Cookson on a Children''s Education Bill of Rights , and an iPads in the Classroom report.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning2gether is a participant-driven professional development series that has produced over 420 podcasts since its inception in 2009. Global Collaboration Week is a series of free online education events taking place during the week of September 23 - 27, 2019.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lucy Gray and I, the founders and co-chairs of this massive, worldwide, and free event, may have gotten ourselves a little behind this year on GlobalEdCon planning (with STEMxCon in September, then the Reform Symposium , Library 2.01 The Charter was launched in November 2009.