Essential Reading

The Electric Educator

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.

Google Teacher Academy Reflection

The Electric Educator

I attended the 2009 Google Teacher Academy which was held in Boulder, Colorado this year. Corporate culture at Google is unlike any other company in the world. According to him, their strategy is working! I was with a great group and hosted by a great company.

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Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation.

Jobs for the Future Adds Investment Arm with Employee Technology Fund

Edsurge

Our strategy and our focus are not going to change.” Going forward, as part of JFF, the fund may take equity stakes in future portfolio companies, although it may still structure some deals as debt financing, which means recipients repay the principal, with interest, in the future.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

MAPLE also has 17 “General” districts that are interested in learning how to develop their own personalized learning strategies. It implemented a 1:1 device-to-student model in its middle schools in 2009, and expanded that to high schools in 2013. The idea that MAPLE exists to help LearnLaunch-affiliated companies sell products to schools “couldn’t be further from the truth,” says Klau. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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. . Sin Nombre ” (2009, Mexico, directed by Cary Fukunaga)—Gritty, sporadically ultra-violent, adventure/crime/thriller film about a Honduran girl who is trying to immigrate to the United States and meets up with a boy caught up in the violence of MS-13 gang life who also needs to escape. “

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. Online learning is an all-encompassing strategy that doesn’t consist of only one tool.

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The key to facilitating change in chronic care management

The Christensen Institute

Further, strategies that effectively manage chronic diseases at scale have the potential to make a big impact on reducing healthcare expenditures in the US via lower complication rates.

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. John Hattie (2009) found a similar effect size of 0.73 Now I am not saying that this is an ineffective strategy at all, but something was missing.

A short note to [Indian and emerging market] e-commerce investors: Be patient for growth, but impatient for profits

The Christensen Institute

This simply means that companies should take the time to figure out their profit formula (how they intend to make money) before scaling their businesses. E-commerce companies, especially those in emerging markets, are growing quickly in order to corner market share.

PowerSchool to Acquire Schoology, Pairing Major K-12 LMS and SIS Providers

Edsurge

Since 2015, PowerSchool has acquired eight companies. Through these deals, the company has expanded its product suite beyond its original K-12 student information system offering to assessment, enrollment, special education and talent management services.

ETS Tests the Waters of Investing in Education Technology Startups

Edsurge

Each company received $75,000 from Village Capital and $50,000 from ETS. But according to ETS, this marks the first time in its 72-year history that it has invested directly in education startups outside of its core business line, says Scott Weaver, its chief strategy officer, in a prepared statement. These two companies were identified through a competition that Village Capital has organized since 2009.

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.

Quizlet Raises $20 Million to Bring More Artificial Intelligence to Its Study Tools

Edsurge

But there’s another number that also has the company excited. The company has now raised $32 million in total. Founded in 2005, Quizlet is probably best known for its digital flashcards, built by a then-high schooler, Andrew Sutherland, who is still with the company as its chief technology officer. For the first 10 years the company remained small, and had been profitable since 2009. The company offers two subscription plans for individual users (at $1.99

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Instructure Acquires MasteryConnect for $42.5 Million to Expand K-12 Footprint

Edsurge

Instructure , the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, has agreed to acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect , for $42.5 Emerging Strategy, a market research firm, estimates that the U.S. Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards.

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Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Rethinking Learning Spaces and Environments

A Principal's Reflections

It will illustrate them in action through the work of practitioners and provide implementation strategies. I will be the first one to admit that the learning environments and spaces at New Milford High School looked nothing like this prior to 2009.

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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. K-12 OER Movement appeared first on EdTech Strategies.

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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.

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Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools

Edsurge

Amazon will be sunsetting TenMarks and its online instructional tools, which were once at the forefront of the company’s K-12 digital education strategy. She emailed the company to learn that it was not. “It A company spokesperson wrote via email that “after a thorough review of TenMarks, we’ve made the difficult decision to no longer offer this service after June 30, 2019.” But the company gave no indication that it would close shop. education strategy.

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.

Magoosh Jobs

EdNews Daily

Magoosh started in 2009 with four co-founders and a few computers. We are looking for a skilled and experienced MCAT teacher to build an online MCAT course with exemplary content, including video lessons, strategy guides, study schedules, and explanations. Apply Now.

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

The Christensen Institute

They’re employing a strategy called “hot-spotting” to improve the health of the patients who drive approximately 50% of U.S. Since 2009, the program has generated an estimated $9 million in savings due to reduction in ambulance transports, ED utilization and hospital admissions. IBM employed an integrated strategy to improve performance of its early mainframe computers.

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Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'

Edsurge

If the views expressed by leading edtech companies are any indication, the race to become the first 'Netflix of Education' is gathering steam. Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." One feature of Netflix in particular seems to have captured the imagination of edtech companies.

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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. IBM alone plans to hire 25,000 new employees in the course of four years and that’s just one company.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website.

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. Furthermore, according to the report, the proportion of academic leaders who say that online learning is critical to their institution’s long-term strategy is at an all-time high of 70.8

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

The Christensen Institute

They’re employing a strategy called “hot-spotting” to improve the health of the patients who drive approximately 50% of U.S. Since 2009, the program has generated an estimated $9 million in savings due to reduction in ambulance transports, ED utilization and hospital admissions. IBM employed an integrated strategy to improve performance of its early mainframe computers.

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3 Keys to Building Strong Instructional Leadership Teams

Insight Education Group

The Monitor Deloitte , a management consulting company, has studied and participated in the strategic planning process for organizations from a wide variety of fields. Rather, strategy has to be adaptive: It has to change as the circumstances and facts change.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, has taught all grades from Pre-K through 10th within the past 17 years, with a focus on middle and high school since 2009. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

One way is through acquisitions like the one his university made of the Claremont School of Theology in California, or CST, which is being moved to the Salem, Oregon, campus of Willamette, just as private companies consolidate to increase their size and cost-effectiveness.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

India’s education system has long lagged behind others, despite the country’s enactment of the 2009 Right to Education (RTE) ACT , which was supposed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality.”.

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. That’s the strategy for.

EdTech 101

Seeking a fresh start, battered for-profit colleges give themselves a new name

The Hechinger Report

The Topic: For profit colleges’ new strategy. Its three-year strategy will focus on the nation’s need to increase the proportion of the population with higher educations —especially the kind employers say they want. The parent company of the Art Institute is shuttering 15 campuses.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

But in recent years, we've seen a spike in the number of smaller, tightly focused, niche edtech product companies. Venture funding in the edtech sector has increased from $385 million in 2009 to an expected $2 billion this year. Focusing on your district's own culture and instructional strategy will help a lot if you decide to go your own way. Ken Eastwood is the superintendent of Middletown City School District , NY, a member of our League of Innovative Schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Fast Company → Cathy Davidson writes: "Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. Tagged on: September 6, 2017 Inequality, 'Brand Ambassadors,' and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms | Hack Education → Audrey Watters writes: "We should ask what it means when these people are selected by ed-tech companies to be “brand ambassadors”?

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