A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs.

5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

Catlin Tucker

The flood of responses reminded me that I am in good company! As I wrap up 2015, I am incredibly thankful for the educators in my life who inspire me and motivate me to continue learning.

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings conducted a survey in 2015 of 557 women in STEM and interviewed 60 minority women in STEM. Find STEM professionals through museums, companies, Toast Masters, universities, the chamber of commerce, trade associations, or speakers bureaus.

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That bonus you didn’t get at work (aka Iowa education reform in 2015)

Dangerously Irrelevant

It looks like the company’s profits are solid but we’re just not sure right now. We have to keep this company in the black. Later you hear that the company’s profits are estimated to be 6% this year.

21 AWESOME EdTech Companies To Connect With At ISTE | #ISTE15 #ISTE2015

TeacherCast

” TeacherCast is proud to announce the ISTE2015 EdTech Companies that are a MUST to meet up with during the conference this year. Do you know edtech companies that didn’t make this list?

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings conducted a survey in 2015 of 557 women in STEM and interviewed 60 minority women in STEM. Find STEM professionals through museums, companies, Toast Masters, universities, the chamber of commerce, trade associations, or speakers bureaus.

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Internet Safety and Information - what data do the big companies collect?

Educational Technology Guy

However, there are some drawbacks and everyone is concerned about their data and what the big tech companies collect about them. Technology is a wonderful thing. It lets us connect, explore, learn and create. I'm a huge user and proponent of Google Apps, but I'm also careful with what I put online anywhere. This infographic shows some of the data and information that Google, Facebook and Apple have and collect about their users.

#FETC 2015 Recap

The Electric Educator

Here are my top take-aways from the 2015 conference: 1. The 2015 Keynotes included the COO of Makerbot, designers of one of the top 3D printers in schools today. The vendor hall was filled with products and companies supporting and connected with the maker movement.

LIVE: Learning about Skype in the Classroom from ISTE 2015 | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

His use of technology as a transformational learning tool has led the Pennsylvania Department of Education as well as numerous companies and non-profit organizations to laud his innovative classroom practices. In 2015 the Varkey Gems Foundation named him as a top-50 finalist for the “Nobel Prize of Teaching”, the Global Teacher Prize. This year at the ISTE conference, I had the privilege of working with the Skype team.

What 2015 Holds for the Future of Education

Digital Promise

As we all take time to reflect on 2014, now is also a good time to look forward to 2015. Looking to 2015, what will the new year bring for the future of education? Where do you see education moving in 2015? ” Where do you see education moving in 2015?

30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. From Apple to J.Crew, these companies offer exclusive discounts on just about everything a teacher could possibly need for the new semester! 30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016.

Join the edWeb Team at ISTE 2015

edWeb.net

At ISTE 2015, Common Sense Education will provide a sneak preview of the latest version of Graphite, designed to help educators learn fundamental edtech teaching skills. Connect with CDW*G during ISTE 2015. The post Join the edWeb Team at ISTE 2015 appeared first on edWeb.

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Summer Reading: 2015 Edition

ProfHacker

Best Summer Books 2015 ( Publishers Weekly ). Now for (at least part of) my own list: Unbecoming (Rebecca Sherm) A staff recommendation from Shakespeare & Company (A side note: Wolf Winter was also one of their recs).

Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum

Edsurge

For venture-backed education companies, the path to sustainability—and profitability—can be full of difficult twists and turns. Most of the people affected were part of the company’s professional development team, which worked with educators to implement its supplemental curriculum offerings.

Chinese Gaming Company to Acquire Ed-Tech Provider Promethean

Marketplace K-12

based company that put interactive whiteboards in U.S. The U.K.-based schools is being purchased by NetDragon Websoft, a developer of online games and mobile Internet platforms.

Where Are the Black and Latinx People in Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

If you go to the “About Us” page on most websites of education technology companies, you will see many white faces, quite a few female ones and a good scattering of South Asian and East Asian staff. Most edtech companies don’t have bank accounts flush with cash earmarked for targeted recruitment services. In my experience, it doesn’t have to be expensive and you don’t have to be a big company to do it. Our mission was to make our company reflect the diversity of America.

ProfHacker 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

ProfHacker

Team put up a fight, but my favorite album of 2015 comes instead from Public Service Broadcasting. I am also much more satisfied with their customer service than I was with the other company.

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'Impact Investing' Forum Features Education Companies

Marketplace K-12

Three education companies took center stage in a meeting with financiers, philanthropists, and researchers about "impact investing" that was co-sponsored by the Aspen Institute. Leadership NewSchools Venture Fund Venture Capital charterschoolinvestment impactinvesting stringtheoryschools tales2go

Fledgling Ed-Tech Companies' Pace of Early Fundraising Slows

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech companies are moving more slowly from their seed fundraising rounds to the Series A stage, according to CB Insights. Entrepreneurship For-Profit Education Online Learning edtech funding seedfunding seriesa

The Pin that Popped the Textbook Bubble: Open (Notes for my 2015 #sxswedu talk)

iterating toward openness

The major publishers are publicly traded companies with growth and earnings expectations they have to meet. However, should it turn out that some of this company’s products are effective (or more effective than their competitors’ offerings), what do you suppose will happen to pricing? At this year’s SXSWEdu I gave a Future15 talk, a 15 minute talk given in a “TED style” format. These are the notes I wrote while preparing for the talk.

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Knewton Launches Partnerships With Ed. Companies in China, Japan

Marketplace K-12

Knewton has established partnerships with companies in about 20 countries outside the United States, where demand for ed-tech is growing. Assessment Ed-tech International K-12 Markets International Markets Online Learning Publishing adaptivelearning assessment testing

Companies partner on math progress

eSchool News

Quantile measures enable educators to personalize instruction and track individual student progress throughout the year. Think Through Learning, authors of Think Through Math (TTM), has entered into an agreement with MetaMetrics, the developer of The Quantile Framework for Mathematics.

Venture Capital Roundup: Four Ed-Tech Companies Secure New Funding

Marketplace K-12

Four ed-tech companies brought in a combined $7.8 million of funding, for everything from a platform to track student academic data to an adaptive learning platform. Apps Ed-tech Venture Capital apps educents k12dealmaking literacy monkimun schoolrunner studentdata tales2go venturecapital

Johns Hopkins' Education School Reviews Educational Products for Companies

Marketplace K-12

Companies can have their products evaluated for educational outcomes by Johns Hopkins' school of education, in a collaboration between the institution and an industry association.

Adobe unveils 2015 Creative Cloud release

eSchool News

Adobe’s 2015 release of Creative Cloud includes major updates to Adobe’s desktop tools, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC; as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android.

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Mark Zuckerberg Backs Ed-Tech Companies Newsela, MasteryConnect

Marketplace K-12

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg deepened his involvement in ed tech by making investments in Newsela and MasteryConnect. Ed-tech For-Profit Education International K-12 Markets Mergers and Acquisitions Venture Capital edtech personalizedlearning seedfunding venturecapital zuckerberg

Students Help Design School Supplies for Staples: Let’s Get Students Involved

The CoolCatTeacher

It is great to see companies empower students to think and contribute to the world. How can we help students work with local companies in this way to bring designs to the marketplace. When you take your ideas to local or large companies – share this.

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Why Parent Involvement Matters: The Research

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. Every Classroom Matters Episode #179.

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Back to School Savings with #Teacher Appreciation Event at #Staples

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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McGraw-Hill Education on Road to Becoming Public Company?

Marketplace K-12

McGraw-Hill Education could become a public company later this year, according to a report from Reuters. Rivals Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson are both public now. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt McGraw-Hill Pearson goingpublic houghtonmifflinharcourt ipo mcgrawhilleducation pearson

#EdTechTidBIts of the Week (April 21, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

Here's your #EdTechTidBits for the week of April 21, 2015. Makerbot Printshop for the iPad The Makerbot company, sellers of the Makerbot 3D printers , released a free iPad app called Makerbot Printshop. This list is dedicated to #MakerEd.

edWeb attends the 2015 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo

edWeb.net

Almost 10,000 early childhood educators traveled to Orlando, Florida from across the United States and from as far as Hong Kong to attend the 2015 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo. The post edWeb attends the 2015 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo appeared first on edWeb.

Why Teachers Need to Keep Going Even When It’s Hard

The CoolCatTeacher

Not the black of mourning, but the formal black of a musician of a prestigious opera company. The Cellist of the Schoolyard In 1992, thirty-seven-year-old Vedran Smailovic was principal cellist of the Sarajevo Opera.

Think It Up: New Site to Fund Student Passion Projects, Receives $10 million pledge from Staples

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

10 Ways to Build Team Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

The graphic at the top of this post seems to have come from teachfactory.com, however, that domain name is for sale, and I can’t find any trace of the company. Empower Awesome Learning Every Day We are team classroom. Learning can be a solo venture. It can also be a team sport.

FREE WEBINAR: Living and Learning in 2025

The CoolCatTeacher

Mark your calendars for March 20, 2015 at 2pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

Mobile App Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015 * Seesaw - Excellent free mobile app (Android/iOS) for students creating digital portfolio w/ educational portal. Lumio - Excellent site/company for Math games and resources, ideal for mobile learning or a 1:1 environment. It's the time of year again for my favorite annual sites and apps. This year's list will be a little different as I list my favorite 50 instead of 100.

LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

eSchool News

LinkedIn to acquire lynda.com to better connect the global workforce, says company. Eventually it hopes to “map the global workforce” by creating profiles for each company, and job within that company, as well as the skill sets required to obtain those jobs.

Talent Management Companies Join Forces to Serve K-12 Market

Marketplace K-12

PeopleAdmin's acquisition of SearchSoft Solutions will give the companies a combined reach into 4,000 school districts to help education leaders manage personnel decisions. For-Profit Education Mergers and Acquisitions Online Learning hiring k12dealmaking k12humanresources talent

McGraw-Hill Education Signals Plans to Become Public Company

Marketplace K-12

The company's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission identifies the opportunities and risks in buying its stock when the public offering is made later this year. acquisition edtech ipo mcgrawhilleducation publicoffering