A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies


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.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!


Education and technology in 2016: it seems you can’t have one without the other. 16,000 educators and 500 companies have already announced their participation. Meet NEO at ISTE 2016. The post Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!

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Breaking into Japan’s Ed-Tech Market Is an Education for Companies

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Japan brought us Nintendo and Sony, among other well-known technology companies. The post Breaking into Japan’s Ed-Tech Market Is an Education for Companies appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High


Nine edtech companies, nominated by the incubators that hatched them, will present to an audience of 25 education leaders. The Colorado-based company was formed in 2016 from the merger of two existing organizations: Digital Directions International (est. Among the fun and games happening at ISTE in mile-high Denver this year is a pitch competition. The press release for the event says that investors are "expected to invest in at least one of the nine startups."

The Unofficial Guide to the 2016 ASU GSV Summit


Contributor: Amanda Cunningham Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 1:15pm The annual ASU GSV Summit will be here next week.

Join Interactive Interviews Live from the 2016 ASU GSV Summit


The annual ASU GSV Summit is an effort put on by Arizona State University and GSV Capital, an investment firm, that brings together educators, education companies and investors to create partnerships, explore new solutions and shape the future of education technology.

It's 2016

Adam Welcome

It was time to write this post - because it's 2016. This is the world that we live in - even John Deere the equipment company is hiring a Mobile Application Developer. It's 2016, we know too much and have way too many resources at our disposal to not be relevant for our kids.

How Ed-Tech Companies Use Research to Make Better Products

Digital Promise

While there is widespread support for ed-tech companies to use research when designing their products, there is still little information available about how companies actually do (or should do) this work. As a result, pioneering companies have had to adapt these methods as they strive to make products that are truly “research-based.”. In this report, we answer questions such as: How do companies find and apply published research to guide product design?

2016 and Beyond: The Future of Classroom Technology by @MelanieNathan


With many communities anxious to enhance local school systems and increase opportunities for students, teachers and pupils, 2016 appears poised to witness a lot of exciting new developments in the world of education technology. Possibly that situation will change permanently in 2016.

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Visit us at ISTE 2016!

Benchmark Education

BEC-Approved Instructional Design Technology & the Classroom Benchmark Education Company Benchmark Universe Instructional Technology Using Technology in the ClassroomYou can find us at booth #3527.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016


2016 is now well underway, but few could say how it will end or what major changes we’ll see as the year unfurls. But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. One of the biggest EdTech trends in 2016 and for the years to follow will be gamification.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report


EdTechTeam produced professional development experiences in 10 languages for over 88 ,000 educators in 2016. EdTechTeam Online was launched in early 2016 to provide an online professional development experience on par with the face-to-face experiences EdTechTeam has offered for years.

To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs


College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs.

Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?


As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.” Nonprofit Digital Promise agrees, and on August 9, the nonprofit launched an effort to collection and evaluate quality examples of how companies conduct and research in designing and improving their products. Here are the top companies in each category.

The Top Skills Employers Need in 2016, According to LinkedIn


Today the network unveiled the top 10 skills employers need in 2016. 1 in 2016—several billion data points, according to the company. The new list reads like a career page for any tech company—“web architecture and development framework” and “network and information security” make an appearance. The company grouped these competencies into several dozen categories—Android and iOS would fit into “mobile development,” for example.

Start 2016 Right - Work Less, Do More. Here's How!


Get Your Life Back in 2016 Rock at Work by Working Less - Learn How. If you could do one thing for 2016, I bet gaining quality time back in your life would be at the top of your list. click here ! [ NEW Members can join NOW until January 3rd ] I'm a skeptic.

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The Stories That Shaped Edtech in 2016


Every year has its fair share of surprises, but this seems especially true for 2016. Here’s a chronological roundup of stories that made the biggest bang on the edtech industry (and to a similar extent, our web traffic) in 2016. Teachscape’s story—compounded by twists and turns—foreshadowed what many edtech startups and investors have learned in 2016: making money in education can be much more difficult than expected. Curriculet Closes Shop (The company later found a buyer.)

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Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? In March of 2016, the FCC modernized the Lifeline Program , in an effort to support unconnected families. When districts design their plans for home access, and companies such as Facebook rise to the challenge, kids win.

ProfHacker 2016 Holiday Gift Guide


2016 has been a difficult year, and in the spirit of moving forward you’ll notice lots of suggestions centered around giving not only to those close to us but to larger causes and projects that need support.

Ka’Ching! 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion


edtech companies, which altogether raised an estimated $1.03 billion across 138 venture deals in 2016. edtech companies raised roughly 57 percent of what Snapchat did in its $1.8 In this annual analysis, EdSurge counts all investments in technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve learning outcomes for all learners, regardless of age. The market uncertainty has led some high-profile companies to hit pause on bigger plans.

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Unless You Ask, the Answer is No: iCERI 2016


I knew his company had grants for innovative schools and for students seeking to attend conferences; my inquiry wasn’t exactly a shot in the dark.

Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016


It brings together K-12 educators, companies, reporters, university professors, and students to talk about product announcements, implementation strategies and edtech trends. The company didn’t announce anything in tandem with ISTE, but did push the Swift coding app— Swift Playgrounds —for middle and high school students that got announced two weeks ago. Matty Fox (@what2foxsay) June 28, 2016. In 2016, Mary Jo was named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" list in education.

2016 Awards and Accolades for Double-Digit Growth and Company Culture

Think Through Math

PITTSBURGH (August 23, 2016) —— Think Through Learning, creators of the award-winning Think Through Math program, heads into “back to school” season as the fastest growing supplemental math program in the U.S. and one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing companies. companies for the third consecutive year. Think Through Learning has also been recognized as the #13 fastest growing technology company by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Pearson Sells Mixed Reality Learning Unit to a New Company, GIGXR


million in two companies: online bootcamp Springboard and Knowledge to Practice, a medical startup. Now, the publisher confirmed that it has spun off its Immersive Learning team, selling its assets to a new company, GIGXR , based in Venice, Calif.

Most Memorable Blogs Posts of the Year – 2016

Reading By Example

He points out the problems in not paying for technology that supports student learning, including the challenge of smaller software companies to produce excellent resources. Appreciation blogging Celebration Community Leadership Recognition Writing 2016 most memorable blog postsEvery year around the Thanksgiving holiday, I provite a short list of memorable blog posts I read the last twelve months or so. This is not an award show.

Staples and Katy Perry Impact 1072 classrooms and 98,609 students!

The CoolCatTeacher

13, 2016, in Los Angeles. I like to work with companies who support teachers. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are in Denver, I’d love the chance to meet you face-to-face and if not we can still enjoy each other’s company virtually. Teacher Tips Upcoming Events #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16 conferences ISTE 2016

It’s Important To Reach Out To EdTech Companies … It Helps Your Students | @KiddomApp

My Paperless Classroom

The post It’s Important To Reach Out To EdTech Companies … It Helps Your Students | @KiddomApp appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. In August 2015, I was in a training organized by folks at the Washington Education Association, called, “Innovate! Passion and Bravery in Teaching.” I was feeling it. Each presenter got me more excited and thinking about the upcoming school year.

Science Interactive Group Acquires Another Company to Grow Its Lab Education Kits


In business, two companies may join to build a stronger foundation, winning new customers and offering more services to existing ones. At least, that’s the idea for Tim Loomer, CEO of science education holding company Science Interactive Group.

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Learning As We Go: Looking Back on the EdSurge 2016 ‘State of Edtech’ Report


Part Two: The Funding Figuring out how to fund the development of education technology continued to be complex: Investors in US edtech startups hit a high-water mark in 2015 with US companies raising $1.45 In 2016, that edtech figure looks like it will be closer to $1.03B. Those levels are affected by many factors, including overall confidence in the economy and the maturity of companies. (In In 2015, for instance, the bulk of the funding went to later stage companies.)

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Counting Down EdSurge’s Top Ten S’Cool Tools of 2016


Top ten films of 2016. And throughout the 2016 year alone, we’ve showcased over 300 edtech tools in our S’Cool Tools section. Certain tools get more clicks than others, and as we close this year, we felt it pertinent to bring you the most popular S’Cool Tools of 2016. But not everything stayed consistent; 2015 countdown featured three math tools, while 2016 seems to have been the year of search engines and open educational resources, as indicated below.

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It’s Important To Reach Out To EdTech Companies … It Helps Your Students | @KiddomApp

My Paperless Classroom

Learn why it is vital for edtech companies to have close contact with those who are in the classrooms day in and day out | TeacherCast. The post It’s Important To Reach Out To EdTech Companies … It Helps Your Students | @KiddomApp appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Editorial

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.


It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. Now let's see what are the top e-learning trends for 2016. Augmented learning If you look for “2016 e-learning trends" on Google or Bing, augmented learning is always mentioned. BYOD BYOD was already partially implemented in some schools these past few years, but 2016 will see more and more schools playing catch with the implementation.

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5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll go into these more during the free blended learning webinar I’ll be hosting on November 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm EST. Register here. . The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.