Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!

Neo LMS

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High

Edsurge

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."

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

Kleinspiration

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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Join Interactive Interviews Live from the 2016 ASU GSV Summit

Waterford

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.

Join Interactive Interviews Live from the 2016 ASU GSV Summit

Waterford

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

Edsurge

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.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

GoConqr

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.

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?

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

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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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

ProfHacker 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

ProfHacker

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.

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

That was in 2016. He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

Unleash The Superhero In You - NYSCATE 2016

The ASIDE Blog

Source: NYSCATE The theme for the 2016 annual conference of the New York State Association For Computers And Technologies In Education ( NYSCATE ) was "Unleash The Superhero In You."

The Top Skills Employers Need in 2016, According to LinkedIn

Edsurge

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.

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.

Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016

Edsurge

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.

Does Your Company Really Need AI? Stanford Executive Course Aims to Demystify the Hype

Edsurge

Artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous buzzword for tech companies these days, but even though all kinds of founders and CEOs say their product is infused with AI, the meaning of the term varies from advanced machine learning to a smart spreadsheet.

The Stories That Shaped Edtech in 2016

Edsurge

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.)

Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want

Edsurge

based think tank Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Boston-based analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies. “We’re The foundation was founded by 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. While companies may not ask for the certifications by name, the process involved in obtaining them is helpful in preparing people entering the workforce, said Craig Bushman, a vice president at certification exam developer and provider Certiport.

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

Edsurge

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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2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

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.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies. Last week, the firm announced what will be its 14th deal: Glynlyon , a digital curriculum company based in Chandler, Ariz. Compass Learning, an online curriculum program used for primary and supplemental instruction, was acquired by Weld North in 2016 and merged into Edgenuity.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. We started Torah Academy in September 2016 with a strong vision for how and what we want our students to learn.

Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks

eSchool News

With Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, NComputing provides millions of U.S. students with easy access to Windows. NComputing has launched the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app , giving U.S. schools the ability to easily run Windows applications on their Chromebooks.

This Former Athlete Shoots for 100% in His Classroom and His Company: An Interview with Otus' Chris Hull

Edsurge

And Chris himself was named one of the National School Boards Association's 2016 20 to Watch educators. Chris Hull is a busy guy. He teaches 7th grade social studies in Highland Park, Illinois. He also helps run. Otus , which he describes as a student performance platform—a learning management system that also spans classroom management, curriculum, and assessment.

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

TeacherCast

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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ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

eSpark

Recognizing that public education can be an important site of social and political change, ISTE 2016 presenters and attendees spent much of the week discussing how to use technology to help students that are often underserved by traditional methods of instruction catch up with their peers.

As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Edsurge

Bachelors of arts degrees in the humanities decreased from 36 percent in 1970 to 23 percent in 2016, according to data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Companies specializing in this area focus on connecting talent to opportunity, and startup accelerator LearnLaunch estimates more than 240 such companies have already been funded. But those fragmented solutions and companies haven’t yet solved the challenges they think exist.

Pearson, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus

Marketplace K-12

The American Federation of Teachers is pressuring Pearson PLC, the global education company, to conduct a business strategy review with an eye to becoming more profitable. “Our strategy is clear,” the company said in the March 17 statement. posing a threat to the company.

Some surprising reasons companies are rushing to help their workers get degrees

The Hechinger Report

But unlike conventional tuition-reimbursement benefits, which many companies eliminated during the recession, the new programs increasingly limit students to taking courses from specific providers — often for-profit and online universities and colleges with poor graduation rates.

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.

Value of Education Industry Sector Transactions Nosedives in 2016

Marketplace K-12

billion in 2016, according to research by the investment bank Berkery Noyes. ( However, the most recent quarter showed a minor increase of 4 percent going from 99 mergers and acquisitions in 2015 to 103 during this most recent quarter of 2016, said Berkery Noyes.

How Some Edtech Companies Are Addressing a Lack of Employee Diversity

Edsurge

The next logical question is, are those entrepreneurs’ companies any better, in terms of diversity? A few edtech companies are now using resources to document—and potentially address—disparities in their ranks. Clever Shares Its Survey Results A few weeks ago, school data provisioning platform Clever released the following survey results in a blog post , as a first step in its endeavor to shed light on the company’s own diversity—or lack thereof.