Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap to support students, particularly those most in need. So can companies such as Facebook further support home access for students?

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today.

6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

Projections show that by 2020, 43% of the U.S. During senior year in high school, all students should have access, knowledge, and experience within these top six areas of education below. Before high school graduation, every senior should have access to financial education.

20 By 2020: Quizlet’s Big Revenue Ambitions From Third-Party Content Partners


The bootstrapped, San Francisco-based company claimed it was profitable thanks to its free popular digital flashcards, for which users could pay an annual subscription to get additional features. Then in 2015, the company took a gamble: It raised $12 million for its first round of outside investment. Today the company has nearly 60 full-time staff, almost quadruple the number from early 2015. For its first 10 years, Quizlet was humming along just fine.

?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap


But there is a disconnect between the skills that students are being taught and those that employers require, and we face the stark prospect that one-third of jobs in 2020 will require skills that aren’t common today. For learners to qualify for work that pays well and for companies to source the talent they need, the market around skills-based education needs to evolve quickly to train students in the technology platforms now required for the jobs they seek.

Technology Is Helping Prison Education Programs Scale. What’s the Catch?


Colleges and universities with prison education programs are increasingly using technology to deliver instruction to incarcerated individuals, even with strict limitations on internet access in correctional facilities. Several have started their own companies.

New early-college high school to pair students with neuroscientists

The Hechinger Report

The students are in a pilot class of what will become the Max Planck Academy, set to enroll between 35 and 50 high school juniors in 2020. K-12 News Personalized Learning STEM Technology access

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Innovators Worth Watching: Thriving on an upmarket trajectory, part 1

The Christensen Institute

Disruptive innovations have the potential to redefine higher education, expanding access to affordable learning opportunities and forging a framework based on skills rather than prestige. In our Innovators Worth Watching series, we have profiled nine such companies to date.

An Rx for poverty? A career in nursing

The Hechinger Report

Benjamin Pring, co-founder of the Center for the Future of Work at technology company Cognizant. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued an influential report calling for 80 percent of nurses to hold bachelor’s degrees by 2020.

How free college tuition in one country exposes unexpected pros and cons

The Hechinger Report

She’d get little argument from Alt, the president of Freie Universität, outside of whose office in a renovated art deco former fire insurance company headquarters are still mementoes of that Kennedy visit, including the original notes of JFK’s speech.

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Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

But Lynn, right now, you’re excited about what you’re calling TL 2020. What is TL 2020? TL 2020 is our teaching and learning initiative in Salisbury Township School District. We spent quite a bit of time visioning for TL 2020, and continuing to evolve our vision.

Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education


An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Leaders of the two companies have, in fact, publicly stated that they plan to create an unlimited subscription service that would combine all of both company’s digital titles if the merger is allowed to proceed.

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


According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. 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.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. respectively by 2020. Cost and ease of access will only lead to more schools and districts going down this path. Persistent access to high-speed Internet in and out of school.

To the next President of the World Bank—it’s time to switch it up

The Christensen Institute

Market-creating innovations create new markets that serve people for whom either no products existed or existing products were not accessible for a variety of reasons, including cost or the lack of expertise required for their use. By 2020, the industry is forecast to provide $20.5

Even with help, Olympic athletes struggle to balance their sports with college

The Hechinger Report

About 1,600 paying students at DeVry have filed claims for loan forgiveness, saying the school defrauded or misled them, according to the Century Foundation , a nonpartisan think tank, and its parent company has reached a tentative deal to sell it.).

Girls Who Code: The Citizenship Question Poses ‘Dire Consequences’ for Education Equity


In the coming days, the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to rule on a big change to the upcoming 2020 census—the Trump Administration’s proposed addition of an overtly racist question about U.S. And they represent exactly zero of the CEOs of Fortune 500 tech companies.

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How Makerspaces in Schools Help Students Learn to Code

EdTech Magazine

Computer science has taken a priority slot for K–12 teachers , as experts forecast a majority of jobs will incorporate some kind of coding skills or computational thinking by as early as 2020. . Makerspaces in Schools Make Coding Accessible to Students.

Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds?


To do that, it is partnering with Games and Learning , a for-profit company, to build a new marketplace for online educational materials, particularly games. Having access to First Book’s built-in audience of 430,000 educators could give this latest effort an advantage, she adds.

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The Newest U.S. Education Technology Venture Fund? Look to Japan


EduLab Ventures is a new offshoot from EduLab , which is the parent company of JIEM, a Japan-based research and assessment group. But now, the company feels confident to invest on its own. “We It will also boast a small AI team in its Boston office that will work closely with portfolio companies. Japan’s interest in education technology is also part of a broader strategy led by the government to modernize its infrastructure as it gears up for the 2020 Olympics, says Wada.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Given that research predicts a 46% growth of wearables in education between now and 2020, we all need to understand them. Furthermore, those pictures can be stored and accessed later when needed. Memorization may become even more irrelevant as facts become more accessible.

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5G and Edtech?


If the price is right and various regulations and standards fall into place, it could mean a faster, more reliable platform to access online learning opportunities. First, there was sneakernet. Then came the information superhighway. Next up? The Cloud.

What Is 5G and What Will It Mean for EdTech?

EdTech Magazine

Forecasters expect 5G access to increase more dramatically through 2019 , with the number of 5G devices becoming more ubiquitous in 2020. Companies Invest in 5G Hubs to Research EdTech. What Is 5G and What Will It Mean for EdTech? eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/26/2018 - 13:49.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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In a New Survey, Teachers Say There’s a Disconnect in Computer Science Education


Commissioned by Microsoft, in time for Computer Science Education Week, the survey was conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov, who surveyed 540 K-12 teachers. The majority of respondents (80 percent) also think big tech companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google should step in and help kids learn computer science skills. But for now, big tech companies are happy to play a major role in bringing computer science to students in the US.

Equality Starts With Education: Why the Tech Industry Should Help Lead the Way


I often find myself at Salesforce —a leading San Francisco technology company—looking out the window at the Bay, remembering the little girl who used to dream of this view. I am grateful for the opportunities that lead to my success and I've since made it my personal mission to help other children gain access to the education they need to succeed, regardless of where they live.

The potential of telehealth in managing rare diseases

The Christensen Institute

The patient-centered technology provides easy access to quality care for patients residing in remote areas or living in locations with limited access to specialists. Rare diseases were once called “orphan diseases” because researchers and pharmaceutical companies expressed little interest in studying these difficult and uncommon cases. This guest blog was written by Rosie Rosati, health advocate for the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center.

Could California’s big investment in children and families be a model for the country?

The Hechinger Report

At the time, in 2015, Stewart was working as an administrative assistant at a small company that made kombucha, a fermented tea. Because she was working for a small company with fewer than 20 employees, she had no job protection under California or federal law.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


The convenience of having access to administrative tools like spreadsheets, slides and calendars within one platform makes it easy to document correspondence, provide feedback on written work and quickly create engaging presentations—all of which are stored in a single location.

Outsourcing campus IT: what next?

Bryan Alexander

million for 2020 – a 25-percent increase from four years ago.” Problems arise when those that depend on seamless access (users, customers, students, professors, meeting planners) aren't included in outsourcing planning.

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Is it time to say goodbye to textbooks?

eSchool News

A McKinsey & Company study from 2014 suggested that textbook rentals would cannibalize new-textbook sales by 2017, resulting in a reduction in new-book sales of 5 to 10 percent by 2020. People have been predicting the end of the traditional, paper-based textbook for years.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: July 30, 2017 Tristan Harris: The Manipulative Tricks that Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention | TED → A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.

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Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset


After seven years of coordinated efforts to improve internet access in schools, thereby laying the foundation for digital learning to take root and expand in U.S. can access digital learning in their classrooms (with 2 million to go).

Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules


Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on the same day, and the CCPA is set to become effective on January 1, 2020. This is a game-changing law that will impact companies in the U.S. Rather, the impact will be felt by all companies that collect personal information of California residents—including those involving minors, which disproportionately impacts K-12 education technology. It also restricts a company’s ability to limit liability in the end user agreement.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry


The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020.

Many Online Education Marketplaces Have Sputtered. Will Quizlet’s Pass the Test?


Last summer, the San Francisco-based company invited several dozen educational publishers and organizations to create and sell materials to Quizlet users, as part of a closed beta program. Today, the company announced it is inviting any content creator, including individual educators, to apply for its Premium Content program. And the company regularly ranks in the Top 10 lists for downloads in the educational category in Apple’s and Google’s app stores. Content may be king.

What’s Next for Pearson? (Not Buying Your Education Startup.)


For Pearson, the world’s largest education company, some of its recent tumult in past years have been self-imposed, even deliberate, under the helm of John Fallon. The sales include iconic brands such as The Financial Times and the company’s stake in The Economist and Penguin Random House. The company’s U.S. In 2016 the company reported a $3.3 Roughly 60 percent of the company’s revenues are now digital or digital-enabled.

Online Higher Education in India Comes Full Circle


In 2012, the government of India stated that it would need to build 1,000 new universities and an astounding 50,000 new colleges by 2020 to meet expected demand as its population and workforce continued to grow. That meant using online learning to serve people who would otherwise have no access to higher education.

Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education

The Christensen Institute

We already know that it can be placeless, as online technologies have enabled new modalities of learning that support greater flexibility, accessibility, and convenience. This blog was first published by the Sandbox ColLABorative.

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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020.

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