Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: The 5 R’s Strategy for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Take a closer look at the Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: What will happen. Adobe will retire its crown jewel Adobe Flash in 2020. Once used by almost every major tech company to create computer content Flash is being replaced by more modern and open platforms.

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Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: The 5 R’s Strategy for Teachers


Quick Take: Take a closer look at the Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: 1. Adobe will retire its crown jewel Adobe Flash in 2020. The once ubiquitous Flash Player found in 98% of all Internet-connected desktops around the world will fade into its golden years at the end of 2020.

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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 places like Albemarle County, Virginia , school leaders are developing a 4G Network to support their entire community, every day of the year, by 2020. So can companies such as Facebook further support home access for students?

Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education


Adobe Flash end of life in 2020 is soon arriving. For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. So why is this star falling at the end of 2020? Education end of Flash Flash 2020Quick Take: A waning of an era.

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?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.

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.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market


On the one hand, China’s private education market is projected to grow 9 percent per year until 2020, reaching a value of $330 billion—an enticing market for many American entrepreneurs. After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company.

Looking to Grow in China? 3 Lessons for U.S. Edtech Companies


China-based edtech companies raked in more than $1 billion in investment in 2015, or 37 percent of global funding for the year. Still, companies looking to do business in China face a “tangle of issues.”. edtech companies can expect to confront special regulatory and infrastructure challenges in China, in addition to having to adapt content and design. American edtech companies thinking of expanding into China must start by building the right relationships.

ISTE 2019 Wrap Up & Review


In this episode, we take a look back at the conference and share insights from both educators and edtech companies about what they see as the state of today's digital classrooms and what we can look forward to next year at ISTE 2020. In this episode, we take a look back at the conference and share insights from both educators and edtech companies about what they see as the state of today's digital classrooms and what we can look forward to next year at ISTE 2020.

5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Currently I am a member of the 2020 Newbery Committee and the AASL Best Websites Committee. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Knewton Was Acquired For Less Than $17M, and Former CEO Brian Kibby Has Left


When Wiley announced back in May that it had acquired Knewton, both companies kept mum on how much the deal was worth. That’s a hard hit for investors in the New York-based company, which had raised more than $180 million since its founding in 2008.

Chegg to Buy Coding Bootcamp Thinkful for $80 Million


based publicly traded student services company, plans to buy Thinkful , a Brooklyn-based online coding bootcamp. Both companies’ boards of directors have approved the deal. As the service scales, the adjusted earnings should break even in 2020. Chegg , a Santa Clara, Calif.-based

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

The Christensen Institute

Education providers and companies implementing such innovations can help a broader spectrum of learners to achieve their personal and professional goals. In our Innovators Worth Watching series, we have profiled nine such companies to date. Last July, the company raised $1.55

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.

Edtech Earnings Roundup: How 2U, Chegg, Instructure and Pluralsight Fared in Q2 2019


The latest quarterly earnings for publicly traded education technology companies was especially rough for 2U , which revised its loss guidance for the year and stated that it expected enrollment challenges to its core business of running online graduate programs with universities.

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Layoffs, Deferred Tuition and More Transparency Among 2U Changes Since Stock Fall


In July, the online education company’s stock tumbled more than 50 percent after Paucek announced that the company expects double the net loss for this fiscal year and it would debut fewer graduate programs in 2020. The cuts, he added, will save the company up to $3.5

Strategic Thinking on Hiring a Techie

Think Exam

Tech professionals are hard to find and they are hard to hire as well, most of the good candidates already been hired by the good companies. It is expected that there would be 2 million programming jobs by 2020.

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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Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors


In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 Collectively, 116 directors serve on the boards of these privately-held companies. As much as one-third of edtech companies started during that time have a female CEO or founder. While corporate boards seldom draw the attention of end users, they set the strategic path and hold the power to make fundamental decisions about the companies.

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Mentor Collective Raises $3 Million to Connect College Students and Advisers


This brings the company’s total funding to date to $4.73 The company focuses on serving three audiences: adult and online learners, first-year students and those seeking career development. Mentor Collective hopes to create 100,000 mentorships by the end of 2020.

Rebuild The World With @Lego_Education

The Web20Classroom

During my time visiting LEGO House (their new headquarters/museum/shire to all things LEGO, the LEGO Idea House and a LEGO Factory I learned things I didn't know about the company. Here are 5 things you might not know: LEGO started out as a wooden toy company in 1934.

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

The Christensen Institute

Consider Celtel, the company Mo Ibrahim founded roughly 20 years ago. In the late 1990s, when Sudanese entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim first conceived of setting up a mobile phone company in Africa, many of his colleagues said he had lost his mind.

Motion Capture and More: How Apple Is Revolutionizing Augmented Reality


The new ARKit 3 options have inspired these companies to consider ways to bring the previously impossible learning experiences into your classroom through easy to use apps. Augmented Reality (AR) has exploded in the past few years, mainly due to the easy access provided by our mobile devices.

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Apax Digital Fund to Acquire Lexile Framework Creator MetaMetrics


According to the company’s online analysis tool , this paragraph passed the test. Also used by more than 500 education publishers and companies, the Lexile score has become a staple on book covers, websites and, increasingly, educational technology tools.

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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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.

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


This week’s filing was made by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, or SPARC, and it says that in the short run, allowing the marriage of the companies would create a duopoly in the textbook market, with the new combined publisher rivaled in size only by Pearson.

Tell Your Students – These Professions are Hiring Big Time

EdNews Daily

By 2020, the number of jobs for all U.S. Data science skills are the most challenging to recruit for and create massive headaches for companies if not filled. By 2017, orders for large industrial robots in North America companies topped 27,000 and sold for $1.4 By Charles Sosnik.

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.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

In places like Albemarle County, Virginia , school leaders have been developing a 4G Network to support their entire community, every day of the year, by 2020. Last year, I wrote the post, “ Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Kahoot Earns a $376M Valuation After Disney Investment—and Is Looking to Acquire


But a recent investment from one of the biggest names in the entertainment business is valuing the company in the hundreds of millions. TechCrunch reports that the deal gives the company a $376 million valuation. That may seem like a lofty figure for a company expecting to make $2 million in revenue this year. In its presentation, the company claims it will reach 100 million monthly active users by the end of 2018. million 2020 and $53.2

Dear Business Roundtable: Social Responsibility Starts by Changing Perceptions of Talent


companies, affirmed a commitment from America’s leading companies to create value not just for their shareholders but for every stakeholder, including customers, employees, suppliers, and communities. There is a talent crisis in America.

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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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. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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Degreed Raises $75 Million to Expand Corporate Learning Platform


For McCarthy, it was a small sign among many that international countries like India had become powerful markets for corporate training companies like Degreed. “A Companies outside the U.S. To date, the San Francisco-based company has raised about $140 million. Founded in 2012, Degreed offers over 1,500 certificates and credentials, aimed primarily at companies looking to develop and upskill their employees.