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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. respectively by 2020. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed. We have seen disruptive innovation across so many different sectors of society.

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.

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.

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?

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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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

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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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.

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. . How Makerspaces in Schools Help Students Learn to Code. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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


It’s estimated that by 2020, two-thirds of jobs will require a postsecondary degree, but only 6 percent of incarcerated individuals in the U.S. New momentum, she adds, is driven largely by the federal Second Chance Pell program that was introduced in 2015 and recently extended through 2020.

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

EdNews Daily

Projections show that by 2020, 43% of the U.S. The opportunities to create an online business are endless, and many young entrepreneurs are already starting their own companies.

Backed by $27M, Bitwise Plans More Tech Training and Jobs for Underserved Communities


Bitwise’s accelerated tech training program, called Geekwise Academy , is one of the company’s three business segments. The company offers bulk pricing discounts to institutions that want to train large groups of staff. The company has two more Fresno locations planned to open by 2020.

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.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort


The company, which is based in Oakland, counts LinkedIn and PathSource among its competitors. They are a collection of all the documents the company has compiled on a single scientific concept. Cognitive ToyBox This company ’s CEO, Tammy Kwan, said its touch-screen games focused on early childhood assessment can help teachers uncover insights about their students. It hopes to run the service in all 50 states by 2020. It hopes to open its doors to students in fall 2020.

How Educational Leaders can Become Technology Visionaries Today.

Leadership Lounge

Many companies in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) industry have locations in Arizona, including Uber, Intel and PayPal. Education funding challenges hurt Arizona tech industry, STEM advocates say.


Eyeing More Deals, 2U Raises $331 Million From Latest Public Offering


That’s how much the Landham, Maryland-based company raised through its latest public offering of common stock this week. He’s referring to the South Africa-based company that works with universities to build short online courses, which 2U purchased for $103 million in May 2017. He was vague on what the company is eyeing next, only saying that “technologies and services that support our students and improve our core business is critical.”

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Heidi: They have actually selected some finalists for 2019, so the next up would be 2020. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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5G and Edtech?


As part of a $400 million initiative to fund STEM education, the company has announced plans to double the number of in-school programs it supports—from 100 middle schools in September 2018 to 200 middle schools by the end of 2020. First, there was sneakernet.

Instructure Acquires MasteryConnect for $42.5 Million to Expand K-12 Footprint


Instructure , the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, has agreed to acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect , for $42.5 billion by 2020. “We’re The company claims users in more than 14,000 U.S. Located just a dozen miles from one another, the two companies have been product integration partners since 2016.

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


If the tech company has received funding or has a shrewd and experienced enough team to market to the end-user, the technology is probably pretty slick. If an edtech company creates a business plan in which teachers are the main buyer, the tech better have some pretty phenomenal returns.

The Clock Is Ticking for This Edtech Buyer to Find a Deal


If it seems baffling that companies with no revenue can raise money from private investors ( ahem , as some edtech startups did in the early 2010’s), then EdTechX Holdings might just sound outright crazy at first. EdTechX Holdings is a “special purpose acquisition company,” or SPAC for short. It raises money from the public with the explicit purpose of acquiring a private company. That company then becomes publicly-held, usually through a process known as a reverse merger.

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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Outsourcing campus IT: what next?

Bryan Alexander

million for 2020 – a 25-percent increase from four years ago.” This week we learned that one Michigan campus will outsource its entire IT department.

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What's That Liberal Art Degree Worth?


Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites. Fill out this form and we'll get your information in front of attending companies. In his book, Anders describes how software companies are increasingly creating a need for people with a “modicum of technical literacy,” people who can translate data, show a bigger picture result from snippets of information and basically get people on the same page. Sure, coding is cool.

Women In STEM Speak Out To Girls Everywhere

MIND Research Institute

Adrianna Leung uses math to build biometric applications as a software engineer at MorphoTrak, a company specializing in identity and digital security. The other day, my 5 year-old daughter, Hunter, was playing ST Math and struggling on a level in one of the games.

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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. While computing jobs are likely to more than double by 2020 , underrepresented minorities currently earn only 11% of engineering degrees and women earn only 17% of computer and information sciences degrees.

Quizlet Raises $20 Million to Bring More Artificial Intelligence to Its Study Tools


But there’s another number that also has the company excited. The company has now raised $32 million in total. Founded in 2005, Quizlet is probably best known for its digital flashcards, built by a then-high schooler, Andrew Sutherland, who is still with the company as its chief technology officer. For the first 10 years the company remained small, and had been profitable since 2009. Like most private companies, Quizlet kept mum when pressed about its financials.