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

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Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Meanwhile, the schools that shared their ideas focused on student-centered learning and models that honor the differences in students and “think about personalized learning beyond just technology.” Employers on the platform, meanwhile, get to learn about the potential of their current employees.

The 4 Issues AltSchool Needs to Figure Out to Scale Its ‘Personalized Learning’ Platform

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Nothing short of “creating the world’s best education and providing personalized learning for all,” he tells EdSurge. Vodicka’s new position is part of AltSchool’s mission to bring its personalized learning platform across the country. The goal was to develop and test a technology platform that could personalize student learning with constant feedback from educators. We’re not a typical edtech company,” he explains. “We

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

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As such, expect an abbreviated (TBD) publishing schedule for ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News’ in August. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). Real Questions About Artificial Intelligence in Education | EdSurge → "If you have enough knowledge you can probably deconstruct who any person is likely to be. " Tagged on: July 26, 2017 Can personalized learning prevail?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

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Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). If you are an Uber fan, time to get to know how the company really operates and question whether they deserve your business.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

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Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). If you are an Uber fan, time to get to know how the company really operates and question whether they deserve your business.

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In Tynker’s Latest Partnership with Mattel, Kids Can Undertake “Careers” with Barbie

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The partnership ties into where the almost five-year-old company sees itself in the future. This is not the first time the two companies have partnered. According to a press release from Mattel, the two companies will host a digital event in the future to encourage more kids to pick up coding, and will “also work together to provide teachers with the tools needed to leverage this content in the classroom.” By 2020, it hopes to increase that number to 100 million kids.

AltSchool CEO Max Ventilla Closes First $40 Million in New Funding Round

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AltSchool , the “microschools” operator and developer of a personalized learning platform, has raised at least another $40 million, according to a SEC filing first noticed by Axios. In an interview with EdSurge, AltSchool CEO Max Ventilla declined to discuss financial details other than saying the company was “in the process of closing the round later this summer.” To date, the company has raised more than $173 million. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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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. It increases the human engagement and makes learning more fun. Immersive Experiential Learning.

Have a Bold Idea for Education? Here's How to Apply for Funding from NewSchools

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A venture philanthropy, NewSchools raises funds from donors and reinvests them in people who want to reimagine learning. Right now we are looking for teams of educators, edtech entrepreneurs, and diversity-focused education leaders across the nation. We attracted a great deal of interest from potential ventures, and over the past year, we learned a lot. Check out our new edtech research portal that illuminates many of the lessons we’ve learned.

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This Year’s ASU+GSV Summit Is Hard to Describe. Here’s Our Best Attempt.

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This is the edtech industry’s premier financial conversation, packed with more than 4,100 people and 350 CEOs. Topics ranged from early childhood to lifelong learning. Women entrepreneurs made up more than a third of the presenting companies. Learn Capital is closing on a seed investment vehicle dubbed “ LearnStart ,” which has already invested in a Finnish company, 3DBear. In K-12, so many companies have come in and just try to add that 14th solution.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12. Via Buzzfeed : “ Teachers Unions Think 2020 Is When They Will Defeat The Charter School Democrats.” Via Edsurge : “ Jefferson Education Accelerator Winds Down, Rebrands to Focus on Edtech Reviews and Procurement.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Star Pubs and Bars launch “free e-learning for all” about how to run a pub. This prompts a “ disclosure alert ” – a new feature I’m starting this year to call out the financial ties between ed-tech companies. Pearson execs writing in Edsurge ask , “Can Edtech Support – and Even Save – Educational Research ?” Ev Williams says his Web publishing company Medium is “renewing its focus.”

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.