Virtual and augmented reality to nearly double each year through 2021

FETC Converge

The market research company predicts that aggressive growth will continue throughout its forecast period, achieving an average 98.8 percent compound annual growth rate from 2017 to 2021. Spending on augmented and virtual reality will nearly double in 2018, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp., growing from $9.1 billion in 2017 to $17.8 billion next year.

Sustaining Bangladesh’s economic miracle

The Christensen Institute

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister expects annual growth to reach 10% by 2021. By 2021, the government’s goal is for that number to reach $50 billion. Efficiency innovations enable companies to do more with fewer resources.

With Brexit Looming, Is There a Place for the UK in Global Edtech?

Edsurge

Foreign direct investment in the country has fallen by nearly 20% in the last three years, and the same period has seen British companies less likely to enter into foreign trade than before. technology companies, and is projected to be worth £3.4 billion by 2021.

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

Edsurge

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.

How one organization is changing the STEM education landscape

eSchool News

100,000 teachers by 2021. To address the shortage of qualified STEM teachers, we set an ambitious goal of adding 100,000 excellent STEM teachers to America’s K-12 classrooms by 2021.

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4 Signs that Disruption is Accelerating in Health Care Delivery

The Christensen Institute

These are just some of the companies with origins outside health care delivery who’ve very recently entered, or “re-upped,” their strategic commitment to the market. Companies entering health care delivery are innovating to make it simpler, more affordable and more convenient.

What Does the Portrait of a Graduate Look Like for Education in 2018?

Leadership Lounge

The goal is that by 2021, 21 percent of school systems across the country are engaging with their communities to develop and implement a Portrait of a Graduate.

A new way of helping students pay for college: Give them corporate jobs

The Hechinger Report

The companies get reliable employees and prospective hires while universities can promise students help with keeping their loan debt low. The nonprofit employed 488 students on four campuses last year and has plans to expand to 1,521 by 2021.

Schools Can Train the Next Batch of Cybersecurity Pros

EdTech Magazine

Nationwide, a company called CodeHS teaches an ethical ­hacking course so that high school ­students can learn the ins and outs of cybersecurity practices. million unfilled jobs by 2021 , analyst firm Cybersecurity Ventures reports.

Georgia Teachers Receive Training Through Visionary Computational Thinking Program to Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

techlearning

students by 2021. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09 Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

billion drop in worldwide revenue from 2015 to 2021. Adkins, the head researcher for the company and author of the report, said in a press release that “in a rapidly declining product market, there is essentially no demand for commercial market research on that product.

What Researchers Want Teachers to Know About Virtual Reality’s Health Risks

Edsurge

classrooms could jump to more than 15 percent by 2021, predicts Futuresource , a market research firm. A recent study was done by Children and Virtual Reality, a collaboration between researchers, VR companies, universities and health organizations, found that using VR tools could have significant health impacts on children. “We Virtual reality has yet to become a reality in most classrooms. According to a 2016 survey of 38,000 U.S.

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Metro Atlanta Teachers Participate In Groundbreaking Education Program Promoting Critical Thinking In Students

techlearning

Moreover, twenty-one Georgia based companies were recently named to the 2018 Fortune 500; most headquartered in Atlanta, and requiring future employees with robust computational thinking skills. students by 2021. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09

TCS Partners with Discovery Education for Innovation Student Challenge

techlearning

students by 2021. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $19.09 Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

Edsurge

Take LiveEdu , for example, a Y Combinator-backed online learning company that touts itself as being the “next-gen Lynda.com,” referring to a platform that offers online courses and skills training. The company claims on its website that it’s near that goal, with more than 7.2 According to the company’s white paper , EDU tokens will initially cost about $1 USD per 12 EDU tokens.) But he decided to give both a shot after the company’s first business models proved unsuccessful.

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As the race to expand STEM education enters its next lap, here are three ways to recruit and train more teachers

The Hechinger Report

Meanwhile, companies report that they cannot fill jobs with qualified U.S. But if all we do is train 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021, we will have met the goal but failed the mission. Talia Milgrom-Elcott.

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

Doug Levin

If you are an Uber fan, time to get to know how the company really operates and question whether they deserve your business. By 2021, most of the student body should be in the system." Behind the scenes, though, the company undermines attempts to prolong the lifespan of its products. 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.

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Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

Google, Acer, Lenovo, ClassVR and many others are trying to improve the in-school experience, with Futuresource estimating there were about 20 companies at London’s Bett edtech show in January showcasing AR/VR software or hardware. schools will have a VR “class kit” by 2021. One overused catchphrase in education is that learning should be “student-centered.” But what if we took that to its logical conclusion and also made it the goal of our education technology predictions?

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

Doug Levin

If you are an Uber fan, time to get to know how the company really operates and question whether they deserve your business. By 2021, most of the student body should be in the system." Behind the scenes, though, the company undermines attempts to prolong the lifespan of its products. 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.

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New York City Department of Education ‘Lighthouse School’ M.S. 88 Integrates Computational Thinking into Core Subjects to Prepare Students for 21st Century Careers

techlearning

students by 2021. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09 Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Middle School Educators Across Southeast Michigan Adopt Computational Thinking Curriculum to Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

techlearning

students by 2021. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $19.09 Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

techlearning

students by 2021. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $19.09 Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

How to help struggling young readers

The Hechinger Report

The program is currently working in 32 schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, with plans to expand to 62 schools by 2021. The program is research-based, said Lynette Guastaferro, chief executive officer of ERM’s parent company, Teaching Matters.

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What Schools Need to Know About Hyperconvergence

EdTech Magazine

billion in 2021. Converged infrastructure , or CI, allows companies to deploy compute, networking and storage components and virtualization in a single platform or chassis. Companies are looking to rein in IT costs," he tells BizTech. And streamlining equipment reduces total cost of ownership and conserves power, cooling and physical space — benefits that can impact companies with tight margins.". What Schools Need to Know About Hyperconvergence. meghan.bogardu….

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Greiff has previously been a partner at the 1776 venture fund and he was also a co-founder of the test prep company Grockit. Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned. His other two co-founders are gone from the company too, says Axios’ Dan Primack. “ Snapchat ’s smart pivot into an AR company but is AR ready for learning?” ” That’s to the ed-tech company Bridge International Academies.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Washington Post : “SEC settles fraud charges against defunct for-profit college company ITT.” Because honestly, where else would you put news about that private school company but in the surveillance section. Test Preparation Market Through 2021.” ” The company in question is called Sqore. tech companies pledged to stop using chemicals that caused miscarriages and birth defects. (National) Education Politics.

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High-paying jobs go begging while high school grads line up for bachelor’s degrees

The Hechinger Report

Seventy-percent of construction companies nationwide are having trouble finding qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America ; in Washington, the proportion is 80 percent.

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

The Hechinger Report

enrollment tuition-free by 2021 for students from families with incomes of as much as $125,000. Claudia Niessler works 20 hours a week at a supermarket to pay her living expenses, in spite of Germany’s policy of providing free tuition. Photo: Robert Schlesinger for The Hechinger Report.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ’s CTO, Brian Pinkerton , is leaving the company. ” I mean, as long as data isn’t an issue and tech companies can build voice recognition software that recognizes languages other than English and accents other than Californian. ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From this week’s article: The prosecutor also said that Mr. Dance concealed about $12,000 in payments he received through his consulting work in 2015, including $4,600 from an organization called the Education Research and Development Institute – ERDI for short – that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies. Yes, “that pays superintendents to attend meetings with educational tech companies.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient. She’s an investor in a company that targets that group.) ” Useful for when you hear ed-tech evangelists swoon about how this company is going to revolutionize education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

SoFi is the ed-tech company that has raised the most venture capital. And more on who’s buying student loan companies in the “business of ed-tech” section below. Changes too at another textbook company as Doug Levin, the CEO of McGraw Hill Education announced he’s stepping down. “ AI-driven tool produces high quality online learning for global company in days not months,” claims Donald Clark. The company has raised $8 million total.

How to Prepare Students in the Early Years to Read at Grade Level

MindShift

The program is currently working in 32 schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, with plans to expand to 62 schools by 2021. The program is research-based, said Lynette Guastaferro, chief executive officer of ERM’s parent company, Teaching Matters.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. As Edsurge observes , “New CEO at Coursera Comes From Financial Tech, Not Higher Ed” – he was the co-founder of Financial Engines, a retirement planning company. ” The company has raised $16.5 It’s a digital worksheet company.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “ FCC Revokes Decision Allowing Companies to Provide Low-Income Families With Subsidized Broadband.” Related via Buzzfeed : “133 Tech Companies Say Trump’s Immigration Order Is Unconstitutional.” ” Just two ed-tech companies signed the amicus brief: General Assembly and AltSchool. The learn-to-code company with the derogatory name has previously raised $730,000. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

It’s always fascinating to look at ed-tech companies’ job postings – this one is from Khan Academy. The new company will be called Touch Press (which was the name of another company that StoryToys acquired last year). Anyway, via Venture Beat : “Juniper Research: VR hardware market will hit $50 billion by 2021.” US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.