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Chegg Ditches Ingram for FedEx and Eyes International Growth

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The company expects the business to grow in revenue in 2020 and 2021. It will pay $15 million in 2021, with the cost dropping each subsequent year. Education Technology Bootcamps Coding Textbooks and Course Materials Tutoring Edtech Business

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

Doug Levin

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. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). By 2021, most of the student body should be in the system."

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

Doug Levin

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. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). By 2021, most of the student body should be in the system." EdTech News News news OER

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

ViewSonic Education

On January 1 st , 2021 all applications using Flash will no longer find their programs being maintained. Although anything created in the last few years most likely was developed on one of the newer platforms, nonetheless the technology in your classrooms may not as up-to-date.

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

myViewBoard

On January 1st, 2021 all applications using Flash will no longer find their programs being maintained. Although anything created in the last few years most likely was developed on one of the newer platforms, nonetheless the technology in your classrooms may not as up-to-date.

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?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

Edsurge

A handful of other universities (and even preschools ) now accept Bitcoin for tuition, but that’s hardly the extent of how blockchains and tokens are weaving their way into education: Educators and edtech entrepreneurs are now testing out everything from issuing degrees on blockchains to paying people in cryptocurrency for their teaching. But the underlying blockchain technology is complex, and attracting droves of interest from the likes of IBM and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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

Edsurge

But what if we took that to its logical conclusion and also made it the goal of our education technology predictions? We’d need to consider not just what technology products students are exposed to in the classroom, but also across the rest of their lives. You can extrapolate by drawing converging lines from K-12 education technology and home consumer technology to see how they might overlap and intersect. First is the evolving nature of education technology.

Schools Can Train the Next Batch of Cybersecurity Pros

EdTech Magazine

are taking ethical hacking courses and setting themselves on the path to becoming cybersecurity experts. . Nationwide, a company called CodeHS teaches an ethical ­hacking course so that high school ­students can learn the ins and outs of cybersecurity practices.

High Schools Prep Students to Fill Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

EdTech Magazine

Six years ago, during the first cybersecurity course offered at Baltimore’s Parkville High School , a student stumbled upon a mysterious section of the network. That’s something you shouldn’t be seeing,” replied Parkville technology teacher Nicholas Coppolino, who runs the high school’s Cisco Networking Academy program. By becoming a Cisco Networking Academy, schools can choose from several courses that provide them with industry certification. “I’m

Hack Education Weekly News

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” The Trump Administration is calling it “ restoring Internet freedom ,” because of f **g course. ” Via Newsweek : “ Rand Paul to Teach ‘Dystopian Visions’ Course at George Washington University.” Perhaps this will help the Grovo fellows: “Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig – From the EdSurge Jobs Team.” Via Campus Technology : “ Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program.” Education Politics.

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” Via EdScoop : “ USC launches edtech research center focused on underrepresented youth.” ” Via Education Week : “In hurricanes ’ aftermath, technology eases return to school.” ” This, from Edsurge , is pretty awful: “Why Edtech Executives Are Keeping a Close Eye on Preschool Demographics.” Via Edsurge : “NYC Keeps Its Edtech Accelerator Revving With New Funders and Markets.”

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It’s not really “free Internet,” of course – it’s Facebook as Internet. A Techcrunch op-ed : “Why edtech can’t grow as much as healthtech.” Of course. ” From the EdTech Researcher blog : “ Project Based Learning as Mindset.” Pearson has issued a report on students’ attitudes toward digital course materials. US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

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Via Raw Story : “BUSTED: Trump Treasury pick took 4-week course on Dartmouth campus and called it a degree.” “ Cory Reid , who previously ran two edtech companies – Instructure and MasteryConnect – as their chief executive, has landed a new gig at Tyton Partners,” says Edsurge , failing to disclose that it shares investors with MasteryConnect. (National) Education Politics.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering some students the option to be awarded tamper-free digital degree certificates when they graduate, in partnership with Learning Machine. Via MIT Technology Review : “ Andrew Ng Has a Chatbot That Can Help with Depression.” George Veletsianos asks us to “ Imagine a future in which technologies teach humans.” (National) Education Politics.

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But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. DeVos, of course, was a stakeholder in the student loan startup SoFi. Education Politics.

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