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

Edsurge

The edtech sector certainly shows promise. technology companies, and is projected to be worth £3.4 billion by 2021. Roughly a quarter of Europe's edtech companies are based in the U.K., attracting 35% of European edtech startup investment.

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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

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

Edsurge

Kahoot currently has 60 employees, and expects to nearly double its headcount to 110 staff in 2021. Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessKahoot , an Oslo-based developer of a digital quiz tool popular with teachers, just started making money this year. But a recent investment from one of the biggest names in the entertainment business is valuing the company in the hundreds of millions.

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

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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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Making Sense of School Data Is Hard Work. This Partnership Makes It Easier.

Edsurge

A critical aspect of this is the Ed-Fi data standard , which allows programs like DataViz to bring data together from multiple edtech vendors, aligning the data columns to a single data standard along the way. The goal is for DataViz to become sustainable starting school year 2021.

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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.

?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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How K–12 Schools Have Adopted Artificial Intelligence

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how artificial intelligence can help strengthen personalized learning in the classroom. This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series. How K–12 Schools Have Adopted Artificial Intelligence. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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What the Shifting Data Center Ecosystem Means for Education

EdTech Magazine

At Vertiv, we see a lot of K–12 schools looking for ways to integrate IT into their classrooms and curricula, despite being behind the technology curve due to shrinking federal and state funding and never-ending campaigns for local support. .

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Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

billion drop in worldwide revenue from 2015 to 2021. The product has reached the end of its product life cycle and simply cannot compete with new learning technology products on the market.”. billion in 2021 from $2.7 By guest blogger Leo Doran.

3 Tips for 3D Printing Success

EdTech Magazine

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) spaces are popping up in schools all over the U.S., Across all industries, 3D-printing spending is projected to reach $20 billion in 2021 , an IDC report found. “3D SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! 3D modeling is a staple skill in a lot of industries,” he says in a previous EdTech article. “We’re He is a regular contributor to the CDW family of technology magazines.

Schools Can Train the Next Batch of Cybersecurity Pros

EdTech Magazine

These classes are growing ­exponentially,” says Davina Pruitt-Mentle, lead for academic engagement at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) , a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Schools Can Train the Next Batch of Cybersecurity Pros.

Digital Signage Growth Helps K–12 Schools Get Their Messages Out

EdTech Magazine

A recent report from Technavio found that revenue from digital signage in the education market is expected to grow 10 percent by 2021. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Klein ISD , one of the fastest-growing districts in Houston, recently adopted 50 large-format TVs for digital signage as part of a three-year technology growth plan. Digital Signage Growth Helps K–12 Schools Get Their Messages Out. jena.passut_7651.

Schools Explore Innovative Security Enhancements Ahead of the New School Year

EdTech Magazine

billion industry that is expected to continue growing through at least 2021, Marketplace reports. With this increased investment, technology vendors are developing leading-edge security technology, which includes everything from security cameras and alarms to new biometric systems like fingerprint scanning and facial recognition. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!

Schools Must Invest to Protect IoT Devices

EdTech Magazine

SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Top use cases are interactive devices, security-focused technology and energy-saving resources. billion in IoT security spending by 2021. Matt Morgan is a contributing writer for EdTech: Focus on K–12. Schools Must Invest to Protect IoT Devices. jena.passut_7651. Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:39. Worldwide spending to protect Internet of Things devices is predicted to reach $1.5

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High Schools Prep Students to Fill Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

EdTech Magazine

That’s something you shouldn’t be seeing,” replied Parkville technology teacher Nicholas Coppolino, who runs the high school’s Cisco Networking Academy program. These classes are growing exponentially,” says Davina Pruitt-Mentle, lead for academic engagement at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. million unfilled jobs by 2021 , analyst firm Cybersecurity Ventures reports.

What Schools Need to Know About Hyperconvergence

EdTech Magazine

However, the market is starting to shift in favor of technology solutions that make such administration a lot easier. billion in 2021. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! As BizTech has reported , with CI models, "a vendor supplies an organization with specific storage, network, server and related technologies. What Schools Need to Know About Hyperconvergence. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:00.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” IHE ed-tech blogger Joshua Kim wonders “Who Exactly Holds This Neoliberal EdTech Ideology ?” million from Morningside Technology Ventures, University Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank. Via Edsurge : “The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments.”

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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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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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A Techcrunch op-ed : “Why edtech can’t grow as much as healthtech.” ” From the EdTech Researcher blog : “ Project Based Learning as Mindset.” Anyway, via Venture Beat : “Juniper Research: VR hardware market will hit $50 billion by 2021.” ” “ Toward a Constructive Technology Criticism ” – a report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism’s Sara M. US Presidential Campaign 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. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“ 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. ” “A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin ” by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel. (National) Education Politics.