FREE WEBINAR: Living and Learning in 2025

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology alone will not make our kids smarter.” I’m totally intrigued to learn what will be said in this free webinar from Intel where Brian David Johnson will explore what culture, living, and learning will look like in 2025.

A Glimpse of the Future: What the K-12 Classroom Will Look Like in 2025

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Given that my experience is limited to middle school and high school students through my test-prep company and my critical-reading web app, SmartyReader , I’ll highlight my own insights in hopes of sparking a larger discussion of how the K-12 classroom will look in 2025.

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Education Is the New Healthcare, and Other Trends Shaping Edtech Investing

Edsurge

Despite the influx of capital, employers, schools and policymakers are only just beginning to harness the sector’s advancements in the delivery, accessibility and effectiveness of education technology. But the proliferation of technology does not come without concerns.

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Marten Roorda Out as ACT CEO

Edsurge

Under his watch, the Iowa City, Iowa-based nonprofit invested heavily in education technology companies to expand its services beyond test prep. The group also invested in startups building assessment and adaptive learning technologies, and invested $10.5

Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation

Edsurge

For the third time this year, an American education technology company is laying claim to the magical “unicorn” status. To date, company has raised $138 million. A Duolingo spokesperson says the company expects to break even this year and be cashflow positive in 2020.

5 Years Since Starbucks Offered to Help Baristas Attend College, How Many Have Graduated?

Edsurge

Yet in May, Humberstone crossed the commencement stage at ASU, becoming one of nearly 3,000 Starbucks employees who have earned bachelor’s degrees online through the company-university partnership program. “It In a tight labor market, many companies struggle to attract and retain workers.

Top EdSurge Higher Education Stories of 2019

Edsurge

Not so fast, say education companies, retailers and students. It was not listed in filings by federal investigators, but soon after EdSurge reached out to its leaders, the company’s website was taken down or removed. Education Technology Higher Education

CSU and California Community Colleges Partner on a Tool To Find Transferable Online Courses

Edsurge

Gerry Hanley, assistant vice chancellor for academic technology services at CSU, says that the tool is intended to make that process faster by cutting down the time it takes students to search for courses they need. In addition to increasing online course options, the Graduation Initiative 2025 includes hiring more tenure-track faculty and academic advisors across CSU’s 23 campuses, and connecting more eligible students to financial aid.

Chegg Ditches Ingram for FedEx and Eyes International Growth

Edsurge

Ingram bought Chegg’s textbook inventory to sell and distribute, and the companies shared the revenues. And yet, despite Chegg’s efforts to transform into a digital-first company, it can’t escape the legacy print business—for now, at least. 1 to March 2025, with options to renew.

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DigiExam and the Future of Assessment

EdNews Daily

And – as the company themselves boast – the platform has value for those concerned about sustainability. In speaking to Venturebeat last year , Joen Bonnier (owner of one of Sweden’s largest media companies) spoke of the inevitability of the move to digital examinations.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn. One such technology — older than most — is Virtual Reality (VR).

Digiexam and the future of assessment

EdNews Daily

And – as the company themselves boast – the platform has value for those concerned about sustainability. In speaking to Venturebeat last year , Joen Bonnier (owner of one of Sweden’s largest media companies) spoke of the inevitability of the move to digital examinations.

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

Edsurge

District technology leaders, she adds, couldn’t fathom that internet service providers would come out and deliver fiber to their schools, much less at affordable rates. Education Technology Nonprofits Blended Learning School Infrastructure

Can Tech Fill the Gaping Hole Left by Teacher Exodus?

EdNews Daily

Unless we believe technology is a magic bullet that can replace our disappearing teachers, we need to figure this out. By 2025, the number of new teachers needed is expected to be over 300,000 per year, while the expected supply of new teachers is expected to be just over 100,000.

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What's That Liberal Art Degree Worth?

Edsurge

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.

Why Language Learning Apps Haven’t Helped Struggling ELL Students

Edsurge

When asked what technology he used while learning English, Bryan Estrada fidgeted nervously as he contemplated whether or not he should share a personal story with a stranger. Yet in recent years, technology developers focused their efforts on English Language Learners (ELL) like Estrada. schools during the 2013-2014 school year, and the National Education Association predicts that number will increase to 10 million by 2025. (In

As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

With worker shortages hitting industries nationwide, their companies — and many states’ economies — depend on it. “No After a few supplementary classes at a local technical college, said teacher Alan Bivens, local companies will be clamoring to hire them. “We

The next generation of wireless services: Super-fast 5G

eSchool News

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to clear the way for mobile devices to send and receive signals over high-frequency spectrum that has had only limited uses until recent technological advances. through 2025.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. It’s all of our loss, really, as too many in education technology happily reduce the potential of computer programming as an epistemological endeavor to a market for new products. I am committed to fighting for a world in which technologies – educational and otherwise – are not built for control and compliance. And it extends to education and education technology as well.

7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond

Edsurge

23-26): the companies who supply the tools, and the educators who use them; The Education Show (Jan. One teacher described The Education Show as “a ghost town for companies who can’t afford Bett.” (A companies have always had a strong presence, and this year was no exception with Microsoft and Google having the largest stands. Education Technology Events

Why the Boldest Ideas in Education Come From Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

The programs aims to spur students to engage and solve problems in local communities through exposure to technology, social activism and environmental sustainability efforts. The organization’s first major goal: to triple the number of Black male educators to 1,000 by 2025 in Philadelphia, where only 4 percent of teachers are Black men (yet nearly half of the student body is Black). Education Technology Events Community

Oklahoma externship pays teachers for hands-on experience in engineering and science

The Hechinger Report

Schools are always trying to get their kids interested in pursuing careers in science, engineering and technology. Oklahoma will require all 6 th through 12 th graders to have an individualized career plan by 2025.

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

How might new technologies – education or otherwise – and new economies reshape “what counts” as a credential , “what counts” as credit? What are the stories that education technology entrepreneurs and investors and ed-tech’s proponents tell about the need or demand to “ disrupt the degree ”? If you want a job as a software developer in the technology industry, you’ll need a college degree.

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

Edsurge

Much of this negativity is tied directly to the increasing role of technology. At the same time, the price of new technologies continues to fall, which leads to faster and more market penetration. We freeze up when we hear statistics that project that by 2025, 50 percent of an undergraduate degree will become obsolete. It may be hard to imagine, but soon enough, major companies and organizations will soon house large networks of people but few employees.

ASU’s Starbucks Deal Was Just the Beginning

Edsurge

Starbucks did it for a much more interesting reason, which is, Starbucks wants to be an exemplar of what a 21st-century company can be. Starbucks’ goal is to have 25,000 students graduate from this program by 2025. You want to take the technology tools you have and either flip the classroom or use them adaptively in other ways in order to make teaching more effective. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year

The Hechinger Report

But in less than a decade, by 2025, students like Badalamente could expect to pay more than $100,000 per year, based on projections by The Hechinger Report using annual college cost growth rates from 2008 to 2018. The ongoing spread of discounting has been aided by new technology.

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Stanford Experiments with Virtual Reality, Social-Emotional Learning and Oculus Rift

Edsurge

What can virtual reality, the technology that arguably takes the viewer farthest away from the tangible world, teach students about expressing themselves and interacting with each other? That mantra motivated Adnan Iftekar, Synapse’s technology and innovation specialist, to ask his students and fellow faculty members to think critically about VR. “I Why are edtech companies and teachers interested? Their approach does not explicitly take technology into account.

This tool boosts science, engineering interest

eSchool News

“I like that it teaches you more about science, social studies and reading,” said the 12-year-old Ooltewah Middle School student about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training program called Learning Blade.

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With Unfilled Jobs, Businesses Push Rural Residents Toward College

MindShift

With worker shortages hitting industries nationwide, their companies — and many states’ economies — depend on it. In Colorado, one of the state’s top higher education priorities is to boost the proportion of adults with degrees from 55 to 66 percent by 2025.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

Companies like Amazon and Netflix have been using data tools like these for years to track our clicks and steer us to buy or watch more of their products. James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry.

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Deal with online giant threatens Pennsylvania colleges, Moody’s warns

The Hechinger Report

Arizona State is entering into agreements with many companies, such as Starbucks, which is another way that online giants are steering students away from traditional public colleges. “It points to increasing cross-border competition in higher education in a way we haven’t seen before because technology permits that,” said Fitzgerald. If you want to understand how online degrees are shaking up traditional colleges and universities, look at Pennsylvania.

Mayors and Schools: A Tale of Two Mayors in San Francisco

Leadership Lounge

The mayor’s last two-year budget directed $170 million to the school district and included investments in early childhood, technology in the schools, college savings accounts for kindergartners, summer jobs and other wide-ranging efforts Mendoza leads for him.

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

I pick ten trends and themes in order to closely at the recent past, the near-term history of education technology. The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company. ” As the new technology emerges, a lot of attention is paid to it in the press.

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Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education

Edsurge

She began a long career in education, which included cofounding two social enterprise organizations (one of which helped get 4,000 women off welfare), serving as a Commissioner of San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education and starting two edtech companies. Hiles raised $12 million between 2011 and 2015 for her company, Pathbrite, which she sold to Cengage Learning in October 2015. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Colleges are adding programs in a once-decimated industry — manufacturing

The Hechinger Report

million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled by 2025. But the strong economy, and the return of manufacturing operations to the United States as labor costs rise abroad , have led some companies to add jobs. million by 2025 — is contributing to that gap.