Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills

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For one, the poll of about 1,000 parents with kids under the age of 18—conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov—found that parents have more positive feelings about their kids using tech in the classroom, as opposed to at home. Whereas when they think of technology in the home, they are thinking of eyes glued to smartphones and tablets—that sort of thing,” Shannon-Missal says.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

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billion population is under 25, will need some three million new primary school teachers by 2030. And many of the public, government-run schools – where 70 percent of all children study – have no computers or tablets.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. In 2002, our team at Microsoft Education created an LMS for a world where every teacher and student had a tablet computer.

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

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In 2011, the analyst firm Gartner predicted that annual tablet shipments would exceed 300 million units by 2015. The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). And there’s more on how schools and companies violate athletes’ privacy in the data and privacy section below. Equifax CEO Richard Smith says he will resign from his position after news broke that the company had suffered a massive data breach.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? The company sells a tablet for use in prison. Here’s how Techcrunch describes it : Edovo works with facilities to bring in secure wireless networks and tablets that access Edovo’s educational platform. million for the company – but of that just $15 million is cash; the rest is equity in NetDragon.