Change Agents: Tech & Learning’s Most Influential People in EdTech In 2018

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Adults tend to underestimate the younger generation, thinking that we don’t know what we’re doing, but I for one have used Facebook ads and Google AdWords to promote SSU.

Education Looks Eastward: Snapshots from Beijing's Global Education Technology Summit

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Whereas earlier tech companies sought to directly mimic—Baidu is the ‘Google of China,” and RenRen is ‘the Facebook of China,’ for instance—these days China has been swept away with a homegrown creation called WeChat, which allows an app ecosystem within its app, and connects with bank accounts to let users pay for just about anything by putting their smartphone screen up to a scanner. The conference was organized by JMDedu, a publication covering edtech in China.

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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. More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020.

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Via The New York Times : “ Facebook Adds A.I. At #nsvfsummit Stacey Childress repeats made-up statistic that 'well over half' the jobs of 2030 do not exist yet. And on a side note, this article in Edsurge (penned by an investor) on “ Where Edtech and Its Investors Miss the Mark ” is a thing to behold. Via The New York Times : “Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week about privacy, data, monopoly power, and regulations. And there’s more Facebook-related news in several of the sections below. ” Via The Verge : “ Facebook -backed lawmakers are pushing to gut privacy law.” As The Financial Times puts it , “EdTech fails to pay, again.” The Verge asks , “How much VR user data is Oculus giving to Facebook ?”

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” ” “Amazon, Facebook and others in tech will commit $300 million to the White House's new computer science push,” says Recode. (National) Education Politics.