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Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

The CoolCatTeacher

Curriculum Specialist Mandy Figlioli is excited about her school’s adoption of the Inventionland design and prototyping course. Inventionland: A Transformational Invention Course. What first attracted me to her is a very interesting Inventionland Innovation Course.

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How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

Edsurge

Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for tech companies selling to colleges. College officials arrived at this week’s conference feeling plenty of pressure to save money and improve student success, of course.

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How 'Learning Experience Design' Helps Customize Online Courses at Scale

Edsurge

Today’s faculty is also tasked with something the school’s Jesuit founders could not have imagined: deciding not only which courses are taught but how to teach them—in person, online, or through a combination of both. Some companies had a cookie-cutter approach to course development.

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Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. As with all League meetings, district leaders rolled up their sleeves and committed to bringing actionable steps back to their districts to foster genuine curiosity and a love of learning in all students. ” During a keynote address at the meeting, Dr. Freeman A.

Can Campus Tours in Virtual Reality Improve College Access?

Edsurge

GEAR UP NC VR App is a partnership between the UNC System, GEAR UP NC, AdmitHub and SeeBoundless production company. Besides being an avenue to access information, the GEAR UP VR app is dedicated to connecting students to schools that align with their needs and interests.

How Merger of Two Textbook Giants Could Impact Course Materials

Edsurge

That appears to be the hope of officials at the two companies, which have both been trying for years to shift the focus of their businesses from selling print books to shipping software and other online tools, and have recently been experimenting with subscription models.

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Varsity Blues, Online: Georgetown U. Parent Paid $9K for Stand-In to Take Online Courses for Her Son

Edsurge

The college counseling company at the heart of the “Varsity Blues” cheating scandal did more than just help students get into college through fraudulent means. It also had its employees pose as students to take online courses for them once they were enrolled, to make sure they passed.

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Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The Hechinger Report

The San Francisco resident graduated from nearby Mills College in May 2018 with a master’s degree in early childhood education, and today she is getting her dream off the ground with the help of a new child care services company called Wonderschool.

Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics. Our brick and mortar courses usually get a student about 150 to 200 points in about 25 to 30 hours of time.”

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics. Our brick and mortar courses usually get a student about 150 to 200 points in about 25 to 30 hours of time.”

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

Edsurge

With such broad interpretations of AI, Andrew Ng wants to simply things for the average person in a new course called AI for Everyone. The online course won’t include any heavy technical lessons, and is specifically targeting learners without experience with AI who want to better understand the technology or ways it could impact their business. Lessons will include how to select AI projects, as well as how to work with and manage AI teams within companies.

New Cybersecurity Course Teaches Teens the ABCs of (Ethical) Hacking

Edsurge

Keeshin’s company is perhaps best known for a series of introductory coding courses it offers on programming languages such as Javascript and Python. But starting this fall it’s adding something new to its roster: a cybersecurity course for high schoolers. We don't want students to be reading an article and writing up a reflection to it,” says Evelyn Hunter, a former math teacher who helped design the course as CodeHS’s curriculum lead.

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Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

Off Any SAT Course Coupon Code-2400 SAT Prepexpert”]. I piloted a few SAT prep courses in Las Vegas, which resulted in an improvement of 376 points. How did the idea to propose your book and courses to the Sharks arise? off the price of any SAT course).

New Two-Year Online College Aims to Grow Quickly (But Without Traditional Gen-Ed Courses)

Edsurge

All of the courses at Foundry College will be synchronous, meaning that students will all be online at the same time and participate in activities led by professors via video. None of the college’s courses will assign homework or ask students to do reading before class, Kosslyn said, in what may be a first for a two-year college. Instead, courses will be designed so that students can do everything required during 90-minute class periods. “It’s

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

Edsurge

Two of the largest higher-education systems in the country are partnering to pilot an online course finder tool to increase students’ access to 10,000 online and transferable courses. Students may use the course finder to finish CSU breadth or general-education requirements during the summer to help them graduate on time. Students already had the option to take courses from other California state institutions for transfer credit.

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New Company Says by Using Its Service, Students Can Test Classroom Tech Before Arriving on Campus

Edsurge

Founded by a father-son duo, the company launched this year with the goal to create “tier zero” for students and tech support before the school year starts, co-founder Ben Sample (the son in the duo), tells EdSurge. The other cofounder, Jay Sample, says a student visiting the company’s website can click a “scan” button to run tests that are each related generally to the requirements stipulated by the LMS or the school.

LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote

TeacherCast

One of my favorite moments at ISTE 2015 came while interviewing the OneNote team and I had the opportunity to meet the guys who actually CREATE Microsoft OneNote. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

?Online Courses Shouldn’t Use Remote Proctoring Tools. Here’s Why.

Edsurge

Rather than spending most of my time time helping people become better online teachers, I have been figuring out how to meet two competing objectives: increase online course offerings and avoid adopting an online proctoring system. My first objective, to increase the number of online courses, is grounded in research and campus goals for increasing student success. Some examples include learning management systems, lecture capture tools, and early online meeting systems.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses. While early adopters absolutely get excited about OER because open is awesome, “normal” faculty and students are more likely to get excited about the things OER let them do – improve student success, decrease costs, expand access, etc. To keep the conversation simple, let’s say there are 300 courses worth of OER available today.

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Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

Edsurge

Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) Both my co-founder and I come from small towns, where we were surrounded by brilliant people who don’t have the opportunities that we enjoyed,” Austin Allred, the company’s co-founder and CEO, tells EdSurge.

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

Edsurge

Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. These companies have committed money, mentors and other resources to provide educational opportunities for underserved communities. And I want to run a video game company.”.

Pearson Realize course content now works with any LMS

eSchool News

Pearson Realize is now fully compatible with IMS Global’s Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI™) standards, making almost all of the company’s K-12 content and data easy to use, access and analyze, regardless of the school’s learning management system (LMS).

How a University Took on the Textbook Industry

Edsurge

Feeling squeezed, for-profit publishers are searching for new revenue by selling colleges digital homework systems that charge students up to $100 for a semester’s worth of access. There was never a meeting of the authors where we talked about our vision.

Research Finds Poor Outcomes For Students Who Retake Courses Online

NPR Learning and Tech

These courses, taken on a computer, offer students who have failed a course a second chance to earn credits they need for graduation, whether after school, in the summer, or during the school year. Today, the first large-scale, randomized controlled trial of student performance in these courses is out from the American Institutes of Research, and the news is not great. Those trends don't change whether they retake the course online or face-to-face.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Going digital offers students other benefits, including: Portability— Numerous courses or books can be stored on a single device. Flexibility— Material can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Personalized learning— If students need extra practice in certain subjects, they can access additional study guides and review tools. Quick access to additional resources— Supplemental material and class discussion boards are only a click away.

Alaska Native students pursue STEM, with great success

The Hechinger Report

When Schroeder finally concluded in 2009 that there weren’t enough university freshmen of Alaska Native descent prepared to succeed in college-level science and engineering courses, he (and the staff who had joined him by then) started a high school program.

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Technology Is Helping Prison Education Programs Scale. What’s the Catch?

Edsurge

Colleges and universities with prison education programs are increasingly using technology to deliver instruction to incarcerated individuals, even with strict limitations on internet access in correctional facilities. Several have started their own companies.

The universities that enroll more poor students have less financial aid to give

The Hechinger Report

Ward barely spoke for the rest of the meeting. Stepping into the hallway after the meeting, Ward could no longer hold back her tears. In North Carolina, where the flagship at Chapel Hill has committed to meeting 100 percent of student need, the average student gets $11,300 in aid.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website. Meetings, not so much.

Startups tackle civil rights disparities in new ways

The Christensen Institute

The report draws on the Civil Rights Data Collection survey, with data ranging from student discipline rates, early learning access, teacher and staffing disparities, and gaps in access to advanced courses. This month, the U.S.

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To help first-generation students succeed, colleges enlist their parents

The Hechinger Report

I was concerned and afraid of what might happen to her, but you cannot cut their wings,” said Aranda, an operations manager for a talent supply chain company. Mothers listen to a representative of the Chicago Gear Up program discuss best practices for helping their children apply to college.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

One way is through acquisitions like the one his university made of the Claremont School of Theology in California, or CST, which is being moved to the Salem, Oregon, campus of Willamette, just as private companies consolidate to increase their size and cost-effectiveness.

Is California saving higher education?

The Hechinger Report

ver the course of a century, California built the country’s top-ranked public research university and its largest and most affordable community college system. The university system has gotten an infusion of money to add more courses and advisors and reduce bottlenecks.

Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

The Hechinger Report

The great irony is that the multimillion-dollar cable was planted in the Arctic by an Anchorage-based telecommunications company thanks, in large part, to global warming. Related: Most students go to a school that meets federal standards for internet speed.