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. Through 360-degree videos of the UNC System colleges, students can imagine themselves in an environment after high school.

“Free college:” Why offering access to something broken does not make it better

The Christensen Institute

But what the promise of free college fails to consider, as The Hechinger Report astutely notes , is not just whether it expands access to those who need it most, but also whether a narrow solution to tuition cost ignores the more critical question of value. Expanding access.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. Equal access to education is the defining challenge in the world today. By Charles Sosnik.

EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Over the past few years, a new category of EdTech platform has popped up across K–12 and higher education called the learning relationship management system (LRM). LRMs join a larger wave of student-centered, next-generation infrastructure tools that put individual students—rather than instructors, courses, or compliance-driven data collection—at the center of learning systems architecture. Moreover, companies increasingly leverage technology to enhance employee mentoring programs.

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Don’t Call Them Test Companies: How the College Board and ACT Have Shifted Focus

Edsurge

In a statement on its website in May, the ACT said that it is transforming itself from an “assessment company” into “an organization providing learning, measurement, and navigation support to learners.” The people who started this system were in their own minds idealists,” he told EdSurge.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S. education system.

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

edWeb.net

should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. Fruth describes this new data access landscape as a teeter-totter effect.

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National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

techlearning

During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees. Tractor Supply Company has grown to become the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. “At

The Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.

Edsurge

While there are laws in place such as the Families and Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act that provide a baseline for protecting student privacy, tech companies can avoid these through various loopholes. For example, tech companies use such data to optimize their products and services and to create new ones. However, as it is scattered across the various school systems it remains largely inoperable.

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.

To Find Diverse Talent, Some Companies Look to College Clubs

Edsurge

College career fairs look like an awkward high school dance: Students circle around company booths, unsure whether to stop and drop off a resume. Companies blindly court juniors and seniors to their floorspace, hoping that they’ll be the right fit for internships and full-time positions. One company is making a business out of helping student associations and companies connect beyond the walls of tri-folds and stacks of resumes at career fairs.

The checklist to choose the right Academic Management System for your academic institution

Linways Technologies

We want to improve the way we learn, and Linways Academic Management System is how we are trying to accomplish that vision. Academic Management Systems (AMS) are the future of education. Does the functionality of the system meet or exceed your institution’s needs?

As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow

Edsurge

companies to plant roots in Mexico, where lower wages and loose regulations have allured manufacturers for years. the Washington Post reported on the tech boom south of the border, with major global companies like IBM, Oracle and Intel setting up shop in Guadalajara, also known as country’s “Digital Creative City.”. 95 course providers —was largely driven to fill openings at tech companies. company that provides skills-based training programs has followed path.

Phishing Season: Widespread Email Scam Targets Schools, Edtech Companies

Edsurge

Among the companies affected is Amplify , a New York City-based education technology company. The attack compromised personal information for anyone employed by Amplify during 2016, but not customers, including schools and students, the company reports. In a memo sent to its employees earlier this month, the company said it first learned about the phishing attack on Feb. Edtech companies are not the only ones impacted.

How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? #DLNchat

Edsurge

Can proactive instructional design eliminate barriers to access for learners? Will artificial intelligence play a role in improving accessibility? On Tuesday, May 8 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? We talked about the differences between accessibility and usability, legal considerations under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the concept of UDL (universal design for learning).

How to Protect Education Data When No Systems Are Secure

Edsurge

As schools and districts increasingly rely on digital tools, what have companies and districts learned about safeguarding sensitive information? Survivors from high-profile breaches at two education technology companies—Edmodo and Schoolzilla—shared what they learned at the SF Edtech Meetup on Sept. The conversation focused on how companies and schools can create the protocols and culture to keep everyone smart and alert. Nothing is sacred—or secure—when it comes to data.

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ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

ClassDojo is a free online system that helps teachers promote positive behavior in their classroom by letting them track and share student progress and positive behaviors and areas of concern. Today, they have announced the launch of an iOS app to help teachers be able to use their tool while moving around the room, and even access it when not in the classroom. ClassDojo is free for teachers, and the company is dedicated to keeping it that way.

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As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor

Edsurge

Besides just new and used print options from the campus bookstore, students might have their pick between print and digital, buying or renting, and in some cases, buying a subscription from a publisher that gives them access to multiple titles by that provider. Caleb Hylton, a senior majoring in information systems technology at Seminole State College of Florida, says his assigned reading is “a lot more digital.”

What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

Between the creation of a social rating system and street cameras with facial recognition capabilities, technology reports coming out of China have raised serious concerns for privacy advocates. These concerns are only heightened as Chinese investors turn their attention to the United States education technology space acquiring companies with millions of public school users. companies seeking to expand overseas.

New OpenEd partnerships expand access to resources

eSchool News

The company is announcing new partnerships with LMS companies Otus Learning Management Network and Atlas Learning, and Higher Learning Technology for its test prep apps. Partnerships provide millions more teachers and students with resources for personalizing learning.

Using single sign-on to streamline edtech access

eSchool News

For years, users have needed to create and memorize a username and password for every system and app. They spend more time trying to remember how to access the program than actually using it, and they clog IT channels trying to recover passwords.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

For years users have needed to create and memorize a username and password for every system and app. They spend more time in class trying to remember how to access the program than actually using it; they also clog IT channels when passwords aren’t easily recovered.

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

TeacherCast

Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. This competency-based system made sense; if students were chronically absent, holding them accountable to a pacing calendar would prove futile. At the time, I had no idea this system was called “standards-based grading.”

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Edsby: “What You Should Know About Our ‘New-School’ Learning Management System”

TeachThought - Learn better.

Edsby: “What You Should Know About Our ‘New-School’ Learning Management System” by edsby.com. By plugging into previously installed systems, Edsby uses single-sign-on functionality to simplify access.

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

Edsurge

Wayland Baptist University professor Don Ashley received a call this week from a student saying she couldn't log in to her learning management system (LMS), preventing her from attending a live online lesson. 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.

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

An ongoing challenge for technology-focused K-12 schools is ensuring that all students have home Internet access. Schools have tried to identify adequate solutions to this problem at a critical moment when all students in school should have reliable home Internet access.

Nureva launches cloud-based collaboration system

eSchool News

Nureva, a collaboration solutions company, is launching two models of the Span classroom collaboration system, the WM210e and the WM220e. The system uses a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to enable collaboration on an expansive 40′ (12.2

McMinn County School System Makes Boxlight’sProColor Interactive Flat Panels the New Classroom Standard

techlearning

McMinn County School System in Athens, Tenn., Our classrooms previously had projectors and interactive whiteboards, but they were aging, with some being anywhere from seven to 10 years old,” said Mickey Blevins, superintendent for the McMinn County School System.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

Edsurge

Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? How many people have access or control?”. Emmanuel Andre, Baltimore educator #2: Who do we want to have access to this platform, and can we adjust what they can see? How many people have access or control?”

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Some surprising reasons companies are rushing to help their workers get degrees

The Hechinger Report

But unlike conventional tuition-reimbursement benefits, which many companies eliminated during the recession, the new programs increasingly limit students to taking courses from specific providers — often for-profit and online universities and colleges with poor graduation rates.

Integrated Education Management System ASSIST Expands Content with Apex Learning® Tutorials Research Proven to Improve Students’ Scores

techlearning

RENO, NV, May 16, 2018 — ASSIST Education and Apex Learning® enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. ASSIST works on any computer or device with Internet access.

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ASSIST Integrated K-12 Education Management System Announces Integration with Scantron® Online Diagnostic Student Assessment

techlearning

ASSIST Education, formerly known as ASSIST LLC, partnered with Scantron to add the assessments into ASSIST , the company’s Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. With this integration, students are able to seamlessly access assessments in Reading and Math, and educators are able to instantly pinpoint proficiency levels of students. Teachers and administrators only have to learn one system, in which everything works together perfectly.

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U.S. Companies Need Connections, Clear-Eyed Vision in Global Market

Marketplace K-12

Those were some of the takeaways put forward by a panel of company officials and business representatives at the Association of American Publishers PreK-12 Learning Group’s Content in Context conference , being held here this week. See also EdWeek Market Brief members have access to our analysis, “ 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Global ,” which breaks down the most common missteps U.S. But companies should also enter into foreign markets knowing the risks.

Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft

Edsurge

education grant offering free credits for its cloud platform, with no credit card required, unlimited access to its suite of tools and training resources. Of course we’d be thrilled to see innovative ideas and even companies emerge from this, but the goal for the grants program is to help students and faculty discover our cloud and do incredible things,” Bout says. now, but Google says it plans to extend access to other places in the future.

New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District Introduces New, Systemic Approach to STEM Education Districtwide in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing and inspiration.

Can U.S. and U.K. higher ed systems scale up higher quality and cost efficient education?

The Hechinger Report

As countries the world over attempt bigger and better higher education systems to strengthen society and drive economic growth, the West is almost invariably the model — particularly the U.S. But when working inside a Western higher education system, things often look rather different.

Partnerships that Work: Tapping Research to Address Learner Variability in Young Readers

Digital Promise

Digital Promise Global’s Learner Positioning Systems (LPS) initiative is the conduit to unite products with research through partnerships with edtech companies. Teachers reported that the audio feature allowed all learners, whether or not they could decode quickly, to access knowledge.

2016 Awards and Accolades for Double-Digit Growth and Company Culture

Think Through Math

and one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing companies. The expansion of its powerful software system to three million students in more than 180,000 classrooms has earned Think Through Learning a spot on the annual Inc. companies for the third consecutive year. Think Through Learning has also been recognized as the #13 fastest growing technology company by the Pittsburgh Business Times. 2015 EDDIE Award for Best Multi-level Online Math Learning System.