K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

Marketplace K-12

Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. With acquisitions being a critical component of our five-year strategic plan, Really Good Stuff represents a perfect archetype: strong brand equity, extremely loyal customers, complementary products and access to new market segments,” said Excelligence CEO Kelly Crampton in a statement. The Knewton-powered enVisionMATH2.0

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. Some education technology developers, such as Knewton, say machines can figure out what students need to know and how best to deliver it.

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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. Some education technology developers, such as Knewton, say machines can figure out what students need to know and how best to deliver it.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” Via CJR : “‘This is unprecedented’: Public colleges limiting journalist access.” ” Inside Higher Ed on Knewton ’s “pivot.”

The Long Life of a Data Trail

Graphite Blog

A very incomplete list of examples here include Knewton, Infinite Campus, eScholar, Schoolnet, Learnsprout, or Clever. While Privacy Policies and Terms of Service should be read in full (free login required for access), for the purposes of this post we are going to focus on two specific sections that can be used to gut the terms in any policy: how policies can be changed, and how data is treated in case of sale, merger, or bankruptcy.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Knewton ( mind-reading robo tutor in the sky ) – $157.25 One could look at companies that made major shuffles in the executive boardrooms: a new CEO at Coursera , the departure of Coursera’s chief product officer , a new CEO at Knewton , the departure of Altschool’s COO , for instance.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. Neither Knewton nor the Clinton campaign have confirmed the veracity of this leaked speech. ” Via NSBA’s Legal Clips blog : “ Satanic Temple withdraws request to start after school club at Washington state elementary school.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

and aims to address some of the obstacles to broadband adoption -- in terms of cost, access, relevance, and digital literacy. The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Google has worked to address many of the accessibility issues, and The Chronicle of HIgher Education reports that the issue was resolved "without any admission of wrongdoing."

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kinect Connects with Sesame Street SXSWedu Announces LAUNCHedu: An Ed-Tech Startup Pitch Event A New Ed-Tech Podcast Grockit & Knewton: Big Bucks for Adaptive Learning Platforms Startup Weekend EDU Returns to San Francisco HACK EDUCATION NEWS ROUNDUP And here, in full, is the Hack Education weekly roundup, also available directly at Hack Education. Members will have access to lab and office space, as well as a slew of lab equipment.