Introduce Computational Thinking with the Music Industry

Digital Promise

We’re excited to release two new resources—a short video and a two-page handout—that teachers can use to introduce students to how the music industry is using data and computation. In the context of our National Science Foundation-funded Playful Assessment project, we’ve found the music industry provides a wonderfully realistic, relevant, and meaningful context for middle school students. How teachers can use the music industry to engage students with data.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

The Online Program Management (OPM) industry has emerged over the last decade as a key part of the online higher education marketplace, with $1.1 Recently, the OPM industry was discussed in an article published in The Atlantic, and the verdict was not favorable toward certain OPM providers. There is much more to share, however, about the reality of the OPM industry, its value propositions, and where its shortcomings might be. Access to capital.

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4 lessons the edtech industry should take from the pandemic

eSchool News

Here are four major lessons our industry should take from the pandemic. Easy access to high-quality, open materials is essential. It happened slowly, then all at once. Vague news from Wuhan, stories from Seattle, then a run on hand sanitizer and paper towels.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Implementing a cloud storage platform at a school is a great way to gather all this knowledge into one unified place that can be accessed by students. Extended Access to Education. In addition to this, accessing resources from the comfort of a smart device has an undeniably attractive convenience to it. When I started teaching, syncing work between school and home was impossible.

The Collapse of China’s Online Tutoring Industry Is Taking American Educators Down With It

Edsurge

The exact reach of these companies—this industry—is not clear, but their collective footprint is massive, global and estimated to be worth billions of dollars. The sky was still pitch-black when Anna Whitehead rose from bed to begin teaching for the day.

The newest threat to health equity: digital access

The Christensen Institute

For instance, things like income, access to transportation, and childcare availability affect patients’ ability to receive care in-person. For example, telehealth reduces one of the biggest barriers to accessing healthcare: cost.

6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

Neo LMS

The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. Some current trends that shape up the e-learning industry at the moment are rather new, others are currently under the spotlight, while others are proven tactics that will continue to lead to great results. It’s only natural that learners want to be able to access whatever learning materials they need on their mobile devices. The post 6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry appeared first on NEO BLOG.

Unique Startup Business Models – Story – 7 – Apon Wellbeing – An omni channel marketplace of affordable products and services for Industrial workers in Bangladesh

AsiaTechDaily

Register Established in 2017, Apon Wellbeing is an omnichannel marketplace with low-income industrial workers as its focus group. As most workers in this industry are not generally covered by health insurance due to a lack of access, Apon is helping a lot of labourers in this regard.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today. Districts such as Lindsay Unified in California have worked with their local community and government officials to offer free access for families. EveryoneOn.org is a non-profit that works to support families in obtaining access at home.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

With the world working in being more inclusive, schools are investing on assistive technology to provide learning that is accessible to all students like those with learning disability or physical impairment. From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector.

Delaware Ensures Every Student Has Digital Access to Curriculum and Choice Reading Titles

eSchool News

The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) announced an agreement with OverDrive Education to provide access to online books to every K-12 student in the state. Newsline app books choice Curriculum delaware Department of Education digital digital access digital books eBooks

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

Even more troubling are the profound gaps between rich and poor students’ access to mentors in general: according to Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, nearly two thirds of affluent children have some mentoring beyond their extended family, whereas nearly two thirds of low-income children do not. There are a number of organizations emerging to tackle these shortages by using technology to expand students’ access to adult supports in ways never before possible.

Education and Industry Leaders Rethink Back-to-School Season at Inaugural Summit

Edsurge

Others loved this idea, highlighting that it creates accessible on-demand training that teachers could even use for troubleshooting, reducing calls to tech teams. And everyone—from teachers to curriculum leaders—needs clear direction on whom to contact when they have access issues.

What Colleges Are Doing to Fight the 'Contract Cheating' Industry

Edsurge

This problem has the potential to question our entire industry, or at least put it into question,” says Adel Lelo, a senior principal product manager at Western Governors University. This is the second of a three-part series on the “cheating economy.”

Making the case for market-creating innovations: a look at Tolaram Industries

The Christensen Institute

In 1988, Tolaram Industries, maker of Indomie Instant Noodles and a myriad of other products, decided to target nonconsumption in the food industry in Nigeria. Still, Tolaram Industries was committed to figuring out a viable business model to sell their product to the Nigerian masses, and would do so for roughly ten cents. It has since created almost 8,000 direct jobs and created an industry, with 17 companies, that now employs more than 100,000 people.

What the Edtech Industry Should Know About the Worst Parts of Remote Learning

Edsurge

Students are not always able to check in with trusted adults or peers and have less access to reporting violence/abuse in the home,” another charter school administrator told us.

MobileMind Launches the Industry’s First Crowd-Sourced Professional Learning Hub: MobileMind Community

eSchool News

ATLANTA— MobileMind , the modern professional learning hub for schools, has launched MobileMind Community, the industry’s first competency-based, crowd-sourced PD platform.

‘Back to School’ Hijinks and Lessons for the Education Industry

Edsurge

But to the BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and slacks (but very few ties). And over time, I think that purchases will skew toward what will best help students learn, and the rest of the industry is going to have to evolve along. I think the supplemental-core division is a construct of the publishing industry.”

The child care system is facing collapse. Could unionizing help bring the industry back from the brink?

The Hechinger Report

I even bought a new computer so if theirs aren’t working, they have another one to use,” said Sanders, a licensed child care provider who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Related: Broken system: Child care subsidies ensure low-quality, limit access.

SIIA, a Pioneering Convenor for the Edtech Industry, Scraps Its Conferences

Edsurge

What was once the premier, must-go conference in the education technology industry is now going away. Last week, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced that its education technology group will no longer operate as its own division beginning July 1.

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. Accessibility Tools with Google.

Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise

Wisewire

If a learning platform uses videos to explain concepts, and a designer doesn’t think about the effect of slow internet, students with spotty access are shortchanged. The ed-tech industry is facing pressure to change that, though. Perkins Solutions, a consulting firm for digital accessibility run out of the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, has a front-row seat to the impact.

Tech Domains Partners with Code.org & Domain Industry Giants to Bridge the Widening Gender & Race Gap in Computer Science

eSchool News

The campaign comes as the rapid acceleration of digitization compels all industries to embrace innovation, increasing the importance of coding skills and overall investment in STEM. About.Tech Domains Launched in 2015,TECH is a leading new domain extension for the tech industry.

How Smart Tech and IoT are Making Educational Spaces More Accessible

Ask a Tech Teacher

The schools that do place emphasis on the needs of their students often have programs that encourage accessibility as well as accessible classrooms. Smart technology that is connected by the Internet of Things (IoT), however, is beginning to change all of this by making classrooms and campuses around the country more accessible while crafting a better learning environment for every student. Crafting Smart, Accessible Learning Environments.

Discovery Education and Industry Leaders Launch Social-Emotional Learning Coalition to Address Critical Educator and Student Needs with No-Cost Resources

eSchool News

The Social-Emotional Learning Center is the first initiative of the Social-Emotional Learning Coalition, a partnership between Discovery Education and leaders across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to drive access and innovation in embedding SEL in the student experience.

Striking a balance: SEL skills and access to relationships

The Christensen Institute

In turn, we risk leaving out a critical ingredient: not just students’ ability to interact and develop as social creatures, but also young people’s access to relationships and networks in the first place. Slim but troubling data suggests that access to relationships is not altogether equal. Down the line those relationship gaps spell unequal access to information, opportunities, and even jobs. The pitfalls of championing skills over access.

Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot

Edsurge

In an interview with EdSurge, Moe reflects on his path that took him on a “25-year passion” in the education industry, and what lies ahead. But that grew into the 25-year passion for me, both professionally and personally, around re-imagining the education system and how you provided people equal access to the education they need to thrive. At the time, healthcare was a large industry—like 8 percent of GDP—but it was a cottage industry and wildly fragmented.

Spectrum Industries Inc. Introduces the TechCenter

techlearning

S pectrum Industries Inc. This new product features a removable rear locking panel that provides access to an optional 12 RU rack cube that can hold all AV or IT equipment. introduces its newest active learning solution, the TechCenter. The TechCenter is available as either a single (27.75” wide) or double (51” wide) unit. There are a number of different display options, including optional dry erase boards and the ability to hold up to two 70” monitors.

How Wi-Fi Became a Required, "Must-Have" Utility Across All Industries

SecurEdge

Electricity is a mission-critical service, and like electricity, providing fast, secure and reliable Wi-Fi access has also become a mission-critical service. Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Strategy Tactical Awareness Stage SMB Wi-Fi as a ServiceCan you imagine going anywhere today and not having electricity? I know I can’t. Electricity is a fundamental utility that everyone—without any thought, expects to be available.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

Different students need the ability to access their learning differently, and we should help facilitate that as teachers. But districts also need to make sure that the “packaged curriculum” intended to personalize instruction is accessible and effective for all students and allows teachers the degree of flexibility that Cox described. As EdSurge recently reported , there are a growing number of marketplaces where educators can access teacher- and district-created content.

The Most Important Skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution? Try Ethics and Philosophy.

Edsurge

For those keeping count, the world is now entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The popular response, among some education pundits, policymakers and professionals, has been to increase access to STEM and computer science skills. When we educate people in AI and the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, should those engineers and scientists be designing machines specifically to replace human work?”

Unique Startup Business Models – Story – 2 – Zilingo – A Successful Technology And Commerce Platform In The Fashion Industry

AsiaTechDaily

Zilingo is a B2B platform that brings all aspects of the fashion industry supply chain together, from raw material wholesalers, merchants, all the way to customers. They are limited by funding , technology, access and competition from larger, more established corporations.

Despite industry structure, disruption is finally on the move in healthcare delivery

The Christensen Institute

Many industry reformers believe the solution to this crisis lies in allocating more healthcare decisions and costs to consumers, on the assumption this will inevitably lead to better, more accessible and affordable healthcare. The industry structure also stacks the deck against disruptive entrepreneurs, with professional licensing requirements, and access to patients and key delivery partners, controlled by incumbent providers and insurers.

Adobe Offers Free K-12 At-Home Access

eSchool News

Adobe is offering Creative Cloud application access at no additional charge to all students and teachers from August 24, 2020 through January 31, 2021 for current U.S.

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Making Access and Equity a Reality for Diverse Students

edWeb.net

Large school districts in different parts of the United States have now developed systematic ways to increase diverse students’ access to advanced courses, and the districts are also providing other important aspects of an equitable education that prepares the students for 21st century careers.