6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

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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.

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. When I started teaching, syncing work between school and home was impossible.

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.

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.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

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. This is the fifth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation.

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. Crafting Smart, Accessible Learning Environments.

Spectrum Industries Inc. Introduces the TechCenter

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

Edsurge

The ‘smart’ contracts enable an immutable log on the Ethereum blockchain network of every interaction that takes place in reference to students’ data—from new data entries to requests for data access. That way, tech companies, and also researchers, policy makers or curriculum designers who want to access school data can have a privacy-honoring way to request access. The agreement can specify which data can be accessed and even for how long the access is permitted.

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.

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?”

Google, Expanding on HBCU Pilot, Launches ‘Tech Exchange’ to Boost Diversity in Industry

Edsurge

“Computer science for all” — a favorite catchphrase in edtech — can only be achieved when computer science education is as accessible to traditionally marginalized groups, such as black and Latinx students, as it is for everyone else. Google is not unique in the industry — the tech sector has historically underrepresented female, black and Latinx individuals — but the company has taken steps to be transparent about its makeup.

Diversifying the tech industry, one party at a time

The Hechinger Report

Access to the funding needed to start a business, especially in the Silicon Valley-centric tech world, is as much about who you know as what you know. Diversifying our social and professional networks helps everyone get access to employment and wealth.

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.

Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry?

Edsurge

Selection comes down to the educational value of the product, which ensures that teachers and students are getting access to what they need. Anticipating this deluge, the SCEC requires applicant companies to go through multiple layers of vetting, and provides participating educators direct access to the product developers for questions. Fail fast. Think big. These are the words that edtech startups live by, but schools and districts generally operate at a different pace.

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 triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

This is truer than ever in higher education: chronic affordability and access challenges are a byproduct of efforts to make colleges better and more competitive in terms of prestige. Focusing on the low end of the market contradicts long-held priorities of the higher education industry.

Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York

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and New York, NY) — The Education Technology Industry Network ( ETIN ) of the Software Information Industry Association ( SIIA ), the largest non-profit software industry policy and advocacy association, announced today a partnership with StartEd Inc.,

MDR Announces EdNEXT, Next Generation Education Industry Conference

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March 5, 2018 – MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, today announced EdNEXT , the next generation of its premier education industry conference, EdNET. SHELTON, Conn.

GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

Edsurge

That’s the pitch behind GitHub ’s announcement that, starting today, educational institutions will now be able to access—for free—its enterprise and business-level offerings as part of a new GitHub Education package. Our mission is to help developers learn to code with the real-world tools of industry.” Students and schools will also be able to create private repositories so that their work is accessible only to their peers.

Eminent Open Access: A Little Thought Experiment

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Via Stephen Downes yesterday, here’s an article about how to use Tor with Sci-Hub in order to privately and securely read research articles you don’t have legal permission to access. Terrible ideas and brilliant ones can be surprisingly difficult to tell apart.

Equality Starts With Education: Why the Tech Industry Should Help Lead the Way

Edsurge

I am grateful for the opportunities that lead to my success and I've since made it my personal mission to help other children gain access to the education they need to succeed, regardless of where they live. The booming technology industry presents many exciting economic opportunities for the next generation. However, without access to the education and training needed to succeed in these new jobs, many risk being left behind.

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

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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.

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

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.

An Education ‘Intrapreneur’ on the Difficulties Innovating in a Conservative Industry

Edsurge

Not just in business, but what is it that allows people to get breakthroughs in the industries that they're working in or the disciplines that they're working in. In industry, you saw big titans falling to smart, high-potential young people with ideas. When I started in it, we worked with people in every single industry. These were information industries that collected information about people and then gave services.

Toolkit outlines steps for ensuring accessibility

eSchool News

Accessibility is a “critical key” when it comes to leveraging technology for all students — including those with disabilities, according to a new toolkit offering accessibility resources and tips for state and district education leaders.

New Texas bill would increase access to online courses

The Christensen Institute

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the Texas State Senate Education Committee held a public hearing for SB 894, a bill that would expand students’ access to courses through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). Disruptive innovation is a term we use to describe how sectors get transformed so that life-improving technologies become more accessible. Similarly, online learning plays the critical role of making educational opportunities accessible to students.

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Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules

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know the categories of personal information collected about them; obtain a copy of their personal information; know whether, and to whom, their personal information is sold or disclosed; opt out of the sale of their personal information; access and request deletion of their personal information; and. A similar chain of events happened in the education technology industry just a few years ago, when California’s passing of SOPIPA in 2014 setting off a flood of similar rules in other states.

Creating An Atmosphere Of Accessibility With School Online Meetings

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Creating An Atmosphere Of Accessibility With School Online Meetings. The beauty of the demand for better access to these resources is that it has spearheaded a movement to expand communication to new levels. Accessibility. Industry

Big Ed-Tech Industry Network Names New Leader

Marketplace K-12

Leadership at the Education Technology Industry Network is changing this week, as Karen Billings retires and Chris Lohse takes the reins as senior vice president and managing director of the 200-member organization. Billings has been at the helm of the ed-tech division of the Software & Information and Industry Association or SIIA, for 14 years, overseeing its growth as a proliferation of new companies representing a range of new types of products emerged in the industry.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

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During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

Using single sign-on to streamline edtech access

eSchool News

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

Intelitek Releases White Paper on Changing Education Systems to Prepare Students for the Demands of Modern Society and the Industrial Workspace

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June 6, 2018– Historic changes in industry should and must have a direct impact on the way a society builds its education system. Revolution: An analysis of Industry 4.0 Our approach is inspired by Industry 4.0 Revolution: An analysis of Industry 4.0 DERRY, N.H.

Amazon, Federation of the Blind Reach Agreement on Accessibility

Marketplace K-12

After years of questioning the accessibility of Amazon’s Kindle e-reader , the National Federation of the Blind today announced that it will work with the online retailer to improve reading experiences for blind, low-vision, and deaf-blind students. The accessibility issue became an obstacle last year when Amazon won a $30 million contract with New York City schools to develop an online e-book storefront for educators. EdX Settles Justice Department Complaint Over Online Access.

Twenty States Pass Legislation to Expand Access to K-12 Computer Science

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access to and diversity in K-12 computer science, according to the ? of more than 60 industry, non-profit, and advocacy organizations working together to make computer science a fundamental part of K-12 education. [

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

He’s also seen just how fast changes are happening in his own industry, information technology. Burns’ industry, though, is one that’ll experience some of the biggest whiplash. “He’s

A Growing (But Controversial) Idea in Open-Access Textbooks: Let Students Help Write Them

Edsurge

Larsen says this is a common criticism of OER textbooks, particularly among the conventional textbook industry, and he argues that errors in conventional textbooks are also reasonably high—and after all, he adds, the errors in conventional textbooks were the reason he started LibreText in the first place. There are a handful of professors like Facciotti, who are motivated to try open-access textbooks for pedagogical reasons, and the cost becomes an added bonus.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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Plus, the students who struggled with attention didn't miss out on any information since they could access the content through the voice-over, the visuals in the video, and the text in the captions. It's also crucial that when you introduce a new digital learning tool into your classroom, you make sure it will be accessible to your students. Users should be able to access the content in multiple ways and without distraction. Apple Accessibility Features.

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