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. How teachers can use the music industry to engage students with data.

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.

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.

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.

The Future of Work

A Principal's Reflections

As I have previously written, we are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where rampant innovation and exponential advances in technology are changing the societal landscape. In the midst of the 4th and eventually the 5th Industrial Revolution, there will be millions of new jobs.

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.

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.

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. People buying and selling food at a market in Nigeria. Flickr: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.

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.

6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

During senior year in high school, all students should have access, knowledge, and experience within these top six areas of education below. Before high school graduation, every senior should have access to financial education.

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.

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?”

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

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.

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.

A Humbled Declara, Once a Darling of the Edtech Industry, Finds a New Home

Edsurge

Declara had two core components: a “ cognitive graph ” that could analyze behaviors and patterns in how users on its platform accessed and shared content, and interacted with one another.

Benetech, Macmillan Pioneer Effort to Make All Digital Books ‘Born Accessible’

Edsurge

publishing industry put out 339,000 new books. Among its main social-impact missions is to ensure that educational texts—print or digital—are accessible to every learner, regardless of impairment or disability.

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.

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.

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.

MDR Announces EdNEXT, Next Generation Education Industry Conference

techlearning

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

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.

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

techlearning

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.,

Eminent Open Access: A Little Thought Experiment

iterating toward openness

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.

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.

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

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

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.

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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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.

How a State E-rate Coordinator Drives Digital Access

Education Superhighway

She is the current Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC) and an Illinois State E-rate Coordinator. We spoke with her about the challenges and triumphs she’s seen in advocating for broadband access across the state for the second installment in our new Broadband Leaders series. . Even though there might not be any business or industry in that small town, there are still students that need to be served.

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creating An Atmosphere Of Accessibility With School Online Meetings

TeachThought - Learn better.

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