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With Eyes on Asia, Kidaptive Raises $19.1M to Grow Its ‘Invisible’ Adaptive Learning Platform

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Once known for a learning game, the Redwood City, Calif.-based based company now touts itself as a provider of adaptive-learning technologies for educational content providers. Kidaptive first entered the edtech market in 2012 with Leo’s Pad, a game-based learning app that offered mini-games and puzzles to assess cognitive skills in young children. The company has refocused its business and research around what it calls its “Adaptive Learning Platform.”

5 Tips for schools to harness the power of edtech in the classroom

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Even though many schools are already embracing the benefits that edtech provides, many others still aren’t taking advantage of these opportunities. Edtech needs to be cost-effective and help reduce overall costs to schools. Read more: What every adaptive learning system should have.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. edtech investor, including. Fresco Capital , GSV Acceleration , Learn Capital , Owl Ventures , Reach Capital and Rethink Education , now count Asian limited partners among investors in their newest funds. “In Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. edtech startups. edtech startups include.

Jose Ferreira Steps Down as Knewton CEO, Eyes Next Education Startup

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Few technologists have championed the role of big data, personalized learning and many other education buzzwords as vociferously and for as long as Jose Ferreira. Ferreira’s decision marks the end of a nearly nine-year run at Knewton, where he strived to build technology to pinpoint what students know, don’t know and should learn next. He claims to be among the first to coin this approach as “adaptive learning.” What’s all the buzz about adaptive learning really about?

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

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EdSurge’s managing editor, Tony Wan, will pose these questions to Bill Fitzgerald (New Knowledge), Doug Levin (EdTech Strategies), Courtney Goodsell (Impero Software) and Stephanie Cerda (administrator at Austin Independent School District). Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers. Translating Research Into Practice When it comes to the constantly-evolving science of how we learn, what’s fact—or fiction?

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A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” From the press release : “ Knewton Launches Alta, Fully Integrated Adaptive Learning Courseware for Higher Education, Putting Achievement in Reach for Everyone.” ” Via KQED’s Mindshift : “Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines.”

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. in August has released an assessment on the university’s response and what it could have done better. The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. Via The CBC : “Toronto man ‘angry’ after learning his $8,100 master’s degree that required no exams or academic work is fake.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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The “nation’s report card” is the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99

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” “Two assessment companies – Educational Testing Service and Data Recognition Corp. The framework demands that schools be assessed “according to their performance on student satisfaction, retention and graduate employment, as well as through institutional submissions.” Microsoft first launched these in 1992 , but let’s all pretend like the learn-to-code alt-certification thing is brand new. Robots probably won’t take your jobs.

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” In other learn-to-code news, the press release says that “ Mattel Expands Partnership With Tynker , Setting Goal To Introduce 10 Million Kids To Coding By 2020.” Among those companies trying to capitalize on the recent school shooting in Florida , the College Board , whose president David Coleman sent out an email praising the student protestors not for the content of their protests but for the skills he said they obviously learned in AP class.