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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. Of this amount, Woongjin invested $5 million in return for a 10 percent stake in Kidaptive, reports The Korea Herald. The company has refocused its business and research around what it calls its “Adaptive Learning Platform.” Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

Smart Sparrow Raises $4 Million to Help Teachers—Not Tools—Drive Adaptive Learning

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market in 2014, Smart Sparrow’s offerings have increasingly been described as “adaptive courseware.” Adaptive’ is just one feature of good learning design,” the company’s founder and CEO tells EdSurge. Good learning design also needs to be engaging, motivational and structured in the right way.”. Letting Humans Drive Adaptivity. Herein lies the crux of Dror-Naim’s quibble with the word “adaptive”—and why he claims Smart Sparrow is different.

Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

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I’ve had/have the privilege of being a member of the expert panel working on the NMC Horizon Report (the one that’s still in progress, the process of which I plan to write/co-write about soon, inshallah).

Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

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Success may mean different things to different people and the future can at most be predicted — unknown for sure — but there’s one thing I think we can all agree upon: technology will play an important role in many aspects of the lives of adults in the future. Students win with edtech.

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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

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Educational Technology and Artificial intelligence are two of these tools, and are already being successfully used by Seneca Learning. Using EdTech and AI to tackle the problem. Using EdTech has big advantages in relation to regular books. The UK Educational Gap.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Idea Sparks are designed to help teachers create meaningful learning experiences for their students with Chromebooks. Learn more about ASSISTments. Shake Up Learning 2019.

2018 Halftime Ka’Ching Report: U.S. Edtech Raises $739M in Venture Funding

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edtech industry, that’s no big deal: In the first six months of 2018, 62 companies raised $739 million in venture capital. edtech company has hit the nine-figure mark in 2018: a $110 million round for Connexeo, a provider of administrative payment software for schools and community institutions. There are newly-funded curriculum and courseware services, games, adaptive learning platforms and study tools. Learning is no longer viewed as an afterthought in the workforce.

US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

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education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to support educators and learners across preK-12 and postsecondary education. The U.S.

Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report

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Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. A full copy of the report is available on the SETDA website.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

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So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. 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. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. Demand for these services run fierce; individual tutors report making as much as $8 million a year.

Curriculum Associates to Be Owned by Iowa State University--For Now

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When one of today’s hottest edtech companies was founded, Intel Corp., More than 6 million students in all 50 states use products offered by Curriculum Associates, which sells research-based print and online instructional materials, assessments, and data management tools, including its flagship tool, the adaptive assessment and instruction package, i-Ready. See EdSurge’s report on adaptive learning tools including i-Ready in Adaptive Learning Close Up.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. This worked nicely for my students, who felt like I was carefully attending to their learning pace and providing them with targeted learning materials. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it.

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Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

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During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme views formed about vendors during the process of procuring tools to support teaching and learning. Yet all higher-ed institutions need and use technology, and most rely on external developers rather than develop their own tools. That was a major question we explored at the EdTech Efficacy Academic Research Symposium in Washington D.C.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

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Shortly after the turn of the century, efforts to support data interoperability in K–12 technology systems were driven largely by compliance. Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning.

Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

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education technology startups ebbed in 2016, dipping roughly 30 percent in deal volume and value from the previous year. These statistics offer a somber reminder that the edtech industry does not produce quick, home run hits. But as some disappointed investors have learned last year, the actual market value and performance behind “unicorns” may be as illusory as their nickname. Other EdSurge stories about edtech venture capital. Venture capital for U.S.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out opportunities for schools to apply for personalized learning funding!

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Wiley to Acquire Knewton’s Assets, Marking an End to an Expensive Startup Journey

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In the second eye-raising deal for the higher-ed publishing industry in as many weeks, Wiley, a major textbook publisher, has agreed to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of digital courseware and adaptive-learning technologies. Young contributed to this report.

Carnegie Learning Gets a Makeover After Private Equity Investment

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Private equity’s pursuit to acquire puzzle pieces to build comprehensive educational technology platforms shows no sign of slowing down. The latest move comes from CIP Capital , a New York City-based private equity firm that is investing an undisclosed sum in Carnegie Learning. As a result of the deal, Carnegie will be merging with New Mountain Learning (which is owned by CIP), and the combined operations will continue under the Carnegie Learning name.

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. Yesterday, the New York-based company announced that Ryan Prichard, who has been with the company since July 2012, most recently as Chief Technology Officer, will assume the CEO position. He claims to be among the first to coin this approach as “adaptive learning.”

ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

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Its latest act: making a strategic investment in Open Assessment Technologies (OAT), a San Francisco-based startup that offers open-source tools for building and delivering digital tests. Besides just being an assessment company, we’re also becoming a learning and navigation company,” Roorda tells EdSurge in an interview. The company offers a suite of tools used to create, deliver and generate reports from digital assessments. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

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. Education Technology Higher Education

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

Amazon Taps Stanford Professor, Candace Thille to Lead Internal Professional Learning

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One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. As first reported by Inside Higher Ed, Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will be working for Amazon as the company’s Director of Learning Science and Engineering.

Have a Bold Idea for Education? Here's How to Apply for Funding from NewSchools

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A venture philanthropy, NewSchools raises funds from donors and reinvests them in people who want to reimagine learning. Right now we are looking for teams of educators, edtech entrepreneurs, and diversity-focused education leaders across the nation. We attracted a great deal of interest from potential ventures, and over the past year, we learned a lot. The release of the report was timely.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education.

Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

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The edtech entrepreneurs, educators, investors and other education professionals that share their opinions and practices through storytelling on our site are invaluable to this industry, and we celebrate them. Investors and Entrepreneurs—From the 'Innovate' Newsletter This year was a busy one for the edtech industry from the standpoint of our AT&T State of Edtech report, which delved into funding deals and product development. Personalized learning.

Speak Up, Speak Out! The Student Voices That Stirred Higher Ed in 2016

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Adaptive courseware. We argued about adaptive-learning technologies or interviewed senior advisors in the Department of Education, and wrote essays asking, “ Do virtual environments hinder democratic participation? ” “ Why adaptive learning? ” We’ve learned so much from the wit, energy and thoughtfulness from the first two cohorts of students. The Hechinger Report). If Credits Don’t Reflect What I Learn, What Does?

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CUE 2018: 4 Ways Google Forms Create Efficiencies for Teachers and Administrators

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For educators, Google Forms are an integral component of facilitating personalized and adaptive learning. Google Forms, which can be used to facilitate a survey or quiz , reports data into Google Sheets so teachers and administrators can use the raw data. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Use Forms to Report Discipline Reliably. Technology is a huge driver of personalized learning.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S. Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. But I’ve come to believe that contemporary instructional design sits at the intersection of three core disciplines: learning science, human-centered design, and digital marketing. Share what you learned.

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Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016

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The ISTE conference isn’t the biggest edtech conference in the world by sheer luck. It brings together K-12 educators, companies, reporters, university professors, and students to talk about product announcements, implementation strategies and edtech trends. It’s rare that you have the ability to to take consumer technology and offer it to schools,” he said. Education Technology Events Community

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

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Summit Math won a BESSIE in the High School: Math Website category and Stride won in the Teacher Tools: Adaptive Learning Tool category. Additionally, built-in assessments and the adaptive question engine help identify where students may need more support.

?HigherEd Year in Review: What We’ve Learned (and Loved) in Our First 365 Days

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As a result, we’re pausing to reflect on what we’ve learned from our work, yes, from our readers. First the numbers: In the past year, we have published more than 300 articles about the shifting trends in higher ed, education technology and digital learning. went straight to our podcast, which has had a fresh resurgence with the last year of higher education reporting through our newsletter, Next. How can edtech help students be more human? A new President.

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Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware

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Online and blended learning continue to trend upward in higher education institutions across the U.S. Babson Survey , the proportion of academic leaders who report that online learning is critical for long-term institutional growth has grown from 49 percent in 2002 to 71 percent in 2015, and institutions are investing in edtech products to support digital learning. At the same time, the number of studies of the effectiveness of learning software is huge.

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4 Adaptive Math Tools for Personalized Learning

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Few scenarios are more frustrating for teachers than watching a student lose enthusiasm for learning. In a quest to address the wide range of abilities in today's classrooms, new edtech tools offer learning opportunities to meet the individual with just the right balance of challenge and success. Adaptive learning -- where data informs a customized learning path for each student -- has been on many edtech trends lists in recent years.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is the second part of my much-abbreviated look at the stories that were told about education technology in 2018 – and in this case, the people who funded the storytellers. When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company. I assumed that they looked to see if the company could do what it promised – financially, technologically.