New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

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His career also includes stops at Microsoft, Schoolnet and Kaplan. The four focus areas include career credentialing, digital and adaptive learning platforms, STEM and computer science instructional tools and data analytic services for schools. From this second fund New Markets has already made several investments: Practice (formerly ApprenNet), a mobile video-based learning tool; Credly , a digital credentialing platform; and Noodle Partners.

Searching for Digital Courseware Solutions? Avoid the Rabbit Hole

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The Cheshire Cat’s advice to Alice has parallels in higher ed, especially for faculty trying to make sense of the multitude of digital courseware solutions in order to personalize learning for students. At the University of Central Florida (UCF), Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning Tom Cavanagh and his colleagues have narrowed the scope of their courseware search by focusing on one central problem: student persistence. Adaptive learning is not right for every situation.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Investor Weld North, Learn Launch Make Big Moves

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Here’s a roundup of recent news in the world of K-12 dealmaking: Weld North Acquires Intellify Learning: Ed tech investor Weld North Holdings LLC has acquired a controlling interest in Intellify Learning , a cloud-based provider of learning analytics and data management services to collect, measure, store, access, distribute and visualize learning metrics. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Investor Weld North, Learn Launch Make Big Moves appeared first on Market Brief.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Kaplan Will Offer Free Online PSAT Prep.” Microsoft first launched these in 1992 , but let’s all pretend like the learn-to-code alt-certification thing is brand new. “Digital learning systems now charge students for access codes needed to complete coursework, take quizzes, and turn in homework,” Buzzfeed – which consistently does some of the best education journalism – reports. Education Politics.

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Teachers and the Future of Education" (the importance of teacher voice in education discussions, "Hack Your Education" (thinking about self-directed learning--Audrey''s in this proposal), and "Technology, Pedagogy, and the Silver Bullet" (addressing the myopia of some ed tech business ventures). of Text-Messaging at School A Big Step for Gesture-Based Learning? Another big step for gesture-based learning ?

Hack Education Weekly News

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. More on the for-profit formerly known as Kaplan University in the online education section below. ” This new school is a result of Purdue’s acquisition of the for-profit Kaplan University. Subscription boxes for teachers are somehow “ personalized learning.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “As Kaplan Sale Faces Final Hurdle, Purdue President Criticizes Faculty Opponents.” ” 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.” I’ve got all the “learn-to-code” news in the job training section, because let’s be honest… Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.”