Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Effective Advocacy. They understood the outsized influence that billion dollar behemoths like Microsoft would continue to have, and knew that the only way the open source model could “win” would be if proprietary software companies adopted it. Preface.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

The s ame article also says, “Many students do not read for pleasure and have not for decades.” So I’m not accused of cherry picking, that article does say that when students were allowed to surf the web during a lecture they processed less of the lecture. EDITORIAL.

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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. Original Article Source: [link].

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5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Knowledge at Wharton High School [link] is an extensive website full of podcasts and articles and lessons. It was announced — or I should say it was released a few months ago, and then the New York Times did a really good article on them.

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Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

EdNews Daily

Self Advocacy and Resources for Students. at Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone company. This article was originally published by The Learning Counsel , a research institute and news media hub focused on providing context for the shift in education to digital curriculum.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Corinne Roller, director of advocacy and public policy for the nonprofit group Girls Who Code , says the proportion of women in computing jobs has actually been trending downward over the last few decades. “If Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs.

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What’s in Your Name? The Importance of Branding for Recruitment in Edtech

Edsurge

Your success as a company depends every bit as much on growing your customer base as it does on attracting the right talent to engage those customers. There’s a general assumption that all companies have two separate audiences—namely, the customers and the potential hires—and that their branding should cater to each group distinctly. That’s why EdSurge has put together branding opportunities for hiring companies to reach our audience.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

While socioeconomics, district location, and availability of reliable and consistent WIFI access may seem unsurmountable, rural districts, along with CoSN and companies like Kajeet, are committed to both digital equity and digital equality. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

The Importance of Value and Purpose

The Principal of Change

In the article, “ Why Engagement Happens In Employees’ Hearts, Not Their Minds ” they make the connection between the importance of “love” and engagement in work. There is so much more I could share from the article ( I encourage you to read the whole thing ).

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Telecom companies often forget about rural areas because they don’t have high population density. This article was modified and published by eSchool News. Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

This article was modified and published by eSchool News. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

A New Curriculum Helps Students With Disabilities Transition to Life After High School

Edsurge

Now, close to 20 students from the local school district have meaningful, inclusive, paid employment assembling and packing materials for a variety of companies. Article: An Interview with LeDerick Horne. Article: CTE: Making a Difference in Post-School Lives. Article: Michael B. Article: Dr. John Collins on His New ONEder Curriculum! Building Self-Advocacy. No real names are used in this article to protect the identity of the students.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

The company, which is based in Oakland, counts LinkedIn and PathSource among its competitors. Quartolio Many scientific articles go unread, and many are never analyzed across disciplines, said Nicole Bishop, the CEO and founder of Quartolio. They are a collection of all the documents the company has compiled on a single scientific concept. Forefront offers in-person trainings, ranging from teaching companies about implicit bias to helping them recruit better.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

Manheim Central School District (PA) Superintendent Dr. Peter Aiken said they partnered with a company to educate their staff about email threats. The company periodically sends phishing tests to staff; those that get caught clicking on the emails are given remedial lessons.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

This article was modified and published by eSchool News. She is a past board member and chair of CoSN and is Vice President of Advocacy and Programs for LACUE. She served as general counsel of a broadband company, and as a partner in a major international law firm in Washington D.C.,

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

Developers who are known to be doing this work on their own, with no financial contribution happening from any company” represented only 8.2% These are huge companies that compete directly with each other in many ways. But they are also huge companies that pay their employers to give some of their work away to everyone – including their competitors – under open licenses. Companies and organizations that only work with OER don’t have these costs.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

Edsurge

For instance, Union County College, in New Jersey, recently forged a deal with Cengage to give the campus a steep discount on the company’s Cengage Unlimited subscription if they buy in bulk.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

In previous years, when I’ve written about this topic, I’ve saved “The Business of Ed-tech” for one of the last articles in my “ Top Ed-Tech Trends" series. " I will do that in a separate article at the end of the year. You might read the signals of the health of ed-tech startups in the departure of their founders – both from leadership positions and from their companies altogether. The company also will pay $8.5

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively. This article was modified and published by EdScoop and eSchool News.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Via The Outline : “The rise and fall of the company behind ’ Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games.” " Sponsored content on Edsurge , paid for by the Gates Foundation , this week includes an article on office hours. (Of The learn-to-code company has raised $6.9

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Discovery Education

STEM Content Connection: This month we are highlighting water conservation, advocacy, and education resources you can utilize in your classroom. ” Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn what happens once we run out of water. Water, Water, (Challenges) Everywhere….

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Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

He’s put $100 million of his own money into his company Kernel (which I guess means we’re supposed to believe it’s a real, viable thing) with the promise of developing computer chip implants that will bolster human intelligence. Elon Musk – a totally reliable person with his predictions of the future of the business of science – has founded a company called Neuralink that does something similar.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

Every year since 2010, I’ve undertaken a fairly massive project in which I’ve reviewed the previous twelve months’ education and technology news in order to write ten articles covering “the top ed-tech trends.”

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. That’s another story for another article.).

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” “ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. Facebook, like Google, is an advertising company.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. These have all been separate articles in each series. I’ve already made references to for-profit higher education in the second and third articles in this year-end series – on the “ innovation gospel ” and on the business of student loans.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

Whatever the Justice Department decides to do, disability advocates are prepared to pursue the GNETS case as a class action lawsuit if necessary, said Alison Barkoff, advocacy director at the Center for Public Representation , a public-interest disability law firm.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. The combined companies now extend from enrollment to graduation in districts that include traditional public, charter, and independent schools across the country.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The Black Alliance for Educational Options , a charter school advocacy group, announced it will cease operations at the end of the year. No disclosure in this or its Class Central article that it shares investors with these MOOC companies.). the nation’s largest virtual charter school management company , as president of academics, policy, and schools. Now he’s launching a new company – and of course it’s ed-tech.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” From the press release (which explains why there’d be an article on the company this week): “ YouTube joins forces with Britannica to provide easier access to credible and authoritative information.” The company has raised $20.4 The company, which claims it’s like “LinkedIn for students,” has raised $14.1

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. Via Techcrunch : “ Sphero ’s CEO discusses the company’s shift from Star Wars to schools.” ” The company, which has raised some $107.4 The company sold MinecraftEDU to Microsoft in 2016.