Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

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million new students have been connected to high-speed access since 2013, and 98 percent of school districts now meet the Federal Communications Commission’s 100 kpbs/student goal for internet access, there remain 2.3 Google, Acer, Lenovo, ClassVR and many others are trying to improve the in-school experience, with Futuresource estimating there were about 20 companies at London’s Bett edtech show in January showcasing AR/VR software or hardware.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

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Those are among the social issues addressed by 20 non-profit and educational institutions that are getting grants from the Google AI Impact Challenge , announced today at the company’s annual I/O developer conference.

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Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. Analysis of student data allows educators to identify at-risk students and implement further research into what does and does not work in the classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:45.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. I closed a deal with Mark for $250,000 in exchange for a 20 percent equity stake in my test-prep company. SAT Scores: A New Number.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

It was critical that school districts “get a handle on” digital tools and subscriptions in an attempt to streamline and create efficiencies in their districts that can lead to measurable improvements and learning outcomes while balancing student privacy and meeting annual budget.

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5 Companies to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

In September Prezi meeting was launched which enables up to 10 people to edit or view a Prezi remotely. After interviewing many prospective companies I became frustrated with the lack of innovation and impressiveness of their products. Learn Boost is a startup company that has developed a gradebook program that has great potential. While I think the product needs a little bit of time to mature, I would certainly keep my eye on this company!

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5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

While educators should track performance data to help inform their overall view on a district, school, or class, they need to keep in mind basic data analysis principles to ensure that they aren’t getting a false image of their students’ achievement.

New Efficacy Research Demonstrates Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements, Including School Improvement Funds

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February 21, 2018— Curriculum Associates’ K–8 i-Ready Instruction meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Analysis confirms these results are statistically significant. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

The strategy laid out the government’s expectations of a closer relationship between schools and the EdTech companies who supply them. Collaboration underpins the most successful technology companies.

Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

As an educator, once you understand those instructional needs, you are able to explore edtech tools that align with and meet your students’ needs. creating a strategy for identifying needs, analysis, and participants. Evaluate the Product to Ensure It Meets Your Students’ Needs.

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Market Signals for Research-Based Innovations

Digital Promise

Companies are so quick to get a product out to meet what’s current in education that they fail to develop the quality and depth they need. Analysis of product submissions highlighted 53 edtech products that were grounded in research.

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Improving Frontline Workforce Talent Development with Data

Digital Promise

Adult education providers intend to deliver services to support adults in attaining the skills necessary to find and keep good jobs and sustain independent lives, but they worry a lack of data and data analysis capacity inhibits staff from evaluating and improving their services.

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XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

This unit teaches about fire while meeting Next Generation Science Standards. As it has been noted, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the creator of Xplorlabs, is a global safety science company. Fire Lab Data Analysis : Students learn about the impact of ventilation on a fire.

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Months After Raising $27M, Education Startup Yogome Shuts Down Amid Fraud Allegations

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In mid-September this year, Yogome , an educational startup founded in Mexico that also operates in San Francisco, held a multi-day bash of team meetings and parties for its all employees in Mexico City. Then a couple weeks later came the hangover: the company board said it had uncovered evidence of financial misconduct and would abruptly shut down the company. A video obtained by Forbes shows what appears to be a team meeting in which employees were informed of the news.

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

How can you ensure that your courses meet expectations? The resulting analysis can then be used to better respond to students’ needs by professionals like you, content creators, decision-makers, and administrators in higher education institutions. Campus competitive analysis.

Build A University Grounded In Intrapreneurship To Spur The Change You Seek

EdNews Daily

Startups unleash a level of innovation that threatens to make the most established companies irrelevant. Just look at how Airbnb and Uber disrupted legacy companies in their respective industries. How many meetings have you attended where the decision was when to hold the next meeting?

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

Meeting this year’s students “where they are” is going to look different than it did for last year’s class. Don’t be the company that rests on its performance in the classroom from the year before. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

Degree categories with a minimum of 200 completions in 2013 were included in the analysis. The ASA analysis showed undergraduate statistics degrees nearly doubled (95% growth rate) during the period spanning 2010 to 2013. a statistical-services company based in Rockville, Maryland. “It’s

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

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But when it comes to demonstrating that products “work,” too many companies fall back on testimonials. In fact, we’d argue that the best way to ramp and grow a company is to create a compelling portfolio of efficacy. A logic-model literally captures the DNA of a company.

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Turn the Page: Looking Beyond the Textbook for Culturally-Responsive Curriculum

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As the leader of an education company, it was a sobering reminder of the complexities and responsibilities involved in creating curriculum. So how can curriculum publishers and educational companies be meaningful partners in creating culturally-responsive classrooms?

Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

The Hechinger Report

Known as online program managers, these companies have been hired largely to connect universities with customers who want graduate degrees. Even though the companies are often taking the bulk of the tuition revenue the degree programs pull in, the firms still aren’t profitable in many cases.

‘On-Ramps’ Can Connect Most Vulnerable Learners to Good Jobs

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According to one analysis , “companies directed at supporting middle- to high-skilled white-collar workers have attracted more than three times the amount of funding as those companies directed at low-skilled, low-income workers.”

Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)

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Twelve years ago, Amplify CEO Larry Berger and I wrote about the “ pareto distribution ” of companies in the K-12 sector. Most revenue was generated by a few winner-take-all companies, then there was a long tail of subscale operators. I exclude technology from this analysis).

What schools can learn from corporate mentoring

The Christensen Institute

Today, companies are investing upwards of $164 billion per year on employee learning and development, including mentoring programs. Using network analysis, he found strong network structures to be associated with early promotions, high compensation, and superior job performance evaluations.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. In the last on our series about the challenges in higher education, we will examine how universities and colleges are managing the fast pace of change in teaching methods and curricula.

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Talent Analytics, Skills-Based Hiring and the Potential Disruption of the Degree

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HR Gets Smarter: the Rise of Talent Analytics Historically, most companies—even many Fortune 500 firms—have conducted little analysis on the relationship between educational credentials and employee performance.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Speaking on a screencast lets them analyze and share what they know while meeting some of the standards without struggling with the mechanics of writing. You can also make a gallery where students can share their analysis with others in the class.

OPINION: ‘If we don’t act now, working-class Americans will keep slipping economically’

The Hechinger Report

At present, venture capitalists are investing billions of dollars in new programs, companies and technologies with the promise to disrupt higher education by connecting learners more directly to the workforce.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math. They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. . They teach students how to think critically and solve evidence-based problems.

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5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

In the final analysis, don’t think that blending doesn’t apply to your classroom. Part of being a professional is learning how to turn in excellent work that meets or exceeds requirements.

Varsity Blues, Online: Georgetown U. Parent Paid $9K for Stand-In to Take Online Courses for Her Son

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The college counseling company at the heart of the “Varsity Blues” cheating scandal did more than just help students get into college through fraudulent means.

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As cities dole out billions in subsidies to developers, teachers ask: What about us?

The Hechinger Report

In April, hundreds of teachers in Columbus, Ohio, marched to the headquarters of healthcare software company CoverMyMeds, chanting “Pharma got handouts, kids got sold out,” to protest a property tax abatement the company received for a new office complex.

?Filling the Other Skills Gap

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And in the market of companies tackling the infamous employment gap between willing workers and open jobs, this maxim appears correct. The collection of edtech companies aimed at prepping educated, but still underprepared workers represents a virtual stampede of unicorns. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017; Tyton Partners analysis.)

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10 Terrible Traits of Lousy Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

I’m not saying things like data-driven analysis can’t help us — it can help us know our students and personalize learning. Toxic meeting syndrome can cause meetings to be little more than face to face announcement sessions.