A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs. Article Source: [link].

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

This article takes you through the process while acknowledging what a hassle it is. It is a moral, ethical, and financial imperative for technology companies to develop and iterate their platforms with audience in mind following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

Edsurge

We’ve rounded up our 10 most popular articles from 2017, as picked by our readers. Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. A few weeks after EdSurge probed the company about the silence, Amazon opened up the resource library to the public. New years mean clean slates, fresh perspectives and goal setting for the months ahead.

Should Teachers and Tech Companies Work Together?

TeacherCast

This week on the TechEducator Podcast we discuss a recent New York Times article that focused on the topic of Teacher Ambassador Programs. The post Should Teachers and Tech Companies Work Together?

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. Unsurprisingly, the panelists brought up the article—and their thoughts on the controversy.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

Internet Safety and Information - what data do the big companies collect?

Educational Technology Guy

However, there are some drawbacks and everyone is concerned about their data and what the big tech companies collect about them. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Technology is a wonderful thing. It lets us connect, explore, learn and create. I'm a huge user and proponent of Google Apps, but I'm also careful with what I put online anywhere.

Safer Internet Day: Can Social Media Companies be Trusted?

techlearning

As it's Safer Internet Day, perhaps it's apposite to ask this question: can the social media companies be trusted?

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

Edsurge

The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” To support that work, the company plans to use data collected from students using its headsets to compile “the world’s largest brainwave database.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

Simutrans - free game - goal is to establish a successful transport company

Educational Technology Guy

Simutrans is a free simulation game with the goal to establish a successful transportation company. Your goal is to establish a successful transport company. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Transport passengers, mail and goods by rail, road, ship and air. Interconnect cities, districts, public buildings, industries and tourist attractions by buiding a transport network you always dreamed of.

How Some Edtech Companies Are Addressing a Lack of Employee Diversity

Edsurge

In an article last week , EdSurge shared a 2013 study by University of California, Berkeley economists Ross Levine and Rona Rubenstein, who analyzed the common traits of entrepreneurs and found that most entrepreneurs were white and male. The next logical question is, are those entrepreneurs’ companies any better, in terms of diversity? A few edtech companies are now using resources to document—and potentially address—disparities in their ranks.

Tillis, McCrory, Berger & Company's Hidden Anti-Public Ed Budget

The 21st Century Principal

In this News and Observer article entitled "A Hidden, Drastic Change in NC School Funding" Helen Ladd and Edward Fiske describe more sinister legislative action taken by our North Carolina Legislature and Governor during this last legislative session.

Lightsail Partners With Washington Post, in Latest Latest Alliance of Literacy, Media Companies

Marketplace K-12

A company focused on improving K-12 literacy through ed tech has struck a deal with the Washington Post that will give the provider access to dozens of breaking news stories weekly, and hundreds of stories in the newspaper’s archives. LightSail , founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City, says the partnership will allow the company to use its reading platform to deliver articles tailored to students’ with different skill levels.

Google’s Stadia holds promises in Serious Games, VR and Mixed Reality

Emerging Technologies in Education

The fact that it is open source means innovation and collaboration that draws on a pool of talent and know how that is far beyond any single company could muster. Articles Blog Technology Augmented Reality Cloud Computing Mixed Reality Serious Games simulation technology Virtual RealityGoogle recently announced , It’s next-generation gaming platform.

How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Edudemic

Business intelligence company DOMO estimates that 571 new websites are created every minute. Articles Featured How To featured information lesson ideas online tools research student data web searchThe volume of information available on the Internet is astounding, and it just keeps growing. With that amount of information, it can be difficult for students to separate the gems from the garbage, but, fortunately, we can help them navigate online information […].

Best of the Best: Apple and Google Educator Programs

Edudemic

And both companies have designed programs for educators who want to make the best use of technology in their jobs. Articles How To Apple apple distinguished educator collaboration google Professional DevelopmentCan you imagine life without Google? How about without your iPad? Both Apple and Google products have become indispensable to many teachers. If you feel that you need more technological training, or if you want […].

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Five Great Google Education Tools

Edudemic

The tech company is increasingly involved in modernizing education, and it has developed several ventures to encourage an interest in science and computer programming. Articles Tools educational tools google google toolsYou probably already use Google daily, either for Web searches, email, or maps. Some of these ventures are contests, and some are designed for use by afterschool or summer programs. But […]. The post Five Great Google Education Tools appeared first on Edudemic.

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What’s Missing from That Media Message?

MiddleWeb

It seems, with the holidays upon us, that some companies have decided it’s a good idea to acknowledge underrepresented groups in their marketing, advertising, and media coverage. Articles Media Literacy altered images characters directors Frank W.

e::Volution (NYP eLearning event)

Emerging Technologies in Education

It is changing the way companies train their workers. Here are some pictures of the event: Articles Blog News Press & Awards e-learning educational games Games for LearningPlayware was invited by the Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore to showcase our products and solutions at their e::Volution eLearning event. Playware’s Creative Director Siddharth Jain was also invited to give a talk at the event.

How Students Can 20-Mile March Their Way to Good Grades

Edudemic

His ability to research, ask the right questions, and trust the research to make his points has changed the way many companies work. Articles Featured featured learning lesson planning outlook study techniquesJim Collins is an author and astute researcher and scientist in the business world. As the founder of a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, he researches and hosts masterminding sessions with top […].

5 Misconceptions About Online Program Management Providers

Wisewire

Higher ed people simply don’t like the idea of long contract lock-ins (usually between five and 10 years) and revenue share arrangements that send half to three-quarters of tuition dollars to for-profit companies. There are many excellent articles and resources on the OPM industry.

Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Original Article Source: [link]. Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. The company has been based at City Garage in the Port Covington area.

10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Emerging Technologies in Education

It quite naturally follows the data that Data scientist roles have grown over 650% since 2012, and that hundreds of companies are hiring for those roles [4]. Probability: In any introductory article or discussion about Data Science, Probability is a must mention.

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Pixar makes its 3D rendering tool, RenderMan, free for anyone

Educational Technology Guy

Pixar, the company behind Toy Story, Cars and other incredible animated movies, has announced that it''s in-house 3D rendering software, RenderMan , is now free for non-commercial use. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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Freedom in VR; from real-life shackles (Coming Soon)

Emerging Technologies in Education

Where Google’s new technology offers freedom from wires another innovative company has chosen to go the other way. Articles Blog Technology technology Virtual RealityOkay so perhaps the featured image in this post is an exaggeration.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

However, it can take so much time for teachers to find appropriate articles, reading levels, and content related to what is happening in the classroom. Articles relating to standards can be found in a snap. Students can filter by subject and see articles of interest.

Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

The key difference in the past few years, however, has been larger funding rounds and valuations across a fewer number of EdTech companies. EdTech unicorns, companies that have reached billion-dollar valuations prior to an IPO, are prominent in the United States and also China.

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What’s happening at FETC 2018?

eSchool News

Cybersecurity companies are focusing their attention on providing school districts and parents with insurance that student safety and privacy both at school and in the home are guaranteed. Conferences Event Articles Featured on eSchool News FETC

Lesson Planning with the Classroom Chef Model

The CoolCatTeacher

Other Related Articles: Math Teacher: 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

FREE WEBINAR: Living and Learning in 2025

The CoolCatTeacher

When he’s not researching, his articles appear in Scientific American, Forbes, and Popular Science, and he makes the occasional appearance on PBS and the Discovery Channel. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Other Related Articles: Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Texthelp Announces Teach for Google - free PD to help educators use Google Edu

Educational Technology Guy

Texthelp, a language and literacy support software company, has just announced Teach for Google , a new, online, professional development resource for educators. Texthelp is the company behind Read&Write for Google , a very popular app used in Education.

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Innovation is More Than an Idea or Tool

A Principal's Reflections

From articles to blog posts to books, that subject has been covered in great detail. One can look at numerous companies and develop his or her conclusions. Below is a description of the device from the company: For some students, attending school isn’t possible.

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5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

Educational Technology Guy

I use it to connect to other educators, IT directors, EdTech personnel, tech companies and edtech groups. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Google+ is Google''s social network.

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Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

EdTechTeam

Several companies, including Vernier and Pasco to name just a couple, have modified their probes to be compatible with Chromebooks as well. The company offers kits for classes that are far cheaper than purchasing all of the individual probes that would record the same data. Article Pedagogy Science scichatImagine this classroom scenario.

Making a Pitch for Social Entrepreneurship

User Generated Education

The first step of this lesson will be to have them review articles and videos on this topic, and compose a short summary in their own words that defines social entrepreneurship. I have done a social entrepreneurship unit with two groups of gifted students, grades 3rd through 6th.

Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Wisewire

The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. He says he first encountered Osmo when his five-year-old son started playing some of the company’s games last year. Original Article Source: [link].

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

When it comes to literacy, for example, Maryanne Wolfe, in a recent article in The Guardian , explained that “skim reading” is replacing deep, analytical, reflective reading. Betsy Hill is President of BrainWare Learning Company , a provider of cognitive literacy solutions.

Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

The CoolCatTeacher

In this article, I’ll give you a review of the product, give you some classroom examples, and help you get started. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.