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. The latter has spawned even more competition, from a new set of companies charging fees for specific services, rather than the bundles that the OPMs have historically used. Some companies have already found a niche and are doing well, said Kim.

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? This week on the TechEducator Podcast we discuss a recent New York Times article that focused on the topic of Teacher Ambassador Programs. appeared first on TeacherCast.

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?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.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

A few weeks ago, EdSurge published an article that echoed many of those same sentiments, most specifically that the overreliance on “gold standard” RCT studies is the wrong approach for edtech. In the article, titled “ Debunking the Gold Standard Myths in EdTech Efficacy ,” writers Jennifer Carolan and Molly B. The article goes on to provide guidance about where an edtech company might focus their efficacy measurement efforts based on the maturity of their product and organization.

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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? In todays episode we discuss the ever expanding role of the professional educator as both a school employee and a spokesperson for a technology company.

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).

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

There are efforts to collect and share offerings from companies that want to help impacted schools. NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit philanthropy that funds schools and educational companies, has also started a list. Another effort is Learning Keeps Going , a collaborative initiative from ISTE (EdSurge’s parent organization), Digital Promise, CoSN and others that aims to curate online resources and tools from educators and companies.

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. In 2018 Berners-Lee kicked off a global campaign that included a “Contract for the Web,” urging governments, Internet companies and users to commit to a set of principles to protect the openness and accessibility of the Web. Tech companies can start by having the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Checklist in hand as they develop and update their platforms to be designed for all

Don’t Call Them Test Companies: How the College Board and ACT Have Shifted Focus

Edsurge

In a statement on its website in May, the ACT said that it is transforming itself from an “assessment company” into “an organization providing learning, measurement, and navigation support to learners.” Officials for The College Board declined requests to be interviewed for this article. Just this month the group acquired Mawi Learning , a social-emotional learning company that offers online and blended courses in SEL.

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.

The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company

Edsurge

Niesner claims the company is on track to hit $40 million in revenue in 2020. The company is still shy of the $100 million revenue threshold commonly associated with IPO-ready companies. The company reached 25 million users by 2012 and 55 million users three years later. Busuu CEO Bernhard Niesner on his company's origins. The company launched a business-to-business offering in 2016. Should the company go public, he has his eyes on a U.S.

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? During the time I responded to the English government’s Green paper on internet safety , which puts all its faith in a voluntary code and voluntary contributions to a central fund, I read the following articles: Read more.

Dr. Steve Albrecht--New Webinar ("Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship"), New Podcast, and New Article #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Getting service, safety, and security help from uniformed guard companies: Best practices for security officer interactions, posted orders, and the need to make changes.

The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies List

The Game Agency

Raleigh, NC – February 7, 2019 – Training Industry today announced that The Game Agency has been selected as part of the 2019 Top Training Companies lists for the Authoring Tools sector of the learning and development market. View the 2019 Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies. Selection to the 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies List was based on the following criteria: Leadership and innovation of authoring tool. Company size and growth potential.

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.

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.

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.

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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How not to do: prominent cases of plagiarism in 2019

PlagiarismCheck

Multiple instances of plagiarism were found in articles of other authors that, apart from delivering the same idea, mimicked their syntax and sentence structure. The center of the scandal is Ariana Grande, who sued the fashion retail company Forever 21 for stealing the design of the costume she was wearing in her music video 7 Rings. ArticlesPlagiarism is a type of copyright infringement and a serious legal offense.

How not to do: prominent cases of plagiarism in 2019

PlagiarismCheck

Multiple instances of plagiarism were found in articles of other authors that, apart from delivering the same idea, mimicked their syntax and sentence structure. The center of the scandal is Ariana Grande, who sued the fashion retail company Forever 21 for stealing the design of the costume she was wearing in her music video 7 Rings. ArticlesPlagiarism is a type of copyright infringement and a serious legal offense.

Research Finds Online Service Providers Boost Program Enrollment

Wisewire

Universities that contract with an online program management company tend to outperform those that go it on their own. Traditionally, the report noted, OPM companies have signed long-term contracts with schools, incorporating investments in new online programs. Eduventures is a division of the company. Original Article Source: [link].

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 FETCEven if you didn’t need a reason to travel to sunny Orlando in January, the opportunity to attend FETC should have you packing your comfy walking shoes and an extra suitcase for all the swag.

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 […].

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.

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. But consultant Frank W. Baker is wondering: What took them so long? He shares tips to raise student awareness. Baker media literacy producers stereotypes under-represented groups

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Creating Educational Scavenger Hunts Using Google Forms

EdTechTeam

After a little online research, I found a company offering some exciting scavenger hunts around the country. Article #googleforms googleEDU gsuiteeduOver the summer, my son and I tried to find interesting things to do around Jerusalem. There was a phone number to call and schedule a hunt, and I excitedly started dialing. The “tour operator” explained that the tour is designed for groups of 8-14 members, and costs the equivalent of $400US.

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

Playware Studios

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.

e::Volution (NYP eLearning event)

Playware Studios

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.

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. I particularly like Paxton Riter’s 2017 article “Five Myths About Online Program Management,” as well as anything written by Howard Lurie of Eduventures. Article Source: [link].