A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies


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.

How Should Colleges Approach Student Success When Different Definitions Abound?


Because these different definitions of student success abound, Stout says conversations with an academic advisor that “span beyond just building a schedule” are important. This article is part of an upcoming EdSurge Guide exploring innovations in student success, publishing March 26. Rodrigues adds, the counselors are “pretty well connected” with companies that are hiring.

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


After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. ThinkCERCA is definitely not the first U.S. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. The education markets in China and Japan have birthed many prosperous companies. edtech companies.

Research Finds Online Service Providers Boost Program Enrollment


Universities that contract with an online program management company tend to outperform those that go it on their own. According to “Expanding the OPM Definition,” available to members of the National Research Center for College and University Admissions, the OPM market is evolving with new financial models and development of unbundled service tiers. Eduventures is a division of the company. Original Article Source: [link].

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. For example, it can include: A definition of social entrepreneurship is the act of creating a venture or business that can help solve social problems or benefit society. I have done a social entrepreneurship unit with two groups of gifted students, grades 3rd through 6th. It was one of my favorite units.

When is an OER an OER?

Iterating Toward Openness

I have an obsession with definitions. I’m writing about definitions again today. But on to the stuff about definitions. For several years I have used a shorthand definition of OER as “free access plus permission to engage in the 5R activities.” The ideas of free and permissions need to combine in the definition of OER, but in a slightly different way. As you ponder this simplified definition, you quickly realize it has several consequences.

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23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

You’d definitely want to check the transcript and show notes for all of these ideas. You’ll definitely want to go to Eric’s website Control Alt Achieve and his YouTube channel. Those can be done for actual motivation topics or you can pick a vocab term of the week and then add an appropriate image to go with it and a definition in your own terms. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

The 32 Million Disruptive Adult Learning Opportunities

Digital Promise

(This blog is excerpted from an article that originally appeared on Forbes.com.). Spotting and sizing a nonconsumption opportunity is often challenging, however, because there is, by definition, no existing market. As Vinod Lobo, CEO of Learning Upgrade, a company that serves the adult learning market with online courses, says in the report, “The best part of the adult learning market right now is a lack of a leading company.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry


Recently, the OPM industry was discussed in an article published in The Atlantic, and the verdict was not favorable toward certain OPM providers. OPM providers are organizations (typically for-profit companies) that help non-profit schools, both public and private, develop online programs. The old saying, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” definitely plays out in the OPM model. Original Article Source: [link].

Wade King: Find Your Classroom Creativity Wildcard

The CoolCatTeacher

And so focusing on that — yes, you definitely get burnt out. But it definitely helps you when you think about, “Okay, what am I doing this for? I read in this sports magazine article over a decade ago, and they were talking about how much productivity you can have in your profession if you incorporate your interests. So being able to do that can definitely liven up your classroom to help ignite that creative aspect.

Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work


I was definitely the IT coordinator for my house,” says the father of three children ages 1, 9 and 11. “I I definitely didn’t count on much tech support from my school district.” Baker’s experience was reflected in the results of a survey sent by BrightBytes, an education data company, from April to June 15.

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FETC Was Great(er) Again This Year

EdNews Daily

Brunell founded the company in 2012 with his partner and wife, Brittany Brunell, who is responsible for all clinical content within Everyday Speech therapy materials. . When I think of her company, I think of a large technology vendor. He is definitely a rising star now in America.

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

They do get excited, and it really helps them want to read the articles and do the math problems and make the — that have to do with it. Heidi: There’s a lot of character education that you can pull out of it — determination, loyalty, leadership, all that kind of stuff definitely can be pulled in. There are a lot of articles that the mushers write at the EDU of Iditarod does. You can have your kids read the articles.

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The Consensus Around “Open”

Iterating Toward Openness

The article makes a strong argument for the importance of interoperability among learning platforms, tools, and content. ” Unfortunately, the article seems to be as much an attempt to redefine open (by equating it with interoperability) as it is an attempt to argue for interoperability. While I think this is more accidental than malicious, as I’ll explain below, the article needs a clear response. There is no single definition and interpretations vary with usage.

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AI Is Everywhere. Now It Wants to Teach You Chinese.


A growing number of vendors are offering AI-powered language-learning apps to companies and the general public ( Speexx , Busuu , Duolingo ) for hundreds of languages, but Ponddy’s products were developed specifically for secondary and university teachers of Mandarin. King, who also serves as executive director of the Mandarin Institute , acknowledges that her company took aim at a tough subject with its initial product offering. There’s definitely a lot of source material.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy


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. And it asks that edtech company leaders think about efficacy in a proactive way from the very moment they conceive of their startup. It gives companies real-time information about how a product is working. Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house.

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Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Tisha: Most definitely. Tisha: Most definitely. I think you definitely do. Dr. Shipley has written and published many articles and has social media to reach her students and families. Her personal website where you can find her social media, other presentations and articles is: www.busyclassroom.weebly.com. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I wish to share with you this article I wrote for PBLWorks (BIE/BUCK Institute) of which I am part of the National Faculty. I hope pou find this first article helpful and that you return for continued postings in this series. Read the article or watch the webinar.

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

For purposes of this article, I’m going to work on a binary number video. You can also add audio notes with your voice, but sometimes I want to include a definition or detail. 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.

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Stereotyping, Behavior, and Belonging in the Open Education Community

Iterating Toward Openness

Think for a minute about all the people and companies that have created really amazing commercial offerings based on Linux, Apache, MYSQL, PHP, Ruby, Node, React, or WordPress. The reason you’ve never heard anyone claim that tax status disqualifies companies from participating in or benefiting from open source is that Article 6 of the Open Source Definition – No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor – explicitly prohibits us from doing so.

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? A Superintendent and a Vendor Talk It Out

Digital Promise

I also lead marketing efforts, [which includes] applying to speak at conferences, writing blog posts or trying to get featured in articles. I quickly evaluate if this is a person or company that’s worth a relationship. We luckily found a great local company. Outsourcing our IT, initially we had some bumps, but the company’s responsiveness told us that even though we are a small district, they are committed. NN: The desire for pilots definitely seems to be intensifying.

Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

EdNews Daily

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. By Suzanne Carreker.

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

EdNews Daily

When you’re the company behind those classroom solutions that are either deemed essential or scrapable at the end of the year, it’s imperative to keep a finger on the pulse of those conversations districts are having on an annual basis. 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. By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller.

Resource Review: Mentoring Minds

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mentoring Minds is an education publishing company and resource site created by former teachers. And finally, the website offers a collection of articles on pedagogic topics such as Thinking About Thinking Improves Learning and Cognitive Rigor in Today’s Classroom. If these resources are available to your district, or if you have the opportunity to explore them further, I definitely recommend checking them out.

Chinese Edtech Sees $1.86B in Q1 2019, Bucking Plummeting Venture Trend


Source: JMDedu Investors put their money into 29 competency-based education companies—or almost a quarter of all the edtech investments—during the first quarter. The ‘Big Chinese’ field will definitely breed the next unicorn,” said Yu Minghong, the founder of New Oriental. Source: JMDedu Three of the biggest recent deals in competency-based learning have gone to companies that support teaching students to code: Hetao101 (Series A+ round worth $17.4

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What Science Classes Are Teaching Students About Coronavirus


With the shift in how I’m teaching, I would definitely say they’re a lot more curious to figure out exactly what’s going on,” she says of her students. And so as we get more and more data, and this goes on longer, we’re going to understand it better and we’re going to be able to give more definitive answers.” For an upcoming lesson on the respiratory system, Johnson will have students dissect a National Geographic article on how the coronavirus impacts the entire body.

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?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017


It’s also a time when companies of all sizes and ages announce their latest updates and tools. AS FOR AMAZON, still no word about Inspire , the company’s effort at creating an online education marketplace that made a splashy announcement last year.) GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL: Newsela , a popular online resource which allows teachers to select and assign articles based on students’ Lexile levels, is aiming to bring its materials to younger students.

The Inconvenient Truth about Your Team’s Culture

Adjusting Course

Google is also widely revered for its company culture. After studying more than 180 teams across the entire company, Google found creating psychological safety was the most important aspect of any team; it wasn’t an individual’s personality, aptitude, or past leadership experiences.

4 Steps towards digital wellness for students


This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. The media loves sensational tech stories. Remember that one where young people were growing “horns” on their skulls because of their phones? That seems plausible, right? Except that it was based on a faulty study , which essentially renders it as fake.

Why the Littlest Learners Deserve the Most Attention—and Money


When it comes to fundraising, companies, including not-for-profits, shouldn’t be shy from asking for what they need, said Nancy Lublin, CEO of Crisis Text Line , a nonprofit that offers free counseling for people in crisis. But this narrow definition of efficacy obscures what may be working exceptionally well for some children, and poorly for others. That got a couple companies perked up.

Infusing Social Emotional Learning into CTE

EdNews Daily

Perhaps we have enjoyed a moment of satisfaction in being able to give a definitive answer to the question that has stumped so many teachers for decades. They asked hundreds of organizations the question, “What are some of the challenges facing your company today?” 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.

The Significance of Trust

A Principal's Reflections

I recently read an article titled The Neuroscience of Trust by Paul Zak. Compared with people at low-trust companies, people at high-trust companies report: 74% less stress, 106% more energy at work, 50% higher productivity, 13% fewer sick days, 76% more engagement, 29% more satisfaction with their lives, 40% less burnout.

The Missing Tech Giant in Education Technology


This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. But now I can definitively answer yes. It’s almost as if the company doesn’t realize that educators’ memories, just as students’ educational careers, are long. A year later, the company also lost its education general manager, who had come to Amazon with the TenMarks acquisition.

4 Major Reasons To Attend Edu Events


At many stages during my life, seminars and workshops gave me awesome opportunities to write articles in journals, edit books, host events etc. The feeling of being among a company wanting to improve their skills will make you strive for constant professional improvement. Keynote speakers will definitely help you understand what great educators do differently and implement these practices in your classroom.

23+ Tips to Help Kids Organize by Learning Styles

The CoolCatTeacher

Because using audio and video may drain the battery of a smart device, you definitely need a rechargeable power bank for whichever device these students are using. I often record on my phone and run it through the Dragon transcription service to have articles typed or me. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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