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. Article Source: [link].

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. Traditionally, the report noted, OPM companies have signed long-term contracts with schools, incorporating investments in new online programs.

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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.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura: Hyperdocs are basically links that we provide for children to access different websites and articles that we want them to read. I mean, I think that we as teachers are teaching a lot more intentionally as we did before when I first started teaching, definitely.

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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.

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. 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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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.

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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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. A logic-model literally captures the DNA of a company.

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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? So being able to do that can definitely liven up your classroom to help ignite that creative aspect.

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.

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. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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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. Sponsored by Edpuzzle From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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The Significance of Trust

A Principal's Reflections

I recently read an article titled The Neuroscience of Trust by Paul Zak. Before I expand on a list of strategies that can assist in developing trust and building relationships I want to definitively state the one behavior that unequivocally creates a culture devoid of trust….micromanagement.

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. By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

One of the big problems today is that we’ve got all sorts of different definitions around personalized learning, but I’d really love the audience to just remember that personalized learning starts with the learner — where we’re trying to have learners have ownership to their learning.

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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.

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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.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

This whole idea of randomized formative assessment is definitely one that I’ll be investigating more. He has authored several articles: Nank, S. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media


So, I would definitely shy away from using it as a tool for improving your school or getting feedback about your school.”. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

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.

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.

?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.

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.

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.

A Measure of This Teacher

The Jose Vilson

There was a definite article - the - that I put on my name a decade ago, and it's finally fastened to my first name wherever I'm featured. To satisfy testing companies and the paper lobby? This is how it had to be. 90° weather permeated a musty classroom, untouched since mid-summer when custodians and school aides moved furniture away then into the center to wax the floors. My old room's furniture found its way into this room as well.