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.

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 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.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. The company that could change the world is a little-known technology company with a rather innocuous sounding name: Value Spring Technology. And it may all be possible, thanks to a little-known company with a rather innocuous-sounding name. By Charles Sosnik.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. 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.

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.

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.

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. OPM providers may offer end-to-end services for online programs, including marketing, recruitment, course design, enrollment and retention ; examples include Pearson Embanet, 2U and Academic Partnerships. Traditionally, the report noted, OPM companies have signed long-term contracts with schools, incorporating investments in new online programs.

How not to do: prominent cases of plagiarism in 2019

PlagiarismCheck

One of the most significant plagiarism cases of this year is related directly to academia—an environment that serves as an example and training camp for not stealing others’ works or infringing on copyright in any other way. Multiple instances of plagiarism were found in articles of other authors that, apart from delivering the same idea, mimicked their syntax and sentence structure. ArticlesPlagiarism is a type of copyright infringement and a serious legal offense.

How not to do: prominent cases of plagiarism in 2019

PlagiarismCheck

One of the most significant plagiarism cases of this year is related directly to academia—an environment that serves as an example and training camp for not stealing others’ works or infringing on copyright in any other way. Multiple instances of plagiarism were found in articles of other authors that, apart from delivering the same idea, mimicked their syntax and sentence structure. ArticlesPlagiarism is a type of copyright infringement and a serious legal offense.

How VR and AR Will Change How Art is Experienced

Educational Technology Guy

For example, companies can make use of simulated interviews and best choose candidates for the job when recruiting and training. Social media filters are a good example of this. Another example, the furniture company IKEA recently used this immersive technology to help shoppers envision how furniture would look inside their home. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

EdTechTeam

What are some tools and examples I can use in my classroom? 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.

BETT Latin America

EdTechTeam

Over two days, more than 800 members of the education community including senior government officials, private, public and international schools as well as technology companies of over 20 countries in Latin America, gathered to promote education and to motivate teachers from across the region to learn from the experts and share experiences with the goal of creating a stronger and more community presence. A clear example of how students have become content creators.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) 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.

10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Playware Studios

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]. In this Article we will explore 10 common Data-Science terms: Warehousing: Data Warehouses are especially designed relational databases that are custom built for the purposes of data-analytics and visualisation etc. Probability: In any introductory article or discussion about Data Science, Probability is a must mention.

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How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

If for example, you’re a math teacher, you may refer students struggling to grasp the Pythagorean Theorem to view Khan Academy videos so that they can catch up with the rest of the class. Companies are just as likely to examine social media to learn about you.”. Here are a few to consider: LinkedIn is a place where thousands of the largest companies in the world post job listings. The site is best known for its articles.

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Free Webinar: 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

10+ practical examples. I’ve written about their 150 nonfiction science and history articles and how they support inquiry-based learning. 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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Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise

Wisewire

Sean Oakes, the founder of Backpack Interactive, a design company that focuses on educational technology, said if developers test their products at all, they generally do so remotely, gaining insights into the user experience by watching screen captures of students using their products or by simply soliciting survey responses. For example, the Boys and Girls Club spent months testing a learning platform for science, technology, engineering and math that Oakes’ firm had designed.

750 Million Reasons Why You Should Care About Bootcamps

Wisewire

While Trilogy is well-known to industry players, the company has kept itself out of the limelight from the student’s perspective, ingeniously leveraging the host institution’s brand to dramatically lower the cost of learner acquisition. For example, UNC Chapel Hill announced that it will embed for-credit programming courses based on Trilogy offerings into its 2U-powered online MBA program. Article Source: [link].

A Tale of Two American Education Systems: An Edtech Investor’s Perspective

Edsurge

And it means funding companies and founders who are committed to closing the digital divide. After nine years of investing in gap-closing edtech companies, there are three actions that venture capitalists, foundations and other education funders should take to help close the digital divide. Gap-closing” companies are those that focus on closing an achievement or opportunity gap as a central part of their mission. Jennifer is in sixth grade.

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The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. For example, by using the graphing and zoom features of the graphing calculator, students could compare and contrast the local and global behavior of functions such as y = x ² and y = x ² + 2. Another review , conducted by respected researchers in math education (but funded by a calculator company), came to a similar conclusion. Read the original article.

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. 11 Inspiring Examples of Social Entrepreneurs Pitching their Social Ventures – [link].

A bold new direction for Global Prosperity

The Christensen Institute

In addition to our traveling and speaking, we published articles in and were covered by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and NPR. 2019 was a milestone year for the Global Prosperity team.

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. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies that I can recommend.

5 ways to ensure SEL is an instrument for equity of opportunity

The Christensen Institute

Last month, AEI published my new article titled “ Unleashing the social in social-emotional learning. ” For example, technology can help to unlock latent connections within a school.

5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

The following are a few examples of learning resources that are available for ongoing education outside of high school and university: Certification Programs – Certification programs are typically training programs that are offered by tech companies or other organizations outside of traditional academia. For example, Microsoft offers certification programs to professionals who wish to gain mastery of one or more of their varied software products.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking. As an example, a slide presentation on the process of photosynthesis could, with spARK, transform into an AR game. Original Article Source: [link].

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

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. For example, enrollment counselors are not incentivized in any way at Learning House, and I don’t believe they are at other providers, either. Original Article Source: [link].

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. Over the past 17 years, millions of schoolchildren have had their foundational reading skills assessed using a digital tool called mCLASS , developed by ed-tech company Amplify. Original Article Source: [link].

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Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free. PBLWorks has created a resource site to provide teachers with ideas, examples, and free tools to facilitate PBL remotely. Below are some free resources to inspire students to enhance their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) skills and also for Social and Emotional Learning.

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Staples and Katy Perry Impact 1072 classrooms and 98,609 students!

The CoolCatTeacher

This is one of my favorite grants received as part of this project: For example, Mr. Shull at Quincy Upper School will receive core school supplies like pencils, erasers, highlighters, folders and more in addition to a MacBook Pro for his Speech Therapy students. His students will use the MacBook Pro to shoot and edit films like “How to Ace a Job Interview” and to write journalism articles. I like to work with companies who support teachers.

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

For instance, it is filled with advertisements and there is no statement about how the advertisers impacted or influenced the study – but we know that they sponsored it, and they are edtech companies and commercial publishers, and therefore not uninterested parties. The last part of the report deals with plagiarism detection software, and it specifically targets a peer reviewed article that was published in Hybrid Pedagogy a few months ago.

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I start with a simple, one-day, “make something fun” experience in Metaverse. With this in mind, I want my students to be familiar with terminology, and here are some examples. For example, when designing an app or game, error prevention is a basic part of making it usable. For example, Microsoft is using friction when MS Word asks if you really want to exit the program without saving changes. Here’s an example of friction in Metaverse.

Ease the struggle of struggling students with these useful browser extensions

Neo LMS

17 Great examples of browser extensions for struggling students. Read more: 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student. Plus, it’s completely free for individuals, companies, schools, etc. E-learning has become an intricate part of education in general.

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. They love that it’s just connected to an article right away, so they don’t have to type out and do a Google search for an article, so it’s very hands-on and easy to use for the students. As an example, I’m doing early settlers this week as one of our units for social studies.

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