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].

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.

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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.

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. And it may all be possible, thanks to a little-known company with a rather innocuous-sounding name.

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.

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.

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

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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. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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.

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.

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]. An example purpose of aggregation is to derive empirical data on historical customer service interactions for Training Needs Analysis.

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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.”.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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. Take Uber and Airbnb for example. What makes something innovative?

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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.

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.

Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise

Wisewire

For example, the Boys and Girls Club spent months testing a learning platform for science, technology, engineering and math that Oakes’ firm had designed. Original Article Source: [link].

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. Article Source: [link].

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. Another review , conducted by respected researchers in math education (but funded by a calculator company), came to a similar conclusion. Read the original article.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. As an example, I’m doing early settlers this week as one of our units for social studies.

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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. Original Article Source: [link].

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Coda - free online doc system that you can build apps with

Educational Technology Guy

He has run meetings at various companies including Microsoft and YouTube. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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Want to bridge ed and tech? Here are 4 partnership elements to consider

The Christensen Institute

“About 85 percent of education technology is poorly chosen or used,” said Bart Epstein, Jefferson Education Exchange president, in a recent article. One example may hold powerful takeaways on the components needed for a successful partnership between industry and education.

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.

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

And then there’s a lot of other possible neat examples. they are a big time saver for students and teaches on long documents, for example, if you’re writing a book. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.