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].

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


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. Check out these EdSurge reported articles and op-eds on the topic.

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. The Washington Post reported that upon the campaign’s unveiling, more than 50 organizations had endorsed the principles underlying the contract, including the French government, Facebook and Google.

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. 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).

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’


Students sit at desks wearing electronic headbands that report EEG data back to a teacher’s dashboard, and that information purports to measure students’ attention levels. 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.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

A Report on the BETT Show in London


I explore VR headsets, such as Microsoft’s Hololens, in an article about robots and artificial intelligence. WHAT’S THAT? Each year in January, London hosts the edtech extravaganza known as Bett. Like a mini ISTE, it’s huge, vibrant, exciting, exhausting and, to an extent, disappointing.

How Some Edtech Companies Are Addressing a Lack of Employee Diversity


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.

New Report Reveals Inconsistent Privacy and Security Practices in EdTech

Graphite Blog

The 2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report represents the culmination of a three-year examination into how student information is collected, used, and disclosed. Download the report. Data transfer: Seventy-four percent indicated they maintain the right to transfer any personal information collected to a third party if the company is acquired, merges with another company, or files for bankruptcy. ? Seek out companies that have responsible practices.

New Report Reveals Inconsistent Privacy and Security Practices in EdTech

Graphite Blog

The 2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report represents the culmination of a three-year examination into how student information is collected, used, and disclosed. Download the report. Data transfer: Seventy-four percent indicated they maintain the right to transfer any personal information collected to a third party if the company is acquired, merges with another company, or files for bankruptcy. ? Seek out companies that have responsible practices.

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Torsh TALENT, Teacher Impact Reports, Listenwise


Teacher Impact Reports Patrick is a Math, Science, STEM & Assessment Coordinator at an Illinois district. EdSurge: What was the problem in your classroom or school that you were trying to solve when you implemented Teacher Impact Reports? Education Data Solutions (EDS), the parent company, has also integrated with our school information system (SIS) to access much of our historical assessment data as well. Our use of Teacher Impact Reports has been the total reverse.

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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Instagram Changes Policy to Disclose Date of Birth for New Users


In a recent article on EdWeek.org, writer Mark Liberman reports that new users are now being asked to disclose their date of birth, rather than just confirming that they are 13 years of age. Instagram – a Facebook-owned company – has stepped up their […].

How to Empower Students With Timely Knowledge Using “The Week”

The CoolCatTeacher

” Instead of reporters going to “cover” events, they instead survey and read through many sources of news and summarize the most important into a simple-to-read 42-page document.

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Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls


One article reported that Udacity, a company that creates large-scale online courses, budgeted $200,000 per course, while edX charged $250,000 for its design and consulting services. Original Article Source: [link].

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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]. Probability: In any introductory article or discussion about Data Science, Probability is a must mention.

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Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again


However, there were some other things right from the start that bothered us about the report. We have taken issue with other reports for similar issues. Near the end of the report, we became more skeptical, wondering if the methodology of this study warranted deeper scrutiny.

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Partnerships that Work: Tapping Research to Address Learner Variability in Young Readers

Digital Promise

Digital Promise Global’s Learner Positioning Systems (LPS) initiative is the conduit to unite products with research through partnerships with edtech companies. Teachers reported that the audio feature allowed all learners, whether or not they could decode quickly, to access knowledge.

Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

The key difference in the past few years, however, has been larger funding rounds and valuations across a fewer number of EdTech companies. EdTech unicorns, companies that have reached billion-dollar valuations prior to an IPO, are prominent in the United States and also China.

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Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

In Alia Wong’s article for the Atlantic, “ Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid It ” she chronicles several of the reasons why, as P.E. The company, PLT4M , has since moved on to work out of its own dedicated office, as it has grown and stretched beyond its origins.

The 32 Million Disruptive Adult Learning Opportunities

Digital Promise

(This blog is excerpted from an article that originally appeared on Forbes.com.). Thanks to reports by Digital Promise , Tyton Partner s and others, we know that there is a significant number of adults—roughly 36 million—in the United States who are low skilled, in many cases lacking basic numeracy or literacy skills. So, I think, there is more room for innovation and for small companies to do well and to be heard.

Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: The 5 R’s Strategy for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

Once used by almost every major tech company to create computer content Flash is being replaced by more modern and open platforms. ” McAfee recently reported that “Flash continues to offer attackers an exploitable collection of flaws for the immediate future.”

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5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019


An article by Yoss explains how today’s data-driven discovery methods can uncover hidden correlations , which can then be used to improve processes on a grand scale. Fortune reports that the US government has been funding efforts to solve this phenomenon and train educators. Companies like Florida Power & Light and Pratt & Whitney partner with schools to train STEM instructors to teach them programming while working a paid internship.

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How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big


In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

18 Unexpected Free Educational Videos Website for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

The Institute of Arts and Ideas brings together their own collection of articles and videos of world-leading thinkers. Bloomberg is a great resource for both articles and videos on current events and news from across the globe. Let’s Tute is an E-learning company based in Mumbai.

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Guest Post: Is Virtual Reality For Education All Hype?


To name a few, San Francisco Unified School District and Polk County Public Schools in Florida are reported to have adopted VR technology, Fortune says. Companies have begun distributing smartphone-compatible cardboard VR sets in the US and organizing events and meetups for teachers.

Some Professors Fight Study-Help Sites. Other Professors Now Use Them.


Soon someone from the company reached out to her to offer her full access to the site for free, which costs students either $39.95 The company invited her on an all-expense-paid trip to its annual conference on teaching at its headquarters in San Francisco. Rutgers professor Kristen S.

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The Work You Do Has Power

Tom Murray

The largest taxi company owns no (human driven) taxis (Uber) The largest accommodations provider owns no real estate. Netflix) The largest phone companies own no telecommunications infrastructure. Retrieved from [link] McKinsey & Company (2017). Blockbuster.

The Game Agency Named to 2018 Training Industry Top 20 Gamification List

The Game Agency

The companies named on the Top 20 Gamification Companies list are selected after an assessment of their gamification features and capabilities; the innovativeness of their offerings; and an evaluation of their scope, size and growth potential,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc.

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.

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. ” Take the Aspen Institute’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) Commission report A Nation at Hope, which came out to great acclaim earlier this year.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Today we’re talking with Heidi Sloan, a Virginia 5th grade teacher who has the privilege of reporting on the Iditarod this year, February 19-22, 2018. 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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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

Now that we have screentime reported to us on many phones, track it and work to spend less time looking at your mobile device. 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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Are Algorithmically-Generated Term Papers the Next Big Challenge to Academic Integrity?


A growing number of companies now let students outsource their homework to a bot—or, more specifically, an algorithm that writes term papers for them based on chosen keywords. Many websites offer free “article spinners” that rephrase existing text at the click of a button.

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

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.