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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ It’s also vital that school leaders take a hard look at access once students leave the school doors, as five million of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband while at home according to a Pew Research Center report.

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” Via eCampus News : “ Barnes & Noble Education announces advanced OER courseware.” Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Value of Education Industry Sector Transactions Nosedives in 2016.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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The NAACP endorses OER. ” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Edsurge’s Jeff Young and Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill both asked industry analyst Trace Urdan for his take. Perhaps this will help the Grovo fellows: “Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig – From the EdSurge Jobs Team.” Via Edsurge : “The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments.”

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Via Edsurge : “ Office of Edtech Wants Help Making Sense of All Those Higher Ed Providers.” Edsurge on the business of OER. Edsurge on ”Words to Never Use If You Want to Build a Diverse Edtech Company." Everything about our lives has moved beyond the industrial era. ” Via CItyLab : “The Problem With America’s New National Broadband Map.”

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” Ref Rodriguez, like most of the current members of the LAUSD school board, has strong financial backing from the charter school industry. IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. “Great EdTech Success Story Turns Into The Biggest Philanthropic Story of the Year,” Getting Smart argues , pointing to Curriculum Associates ’ donation of its stock to the Iowa State University Foundation.