Mobile use rises, but school wi-fi stagnates

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Pearson/Harris Poll reveals new findings on mobile device ownership and how wi-fi access impacts learning in school. The survey, released by Pearson and conducted on its behalf by Harris Poll, finds that while student ownership of mobile devices continues to increase, wi-fi connectivity at school lags behind home access. The survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson between Feb.

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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In Pearson’s preliminary 2018 results released in February, the publisher said it expects flat revenue or even a 5 percent decline for its U.S. For Pearson, non-digital revenues still dominate at 38 percent, down from 41 percent the year prior. For some students who lack access to broadband and digital devices, and for some schools that can’t handle the logistics of a device for every student, print remains the most accessible way to learn.

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SIIA, a Pioneering Convenor for the Edtech Industry, Scraps Its Conferences

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Broadband internet access and cloud computing made it easier to distribute educational software once sold on floppy disks and CD-ROMs. According to Joseph, SIIA currently has more than 60 education technology members, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson and Scholastic.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

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There are also Education Stabilization Fund – Rethink Education Models (ESF-REM) grants, and they also can be used to provide broadband access as part of a new education model. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Teaching Strategies Buys ReadyRosie to Reach Parents and Children With Video Lessons

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Roden worked as an elementary school teacher and in sales for Pearson before founding ReadyRosie in 2012. Pew Research Center found that the share of lower-income Americans who rely on smartphones to go online instead of a broadband connection has nearly doubled from 2013 to 2019.

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Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

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Jennifer Pearson ( @RuralLibAssoc ) Library Director, Marshall County Memorial Library Opening Keynote Jennifer Pearson is the Director of the Marshall County Memorial Library System.

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

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Continued improvements in school technology infrastructure, in particular the “penetration of broadband and digital devices,” says Rogers, is making it possible for “best-in-class digital solutions to win in the market.” There’s a moment in the market now where publishers like Pearson and McGraw-Hill—the traditional 800-pound gorillas—may be supplanted by new, digital-first technology platforms.” For many U.S. cities and states, 2018 marked the wettest year on record.

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

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12:00 - 1:00 pm US-PDT ( click for your own time zone ) OPENING KEYNOTE: Jim Lynch and Kate Laughlin (co-moderators), with Jennifer Pearson, Melanie S. Jennifer is married to Scott Pearson, the Associate Editor for the Marshall County Tribune, and together they have 3 children.

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Jennifer Pearson ( @RuralLibAssoc ) Library Director, Marshall County Memorial Library Opening Keynote Jennifer Pearson is the Director of the Marshall County Memorial Library System.

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Via Wired : “ Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband.” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein : “ Pearson Open Sources Equella – Properly.” (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan. Various education-related updates – via The New York Times : “How the Republican Tax Plan Uses School Savings to Hurt States.”

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

UPDATE: Here''s a podcast feed link - [link] HACK EDUCATION POSTS LAST WEEK To give you a head start in following along with the podcast, here are Audrey''s Hack Education posts from last week: Pearson’s “Free” LMS Assessing “What Works” in Education Technology UC-AFT Versus Online Education — Labors Issues Versus Learning Issues Are We Creating a Culture of Academic Dishonesty? Among its investors in this round: Pearson.

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From the FCC : “Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal.” Pearson has issued a report on students’ attitudes toward digital course materials. US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week. Among the education highlights: Republican VP candidate Mike Pence made up a name for the university hosting the event. Actually, I think that was the only education highlight.

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“ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. ” Via Edsurge : “What’s Next for Pearson ? ” Via Education Week : “ Pearson Tested ‘Social-Psychological’ Messages in Learning Software, With Mixed Results.” ” Gizmodo also picked up the story : “Pearson Embedded a ‘Social-Psychological’ Experiment in Students’ Educational Software [Updated].”

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Pearson has added Snap chairman Michael Lynton to its board of directors. ” Via The 74 : “ Middle Schoolers Without Broadband Access Feel Set Up for Failure, New Survey Finds.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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IBM partners with Pearson. OpenEd partners with Pearson. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

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Edsurge runs with Trump’s promise to boost rural broadband like it’s a truth anyone can count on. ” The publishers in question are Cengage , McGraw-Hill , and Pearson. Testing, Testing… Via Chalkbeat : “Calculator mix-up could force some students to retake ISTEP, and Pearson is partially to blame.” ” The testing firm in question: Pearson. The History of Pearson. (National) Education Politics.

The Business of Education Technology

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Pearson cut 4000 jobs – 10% of its staff. Throughout the year, Hill and Feldstein dutifully chronicled all the updates (or lack of updates ) to Blackboard, Pearson , Instructure , Schoology , D2L , and the like. (So This fall, the EducationSuperHighway released a price comparison tool so that districts could see neighbors’ broadband costs and ideally leverage that information to get a better deal.

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Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” Reports that Pearson is looking to sell its K–12 courseware business in EdWeek’s Market Brief , Inside Higher Ed , and Edsurge. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

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Tagged on: September 16, 2017 Pearson India set to launch K-12 online private school | Business Line → Educational services firm Pearson India will launch virtual international school for K-12, International Connections Academy, in India soon.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

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Tagged on: September 16, 2017 Pearson India set to launch K-12 online private school | Business Line → Educational services firm Pearson India will launch virtual international school for K-12, International Connections Academy, in India soon.

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“Higher education and library associations called on the Federal Communications Commission Thursday to uphold Obama-era rules requiring broadband providers to treat all traffic on the internet equally,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Here’s Pearson ’s annual report for 2016. Via the BBC : “Pearson boss sees pay boost despite firm’s struggles.” Education Politics.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” Via Mic : “On Thursday, Pearson , an education publishing company, apologized for publishing a nursing textbook section that contained racist material about treating patients from different cultural backgrounds who have acute and chronic pain.” ” “Chirons will lead us out of the AI Technopanic ,” says Pearson , “and you can be a chiron.”

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Via Techcrunch : “ FCC votes to negate broadband privacy rules.” ” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. Via The Guardian : “Education publisher Pearson reports biggest loss in its history.” Education Politics. President Trump gave a not-the-State-of-the-Union address to Congress on Tuesday.

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” “Republicans try to take cheap phones and broadband away from poor people,” Ars Technica reports. monthly subsidies toward cellular phone service or mobile broadband. ” From the Pearson blog : “The future of language learning: Augmented reality vs virtual reality.” (National) Education Politics. The New York Times broke the story this week that “ Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions.”

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Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “New Law Nixing Broadband Privacy Protections Stirs K–12 Fears.” ” Via Ars Technica : “ Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students.” ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Pearson Share Prices Tumble on Worries About Online Ed. Education Politics. Trump says the Secretary of Education is “highly respected.”

The Politics of Education Technology

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In February, CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, called broadband access outside of school a “ civil right ” for students. And Silicon Valley tech investors, as well as large education corporations like Pearson, are behind this. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ U of Florida Online finds stability after canceling deal with Pearson , but scales back its plan for ”exponential“ growth in online education for undergraduates.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ IBM picks Blackboard and Pearson to bring the technology behind the Watson computer to colleges and universities.” President-Elect Trump. It’s all so awful.

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Via Campus Technology : “ Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program.” Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” “ What does Trump’s executive order on education do? Not much,” says The LA Times’ Joy Resmovits.

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” Via Education Week : “ FCC Revokes Decision Allowing Companies to Provide Low-Income Families With Subsidized Broadband.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Pearson , after spending hundreds of millions of dollars on learning management systems , is leaving the market as the company seeks to restructure itself and boost its profits.” Education Politics.

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” Via The Chicago Tribune : “Pearson Family Members Foundation sues University of Chicago , aiming to revoke $100M gift.” ” Via CItyLab : “The Problem With America’s New National Broadband Map.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.