Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

Kitaboo on EdTech

The state of the US higher education market looks slightly subdued on account of the fact that the government has reduced funding for higher education. billion cut in funding for the education department, compared to a 10% decrease in 2019. This has led to higher education textbook publishers facing the brunt as that’s the only area where students and institutes can reduce their spends, by opting for digital textbooks instead.

10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching

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Online Tutoring is an ideal solution, as it can be done at home on a computer or mobile device and is usually a much cheaper alternative. Also, online tutoring/teaching is a nice way for educators to earn some extra money doing what they love from the comfort of their own home, setting their own schedule. 25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education ] *This list is in alphabetical order. Chegg Tutors - A fantastic site for students to find a tutor in any subject.

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The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech

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The sudden shift gave leaders at DreamBox Learning, a math education company headquartered nearby, an early glimpse at the upheaval to come and an inkling that digital teaching tools would soon be in high demand around the country. The federal government promised more than $30 billion in relief support for education, but school and college leaders say that won’t be enough to make up for decreased funding from local and state governments and lost tuition revenue.

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K12 Eyes Further Deals After $165M Acquisition of Coding Bootcamp Galvanize

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Another bootcamp has been gobbled up by an education technology company looking to break into the corporate learning and career readiness market. This time, publicly traded virtual schooling and education management provider K12 paid $165 million in cash to buy Denver-based coding bootcamp Galvanize. Recent notable deals include Zovio’s (then known as Bridgepoint Education) $17.5 million for General Assembly, and 2U spent $750 million for Trilogy Education last year.

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10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching

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Educators who tutor online can earn extra money doing what they love from the comfort of home on their own schedule. Chegg Tutors —A fantastic site for students to find a tutor in any subject. Sophia —A great site where educators can share what they know via different teaching strategies (e.g., Students can get help with any subject and with homework as well, and there are nice mobility features.

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More Big Bucks for Tutoring Companies: Varsity Tutors Raises $50M in Series C Funding

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This week, Varsity Tutors raised $50 million in a Series C round led by Learn Capital, an education-focused venture firm. Among the goals of the fundraise is to add more topics and experts available for its instant tutoring mobile app, which promises to match a learner with an expert within 15 seconds. Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessTutoring is big business. Wealthy families fork out more than $1,000 an hour for top teachers.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Decrease in State Funding: The government has been scaling back on the funding on college education since the great recession of 2008. Post the recession, states cut inflation-adjusted spending on K–12 education by approximately 4% between 2008 and 2013. As per the latest annual survey of state spending by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), state spending per student has declined at public colleges and universities by around 8%.

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10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching

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Online Tutoring is an ideal solution as it can be done at home on a computer or mobile device and is usually a much cheaper alternative. Also, online tutoring/teaching is a nice way for educators to earn some extra money doing what they love to from the comfort of their own home and setting their own schedule. Chegg Tutors - A fantastic site for students to find a tutor in any subject. Also, there are nice mobility features as well.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the massive review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education. ” Education in the Courts. It’s not directly education related.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” Also on the list of new hires: Robert Eitel , “who had been criticized for his dual role as a top for-profit college official and Education Department adviser, has resigned from his position at Bridgepoint Education.” ” Immigration and Education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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(National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.” ” Via Politico : “New marching orders from Betsy DeVos’ civil rights chief have the Education Department churning through civil rights complaints. ” Via Education Week : “ ESSA Point Man Jason Botel to Leave Education Dept. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

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If you go to startup pitch events, you’ve seen it happen: An entrepreneur says something—something so naïve, egregious and hackneyed—that it makes the investors, along with educators who are now increasingly in the audience, physically cringe. Hint: “It’s mobile,” “We have a better UI,” and “It’s for millennials” are not the answers. Student engagement and retention mobile apps. Simply saying “We’re the Uber of education!” Chegg (or Amazon for that matter)?

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Oh yes, I’m sure you can come up with some rousing successes and some triumphant moments that made you thrilled about the 2010s and that give you hope for “the future of education.” The startup was later sold to Valore Education in 2015 , which was in turn acquired by Follett in 2016 , which in turn shut down the Boundless site in 2017.