The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech

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The Cloud Several tech giants have “large, entrenched footprints” when it comes to the administrative software that schools and colleges use, but only a minority of those institutions have switched to cloud-based systems, says Troy Williams, managing director of University Ventures.

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

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million in cash, plus some stock, for Fullstack Academy, and Chegg’s Thinkful purchase for $80 million. Its traditional software business saw a 16.2 Galvanize offers online and in-person technical training in areas like data science and software engineering.

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The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

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Chegg appears to have borrowed a page from Duolingo’s previous shenanigan for the Osmosis Pillow , which takes “memory foam” to another level. We will use some arcane technology called “blockchain” and distributed ledgers to validate that education software works. SWISH AND CLICK: Last week saw fresh announcements from Apple and Google that emphasize the use of a stylus instead of a keyboard. He asks others to search on Google—in incognito mode—on his behalf.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Or the company will have to start charging for the software. In 2018, Mozilla said it would retire Backpack, its platform for sharing and displaying badges, and would help users move their badges to Badgr, software developed by the tech company Concentric Sky.

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Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. Remember: the biases of engineers and managers get baked into the software you use. Enjoy your Google for Education products ! Speaking of Google, “ Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online.

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” That’s Joel Rose ’s School of One software. ” The Google Memo. Via Motherboard : “ Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes ‘Internally Viral’ ” Via Wired : “Internal Messages Show Some Googlers Supported Fired Engineer’s Manifesto.” ” Via The Guardian’s Julie Carrie Wong : “Segregated Valley: the ugly truth about Google and diversity in tech.”

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In other Google and edu news, via The Verge : “White nationalists seem to have manipulated Google search results for ‘Boasian anthropology’ ” Via Education Week : “‘Fake News,’ Media Literacy Become Business Opportunities in Rush to Educate Students.” ” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. Education Politics.

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