A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

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.

Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

This common experience illuminates how challenging it can be for educational technology (edtech) companies to communicate what they do and why it is important. This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge.

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COMPANIES TO WATCH FOR 2019

techlearning

What follows is a guide to companies offering a variety of edtech products to K-12

For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers appeared first on Market Brief. Newcomers to the ed-tech space must learn an important lesson: If you're not helping teachers, you have little chance of reaching students.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2019

Marketplace K-12

Teachers Pay Teachers has been named the most innovative education company in 2019 by the business magazine, and Girls Who Code won most innovative in the non-profit category. The post Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2019 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Augmented / Virtual Reality Coding educational games esports Fast Company Innovation Teachers

Thoughtful Creation of Company Culture Leads to Startup Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Intentionally establishing your company's values and mission is an important factor in building a strong venture. The post Thoughtful Creation of Company Culture Leads to Startup Success appeared first on Market Brief.

Fundraising While Running a Startup Company

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

As an ed-tech startup, you have to raise money and grow the company at the same time. The post Fundraising While Running a Startup Company appeared first on Market Brief. Fundraising takes a lot of time.

Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The metrics your startup chooses to track say a lot about the kind of company you’re building, says this ed-tech CEO. The post Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth appeared first on Market Brief.

How Education Companies Can Expand Into New Markets While Staying Focused

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post How Education Companies Can Expand Into New Markets While Staying Focused appeared first on Market Brief. Listenwise is expanding into the elementary-grade market in response to demand from educators. The Startup Blog English language learning ESL listening literacy podcasts

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

Voted #1 Best Place to Work on Glassdoor by employees’ choice in 2019, and Best CEO in 2018, this education company comes well recommended. If I missed a company you’d recommend, comment below or head over to the Educators’ Exchange Facebook group and join the conversation!

How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

Edsurge

Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for tech companies selling to colleges. We walked the exhibit hall here looking for new ways that companies are offering this Big-Data-driven transformation.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Varsity Tutors is a nationally recognized company that connects students with personalized tutoring services in both academic and test prep subject areas.

Ed-Tech Company CEO Shares Leadership Style Approaches

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Different styles of leadership work best for different companies and CEOs. The post Ed-Tech Company CEO Shares Leadership Style Approaches appeared first on Market Brief. Which one is right for you?

Is Esports a Land of Opportunity for Entrepreneurs? This Company Founder Says Maybe

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This Company Founder Says Maybe appeared first on Market Brief. The growing popularity of esports among students and its entry into high school athletics could provide business openings in the marketplace. The post Is Esports a Land of Opportunity for Entrepreneurs?

Online Tutoring Companies Take Small Steps to Protect Student Safety

Edsurge

Some online tutoring companies have recently made changes to their platforms to better protect and promote students’ safety, especially as it pertains to online privacy, behavioral issues and parental discipline. However, teachers who contract with the company shed some light on the process.

How Education Companies Can Thrive in the Most Volatile Month of the K-12 Sales Cycle

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Here are 6 strategies to land new business and position your company for the future. The post How Education Companies Can Thrive in the Most Volatile Month of the K-12 Sales Cycle appeared first on Market Brief. For K-12 districts, June 30 marks the end of the fiscal years.

Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This year we adopted our first “rallying cry”… The post Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry appeared first on Market Brief. Professional sports teams often have a rallying chant (either fan driven or player driven). Non-profits have missions to rally around.

5 Elements of a Pitch Deck That Will Lead Your Company to New VC Investment

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The ed-tech company's co-founder shares the secrets of his pitch. The post 5 Elements of a Pitch Deck That Will Lead Your Company to New VC Investment appeared first on Market Brief. Swing Education has raised $23 million in venture capital funding to-date. The Startup Blog

This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools. The founder of Move This World realized that videos and technology allowed her to share her social-emotional learning products and strategies with more schools and students. The post This CEO Was Anti-Technology.

Build a Startup Company Investors Want to Fund

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Build a Startup Company Investors Want to Fund appeared first on Market Brief. What does it take to raise $2 million in funding for your startup? I know, because I've done it.

Startup Founder Finds New Focus in Mission of Social-Emotional Learning Company

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

After Move This World founder Sara LaHayne became bogged down in the administrative aspects of management, she took time to find a renewed emphasis on her company's message of self care for teachers and students.

The Art of Hiring in K-12 Companies: How to Attract New Employees Who Are a Fit

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The CEO of ed-tech company Listenwise shares insight around finding the right people for K-12 sales and marketing jobs. The post The Art of Hiring in K-12 Companies: How to Attract New Employees Who Are a Fit appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy edtech Hiring K-12 Dealmaking k12 Market Strategy Staffing/Hiring Startups

How one tuition-free bootcamp—and major Seattle companies—are addressing tech’s gender gap

The Christensen Institute

His company was struggling to bring gender diversity to its growing team of software developers, and he wasn’t the only one: at the time, in 2013, only 15% of software developers in Washington state were female.

Companies Say Blockchain Could Have Prevented College Admissions Scandal

Edsurge

Now, several companies that sell student-record systems based on blockchain—the technology behind Bitcoin—are pitching their products as a way to prevent that kind of fraudulent record tampering in the future.

Should Teachers and Tech Companies Work Together?

TeacherCast

The post Should Teachers and Tech Companies Work Together? This week on the TechEducator Podcast we discuss a recent New York Times article that focused on the topic of Teacher Ambassador Programs. appeared first on TeacherCast.

Ed-Tech Companies: Big Data Analytics Must Result in Helpful Human Actions

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Ed-Tech Companies: Big Data Analytics Must Result in Helpful Human Actions appeared first on Market Brief. School districts are using algorithms to analyze student data, but those metrics must be usable for educators to impact student learning.

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Vernier Partners With Google, Microsoft and Education Technology Companies

techlearning

Vernier announces its recent partnerships with these top education technology-related companies

This Ed-Tech Company Moved From ‘Not Yet’ to a Program Inspired by Customer Demand

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For years teachers asked listening skills company Listenwise to help them and their students create podcasts, but the company wasn't ready to add a new product. The post This Ed-Tech Company Moved From ‘Not Yet’ to a Program Inspired by Customer Demand appeared first on Market Brief. Find out how Listenwise got to "yes.". The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Podcasting Professional Development Startup Shortcuts Series Startups

Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum

Edsurge

For venture-backed education companies, the path to sustainability—and profitability—can be full of difficult twists and turns. Most of the people affected were part of the company’s professional development team, which worked with educators to implement its supplemental curriculum offerings.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Less than two weeks ago, the FCC leadership, under new Chairman Pai, reversed course and is now preventing telecom companies from providing federal subsidized service to poor Americans.

5 Ways Company Leaders Should Look to ‘Abundance’ to Improve Productivity

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post 5 Ways Company Leaders Should Look to ‘Abundance’ to Improve Productivity appeared first on Market Brief. CEO Sarah Potler LaHayne sometimes feels stress or worry, but she uses these strategies to make sure she's managing her emotions for successful leadership.

Take the ‘Power Pause’: Being Busy Doesn’t Equal Effective Company Leadership

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Company leaders face a barrage of notifications from email, texts, social media and more. The post Take the ‘Power Pause’: Being Busy Doesn’t Equal Effective Company Leadership appeared first on Market Brief. It pays to take a pause to refocus and find balance. The Startup Blog Emotional Intelligence Emotions Power of Pause SEL social-emotional learning Startup wellbeing

How Ed-Tech Companies Use Research to Make Better Products

Digital Promise

While there is widespread support for ed-tech companies to use research when designing their products, there is still little information available about how companies actually do (or should do) this work. As a result, pioneering companies have had to adapt these methods as they strive to make products that are truly “research-based.”. In this report, we answer questions such as: How do companies find and apply published research to guide product design?

The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company

Edsurge

Niesner claims the company is on track to hit $40 million in revenue in 2020. The company is still shy of the $100 million revenue threshold commonly associated with IPO-ready companies. The company reached 25 million users by 2012 and 55 million users three years later.