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.

COMPANIES TO WATCH FOR 2019

techlearning

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

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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.

Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science appeared first on Market Brief. The founder of Galvanize Labs shares her path through the word of computer science, where she was often one of few women in the room.

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

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Education companies see an “upside to the pandemic” for business

The Hechinger Report

But for some online education companies, the upheaval represents a chance to profit. Last month, Hechinger reported that website traffic was surging for some ed tech companies. The company manages more than 70 schools in 30 states and Washington, D.C.

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?

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.

Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness. Companies need to convince districts to participate.

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?

The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20TM Training Delivery Companies List

The Game Agency

Stamford, CT – September 5, 2019 – The Game Agency has been named to the 2019 Top Training Companies List for the training delivery sector of the learning and development market. Selection to the 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Training Delivery Companies List was based on the following criteria: Value of platform features and capabilities. Company size and growth potential.

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.

6 Things Districts Want From Education Companies During COVID-19

Marketplace K-12

As the coronavirus crisis takes hold, companies reaching out to districts need to act with empathy, smarts, and sensitivity. The post 6 Things Districts Want From Education Companies During COVID-19 appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Earnings Roundup: How Public Edtech Companies Fared Following the Outbreak

Edsurge

For instance, education companies that rely on corporate customers may take a hit, as those clients look to cut costs. While COVID-19 hit at the tail end of the first quarter, some publicly traded education companies already reported an impact on their Q1 2020 earnings.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Pearson K12 Spinoff Rebranded as ‘Savvas Learning Company’

Marketplace K-12

Savvas Learning Company will continue to provide its K-12 products and services, and is working to support districts with their remote learning needs during school closures. The post Pearson K12 Spinoff Rebranded as ‘Savvas Learning Company’ 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

The Summer of COVID-19 Presents a Unique Opportunity for Education Companies

Edsurge

For companies that target teachers, this is a good time to do some contingency planning as well—to be ready to assist educators no matter what scenario they find themselves in come fall. Companies that provide this assistance to teachers directly will be rich in prospects.

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

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.

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.

ParentSquare Becomes a Parent Company After Acquiring School Communication App

Edsurge

His company has acquired Signal Kit , provider of a competing school communications app. The combined company will reach two million students nationwide across 44 states, including about 20 percent of California students, claims Wadhwa.

Inside a Special Education Company’s $27 Million Fundraising Round

Marketplace K-12

The post Inside a Special Education Company’s $27 Million Fundraising Round appeared first on Market Brief. PresenceLearning, which has provided teletherapy to special education students for more than 10 years, is positioned to serve more school districts with the infusion of funds.

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.