Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations


That’s the number of items and school supplies recently donated by the San Francisco-based tech company Okta. Conference-goers to the company’s annual Bay Area event didn’t come away with any “swag” this year.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Today we talk about the conference, what people can expect from the conference and how to sign up.

CUE Conferences in the 1980’s


This article glances back at an important part of CUE’s history – early conferences. By the mid-80’s, CUE held two conferences per year, one in the Bay Area and one in Southern California. Conferences featured two-day programs –on Fridays and Saturdays.

Conference Notes: Mid-Atlantic Conference on #PersonalizedLearning #macpl19 #caolacon19


I am wrapping up my first experience at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning. The panel will include experts from the classroom, central office and a learning company who will discuss their approaches for designing highly impactful digital learning experiences for students.

Ready for Conference Season? Webinar Gives Insider Tips to Companies on Maximizing ROI

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Conferences are a big investment in any education company's budget. The post Ready for Conference Season? Webinar Gives Insider Tips to Companies on Maximizing ROI appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Conferences Webinars

Education Startups Can Get a Boost on the Fringes of Big Conferences

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While a startup can't compete with the showy conference displays created by large education companies, there's value to be had through a smaller presence too. The post Education Startups Can Get a Boost on the Fringes of Big Conferences appeared first on Market Brief.

Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions


That group of colleges, companies and nonprofits is working to build an openly licensed Open Badges platform for digital certificates that professionals and students can use to show they’ve mastered certain skills (either academic or so-called “soft skills,” like collaboration or problem solving). How, they wondered, could a company claim to have just invented something that is so well known? When the U.S.

Google Launches Education Conference on Hangouts

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Frank Smith Google is launching an online education conference in May that's focused on innovating with the company's tools in classrooms. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Platform as a Service Software as a Service

Building a Learning Company: Three Entrepreneurs Dish Out Advice


So, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are game-based edtech companies hoping to leave a mark in classrooms. At the Intentional Play Summit, a conference focused on the intersection of gaming and education in Mountain View, Calif., But all of the sudden, you might find that your company, and the world, is changing—and as a result, you might have to question, or change, those initial decisions. Playing games in the classroom is not a new concept.

K12 Conference Strategy for Ed Companies – Do Your Homework


A digital strategy is not enough for most K12 education companies. If what you would like to do is grow your business with normal cycle sales, you can make that happen with mindful preparation and meaningful connections. EdTech Education

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?


When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. I don’t think that is ethical,” Herrera, now the Senior Director of Strategy and Operations at ProjectEd, told the audience at a recent panel session at the SXSW EDU conference in Austin. So from a company side, pilots can work, but I think it needs to happen much earlier.”

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report


More than 7,500 educators from around the globe gathered in Boston to participate in ASCD's #Empower18 conference. Ellevation is a software company focused on ELL educators and the students they serve.

Why Partnerships Between Education Companies Succeed or Fail

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Big players in the K-12 market are looking to partner with companies that help them expand reach and value, according to a panel of experts at the LearnLaunch conference. The post Why Partnerships Between Education Companies Succeed or Fail appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 #LearnLaunch2019 Assessment / Testing Business Strategy Mergers and Acquisitions

65 New Products Will Be Introduced in the 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference Expo Hall


The National Future of Education Technology Conference® (FETC®) announced 55 exhibiting companies who will introduce a total of 65 new products at the 39th annual event, January 27-30, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

5 Innovative Conferences For Educators And Entrepreneurs To Attend In 2019

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Did you know that there are almost 100 education conferences every year? Some of these conferences are offered in the States, while others are held around the globe. The SXSW EDU conference brings entrepreneurs and educators together.

LRP Acquires District Administrator, in Merging of School Media Companies

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LRP Conferences, a publisher and conference organizer, announced that it has acquired the editorial and conference company Professional Media Group, LLC. The post LRP Acquires District Administrator, in Merging of School Media Companies appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Conferences Media Mergers and Acquisitions

IMMERSION: Our Hands-on, Info-Packed Event Just for Edtech Companies


It will take place in San Diego, one day before ASU GSV X Summit—the tenth annual investor conference. Not yet planning to attend that conference? Here’s the plan: MORNING: We’ll get an in-depth look at running an edtech company from startup through growth from the cofounder of Remind, Brett Kopf, and the company's CEO, Brian Grey. On April 7, EdSurge will host a one-day clinic on building your edtech business called EdSurge IMMERSION.

HoverCam Digital Classroom Solutions at the Spring CUE 2019 National Conference


Company to Demonstrate Classroom Management Software, Digital Podiums, and Document Camera Family

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom


An answer to that lies in the partnerships between companies and the schools they sell to. At this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Fla., companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to bridge this gap. Here are some of the ways edtech companies say they are working with educators to create—and sell—products that succeed in the marketplace and the classroom.

ISTE 2017 Preview: What to Expect from This Year’s Conference


As we countdown to ISTE 2017 , here’s a few things we’re excited to see, do, and learn about during the conference. Contextualizing learning in the world outside the classroom was a major theme during last year’s conference , and this year’s attendees will be ready to bring more rigor to the authentic learning experiences provided by their district. We’re spending the conference with Google at booth 1718. Company Announcements EdTech News

At Bett Ed-Tech Show, British Secretary Calls for Companies to Step It Up

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The massive ed-tech conference is playing out in the shadow of political upheaval over Brexit, Britain's uncertain path toward abandoning the European Union. The post At Bett Ed-Tech Show, British Secretary Calls for Companies to Step It Up appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 BETT Conferences International / Global Markets

Got Winter Cabin Fever? Sweat It Out At These Higher-Ed Technology Conferences in 2019


We’ve rounded up some of the most widely-attended edtech conferences in the U.S., EdSurge also offers its own annual edtech conference, Fusion , and our one-day entrepreneur workshop, Immersion. The calendar below names more than 50 edtech conferences happening in the U.S. There are a lot of conferences on this list (now 54 to be exact). Green events are oriented around a specific product or company. Know of a conference or event that should be added?

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’


The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” To support that work, the company plans to use data collected from students using its headsets to compile “the world’s largest brainwave database.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

Higher-Ed Edtech Conferences You Need to Know for 2017


Just in time for you to plan your 2017 professional travels, we’ve updated our picks of notable edtech & innovation conferences for higher-ed educators, administrators and companies. Our free conference map includes dates, locations, brief descriptions of why and for whom each conference might be valuable as well as clickable names that link to each conference website. Of course, anyone can attend any conference.

Chase the Endless Summer With These 50+ Higher-Ed Conferences


Our biannual conference calendar highlights edtech’s most popular higher-ed conferences, including events such as higher-ed nonprofit EDUCAUSE’s national convening and ASU+GSV, one of the largest events for education investors and businesses. We’ve also added new events, suggested by readers, such as this year’s DELTA summit on experiential learning at Dartmouth College or the Emerging Learning Design conference at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond


23-26): the companies who supply the tools, and the educators who use them; The Education Show (Jan. Perhaps one of the few areas of overlap was that three of the four conferences featured the similar talk by Andreas Schleicher, OECD’s education lead, who shared snippets from his team’s latest “Trends Shaping Education” report. One teacher described The Education Show as “a ghost town for companies who can’t afford Bett.” (A

New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies

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A set of 16 guidelines describes how companies should conduct and report ed-tech research to meet ESSA requirements and educators' expectations. The post New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research Conferences Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Market Research Product Research

21 AWESOME EdTech Companies To Connect With At ISTE | #ISTE15 #ISTE2015


From June 29-July 1 the Educational Technology world will be centered around the ISTE Conference happening in Philadelphia. ” TeacherCast is proud to announce the ISTE2015 EdTech Companies that are a MUST to meet up with during the conference this year.

ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps

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The post ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Conferences Product Research StartupApp developers who can't find educators to provide feedback on their emerging products will soon be able to find help for that through ISTE.

How Tech Companies Woo Higher Ed (and What They Seek in Return)


But Christmas came early for some higher-ed institutions in the form of freebies and discounts from big technology companies. But these efforts are part of a longer-term strategy for these companies to train future workers in their technology. In October, the company and The Ohio State University announced a multi-part collaboration. In 1999 the company and the University of Pittsburgh opened an “Academic Java Center” meant to train and certify students in Java technology.

Higher ed conference survival guide – 13 tips to make your time count


There’s nothing quite like a higher education conference. It might be seeing the tech advancements on display every year, from companies large and small. Conferences can be equal parts overwhelming and inspiring. Before you leave home, check to see if your conference has an app.

Pearson, AFT Square Off Over Company’s Profits, Focus

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The American Federation of Teachers is pressuring Pearson PLC, the global education company, to conduct a business strategy review with an eye to becoming more profitable. “Our strategy is clear,” the company said in the March 17 statement. posing a threat to the company.

Elsevier Faces Tough Questions About Its Business Model During Library and Publishing Conference


Those were all takeaways from the ITHAKA Next Wave 2018 conference, held here last week. Attendees from academic libraries and scholarly publishing explored how higher education will have to adapt to changing demographics, rising inequality and continuing tensions between big commercial companies and their academic customers. Asked about Elsevier’s expansion into data analytics, Chi emphasized that publishing remains central to the company’s business model.

PublicSchoolWORKS and Company Nurse Integrate to Provide Workplace Injury and Compliance Management Solution for Schools Across the Country


Company Nurse is the first workers’ comp nurse triage service that ensures injured workers get the proper care while helping keep claims and costs low. About Company Nurse Workplace injuries are a fact of life.

‘Future of Ed-Tech’ Focus of International Conference in Florida

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From virtual and augmented reality to coding, companies exhibited their latest ed-tech offerings at a conference that drew nearly 10,000 educators and exhibitors to Orlando. The post ‘Future of Ed-Tech’ Focus of International Conference in Florida appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Coding conferences FETC virtual reality

What Colleges Should Know About A Growing 'Talent Strategy' Push By Companies


Companies want secret formulas for identifying talented job candidates—and weeding out duds. At a conference on the future of credentials held this week in Washington, for instance, Karyn Marciniak, vice president for people analytics at Two Sigma, was asked what she’s noticed in her quest to apply big data to HR. That means “companies are realizing they need to think about their human capital in a different way.”.

Curriculum Associates Featured on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies


5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc.

The Places You’ll Go: K-12 Edtech Conferences to Check Out in 2017


Last week, we pulled together our picks for what higher-ed conferences, expos and events you should know about in 2017. This free downloadable calendar has all the dates, locations and details you need to begin planning which events and conferences to check out next year. Of course, anyone can attend any conference. And green events are our very own EdSurge Summits, which bring together dozens of companies and hundreds of educators in districts around the country!

Wanna (Edtech) Getaway? Check Out These Higher-Ed Conferences for 2017-2018


And so is our bi-annual higher education events calendar, ready to get you started on planning your next conference or education getaway. In addition to updating locations and dates to reflect conferences happening from June 2017 to July 2018, we’ve added in a few new events thanks to helpful feedback from our readers. There are a lot of conferences on this list (47 to be exact). Gold events are oriented around a specific product or company. Summer is here!

Edtech Networking Conference Wraps Up Year


The last edtech conference of the year kicked off with a series of reflections by some well-known edtech pundits on the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of education and technology, including around how to assess learning, improve accessibility and catalyze procurement reform. A pre-event kick off party marked the debut of "the Edtech Factory," a co-working facility managed by entrepreneur-investor John Katzman and his Noodle Companies.