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.

Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

The CoolCatTeacher

Curriculum Specialist Mandy Figlioli is excited about her school’s adoption of the Inventionland design and prototyping course. Inventionland: A Transformational Invention Course. What first attracted me to her is a very interesting Inventionland Innovation Course.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’m excited to announce that on July 5th my two new online courses begin, Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages , and Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’m excited to announce that on July 5th my two new online courses begin, Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages , and Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development.

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Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Advancement Courses From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So, if you’re passionate about learning and want your courses to mean something, Advancement Courses could be a great fit for you. Sponsored by Advancement Courses.

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Get Your Donors Choose Project sponsored by Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses is a fantastic option for flexible, affordable professional development Advancement Courses are self-paced and not tied to a semester or physical classroom, so you can study anywhere. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359 total.

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Missouri misses Course Access moment

The Christensen Institute

On April 30, the House passed a bill to create a statewide Course Access program with a favorable vote of 110 to 40. To this end, Course Access programs can have substantial, positive effects on students’ learning outcomes. Consider, for example, these stories from students in nearby states where Course Access programs are available. All of these courses could easily be made available to every Missouri student through a statewide Course Access catalog.

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How 'Learning Experience Design' Helps Customize Online Courses at Scale

Edsurge

Today’s faculty is also tasked with something the school’s Jesuit founders could not have imagined: deciding not only which courses are taught but how to teach them—in person, online, or through a combination of both. Some companies had a cookie-cutter approach to course development.

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Does Your Company Really Need AI? Stanford Executive Course Aims to Demystify the Hype

Edsurge

Artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous buzzword for tech companies these days, but even though all kinds of founders and CEOs say their product is infused with AI, the meaning of the term varies from advanced machine learning to a smart spreadsheet.

7 Online Training Courses A New Employee Must Go Through

WizIQ Education & Technology

Online training is an efficient and convenient method for new employees to quickly get up to speed when learning about the company that just hired them, and what they will be expected to do as a.

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.

Stellic Raises $3.1 Million to Help Students Navigate Course Scheduling

Edsurge

As a new college student in 2012, Sabih Bin Wasi found his excitement over his many course options tempered by his confusion at scheduling them. He spent a weekend logging in a spreadsheet course prerequisites and planning semesters ahead for classes in computer science and business.

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.

How Merger of Two Textbook Giants Could Impact Course Materials

Edsurge

That appears to be the hope of officials at the two companies, which have both been trying for years to shift the focus of their businesses from selling print books to shipping software and other online tools, and have recently been experimenting with subscription models.

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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.

Another Giant Tech Company Pays Record Fines: What Does it All Mean?

EdNews Daily

But news of tech companies breaking laws and paying massive fines really have no meaning. Of course. There was a time when doing something wrong could wreck a company. People would stop using a company’s services and that company would take a loss, or even go out of business.

Facebook Course Partner Raises $12 Million Series A

Edsurge

In the fall, Cooper will leverage those college partnerships to serve about 2,000 students on the platform by her company, Pathstream , which offers career-based certifications to college students. On a superficial level, they earn a certificate from a software company.

Don’t Call Them Test Companies: How the College Board and ACT Have Shifted Focus

Edsurge

In a statement on its website in May, the ACT said that it is transforming itself from an “assessment company” into “an organization providing learning, measurement, and navigation support to learners.”

Where Are the Black and Latinx People in Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

If you go to the “About Us” page on most websites of education technology companies, you will see many white faces, quite a few female ones and a good scattering of South Asian and East Asian staff. Most edtech companies don’t have bank accounts flush with cash earmarked for targeted recruitment services. In my experience, it doesn’t have to be expensive and you don’t have to be a big company to do it. Our mission was to make our company reflect the diversity of America.

Small Liberal Arts Colleges Are Sharing Online Courses

Edsurge

So the college offered him the chance to retake one of the course subjects online over the summer—even though Eureka doesn’t teach any online courses. The offering was possible thanks to a new online course-sharing arrangement among members of the Council of Independent Colleges, a group of independent liberal arts colleges. In the past, students looking to satisfy degree requirements would take in-person courses at area community colleges during the summer.

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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.

California Launches the Nation's Largest Community College Course Exchange

Edsurge

At worst they run out of financial aid and drop out of school before they have a chance to take the courses. California Community Colleges , the nation’s largest system with 113 institutions, just launched a course exchange so students at one campus can take classes online at another if those courses aren’t available on their home turf. Course offerings fell 21 percent between 2007 and 2012. But California’s OEI is the largest formal course exchange to date.

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?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Edsurge

For learners to qualify for work that pays well and for companies to source the talent they need, the market around skills-based education needs to evolve quickly to train students in the technology platforms now required for the jobs they seek. They’re going to need the help of the platform companies themselves. Why should platform companies step into this space? Entangled Studios has spent the past year collaborating with platform companies on the why and the how.

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

So how do companies hire and develop standout talent who may be new to the sector? It’s a 6-lesson course that gathers coworkers to discuss trending educational topics and philosophies, and our colleagues have found that it has been helpful in helping them succeed in their roles.

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Facebook Launches Courses to Help Adult Learners Skill Up

Edsurge

In its latest move in the education space, Facebook has launched career development courses geared toward adult learners looking to get a foothold in the digital economy. The 13 free, digital courses, each run around nine minutes long. This latest update builds on previous efforts by the company to support digital-skills training to small-business owners on its platform over the years.

New Provider Offers Low-Cost Online Courses. But Will the Credit Transfer?

Edsurge

The leader of a company known for light-hearted lessons from celebrities is moving into more academic topics—and starting to offer college credit. Aaron Rasmussen, co-founder of MasterClass, this week announced the launch of Outlier, an online provider of university-level courses.

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Building a Learning Company: Three Entrepreneurs Dish Out Advice

Edsurge

So, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are game-based edtech companies hoping to leave a mark in classrooms. Finding a (Sustainable) Business Model Grant Hosford, the co-founder and CEO of codeSpark, an app that teaches kids, ages 5- to 10- years old how to code, advised the audience that you can make some choices for your company that appear good at first and even midway through. It does make it kind of challenging on the structure of the company,” Krajewski said. “If

2U Stock Tumbles After Online Degree Company Lowers Growth Expectations for 2019

Edsurge

after the company told investors to expect greater losses than previously expected. On the company’s earnings call Tuesday, 2U CEO Christopher “Chip” Paucek revised its guidance to expect a net loss of between $151.5 Despite all this, the company reported a boost in revenue, with $135.5

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. Companies, too, need to build that kind of inquiry into every step of their work with educators. Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning.

Our 4 Do’s and Don’ts for Companies Selling to Schools

Edsurge

Software, guest speakers, singing groups, hardware, professional development programs, online courses, observation tools, data solutions—we’ve received pitches aimed at solving almost every educational problem, real or perceived. Company reps think they are providing a useful onramp.

How One Master Educator Uses Visuals and Tech to Make Dracula a Must-Take Course

Edsurge

The course is one of the school’s most popular, with a waitlist that once swelled to 1600; it was included in a roundup of “ Top 10 Must Take Classes at UVA.” He has also been selected as a Master Educator by the education technology company Course Hero , which produced a ten-minute film that features Stepanic and his crowd-pleasing class. EdSurge: Can you give us a little background on the history of the Dracula course? How do you leverage technology in your course?

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Dear Liberal Arts Major: STEM Companies Need Your Skills to Grow

Edsurge

But instead of a classroom, Wolochow now works on the Silicon Valley campus of a company that’s using technology to make learning more accessible to people throughout the world. Her career journey, which led her to Coursera, a startup that develops online courses and educational programs, highlights a trend that has become more pronounced in the last few years. Wong worked at several fintech firms before joining the mobile payments company.

Research Finds Online Service Providers Boost Program Enrollment

Wisewire

Universities that contract with an online program management company tend to outperform those that go it on their own. Traditionally, the report noted, OPM companies have signed long-term contracts with schools, incorporating investments in new online programs.

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The Hechinger Report

The San Francisco resident graduated from nearby Mills College in May 2018 with a master’s degree in early childhood education, and today she is getting her dream off the ground with the help of a new child care services company called Wonderschool.