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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Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Jamil Ahmed

Teacher Reboot Camp

We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. You can still register until July 12th for the summer session of any of the online accredited courses offered by Edtechnology Specialists and Andrews University.

Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Jamil Ahmed

Teacher Reboot Camp

We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. You can still register until July 12th for the summer session of any of the online accredited courses offered by Edtechnology Specialists and Andrews University.

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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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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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. College officials arrived at this week’s conference feeling plenty of pressure to save money and improve student success, of course.

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. Rather than fighting, they work as a team to figure out if the platform can adapt to meet the needs of a range of educators.

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

Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics. Our brick and mortar courses usually get a student about 150 to 200 points in about 25 to 30 hours of time.”

Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College

Edsurge

But then he pursued a career in business, first at a strategy consulting firm, and later working his way up to CEO of a tech company called Snapfish, which did photo sharing and hosting and printing and that kind of thing before Instagram existed. Jones: I spent 15 years as a traditional college professor, and the courses I taught were in business departments—usually organizational behavior and leadership courses.

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.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

In the year since it launched, the platform has cut in half the time students have to study to obtain the same results, according to company metrics. Our brick and mortar courses usually get a student about 150 to 200 points in about 25 to 30 hours of time.”

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

Edsurge

Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. One secret to the partnership’s success: clear boundaries between the for-profit company and the nonprofit educational institution. “We’re With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

Edsurge

With such broad interpretations of AI, Andrew Ng wants to simply things for the average person in a new course called AI for Everyone. The online course won’t include any heavy technical lessons, and is specifically targeting learners without experience with AI who want to better understand the technology or ways it could impact their business. Lessons will include how to select AI projects, as well as how to work with and manage AI teams within companies.

New Cybersecurity Course Teaches Teens the ABCs of (Ethical) Hacking

Edsurge

Keeshin’s company is perhaps best known for a series of introductory coding courses it offers on programming languages such as Javascript and Python. But starting this fall it’s adding something new to its roster: a cybersecurity course for high schoolers. We don't want students to be reading an article and writing up a reflection to it,” says Evelyn Hunter, a former math teacher who helped design the course as CodeHS’s curriculum lead.

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Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

Wired Campus

Some of the biggest MOOC producers, including Daphne Koller’s Coursera, may have figured out how to get employers to accept free online courses as credentials: Get big-name companies to help design them. We’re getting to the point where we’ll be profitable as a company.”.

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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That process can take about three to four years including time to develop the program, according to the company’s founder, John Katzman. “The industry’s evolving where (OPMs) need to be able to meet the school on their terms.” A cool $6,630.

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?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

Edsurge

Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face. Community colleges can expand their reach by offering online courses for remote and working students. But these companies should work with schools before they finalize a product choice, she says, to make sure it really addresses their needs.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

Off Any SAT Course Coupon Code-2400 SAT Prepexpert”]. I piloted a few SAT prep courses in Las Vegas, which resulted in an improvement of 376 points. How did the idea to propose your book and courses to the Sharks arise? off the price of any SAT course).

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

Edsurge

Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations.

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New Two-Year Online College Aims to Grow Quickly (But Without Traditional Gen-Ed Courses)

Edsurge

All of the courses at Foundry College will be synchronous, meaning that students will all be online at the same time and participate in activities led by professors via video. None of the college’s courses will assign homework or ask students to do reading before class, Kosslyn said, in what may be a first for a two-year college. Instead, courses will be designed so that students can do everything required during 90-minute class periods. “It’s

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CSU and California Community Colleges Partner on a Tool To Find Transferable Online Courses

Edsurge

Two of the largest higher-education systems in the country are partnering to pilot an online course finder tool to increase students’ access to 10,000 online and transferable courses. Students may use the course finder to finish CSU breadth or general-education requirements during the summer to help them graduate on time. Students already had the option to take courses from other California state institutions for transfer credit.

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What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

New Company Says by Using Its Service, Students Can Test Classroom Tech Before Arriving on Campus

Edsurge

Founded by a father-son duo, the company launched this year with the goal to create “tier zero” for students and tech support before the school year starts, co-founder Ben Sample (the son in the duo), tells EdSurge. The other cofounder, Jay Sample, says a student visiting the company’s website can click a “scan” button to run tests that are each related generally to the requirements stipulated by the LMS or the school.

?Online Courses Shouldn’t Use Remote Proctoring Tools. Here’s Why.

Edsurge

Rather than spending most of my time time helping people become better online teachers, I have been figuring out how to meet two competing objectives: increase online course offerings and avoid adopting an online proctoring system. My first objective, to increase the number of online courses, is grounded in research and campus goals for increasing student success. Some examples include learning management systems, lecture capture tools, and early online meeting systems.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses. It might lead one to ask: after two decades and dozens of hundreds of millions of dollars, how many university courses can be taught using OER today? To try to answer this question, I did a quick count of the titles listed in the Open Textbook Library , which is the biggest referatory of “whole course OER” that I’m aware of.

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Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

Edsurge

Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) Both my co-founder and I come from small towns, where we were surrounded by brilliant people who don’t have the opportunities that we enjoyed,” Austin Allred, the company’s co-founder and CEO, tells EdSurge.

Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

MIND Research Institute

What our approach does is build spatial-temporal reasoning, and then connect that spatial-temporal reasoning to mathematical understanding,” accomplishing what other software companies haven’t. Video produced by NationSwell in partnership with Cisco.

LaGuardia Community College: Where Business and Tech Education Meet

Edsurge

As the need for affordable education grows, community colleges are well positioned to provide post-secondary degrees, credentials or training to meet workforce needs. LaGuardia’s program, known as TechIMPACT , will partner with tech education companies including General Assembly, Udacity and The Software Guild to provide accelerated tech training for more than 300 low-income young adults over the next three years. “We

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Colleges Better Plan What Courses They Should Offer

Edsurge

Big data could help community colleges better predict how industries are changing so they can tailor their IT courses and other programs. After all, if Amazon can forecast what consumers will buy and prestock items in their warehouses to meet the expected demand, why can’t colleges do the same thing when planning their curricula, using predictive analytics to make sure new degree or certificates programs are started just in time for expanding job opportunities?

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Learning Upgrade Debuts GED® Math and HiSET® Math Test Prep Courses

techlearning

The GED Math and HiSET Math courses prepare learners for success on these challenging tests with engaging lessons and problem-solving activities that teach the key math topics. We’re honored and excited to offer the tools they need to meet their goals with these new courses.”

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

Edsurge

Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. These companies have committed money, mentors and other resources to provide educational opportunities for underserved communities. And I want to run a video game company.”.

Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. Politician’s Trial

Marketplace K-12

Michael Humphrey, executive vice president at Edgenuity , testified in the ethics trial of state House Speaker Mike Hubbard , who is accused in a 23-count indictment of using his clout to attract business for companies he leads. Humphrey testified that he hired Hubbard on a $7,500-per-month consulting contract to connect him to legislative leaders in other states, as Edgenuity tried to sell digital courses. The post Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala.