Instructure CEO to Step Down; Definitive Agreement for Company’s Acquisition Revised Again

Marketplace K-12

Instructure CEO and board member Dan Goldsmith said he will step down from both positions as the company has reached a tentative agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo.

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.

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Definitions of Vpn Android

EdTechTeam

Setting up VPN on Android definitely seems to be a great notion. Even though working in a VPN is recommended, it is extremely crucial that you be certain you select the proper company for you. The post Definitions of Vpn Android appeared first on EdTechTeam. The Way to Get Started with Vpn Android? With Amahi, however, you will need to fit in the program to look after web sites. The app is simple to make use of. The Android program isn’t difficult to use.

How Should Colleges Approach Student Success When Different Definitions Abound?

Edsurge

Because these different definitions of student success abound, Stout says conversations with an academic advisor that “span beyond just building a schedule” are important. Rodrigues adds, the counselors are “pretty well connected” with companies that are hiring. At the most recent convening of Achieving the Dream , a non-profit focused on community college student success, president and CEO Karen Stout asked eight of the organization’s student scholars what completion means to them.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. Some have privacy concerns about students’ personal data reportedly being shared with Microsoft, Amazon and other companies.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. ThinkCERCA is definitely not the first U.S. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. The education markets in China and Japan have birthed many prosperous companies. edtech companies.

What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy

Edsurge

New federal and state laws —and a greater focus on the issue by districts—are giving edtech companies a lot to consider. Specifically, companies may run into roadblocks with legal or data privacy officers if they don’t meet key criteria regarding legal terms, data privacy and security that districts and schools need to see based on local, state and federal legislation. Note that the definition of PII is broad, often including free and reduced lunch status.

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How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur

Edsurge

EdSurge sat down with Gallagher during the ASU+GSV Summit in May to learn about why he predicts that when it comes to education, the line between colleges and companies will continue to blur. And I think it will be 5, 10 or 15 years until aspects of this ecosystem are sorted out, but it makes for a really exciting time now to get the IBMs and healthcare companies and hotels and others at the table with college and university leaders, technology leaders, and so on.

Blackboard Co-Founder Urges ‘Disarmament’ Between Edtech Companies and Academics

Edsurge

Matthew Pittinsky wants the equivalent of disarmament talks between edtech companies and colleges. You recently offered some advice for entrepreneurs starting an edtech company in today’s landscape. At the first ASU+GSV Summit, though, coincidentally, I came across a company that eventually became the basis of Parchment. Because as you know well professors often are quite skeptical of for-profit companies, and there’s this clash of cultures.

As Textbook Companies Try New Options, Many Students Say Price Is Biggest Factor

Edsurge

Take Perlego , a UK-based company which gives users access to a library of content, including digital textbooks. And starting in August 2018, textbook publisher Cengage will let students access all of the company’s digital higher education materials for $119.99 Morris had never even heard of OERs, but after she was given a quick definition, she said she wishes she’d known about them and they seem like they could be beneficial for students if they can find what they need on them.

What’s the Difference Between Engineering at a Tech Company Versus a School?

Edsurge

But he also has had a long career working as an engineer at companies including Microsoft and Facebook. I worked for a few edtech companies as a engineer and engineering manager and then as a contracted engineer. So, why did you join the particular edtech startups and companies that you did? Working for and with a school is very different than working for a tech company. There seems to be some kind of mismatch between edtech companies and end users.

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

Edsurge

Companies want secret formulas for identifying talented job candidates—and weeding out duds. Students may have led group projects in classes, for instance, but they may not be able to explain how that experience makes them a good fit for a project-management role at a company. Such dialogue, over time, could help develop “a really crisp definition of critical thinking skills that might lead to the ability to document and assess those skills in a very specific way.”

As LinkedIn’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges

Edsurge

But in the future we can definitely envision where there are other providers available. You taught courses at Lynda.com before LinkedIn bought the company. If we’re at a conference and a big software company announces a new feature, we’ll have a course up on it, that afternoon. I’m hearing a lot these days about a trend that employers are thinking differently about their HR and professional development functions, and making that a more strategic part of their company.

Some surprising reasons companies are rushing to help their workers get degrees

The Hechinger Report

But unlike conventional tuition-reimbursement benefits, which many companies eliminated during the recession, the new programs increasingly limit students to taking courses from specific providers — often for-profit and online universities and colleges with poor graduation rates.

When Are Edtech Companies ‘School Officials’?

FETC Converge

But recent questions have been raised by stakeholders in the education marketplace as to whether this definition applies to such entities as contractors who may work for the school—such as a bus company—or an email service provider. The ‘School Official’ exception to FERPA, the federal student privacy law, allows schools to provide student data to principals, teachers and school employees to use for educational purposes.

New Social Network Is All College, All the Time

Wired Campus

And I think that we definitely see ourselves as much more nuanced than that,” Mr. Pinsky said. Company Watch Software Startups Once upon a time, Facebook was reserved for college students only.

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.

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Top Chef: Cooking Up Instructional Greatness with Fun PD

The CoolCatTeacher

If you work with instructional coaching, this is a definite idea to share and adapt. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Some Thoughts on the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

First, and it will surprise no one that this is the first item on my list, is the definition. UNESCO’s canonical definition of OER does not require “free public access” to a resource for that resource to be an OER, as some have tried to argue it should.

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Who Does the Edtech Marketplace Benefit, Anyway?

Digital Promise

“There is definitely something wrong, something broken, with the edtech marketplace. People who should really care about research are turning a blind eye to the lack of research supporting product development.” – Ben Grimley, CEO of Speak Agent.

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Making a Pitch for Social Entrepreneurship

User Generated Education

For example, it can include: A definition of social entrepreneurship is the act of creating a venture or business that can help solve social problems or benefit society. I have done a social entrepreneurship unit with two groups of gifted students, grades 3rd through 6th.

Great list of Top Education Blogs

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m proud to say that Ask a Tech Teacher is the first blog on the list–but we have a lot of august company, everything from Richard Byrne to Alice Keeler. If you’re wondering who to follow to be sure you are up to date on the latest in education, definitely check this list.

All 4’s and 5’s: Secrets to AP Teaching Success

The CoolCatTeacher

It definitely isn’t just drill and practice, but a team experience that starts with a relationship. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

iPads in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Group Launches Free Chrome Browser Extension

techlearning

Britannica also makes it easier for young learners and non-native English speakers to look up word definitions without leaving the page by linking hard words to definitions from Merriam-Webster, a sister company.

3 Reasons to Bring Music into the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Studies show a definite link between music and academic success. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

Guest post: How to learn computer science at a summer school

EdTech4Beginners

The richest companies in the world are IT companies or companies related to software. IoT has become an integral part of almost every job in the world, and since most companies are now using machines that have IoT installed in them, the future for IoT is bright. Computer science is one of the fastest emerging subjects in the world right now and the best thing about it is that there is a lot of scope for the subject in the entire world.

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Why Intern-Powered Startups are a Win-Win

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

It was definitely an eclectic bunch, giving me the opportunity to practice managing people from disparate backgrounds. We’re competing with big companies to recruit the best interns. How different is an internship at a large company versus one at a company with fewer than 10 employees?

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Definitely, download the lesson plan and entry forms now. The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Help Your Students Enter the U.S.

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

As an online learning tool, Listen Current fits well into blended learning, but I wanted to learn more about how schools are adopting it and how we as a company can be more attractive to schools using blended learning. This is where new ed-tech companies can come into the picture.

5 Great Questions from One of the Best Bosses My Husband Ever Had

The CoolCatTeacher

Kip shared something that one of his, Mr. Joe Morris Palmer, president and founder of an engineering company, did that really brought out the best in him. Kip knew that as a person, he was important to the president of the company.

a fired employee still wants to attend the office holiday party

The CoolCatTeacher

It for was for minor things such as frequent lateness, too many personal calls and emails on company time, and general friction with other coworkers, to more serious things such as a very sharp decline in his work quality, cursing at other coworkers, and admitting to getting high at work. The person in charge of the party is not aware of any of this, and said the company has a policy to let laid-off workers attend the Christmas party.

When is an OER an OER?

Iterating Toward Openness

I have an obsession with definitions. I’m writing about definitions again today. But on to the stuff about definitions. For several years I have used a shorthand definition of OER as “free access plus permission to engage in the 5R activities.” The ideas of free and permissions need to combine in the definition of OER, but in a slightly different way. As you ponder this simplified definition, you quickly realize it has several consequences.

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4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Assistive technology, by definition, relates to any equipment that supports a child with a disability and increase or maintain their functioning in different settings. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all.

Months After Raising $27M, Education Startup Yogome Shuts Down Amid Fraud Allegations

Edsurge

Then a couple weeks later came the hangover: the company board said it had uncovered evidence of financial misconduct and would abruptly shut down the company. John McIntire, who is chairman of Yogome’s board, is currently acting CEO of the company and overseeing the liquidation of assets. The news, shared with the company staff in the first week of October, marked a sudden turn of events for an educational game developer that had raised $36.5