New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning

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In a new report released by Schoology, researchers made three key findings that have significant implications for digital learning. In a report released by the EdTech company that looked at the 2018-2019 digital state of learning (based off responses from 9,279 teachers and administrators), researchers identified three major findings […]. The post New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning appeared first on OnCUE.

Big Digital Learning Firm Weld North Gobbles Up Another Education Company, LearnZillion

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The firm has acquired a number of education companies in recent years. The post Big Digital Learning Firm Weld North Gobbles Up Another Education Company, LearnZillion appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Investment / Venture Capital Sales / MarketingWeld North is expanding from offering supplemental academic resources to core curriculum through the acquisition of LearnZillion.

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A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

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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. The latter has spawned even more competition, from a new set of companies charging fees for specific services, rather than the bundles that the OPMs have historically used. Some companies have already found a niche and are doing well, said Kim.

Three Edtech Companies Merge to Create an ‘Anthology’ of Higher-Ed Tools

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Two private equity firms are combining three education technology assets into a new company—one that its CEO jestingly likens to a “greatest hits album” of software for higher-ed institutions. At least the company’s name, Anthology , is fitting for that description, says Jim Milton, who will serve as its chief executive. Anthology is an amalgamation of three formerly separate companies—Campus Management, Campus Labs and iModules.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

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Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Create Courseware Using Learning Objects Seth's Reading List.

When the Pandemic Hit, Edtech Companies Threw Out Their Roadmaps and Changed Course

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In late April, more than a month into COVID-induced school closures, Matt Goodwin, senior director of product management at Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, explained how the pandemic was upending his company’s development process. “We

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

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In fact, machine learning and speech recognition are very important parts of AI, but not the holy grail. In order to be real AI, artificial intelligence must communicate, grow, learn and in essence, think. Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. Learning will be democratized, regardless of country or ability to pay.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

For the Edtech Innovation Today’s Learners Need, Look Not to Companies, But to Campuses

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When we focus our attention with laser precision on the edupreneurs who start new companies as the primary source of change, what do we miss? Higher education was not built for these people, for those who want to find a better way to help learners earn marketable credentials and foster an affinity for lifelong learning. Much like with the entrepreneurs who build companies, these intrapreneurs see a need and find a way to solve for it.

Digital Learning in Organizations

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Digital Learning in Organizations has already been positively reviewed by several leading figures in the world of Learning and Development (L and D), including Jane Hart, Laura Overton, Charles Jennings, Edmund Monk and Richard Gerver, and it includes case studies and interviews with many more, as well as forewords by Donald H Taylor and Shelly Terrell. The promotional text is below: Technology holds vast potential for learning and development (L and D) practitioners.

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

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Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap! While many would say that you just can''t replace the feel of a good old fashioned book made of paper, and I still love my books - there is really no denying the fact that digital literacy has become a necessary skill for our young ones going forward. Recently I''ve made contact with a company called SNAP! as I''ve learned more about their product. Learning: Classroom Use With a product such as SNAP!,

Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic

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It represents a category of edtech, called “digital courseware” by foundations and industry analysts, that’s changing the way online students learn and faculty teach. Small companies like Acrobatiq, OpenStax and Smart Sparrow—the platform behind HabWorlds—and edtech veterans including Pearson and McGraw-Hill are racing to to develop complete courses that faculty can implement immediately. George Siemens, a researcher and digital learning theorist, has a problem with that. “We

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

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Old and new players are rethinking how, what and where people learn, and, in particular, how to master the digital skills that are increasingly vital to jobs in a widening swathe of industries. 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.

EXO U, Clever partner for secure digital learning platform

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developer of the newly launched EXO U Digital Education Platform, announced a partnership agreement with Clever, Inc., a provider of secure single sign-on access for school-based learning software and student information systems. The company plans to continue to enter into agreements with additional partners and distributors to enhance its product offering and expand its reach into the education sector. Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter News Top News

What is digital learning?

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Over the next two weeks I''m in New Zealand, doing a series of keynote presentations to teachers on the future of education and technology supported learning. The mLearn tour is sponsored by a company called Telco Technology Services who specialise in supporting teachers in New Zealand schools with technology training and provision. It''s the huge potential and great possibilities to move learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom. Learning is learning.

Science Interactive Group Acquires Another Company to Grow Its Lab Education Kits

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In business, two companies may join to build a stronger foundation, winning new customers and offering more services to existing ones. At least, that’s the idea for Tim Loomer, CEO of science education holding company Science Interactive Group. based company has purchased eScience Labs , which sells undergraduate students science kits used with online classes to provide hands-on experiments. The combined company expects to deliver about 150,000 kits in 2020.

Lenovo’s LanSchool Air Joins Edwin - a Digital Learning Ecosystem

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Lenovo announced this morning that LanSchool Air, the company’s new cloud-based, classroom management platform, is now integrated into Edwin

Will Net Neutrality Reversal Hurt Digital Learning? As Vote Approaches, Mixed Opinions

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Some education experts have already penned that the vote is likely to pass , potentially raising the cost of accessing learning and student-success tools, prioritizing commercial and entertainment traffic over education and research, and slowing the pace of research and innovation. She believes there’s a lot at stake for higher education if net neutrality is reversed, especially when it comes to distance learning and hybrid education.

In the marketplace: Schools expect digital learning budgets to increase

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Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

Introducing EdSurge's Digital Learning Network for Higher Ed

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Open, personalized and adaptive—the latest trends in digital learning promise to help more students get to and through college. At EdSurge we’ve heard inspiring stories of faculty developing digital learning environments that take students to virtual medical labs and outer space and into the inner workings of cells. The Digital Learning Network is a hub for stories, resources and community exploring the future of digital learning.

Googling "How to be a Director of Digital Learning Initiatives"

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Googling "how to be a director of digital learning initiatives". When I first got my current gig a couple of years ago, I may not literally have Googled , “ How to be a director of digital learning initiatives? Event showcases how digital technologies help illuminate the humanities. Let others be the company’s beta testers.

Media companies partner for bilingual early childhood ed

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Hispanic, non-commercial, Spanish-language media company delivering education programming, are launching a multi-platform partnership designed to cross language barriers and connect with families. Working together to distribute educational dual language content, Highlights for Children and HITN will support Hispanic parents’ desire to strengthen and maintain their child’s first language as they learn English. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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

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After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight. The district is also a Digital Citizenship Certified District.

New Website Details State Policies for Acquiring Digital Learning Content

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The State Educational Technology Directors Association has launched an online tool to help ed-tech companies, states, and districts learn about digital instructional material procurement. Ed-tech Procurement State Policy acquisition digitalresources edtech procurement

In the marketplace: Digital learning, NGSS resources, IT partnerships, and more

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Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

Companies partner to build next-gen digital products

eSchool News

Global publisher Macmillan Education partners with Blinklearning to help teachers, students access digital textbooks and other resources. Macmillan Education, a global publisher of English Language Teaching and school curriculum materials, and Blinklearning, a company at the forefront of educational technologies, have announced a global partnership to produce digital educational resources. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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What does it mean to be human in a digital age? A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning.

5 Higher-Ed Innovators Share Challenges, Ideas for the Future of Digital Learning

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17, more than 100 people gathered to hear speakers present how their organizations are embracing the future of digital learning. She referenced three examples of creative uses by IDEO U students, from Jess in Melbourne, who formed her own in-person local learning circle to employees at an architecture firm in Italy who used a prototyping leader’s guide to help them work on a common project during their weekly happy hours. In a Meetup hosted by EdSurge on Aug.

Learning.com Joins National Digital Learning Day Celebration with Classroom Lessons and Resources

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February 15, 2018 – Learning.com is joining thousands of educators and students nationwide to celebrate Digital Learning Day, February 22, 2018. The lessons are available for download at www.learning.com/digital-learning-day Digital Learning Day is a national celebration that promotes the importance of creating new learning opportunities for students through the use of technology. Digital Learning Day isn’t just about technology.

Kissing Frogs: How to Find the Right Courseware for Digital Learning

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With internal and external pressure mounting, many faculty members and administrators are looking for ways to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Eddie Watson is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia and leads the process of product discovery and evaluation, successfully implementing several courseware and other tools in a decentralized university environment. But, we have to ask, will this really improve learning?

Pushback Is Growing Against Automated Proctoring Services. But So Is Their Use

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Companies including ProctorU have long offered human test-watchers who sit in call centers and look in on test-takers through their webcams. But the attention may not be having the desired effect, as business is booming for Proctorio and other companies that sell automated proctoring services.