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

Marketplace K-12

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

Edsurge

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. Leeds retained a minority stake in all three companies.

How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat

Edsurge

What role should employers have in the design or execution of digital learning opportunities? Those were a couple of the questions debated at #DLNchat on Tuesday, October 9, when we discussed how nontraditional education providers could influence the future of digital learning. I honestly see accreditation becoming less important as digital education takes over. I honestly see accreditation becoming less important as digital education takes over.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

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. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI.

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

Edsurge

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? Bill education benefits. In my study of higher education, this is where the shell began to crack and the new higher education began to emerge.

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

Edsurge

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.

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

The book is aimed at those working as learning and development professionals in industry, but will also be of interest to any, and all, those working in the world of learning technology, knowledge and education. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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

Kleinspiration

Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap! 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!, You can learn more about their giveaway here.

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

Edsurge

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.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. ” ©2018 Education Week (Bethesda, Md.).

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Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. Sleat told The Baltimore Sun at the time that the idea for the company came from observing the type of lessons his own children, then ages 11 and 14, were receiving at school.

EXO U, Clever partner for secure digital learning platform

eSchool News

Clever’s single sign-on capabilities will provide educators and students easy access to EXO U’s operating-neutral platform. developer of the newly launched EXO U Digital Education Platform, announced a partnership agreement with Clever, Inc.,

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds.

What is digital learning?

Learning with 'e's

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. It''s the huge potential and great possibilities to move learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom.

Online Cheating Isn’t Going Away. Use It as a Teachable Moment for Students and Educators

Edsurge

As more colleges and school districts prepare to resume remote instruction for the fall, educators may worry how to prevent cheating when assignments and exams are held online. That’s why, instead of punishment, educators might consider incidents of cheating as a teachable moment.

Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic

Edsurge

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

Edsurge

The rise of the knowledge economy is driving a tectonic shift in the nature of work—and in the education ecosystem that prepares learners for their careers. 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. They’re going to need the help of the platform companies themselves. Why should platform companies step into this space?

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

We find no one with a professional knowledge in the laws of learning, or the techniques for applying them,” he wrote. There are widespread beliefs about the best way to teach and learn that have been proven wrong by science, yet they persist.

In the marketplace: Schools expect digital learning budgets to increase

eSchool News

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.

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

Leadership Lounge

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? Facebook rolls out fake news education programme.

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.

'Better Every Semester': How Faculty Use Open Educational Resources to Improve Courses

Edsurge

They worked nights and weekends to develop the resource, which can be used digitally through a WordPress website or downloaded as a PDF. Much of the attention that open educational resources have earned focuses on their low cost.

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Why Robotics Benefits Early Education

EdNews Daily

The rampant digitalization of our society has touched and fundamentally altered all domains of our lives, including education. This further serves as an arch to them learning from their experience. Second, robotics encourages a sense of digital citizenship.

Nearpod Expands Into Higher Education

Edsurge

In the K-12 education market, Nearpod boasts a far reach, claiming its tools are used by about 7 million students in 60 percent of U.S. based company is launching a new offering to grow its higher-ed footprint. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Startups

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

techlearning

–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education- Silver Spring, Md. EducationPlus is a non-profit, membership-driven educational service agency serving 58-member school districts in the St.

Media companies partner for bilingual early childhood ed

eSchool News

Partnership between Highlights for Children and the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network delivers bilingual educational resources for families. Increasing numbers of Hispanic families are ensuring that their children learn both Spanish and English.

How Innovations in Voice Technology Are Reshaping Education

Edsurge

We are just getting started with voice technology in education. From simple commands that retrieve stored information to a future where voice-activated AI coaches help us set and reach educational goals across a lifetime, the potential for growth is undeniable.

A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’

Edsurge

There’s a budding field called the science of teaching and learning, where scholars are figuring out what works when it comes to educating students. It focuses on colleges, but it has something to say to educators at all grade levels. Josh Kim: We love higher education.

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

Edsurge

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. And while their concerns run deep, some faculty—ironically, who teach online—say they are less worried than what some higher education instructors might assume.

Tackling the education-to-employment gap

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, CareerBuilder and Capella Learning Solutions announced an innovative partnership, RightSkill , to bridge the growing talent gap in the United States. Qualified job seekers are enrolled in a RightSkill learning experience to learn, refine, and practice their job-ready skills.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s episode, she shares what she’s doing and how her students are learning. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here!