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.

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.

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How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat

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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.

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.

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

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

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From that day forward, the printed book became the foundation of the educational publishing industry. 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. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

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.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

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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

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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.

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? Much like slide projectors once replaced chalk as top-of-the-line educational tools, today’s intrapreneurs aim to shift our dependence on legacy technologies such as the standard LMS. It was built to support the finishing of the elite, and on occasion elevate those exceptionally educationally talented who were not of the privileged class.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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?

Podium Education Raises $12M to Help Colleges Offer For-Credit Tech Programs

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With the labor market and college campuses reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, the arrival of new online learning platforms teaching in-demand tech skills to undergraduates comes at a fortuitous time. That's the case for the builders of these tools as well, like Podium Education.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

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(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. Underlying a range of new trends, experts say, is a growing recognition that designing learning resources from the beginning with students with disabilities in mind can benefit all students. ” ©2018 Education Week (Bethesda, Md.).

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EXO U, Clever partner for secure digital learning platform

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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., a provider of secure single sign-on access for school-based learning software and student information systems. Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter News Top News

Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

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Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. Our core mission has always been to engage learners and educators through shared, meaningful lessons and tools that they can make their own,” Workbench founder and CEO Chris Sleat said in a company blog post. “As On the blog post, Sleat said Google shared the firm’s vision for helping educators find and rework lessons for use in their classrooms.

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.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

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Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

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. 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.

Today’s Awkward Zoom Classes Could Bring a New Era of Higher Education

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The fall semester of 2020 is like nothing we have seen before in higher education. Many students have chosen to defer or to forego their education completely. higher education. So what have we learned so far? Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Coronavirus

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Students Are Distracted. What Can Educators Do About It?

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So what are educators to do? He has been writing for The Chronicle of Higher Education for more than 20 years, most recently as a monthly teaching columnist, and he has bylines in popular publications including the Boston Globe and Time magazine. What else can educators do?

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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On the one hand, China’s private education market is projected to grow 9 percent per year until 2020, reaching a value of $330 billion—an enticing market for many American entrepreneurs. education space, can pose serious challenges to any organization. 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.

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? Facebook rolls out fake news education programme. The social media platform is rolling out a new educational programme to try to help users weed out the false stories from the genuine. Let others be the company’s beta testers.

Nearpod Expands Into Higher Education

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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. Originally designed for the K-12 market, Nearpod’s interactive lesson and assessment tools have unintentionally attracted some 200 higher-ed institutions that are already paying for the product, according to Felipe Sommer, the company’s co-founder and chief operating officer. based company is launching a new offering to grow its higher-ed footprint.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

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If we visited an organization responsible for designing, building and maintaining large bridges, we would expect to find employed there a number of trained and experienced professional engineers, thoroughly educated in mechanics and the other laws of nature that determine whether a bridge will stand or fall,” he wrote in a 1967 issue of Education Record. We find no one with a professional knowledge in the laws of learning, or the techniques for applying them,” he wrote.

Media companies partner for bilingual early childhood ed

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

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

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–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education- Silver Spring, Md. May 21, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its long-term partnership with EducationPlus. Together, we are ensuring member educators in the St. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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.