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.

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.

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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: 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.

New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District Forms New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Digital Learning Environments Districtwide

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This new collaboration enables PPSD’s educators to integrate Discovery Education’s Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks into classroom instruction districtwide, creating dynamic digital learning environments for all students that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

First EduJedi Training Orientation Video is Now Available to Every Educator

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The Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Leadership Society is an existing community of over 1,000 Schools and Districts that annually attend Digital Discussions meetings, as well as more than 215,000 U.S. It’s a teaching and learning thing, but not really an institution-wide thing. .

Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education

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She began a long career in education, which included cofounding two social enterprise organizations (one of which helped get 4,000 women off welfare), serving as a Commissioner of San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education and starting two edtech companies. Hiles raised $12 million between 2011 and 2015 for her company, Pathbrite, which she sold to Cengage Learning in October 2015. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

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Vaidyanathan has her students learn the basics of coding by creating clever art and animations—works that would be nearly impossible to create with a pencil and paper but can be done with just a few lines of code. Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs.

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New Ownership for an LMS Giant: Private Equity Firm to Buy Instructure for $2 Billion

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Instructure, best known for its Canvas learning management system, announced Wednesday that it is set to be acquired by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo for approximately $2 billion—unless a better offer comes along in the next 35 days.

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Are FREE Apps Putting Your School and Students at Risk?

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For the classroom teacher, the word FREE is a breath of fresh air, especially when it comes to stretching chronically inadequate budgets for learning resources. At Bytes of Learning, we think the COPPA is a wonderful policy to apply for all users regardless of age, and we do.

5 Years Since Starbucks Offered to Help Baristas Attend College, How Many Have Graduated?

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Yet in May, Humberstone crossed the commencement stage at ASU, becoming one of nearly 3,000 Starbucks employees who have earned bachelor’s degrees online through the company-university partnership program. “It In a tight labor market, many companies struggle to attract and retain workers.

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

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It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps. The rest will be paid in cash, with the help of a $250 million loan from Owl Rock Capital, plus $150 million of the company’s available funds.

Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students

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One of the more high profile efforts has been supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which in 2013 began providing grant funding to colleges and companies for its Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success initiative, or iPASS for short.

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The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

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Meeting this year’s students “where they are” is going to look different than it did for last year’s class. Don’t be the company that rests on its performance in the classroom from the year before. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

With ‘MicroBachelors’ Program, EdX Tries Again to Sell MOOCs For Undergraduate Credit

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GFA was a good learning experience for us, and it ultimately led to the evolution of the MicroBachelors.” Education Technology MOOCs Higher Education Digital Learning in Higher Ed

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How 'Learning Experience Design' Helps Customize Online Courses at Scale

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When schools and educators augment or replace classroom-only teaching with high quality, multimedia online instruction, they’re embracing 'learning experience design (LXD.)' Some companies had a cookie-cutter approach to course development.

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In DC, Teachers Run the Jail. It’s Turning Inmates Into Students.

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She purchased tablets to offer short-term learning opportunities to transient inmates. And she created a residential learning bloc named for the phoenix, the mystical bird who rises from its ashes to have a second chance at life. WASHINGTON, D.C. Jerard Briscoe is away at school.

Varsity Blues, Online: Georgetown U. Parent Paid $9K for Stand-In to Take Online Courses for Her Son

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The college counseling company at the heart of the “Varsity Blues” cheating scandal did more than just help students get into college through fraudulent means. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

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How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

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In education like everywhere else, the way that products are delivered (in this case, learning) is undergoing a seismic shift. Our prediction for what will happen as these two things meet head-on is that teacher jobs are going to change dramatically. By Leilani Cauthen.

A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

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Learn more at ed.unc.edu/meite, on IG @UNCmeite , and Twitter @unc_Meite. But first, let’s meet a pair of academics who run a linguistics podcast called “ The Endless Knot ,” Mark Sundaram and Aven McMaster. Davis now works at a company building a platform for these podcasters.

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Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

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Rather than attempting to outpace neighboring school districts by purchasing new technology, it’s crucial to focus more on what new solutions can do to support teaching and learning. Will this truly enable a better learning environment for our students?

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Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

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When it comes to digital assets, I have found almost universally that schools do not know what they have. Inventory controls are minimal when it comes to digital curriculum for a very good reason. Lesson plans of any digital flavor. Learning Management Systems (LMS).

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Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’

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Meanwhile, college researchers and innovators are diving into learning science and experimenting with new teaching methods. That guest is Mitchell Stevens, a Stanford University professor who is the director of the Center for Advanced Research Through Online Learning.

Technology Is Helping Prison Education Programs Scale. What’s the Catch?

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Several have started their own companies. A company called JPay, which provides correctional services, including music, money transfers and education, facilitates the technology-enabled learning through a secure version of the Canvas learning management system called Lantern.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

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Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

Unlocking stackable global credentials

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Meeting this increase in demand presents a critical opportunity for disruptive innovation in higher education. The traditional monopoly that universities once held on delivering learning is coming apart.

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How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

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But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. Prior to meeting Ram, Waters was generally skeptical of working with edtech companies.

Using Tech to Bring Listening Comprehension to the Classroom

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Learning is evolving on several fronts with regards to technology. In addition, most teachers acknowledge and use a multisensory approach to learning, providing materials for students to fit their learning style. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning.

How a University Took on the Textbook Industry

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Perched in lime green desk chairs, dozens of employees of OpenStax work here to transform physics, calculus and psychology materials into digital textbooks that students can study at no cost. The books are openly licenced, digital-first and free.

A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’

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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. And it eventually will lead to those established industries falling away and the new industries and companies taking over.

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Can Tech Fill the Gaping Hole Left by Teacher Exodus?

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We have a growing number of non-traditional students (homeless, poverty, minority) who come from non-traditional families (merged, minority, single parent, two-working parents) and who learn in non-traditional ways (technology). By Charles Sosnik.

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Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning

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As I wrote about Coursera last year, although the company held intriguing promise, realizing its potential would require some big pivots. similarly stormed through the early 2000s by bringing online learning to the world of K-12 education and went public in 2007. The then-billion-dollar company was flying high—until people became nervous about some of its academic results and operations—and the storm shifted to douse its growth. Companies like K12, Inc.

Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

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Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards.

The Digital Transition: When Will Schools Be Transformed?

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Is there an end point in this digital transformation for institutional education? In 2013-2014, the real beginning of the digital transformation, schools mostly stumbled about as they either considered or implemented a widespread acquisition of computing devices. By Leilani Cauthen.