A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education → So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators? Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press. This is ALSO true for edtech. Blog EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education → So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators? Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press. This is ALSO true for edtech. EdTech News News news

EdTech 150

Buying or Building Research-Backed Edtech? The Government Can Help

Edsurge

The only other education technology company present, out of 45 total recipients, is Agile Mind , which develops online math and science curriculum and assessments. EdSurge (edtech product discovery). What distinguishes SBIR-backed companies is the level of research baked into their product development. Each year hundreds of companies apply; only a dozen or so win support. Yet that pace may not be suitable or even realistic for many education companies.

?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech

Edsurge

Moving to the cloud can be good for both vendors and schools It is in the interests of the edtech industry for educators to feel confident about using technology. Edtech cannot afford to let the specter of cybercrime dampen enthusiasm. Providing hosted services rather than giving districts the software to install on their own servers is better for edtech companies; it makes their products easier and cheaper to deploy and maintain.

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 IT leaders can mitigate cybersecurity risk. Currently, several companies lead the way with offerings that address the diverse infrastructure challenges of data collection through enhanced interoperability.

Silver Lake Acquires Majority Stake in Weld North’s Digital Curriculum Business

Edsurge

For more than two decades, Jonathan Grayer has made a career out of welding educational companies. In 2010, he pooled his own money with KKR, a private equity firm, to launch Weld North , which has since acquired another 16 edtech companies (and invested in 4 others). These three companies include other assets that Weld North has acquired over time. Overall, nine of the 16 companies purchased by Weld North are part of the group now owned by Silver Lake.