Building Education Technology for the Developing World

Edsurge

During her time there, the company tripled in size and she earned a promotion. Edtech companies entering low-income countries are noticing some of these challenges and are working towards solutions. At Khan Academy, employees have been focusing their efforts on mobile devices in order to achieve one-to-one for students. The company also reduced the size of the app and redesigned math exercises to work better on phones.

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

Edsurge

He reads e-books and takes courses using a tablet computer. Central Detention Facility, slipping past security checkpoints and into cells where incarcerated residents watch Khan Academy videos and craft their resumes. The tablet computers allow inmates to drown out the din.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

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6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

For an education-focused 3D printing company, check out Printrbot, which wants to bring an affordable 3D printer to every school. There are a lot of companies working on bringing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to K12 schools.

How to Turn a District’s Edtech Portfolio From a Hodgepodge to an Ecosystem

Edsurge

There are Smart TVs in every classroom and interactive whiteboards and table tablets in the student media lounge. On the first day of school, students have laptops assigned to them, and through the district portal, they have instant access to dozens of resources and apps—from Khan Academy to Google Drive to McGraw-Hill Education. This fall, Jillian Estrella started her fourth year as a science teacher at the Energy Institute High School in Houston.

The Omidyar Network and the (Neoliberal) Future of Education

Hack Education

” The grant is just one of a slew of recent investments by the Omidyar Network in companies and organizations that work in and around education technology, including Khan Academy, Hypothes.is, and Edsurge. Where the dollars have gone: African Leadership Academy (leadership training) – $1.5 Bridge International Academies (private school chain in Africa) – investment amount unknown. Khan Academy (video-based instruction) – $3 million.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “ Khan Academy introduces something big for little learners,” says the Khan Academy blog. “ Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go,” says Edsurge. ” From the press release (which explains why there’d be an article on the company this week): “ YouTube joins forces with Britannica to provide easier access to credible and authoritative information.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the press release : “174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies.” ” Testing, Testing… From the Khan Academy blog : “ Khan Academy is the Official Practice Partner for AP.” ” This is the second major partnership the organization has made with the College Board , as Khan Academy is also its test prep site of choice for the SAT.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

20 years ago we never would have imagined that the position as a Social Media Manager would be an actual job, and just about every company or organization would need to have someone manage their social media accounts.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here are the education technology companies that have raised money from ISPs. I’d totally forgotten that Zynga was still a thing, but apparently the company has enough money to subsidize gaming courses. ” Via the BBC : “Computer giant Apple is expanding its supply line of talented young people with digital skills, by doubling the intake of its European academy.” ” Edsurge profiles MEDSKL , which is like Khan Academy but for medical school.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” The school in question: Ohio Virtual Academy , owned by K12 Inc. Department of Education officials sent a letter to DeVry University ’s parent company, Adtalem Global Education Inc. Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon adds a 10-inch tablet to its line of kids products.” ” Via Fast Company : “The case against teaching kids to be polite to Alexa.” The music education company has raised $17 million total.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “Here’s How A Student Loan Debt Relief Company Preyed On Its Customers.” ” The company: the Student Loan Assistance Center. But that’s what happened last week at the American University of Malta , a start-up institution operated by a Jordanian construction and tourism company without a track record in higher education,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Star Online : “ Germany plans to invest an extra €5 billion over the next five years to equip more than 40,000 schools and colleges with faster internet, wireless access points and tablet computers, the Education Minister said.” ” “San Francisco’s competitive lightsaber academy opens this week,” says BoingBoing. Khan Academy wants to start offering diplomas. The company has raised $420 million total.