How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

Edsurge

Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for tech companies selling to colleges. We walked the exhibit hall here looking for new ways that companies are offering this Big-Data-driven transformation.

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop

techlearning

CHICAGO – June 25, 2018 – According to a national study by , schools with one-to-one laptop environments show higher levels of academic achievement. Now with today’s launch of the world’s first augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) laptop from Silicon Valley company, zSpace Inc.,

Lenovo’s big updates to laptop and tablet lines

eSchool News

At the CES show in Las Vegas this week, Lenovo has introduced new upgrades to its laptop and tablet lines, adding faster speeds, new accessories, and lighter weights for a number of its product lines, such as ThinkPad tablets, its YOGA laptop-tablet hybrid, and ideapad laptops.

Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks

eSchool News

IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile Learning NewsWith Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, NComputing provides millions of U.S. students with easy access to Windows. NComputing has launched the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app , giving U.S.

Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. Such large data sets can conceivably be sold on for a sizeable profit to companies who are interested.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

After three years of utilizing a BYOD (bring your own device) policy with my classes at Nassau Community College, I have seen how tools like tablets and laptops can lead to better academic engagement. It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report.

Curing the Blue Light Blues

ProfHacker

Our beloved mobile devices: [ @jonnysun ]. Laptops, mobile phones, and tablets produce blue light which has been shown to suppress the production of melatonin in the brain, leading to wakefulness at night, and potential disruption of circadian rhythms.

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. In today’s market, the Surface is a great product for anyone who wants the functionality of a laptop and the convenience and usability of a best-in-class tablet without having to carry around two devices.

HP launches new technology and immersive computing

eSchool News

New technology offerings include convertible laptops, immersive computing. New products include two convertible laptops, the HP Spectre Pro x360 G1 Convertible PC and HP Pro x360 310 G2 Convertible PC. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile and Handheld Technologies News STEM Top News

LocknCharge launches 4 charging, syncing products

eSchool News

Charging and syncing carts support mobile devices in K-12 schools. At the CUE tradeshow, K-12 mobile device management specialist LocknCharge launched four new products for safely storing, syncing and charging the latest mobile devices at schools.

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SkoleTube Extends WeVideo Partnership by Five Years Thanks to Overwhelming Success in Danish Classrooms

techlearning

WeVideo worked closely with Skoletube to create a unique version of its video editing platform that tightly integrates with the SkoleTube platform on both mobile and desktop devices. It is the flagship service of the Danish company Webtjenesten LærIT.dk

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

Chromebooks, laptops, desktops. Keep in mind–most of these curriculums are tied in with the tools of the companies that created them!). The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Hour of Code is coming! Are you ready?

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Besides packing your bags, laptops, agendas and passports, you should do what you’re always expecting your students to do — your pre conference homework: 1. Make sure you have your devices charged, whether it is your phone, tablet, laptop or all of them.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

However, many technology companies are becoming increasingly aware of how different tools regarded as “assistive technology” could be impactful to everyone. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all.

Digital rights group alleges Google invades student privacy

eSchool News

Google is being accused of invading the privacy of students using laptop computers powered by the internet company’s Chrome operating system. Litigation Mobile Learning News Top News chromebooks EFF Electronic Frontier Foundation Google student privacy

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

McKinsey & Company notes that Gen Z is composed of digital natives who prioritize unique identity and are rooted in the “search for the truth.” . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning. How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics.

Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

The report defines self-paced courseware as being accessed on a desktop or laptop and spanning the K-12, higher education, corporate training, and privately marketed software (such as that produced by language-learning company Rosetta Stone) sectors. By guest blogger Leo Doran.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

First, mobile learning. Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. There are those who are already replacing their full-blown laptops with a more portable tablet. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends.

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3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

When Howard-Suamico School District went digital, giving every student in grades 3 and up tablets or laptops, the change was immediate and dramatic. In December, the district won a $15,000 grant from Cellcom, a local cellphone company. The funds will go toward purchasing MiFi devices, which provide mobile broadband access, so that 15 percent can connect at home for free.

Why is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It can be plugged into a heavy base for free-standing use or directly into a laptop for greater mobility. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. .

The demise of Google’s Project Ara and modularity in computing

The Christensen Institute

Before we continue, we need to recall another chapter in the history of the PC: the laptop. Compaq was a PC company founded on the premise that its computer could be transported. Their luggable evolved over the years and eventually the “laptop” form factor was popularized.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

The CoolCatTeacher

I had spent two exciting hours (about half of it with my mouth open) in a complete flow state exploring a new virtual reality world using the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset on my Acer Aspire 7 laptop with Windows Mixed Reality by Microsoft.

Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

What’s less known, however, is that PC makers tried for roughly a decade ahead of Apple to launch mobile tablets. No one company had enough scale across PC components to make a complete touch screen device, so companies like HP and Lenovo worked on the overall hardware architecture; Microsoft made the operating system; and a host of other companies supplied the central processors, hard drives, etc.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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4 Ways Parents Use Media to Support Learning for Toddlers

Digital Promise

Doing away with screen time is not only unrealistic for my life, but it’s also a double standard in a home where the two adults use their laptops and mobile phones for a substantial amount of work and play.

Why collective action is the wrong approach for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

What’s less known, however, is that PC makers tried for roughly a decade ahead of Apple to launch mobile tablets. No one company had enough scale across PC components to make a complete touch screen device, so companies like HP and Lenovo worked on the overall hardware architecture; Microsoft made the operating system; and a host of other companies supplied the central processors, hard drives, etc.

Building Education Technology for the Developing World

Edsurge

During her time there, the company tripled in size and she earned a promotion. One of the most high-profile initiatives this century was the “One Laptop Per Child” effort led by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte. When it launched in 2005, the idea of a $100 laptop for the world’s poorest children captured the backing of Google, eBay and UNDP. Edtech companies entering low-income countries are noticing some of these challenges and are working towards solutions.

WeWork helps online learning take its next step forward

The Christensen Institute

Then came its partnership with 2U, the standout online program management company. Among other things, the partnership allows 2U students to use WeWork’s office space as study halls, and the two companies will build a learning center together in 2019.

Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

Neo LMS

Fast Company collected a few jobs of the future that might have a plausible existence, but who knows how the world will look like in 2036? Companies expect all their employees to know how to communicate well and are sometimes surprised at the number of young people who prove the contrary.

To reach the uninsured, new insurers are getting creative

The Christensen Institute

By targeting nonconsumers with simple, affordable, and accessible solutions, disruptive entrants can emerge victorious against incumbent companies who often ignore customers that appear less attractive. To reach them, BIMA has partnered with mobile operators who’ve already built relationships with these potential customers. Should customers wish to purchase a policy, the cost is simply deducted from their existing mobile plans’ airtime balance—no extra paperwork needed.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Pilot programs - Often big companies like MicroSoft or Verizon will want to run pilot programs worldwide and provide your school with tons of their devices. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

One App for ALL Your Parent Communication!

Kleinspiration

The great team at Bloomz has done what successful companies always do… listen to their audience/customers and give them what they need and want. Finally an app that isn’t “one more thing…” It is “THE thing!”.

The demise of Google’s Project Ara and modularity in computing

The Christensen Institute

Before we continue, we need to recall another chapter in the history of the PC: the laptop. Compaq was a PC company founded on the premise that its computer could be transported. Their luggable evolved over the years and eventually the “laptop” form factor was popularized. While the expandability of early laptops was very limited, they became increasingly smaller. By the mid 2000s, laptops were the most common form factor for PCs.

Class Dojo real-time behavior feedback platform Apps get updates

Educational Technology Guy

The full press release is below: ClassDojo Mobilizes More Teachers to Build Students’ Character Anywhere with Version 2.0 of its mobile apps for iOS and Android. Today’s news reflects the company’s continued learnings about the ed-tech market.