A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

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.

Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science appeared first on Market Brief. The founder of Galvanize Labs shares her path through the word of computer science, where she was often one of few women in the room.

For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Newcomers to the ed-tech space must learn an important lesson: If you're not helping teachers, you have little chance of reaching students. The post For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers appeared first on Market Brief.

Startup Founder Finds New Focus in Mission of Social-Emotional Learning Company

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

After Move This World founder Sara LaHayne became bogged down in the administrative aspects of management, she took time to find a renewed emphasis on her company's message of self care for teachers and students.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Alexa Goes to ISTE: Edtech Companies—and Teachers—Debut New Skills for Learning

Edsurge

Across the massive, brightly colored expo hall at ISTE 2019 , the annual education technology conference where companies display and demo their latest gadgets, upgrades and software, several vendors showcased the new skills they have developed for Alexa-enabled devices.

This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The founder of Move This World realized that videos and technology allowed her to share her social-emotional learning products and strategies with more schools and students. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

In fact, machine learning and speech recognition are very important parts of AI, but not the holy grail. In order to be real AI, artificial intelligence must communicate, grow, learn and in essence, think. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. Please share to this list: 10 Companies Hiring Over the Summer below! Summer is here. School is out.

Ed-Tech Companies: Big Data Analytics Must Result in Helpful Human Actions

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

School districts are using algorithms to analyze student data, but those metrics must be usable for educators to impact student learning. The post Ed-Tech Companies: Big Data Analytics Must Result in Helpful Human Actions appeared first on Market Brief.

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Don’t Let Perfectionism Derail Your Company’s Big Picture Growth Goals

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This ed-tech company CEO found that letting go of things that were not serving her company's mission was critical to its progression. The post Don’t Let Perfectionism Derail Your Company’s Big Picture Growth Goals appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation Online / Virtual Learning Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Startup Startups

Transitioning to a For-Profit Model, but Keeping Your Company’s Soul

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Social-emotional learning company Move This World began as a non-profit. But the designation was holding the company back. The post Transitioning to a For-Profit Model, but Keeping Your Company’s Soul appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Education Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship For-Profit Education SEL Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startups

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Less than two weeks ago, the FCC leadership, under new Chairman Pai, reversed course and is now preventing telecom companies from providing federal subsidized service to poor Americans.

Lessons Learned: One Company’s Journey to Becoming a More Responsive Organization

Education Elements

I have led several companies but the workplace and teams today are uniquely more interconnected than they were in past organizations. So three years ago I decided I needed a new approach to how I organized our team and approach at Education Elements , the education consulting company I founded in 2010. Leaders

Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations

Edsurge

That’s the number of items and school supplies recently donated by the San Francisco-based tech company Okta. Conference-goers to the company’s annual Bay Area event didn’t come away with any “swag” this year.

Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Providing authentic learning experiences to all learners should be the highest prior for all administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers. For related discussions, see 21st century skills, relevance, and rigor ( Authentic Learning ). Qualities of Authentic Learning.

Building a Learning Company: Three Entrepreneurs Dish Out Advice

Edsurge

So, it’s perhaps not surprising that there are game-based edtech companies hoping to leave a mark in classrooms. But what goes into building a game-based learning startup—or any edtech startup? Finding a (Sustainable) Business Model Grant Hosford, the co-founder and CEO of codeSpark, an app that teaches kids, ages 5- to 10- years old how to code, advised the audience that you can make some choices for your company that appear good at first and even midway through.

Breaking into Japan’s Ed-Tech Market Is an Education for Companies

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Japan brought us Nintendo and Sony, among other well-known technology companies. So it was with high expectations that I went to Japan to visit our sales distribution partners to learn more about the Japanese market for education technology.

How Ed-Tech Companies Use Research to Make Better Products

Digital Promise

While there is widespread support for ed-tech companies to use research when designing their products, there is still little information available about how companies actually do (or should do) this work. As a result, pioneering companies have had to adapt these methods as they strive to make products that are truly “research-based.”. In this report, we answer questions such as: How do companies find and apply published research to guide product design?

Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum

Edsurge

For venture-backed education companies, the path to sustainability—and profitability—can be full of difficult twists and turns. EdSurge has learned that LearnZillion , a Washington, D.C.-based This is the second round of layoffs for the company in as many years.

Curriculum Associates’ CEO Reflects on K-12 Marketplace as Company Marks 50th Anniversary

Marketplace K-12

Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates, assesses the K-12 marketplace of the future, while marking a major milestone at his company. The post Curriculum Associates’ CEO Reflects on K-12 Marketplace as Company Marks 50th Anniversary appeared first on Market Brief.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele. Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois.

Sleep Pod Companies Want to Disrupt Naps on Campus

Edsurge

Another sleep pod company on the horizon is hoping to address cost concerns by dropping sleep pods onto campuses for free—and instead rely on a paid advertising model. Companies like Tempur-Sealy might plant their mattress in the pod, he explained, and students can look on the tablet for information about the products they are using. “We And the company is set to deploy its first pod at the University of Arizona this December.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

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

Edsurge

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. For learners to qualify for work that pays well and for companies to source the talent they need, the market around skills-based education needs to evolve quickly to train students in the technology platforms now required for the jobs they seek.

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. We tried to find something that fit him, because obviously, everyone is a bit different in how they learn.”

Dear Liberal Arts Major: STEM Companies Need Your Skills to Grow

Edsurge

I just really enjoyed learning about why people believe different things around the world and how that informs their actions everyday,” she said. But instead of a classroom, Wolochow now works on the Silicon Valley campus of a company that’s using technology to make learning more accessible to people throughout the world. Liberal Arts Can Be the Key to Scaling In fact, at many STEM companies, employees with liberal arts backgrounds are now also considered keys to growth.

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember? Teacher Andrew Stadel, @ mr_stadel founder of the popular site estimation180.com , talks about this pursuit of learning in the classroom. What really helps kids learn?

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself

Edsurge

The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. Today, there are six million current active users on i-Ready, the company’s flagship digital product. based company, to learn more about that reinvention, and the lessons he’s learned in the process. How did you transition from a traditional company focused on providing workbooks to an edtech company? The company] has continued to grow.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Edsurge

Companies specializing in this area focus on connecting talent to opportunity, and startup accelerator LearnLaunch estimates more than 240 such companies have already been funded. But those fragmented solutions and companies haven’t yet solved the challenges they think exist. And major tech companies including Google and Apple recently announced that employees are no longer required to have a degree on their resume.

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. So from a company side, pilots can work, but I think it needs to happen much earlier.”

Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions

Edsurge

That group of colleges, companies and nonprofits is working to build an openly licensed Open Badges platform for digital certificates that professionals and students can use to show they’ve mastered certain skills (either academic or so-called “soft skills,” like collaboration or problem solving). How, they wondered, could a company claim to have just invented something that is so well known? When the U.S.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Last month, RealNetworks , the streaming media company that garnered attention in the ‘90s and early 2000s for developing the first audio streaming solution , announced it would offer its facial recognition software, SAFR , for free to over 100,000 school districts. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:47. With the wave of school shootings that have swept the U.S.

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

Edsurge

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. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The Hechinger Report

The San Francisco resident graduated from nearby Mills College in May 2018 with a master’s degree in early childhood education, and today she is getting her dream off the ground with the help of a new child care services company called Wonderschool.

Internet Safety and Information - what data do the big companies collect?

Educational Technology Guy

It lets us connect, explore, learn and create. However, there are some drawbacks and everyone is concerned about their data and what the big tech companies collect about them. Technology is a wonderful thing. I'm a huge user and proponent of Google Apps, but I'm also careful with what I put online anywhere. This infographic shows some of the data and information that Google, Facebook and Apple have and collect about their users.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. Never stop learning. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning. But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. Learn More About Kiddom Academy For Schools: Apply to Kiddom's Pilot program.