Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

In other words, the metric that matters the most is student academic outcomes. How can you ensure that your courses meet expectations? While these are critical measures in the educational context, they do not directly correlate to better student outcomes.

Youth will determine the outcome of the 2018 midterms

The Hechinger Report

The participation of younger voters will determine the outcomes of the upcoming elections. The post Youth will determine the outcome of the 2018 midterms appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings

Edsurge

Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when California State University Channel Islands hosted a meeting for the group, called the HAILstorm. At the end, we were asked to reflect on what we would take away from the meeting and how it might affect our practices on campus. And so can the time to simply meet and talk with peers from other institutions.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Those are among the social issues addressed by 20 non-profit and educational institutions that are getting grants from the Google AI Impact Challenge , announced today at the company’s annual I/O developer conference.

Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College

Edsurge

But then he pursued a career in business, first at a strategy consulting firm, and later working his way up to CEO of a tech company called Snapfish, which did photo sharing and hosting and printing and that kind of thing before Instagram existed. So I tried to do something about it as an undergraduate, and failed, because it turns out that many universities aren't necessarily driven by student-outcomes as their first and foremost design principle.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: M&A Advice From 3 Edtech CEOs Who Survived the Process

Edsurge

The industry has since consolidated, due in part to an uptick in mergers and acquisitions by education companies and private equity firms. So what is it like—and what does it take—to sell a company? You don’t just one day say, ‘I’m going to sell,’ meet someone and they buy you,” says Kim Taylor, CEO of Cluster and former co-founder and CEO of Ranku. She and her fellow panelists all also agreed on another thing: Companies are bought, not sold.

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

MIND Research Institute

What our approach does is build spatial-temporal reasoning, and then connect that spatial-temporal reasoning to mathematical understanding,” accomplishing what other software companies haven’t. Video produced by NationSwell in partnership with Cisco.

Company and District Partnership: The Secret Sauce to a Successful Edtech Implementation

techlearning

Districts should seek out edtech companies that provide partnership-focused support which is oriented toward long-term success from day one – not just when you buy a whole-district contract. So how do districts find technology companies that are most likely to help them succeed?

Research Finds Poor Outcomes For Students Who Retake Courses Online

NPR Learning and Tech

But in the AIR study, because the teachers who supervised students were paid at their regular rate, whether they taught or not, offering the software-based courses actually cost schools more than teaching them face-to-face, with no better outcomes to show for it. We are very proud of the flexible options we provide our partners to enable them to meet more of their students' needs as they prepare them for college and careers."

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes.

Rethinking Teaching with Available Canvas Tools

Tech Helpful

I heard a leading CEO for a media company say "our industry has to stop trying to force what we do into these new platforms. When setting up a discussion, you have multiple ways to create it to best meet your classroom needs. Outcomes. What are Outcomes ?

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Lexia Efficacy Research Meets the Highest Standards of Evidence as Defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

techlearning

NYSE: RST) Company, stands apart with an unmatched depth and strength of evidence of program effectiveness. ESSA requires Title I schools to utilize evidence-based instructional programs that have demonstrated positive effects on student learning outcomes. For more than 30 years, the company has been on the leading edge of research and product development as it relates to student reading skills.

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ISTE 2017 Preview: What to Expect from This Year’s Conference

eSpark

As a White House Champion for Change and the former Chief Technology Officer for Des Plaines Public Schools, Jennie Magiera has made it her life’s work to help educators use purposeful technology to meet the needs of every learner. Her keynote address is sure to get ISTE attendees thinking outside the box as they work to provide better outcomes and opportunities for students nationwide. Company Announcements EdTech News

Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

As an edtech vendor, you know creating a strong working relationship between your company and any prospective client is key. You might think this is obvious—schools aren’t companies, after all. Be upfront about where you can and can’t meet a district’s needs.

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How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

It is typical that every fall, parents and their children’s kindergarten teacher meet to design and discuss an individualized learning map for their children. There are around 80 education development companies in Finland, and 22 of them participated in EDUDigi.

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Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

As an educator, once you understand those instructional needs, you are able to explore edtech tools that align with and meet your students’ needs. Evaluate the Product to Ensure It Meets Your Students’ Needs. Note: you can find and read Part 1 of this blog post series here.

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Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

Instead, we tend to excuse inadequate or unsavory outcomes as necessary growing pains in the pursuit of “innovation.” When an educator is unprepared and unable to access high-quality resources to meet our unique learners’ needs, the system penalizes the educator.

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How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

School districts should communicate their needs and give candid feedback to developers; at the same time, edtech developers need to meet the needs of diverse learners and educators to improve learning outcomes. Update developers about student outcomes.

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The push for “free” universal education in Africa often falls short—here’s a better way

The Christensen Institute

But unfortunately many schools are falling short—and in some cases failing all together—when it comes to unlocking the potential academic and economic benefits of school, and even in some of the most developed countries, career outcomes falter. Learning outcomes leave much to be desired.

Innovators Worth Watching: Thriving on an upmarket trajectory, part 2

The Christensen Institute

In our Innovators Worth Watching series in higher education, we have profiled nine innovative companies to date, to investigate the extent to which they are disruptive to traditional college and university offerings.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Integrate, or outsource?

The Christensen Institute

I remember inhaling the fumes and hearing the sound of loud generators in our neighborhood whenever the national electricity company would cut the power supply. The electricity company did not have the capability to generate or distribute enough power to meet the needs of the country.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

But when it comes to demonstrating that products “work,” too many companies fall back on testimonials. In fact, we’d argue that the best way to ramp and grow a company is to create a compelling portfolio of efficacy. Researchers then study the outcomes.

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Bootcamp profiles: Nashville Software School

The Christensen Institute

Wark learned on the job, managed large engineering teams, and even started a handful of companies, one of which he took public in 1999. Wark thus worked with a handful of local companies to craft the curriculum for a new coding bootcamp.

EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Moreover, companies increasingly leverage technology to enhance employee mentoring programs. Schools and universities, on the other hand, have tended to treat this opportunity to forge new human connections as an afterthought in their EdTech strategies; instead, their technology investments have focused on delivering traditional instruction and assessment more efficiently and effectively or on tracking reams of enrollment and outcomes data in reliable ways.

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Admissions Scandal, Painful Pivots and Other Themes From ASU GSV

Edsurge

And the presence of executives from companies outside of the industry reinforced that point. Several employers praised companies like Guild Education for connecting them with schools to offer their employees access to college courses and degrees as a benefit. “It’s

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Artificial Intelligence, Authentic Impact: How Educational AI is Making the Grade

EdTech Magazine

As noted by MIT Technology Review , the rapid development and uptake of AI solutions has created an environment where companies may “obfuscate and oversell” AI abilities even as organizations race to implement new solutions and keep up with the competition.

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School Leaders Share the Best Ways to Get Your Product into Their Districts

Edsurge

The best outcomes for businesses and school districts are deeply intertwined and require balancing philosophies and approaches at exactly the right time. Dr. Kecia Ray, who once turned around a failing Tennessee school with a handshake, believes that companies should act as thought partners with the school districts they’re selling to. She coaches companies and school districts on how to establish these kinds of relationships. “In

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

Edsurge

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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Want to bridge ed and tech? Here are 4 partnership elements to consider

The Christensen Institute

But how can both parties ensure that the connection is more effective, becoming less of a marketing mechanism for companies and more of a lever for improving student achievement and increasing teacher capacity ?

Developing Academic Language Supports Equity

Digital Promise

These “book words” are the academic vocabulary learners need to know and understand to meet their potential in school and beyond. It delivers better academic language outcomes by engaging students in drawing connections between curricular content and the world they experience.

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Hardly a scandalous admission: the future of bootcamps could be disruptive

The Christensen Institute

This limits whom bootcamps can serve, but has also forced the industry to develop an outcomes-oriented value proposition. After all, like all companies, bootcamps are motivated to sustainably maximize their impact and, in the case of for-profit bootcamps, increase profits.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

OPM providers are organizations (typically for-profit companies) that help non-profit schools, both public and private, develop online programs. Third, the outcomes with OPM providers are strong.

51Talk Students From China Visit NYSE To Compete In English Competition

EdNews Daily

In June 2016, it became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). The Outcome. How Jack Huang, CEO of 51Talk, Launched the Largest Online English Learning Company in the World. This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person.

ASU’s Michael Crow: “The Rest Of the Culture Sees Us As a Virus”

Edsurge

At the conference, the university announced the creation of a new for-profit spin-off, called InStride, to serve as a broker and tech platform for companies who want to offer college education as a perk to their employees. So what we have is just a totally perverse outcome.

‘On-Ramps’ Can Connect Most Vulnerable Learners to Good Jobs

Edsurge

According to one analysis , “companies directed at supporting middle- to high-skilled white-collar workers have attracted more than three times the amount of funding as those companies directed at low-skilled, low-income workers.”

There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

The Christensen Institute

Baker analyzed data from BrightBytes, a K-12 data management company, on students’ technology usage across 48 districts. To be clear, not all software is high quality, which means teachers may have good reason to not adopt some software products that fail to deliver positive student learning outcomes. But for quality software tools that can yield breakthrough student outcomes, underutilization is a huge missed opportunity.

XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

This unit teaches about fire while meeting Next Generation Science Standards. As it has been noted, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the creator of Xplorlabs, is a global safety science company. Supplies and summaries of labs, including outcomes and assessment tips.

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