Infobase Acquires Professional Development and Training Platform

eSchool News

With this purchase, Infobase empowers educators with the professional development and training resources they need to create college- and career-ready students. Hoonuit’s professional development and training opportunities support educators in facing these challenges.

5 reasons why our employees complete safety training online

eSchool News

School districts have many requirements to meet, and for each of these requirements, there’s a company (or multiple companies!) Staff safety training is no exception. Online training is more convenient. It increased our access to more diverse training courses.

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Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies.

Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

Neo LMS

Bett or The Bett Show (formerly known as the British Educational Training and Technology Show) is an annual trade show that goes back to more than 30 years. Well, this video speaks for itself: Meet NEO at BETT 2018! Meet us at Booth F302!

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

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Six Game-Based Training Models To Achieve Your Performance Objectives

The Game Agency

Game-based training transforms traditional learning from a passive experience into an active experience. The study “A Meta-Analytic Examination of the Instructional Effectiveness of Computer-Based Simulation Games” found that simulation game-based training results in 20% higher self-efficiency, 9% greater retention, 11% greater declarative knowledge and 14% greater procedural knowledge than instructional training methods.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Her talent won her an internship with a company in Atlanta (she telecommuted as a sophomore and junior in high school.) When students meet a problem that they can’t Google, they must venture forth with teamwork, creativity, and tenacity — all things that they need to be successful.

Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. All three of these companies try to hook prospective users with claims on their websites about their products’ effectiveness. Companies need to convince districts to participate.

This Workforce Partnership Trains Tech Talent. Can It Boost Civic Engagement Too?

Edsurge

A couple decades later, tractors were assembled here for Caterpillar, the construction machinery company. They have been working with local governments and tech companies to design solutions to problems such as homelessness, water conservation and clean energy. SAN LEANDRO, Calif. —

What Is Soft Skills Training And Why Is It So Important?

The Game Agency

The most effective way to do so is through game-based training. Soft Skills Training: Everything You Need To Know About Training Employees. But despite this trend, most companies don’t invest in improving these skills after hiring candidates. Studies have shown that empathy and compassion are two soft skills that are absolutely necessary to give companies an edge in attracting and retaining top talent. How Do You Train Employees On Soft Skills?

Training the future workforce for a data-driven society

eSchool News

We’ll likely see some jobs disappear altogether, while others will evolve and adapt to meet the new climate. According to LinkedIn data , the top three “hard” skills companies noted needing most in 2019 all surround tech: cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and analytical reasoning.

The Summer of COVID-19 Presents a Unique Opportunity for Education Companies

Edsurge

For companies that target teachers, this is a good time to do some contingency planning as well—to be ready to assist educators no matter what scenario they find themselves in come fall. Companies that provide this assistance to teachers directly will be rich in prospects.

A Bootcamp Down Under: Trilogy Education Extends University Tech Training Globally

Edsurge

As technology companies from Google to Salesforce plant roots in Australia, government and business leaders down under are trying to figure out ways to train students and workers to keep up with a changing workforce. company thinks it can help prepare the country’s future programmers. Trilogy Education Services announced today that it is expanding its services to help Monash University in Melbourne, Australia launch a bootcamp-style tech training program.

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.

First EduJedi Training Orientation Video is Now Available to Every Educator

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Leadership Society is an existing community of over 1,000 Schools and Districts that annually attend Digital Discussions meetings, as well as more than 215,000 U.S.

Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

I recently had a conversation with David Sternela, Training and Program Manager at Abbvie. We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting? Step 2 The Meeting Time.

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.

10 Reasons Why Games Will Make You a Training Hero

The Game Agency

Employee training is expensive and, often, the return on investment (ROI) doesn’t exist. The Association for Talent Development (ATD) estimates that companies spent an average of $1,273 per year per employee on training. However, without “practical follow-up or meaningful assessments,” learners lose 90% of the skills they learn in those training programs. Gamified training engages learners, increases attention, improves confidence and, ultimately, drives success.

Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team

Gaggle Speaks

He is also involved in professional development for all districts that require training. Listening to customer concerns and struggles, then helping create a professional development training plan that will address and answer those issues. Not because I believe I could do better, but because I’d love to learn how to lead and support a company like he does at Gaggle. The post Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team appeared first on Gaggle. Name: Jacob Huss.

The Game Agency Creates Custom Game-Based Solutions To Help Complement Training Initiatives And Improve Learning Outcomes

The Game Agency

The Game Agency Creates Custom Game-Based Solutions To Help Complement Training Initiatives And Improve Learning Outcomes. A: The Game Agency is a software development company focused on building game-based solutions that make K-College and corporate training more effective. We help learners connect better with training material and we turn educators into heroes powering them with fun and analytics. increase in training completion, 4x more user engagement and a 2.5X

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics Technology was not designed by or for those with disabilities. SnapChat has a ways to go to meet the needs of their disabled users.

Gaggle adds Google and Microsoft trainings for PD

eSchool News

Gaggle adds Google and Microsoft training options; trainers obtain certifications to help educators use leading technology. Gaggle is expanding its professional development and training options.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

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. Rather than fighting, they work as a team to figure out if the platform can adapt to meet the needs of a range of educators.

Tech Needs More Than Coders. This Bootcamp Will Train Sales Chops (and Even Pay For It)

Edsurge

Yet just as vital to a tech company’s growth is the ability to sell. “It Building out a high-performing sales team—from the top executive to the sales reps at the frontlines—is a priority for any early-stage company looking to grow. Two years ago, he raised a $600,000 seed round and launched Sales Bootcamp , a three-month program that aims to prepare people with little or no sales experience for entry-level jobs at tech companies.

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 the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

Wired Campus

Some of the biggest MOOC producers, including Daphne Koller’s Coursera, may have figured out how to get employers to accept free online courses as credentials: Get big-name companies to help design them. We’re getting to the point where we’ll be profitable as a company.”.

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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. And in order for you to have the responsibility of liberty, you had to be trained in the various arts of a liberated or liberal society.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

Edsurge

Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations.

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Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

Edsurge

Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. One secret to the partnership’s success: clear boundaries between the for-profit company and the nonprofit educational institution. “We’re With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

Edsurge

Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face. Community College Research Center assistant director Melinda Karp, edtech companies will try to make schools fit their products, rather than helping schools find the right tools or programs that meet their exact needs.

?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.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to Provide Employees with Online Staff Safety Training

techlearning

The Five Star District is not new to online staff training, however. The district chose PublicSchoolWORKS because of its increased offerings and its outstanding customer service after having access to free online staff safety training when it was a member of the Adams County BOCES.

?Trilogy Education Raises $30M to Give Universities a Bootcamp in Skills-Based Training

Edsurge

CEO and founder Dan Sommer says with the added funds, his company will be looking at growing its offerings to nearly 10 programs in subject areas like user experience and design. With its university partners, which are Trilogy’s primary source of revenue, the company designs certificate programs from the bottom up, from developing curriculum to hiring instructors and also recruiting students.

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.

Georgia Teachers Receive Training Through Visionary Computational Thinking Program to Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

techlearning

Congressman Austin Scott added, “As a father of three, I value a strong education system that is prepared to meet the diverse needs of its students and address the changing dynamics of our nation’s economy. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09