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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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Even if these publications fade away , the breathless stories about the possibilities of brainwave-reading mindfulness headbands and " mind-reading robot tutors in the sky " continue to be told. People with knowledge of the school described it as “run like the company of WeWork, subject to constant changes or ‘disruption,’ sometimes without full consideration for the children these changes impact.” PowerSchool acquired the K-12 LMS Schoology.

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” More details: “The 66-year-old Caraway, who has also served as the city’s interim mayor, admitted to accepting $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks from two key figures in the scandal that last year brought down the school bus agency Dallas County Schools ; Bob Leonard, who owned the stop-arm camera company that took millions from DCS; and Slater Swartwood Sr., Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill on layoffs at the LMS Schoology.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Or maybe the company it’s using for its predictive analytics programs – EAB, I think – does and that’s why we’re hearing all these stories. ” Former Kaplan exec Justin Serrano has been hired as the president of Schoology. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The assessment company has raised over $52 million total.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Tom Webster, the VP of strategy at the market research firm Edison Research, argued that the report should be viewed as “an extremely effective piece of content marketing,” pointing to the number of slides that cite data about or by a portfolio company of Meeker’s employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Smith Caulfield. “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?”