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

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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.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. Because MOOCs on an airplane proved to be such an effective mode of instruction.

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Testing, Testing… Via EdSource : “Testing company fined in California for second year.” ” The testing company in question: ETS. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In other words, MOOCs are now gym memberships. Initially, the course will be available to anyone as a MOOC with an optional $99 identity-verified certificate. The learn-to-code company has raised $4.34 The company did not name the investors.”

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I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Have any ed-tech companies, particularly those funded by Thiel or Zuckerberg or Y Combinator, spoken out about this? Presidential Campaign Politics.

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the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” Here’s the EdWeek headline: “ Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. ” The details: “Michael Humphrey, executive vice president at Edgenuity , testified in the ethics trial of state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who is accused in a 23-count indictment of using his clout to attract business for companies he leads. The video learning company has previously raised $1.57

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Here are the education technology companies that have raised money from ISPs. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” I’d totally forgotten that Zynga was still a thing, but apparently the company has enough money to subsidize gaming courses. Here’s a look, from Edsurge , at the company’s involvement in education, so that’s just swell.).

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go,” says Edsurge. ” From the press release (which explains why there’d be an article on the company this week): “ YouTube joins forces with Britannica to provide easier access to credible and authoritative information.” The company has raised $20.4 The company had raised some $40.5

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Department of Education officials sent a letter to DeVry University ’s parent company, Adtalem Global Education Inc. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” A MOOC consortium , that is, with member institutions Davidson College , Colgate University , Hamilton College , and Wellesley College. Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon adds a 10-inch tablet to its line of kids products.”

Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

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Another example: phones are much more important than tablets for less affluent students, but CIOs see them as equally significant. Providers are growing more features, each company or project following or leapfrogging the others.

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” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Standard Digital : “School abandons computer lessons as tablets remains unpowered.” The “ invisible ” “adaptive learning” company has raised $38.7

Education Technology's Inequalities

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” Money and data – they’re intertwined for technology companies – are monopolized in a handful of corporate giants. Trump will soon have vast surveillance powers – thanks in part to technology companies like Palantir , thanks in part to expanded NSA surveillance, authorized by President Obama – under his control. ” The material involved MOOCs that it had produced with edX as well as videos posted to iTunes and YouTube. MOOCs.

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Via The Star Online : “ Germany plans to invest an extra €5 billion over the next five years to equip more than 40,000 schools and colleges with faster internet, wireless access points and tablet computers, the Education Minister said.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Microsoft -Branded MOOCs for K–12 Leaders.” The company has raised $420 million total. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via The New York Times : “DeVos Abandons Plan to Allow One Company to Service Federal Student Loans.” Buzzfeed’s Molly Hensley-Clancy looks at the acquisition of EDMC – the parent company of the Art Institutes chain – by The Dream Center Foundation , a network of Christian missionary centers. Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports.

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Via ELearning Inside : “An Emirati City Is Giving Tablets to Every K–2 Learner As Part of its Lughati Initiative.” Via Marketwatch : “One company will now handle close to half of all student-loan payments.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The 74 interviewed Sal Khan on personalized learning and his goal to create a “ global diploma ,” which he says his company can “uniquely” do.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company.

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awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “Here’s How A Student Loan Debt Relief Company Preyed On Its Customers.” ” The company: the Student Loan Assistance Center. But that’s what happened last week at the American University of Malta , a start-up institution operated by a Jordanian construction and tourism company without a track record in higher education,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). (National) Education Politics.

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on Wednesday announced new guidelines that aim to provide more transparent information for borrowers and more accountability for the companies that manage repayment of federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Apollo Education Group , the parent company of the University of Phoenix , is facing a lawsuit from two shareholders who are seeking to postpone or terminate the company’s sale, according to a corporate filing posted Thursday.”

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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Many online learning platforms can be used with smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. Because mobile learning is a trend, one’s own online content should always be tested for smartphone and tablet use. I am currently working with a few companies and can also tell you that there is exciting next-generation work coming out in the area of integration of music and arts in learning that will blow your mind.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable? The company sells a tablet for use in prison. Here’s how Techcrunch describes it : Edovo works with facilities to bring in secure wireless networks and tablets that access Edovo’s educational platform. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” (A question for colleges that are making these sorts of deals: if teaching programming skills is so fundamental to the future of your school, why are you outsourcing this function to for-profit companies? may drop by 45 to 60 percent over roughly the next six months, compared with the same period a year earlier, according to a new corporate filing by the company.” MOOCs, CAI, and now this.