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.

Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want

Edsurge

The findings come from an forthcoming report on the gap between the credentials that schools offer and the credentials employers actually demand. The report is based on data received from almost half of U.S. The report, expected to publish in April, is a collaboration between Tallahassee, Fla.-based based think tank Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Boston-based analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies. “We’re

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. National Board assessors consistently report that the assessment process is a great professional development experience. Summer is here. School is out.

Educators as Ed-Tech Company Brand Ambassadors Raises Ethical, Policy Questions, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

A new report scrutinizes the growing practice among ed-tech companies of using teachers as brand ambassadors to spread the word about products. The post Educators as Ed-Tech Company Brand Ambassadors Raises Ethical, Policy Questions, Report Finds appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 brand ambassadors Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Sales / Marketing

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

In 2018 Berners-Lee kicked off a global campaign that included a “Contract for the Web,” urging governments, Internet companies and users to commit to a set of principles to protect the openness and accessibility of the Web.

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?

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.

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.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Those are the findings of a report recently released by researchers at the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. The iPhone App store offers dozens of apps aimed at preschool students.

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EdTechTeam 2017 Impact Report: Products

EdTechTeam

This past year also saw the launch of EdTechTeam Products (in the tradition of launching Breakout EDU , which spun off as an independent company in 2016). The post EdTechTeam 2017 Impact Report: Products appeared first on EdTechTeam. Impact ReportWith an initial focus on developing FREE apps and extensions designed for the modern classroom, the new product development group officially launched four extensions on October 15, 2017.

Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review

ProfHacker

Justin Reich and Mizuko (Mimi) Ito have recently published a report entitled From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies. The report is available for download without monetary charge and without collection of your personal data.

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

Edsurge

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. More companies in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—fields are hiring workers with liberal arts backgrounds, according to a recent report. “It’s Wong worked at several fintech firms before joining the mobile payments company.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

Ellevation is a software company focused on ELL educators and the students they serve. More than 7,500 educators from around the globe gathered in Boston to participate in ASCD's #Empower18 conference.

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.

GoConqr’s Online Learning Report 2017

GoConqr

Click the image to see the full infographic of the Online Learning Report 2017. Today Thursday 23 rd of February is Digital Learning Day , so to mark this we are releasing the Online Learning Report 2017 that the GoConqr team has been working on. Read the full Report 2017 here.

Does Your Company Really Need AI? Stanford Executive Course Aims to Demystify the Hype

Edsurge

Artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous buzzword for tech companies these days, but even though all kinds of founders and CEOs say their product is infused with AI, the meaning of the term varies from advanced machine learning to a smart spreadsheet.

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. Companies, too, need to build that kind of inquiry into every step of their work with educators. Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning.

Major International Private School Company GEMS Education Reportedly Puts Brakes on IPO

Marketplace K-12

The company will delay an IPO after regulators in Dubai froze tuition fees at private schools, which will affect the company’s financial projections, according to Reuters. The post Major International Private School Company GEMS Education Reportedly Puts Brakes on IPO appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Global / International Markets Private Schools

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

Edsurge

At the same time, more STEM employers are hiring workers with humanities backgrounds, according to a new report by researchers at Strada Education Network and Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. We are clearly seeing an uptick in the data in terms of percent growth increase in liberal arts backgrounds into technical areas,” says Rob Sentz, chief innovation officer at Emsi and one of the authors of the report. The number of students choosing liberal arts majors is dipping.

5 Common Challenges Of Analytics Reporting

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Common Challenges Of Analytics Reporting contributed by Catherine Wilson The benefits of analytics are obvious and do not need to be stated yet again. Companies of all sizes and across industries realize that this tool is both a huge asset and a competitive necessity.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies. Last week, the firm announced what will be its 14th deal: Glynlyon , a digital curriculum company based in Chandler, Ariz. He ran Kaplan as its CEO from 1994 to 2008, during which he oversaw 67 acquisitions and more than doubled the company’s revenue—to nearly $2 billion —by the time he left.

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).

Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?

Edsurge

As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.” Nonprofit Digital Promise agrees, and on August 9, the nonprofit launched an effort to collection and evaluate quality examples of how companies conduct and research in designing and improving their products. Here are the top companies in each category.

IMMERSION: Our Hands-on, Info-Packed Event Just for Edtech Companies

Edsurge

Here’s the plan: MORNING: We’ll get an in-depth look at running an edtech company from startup through growth from the cofounder of Remind, Brett Kopf, and the company's CEO, Brian Grey. Grey's done it before, too: He previously ran Bleacher Report.) On April 7, EdSurge will host a one-day clinic on building your edtech business called EdSurge IMMERSION.

Report: A New Cybersecurity Incident Strikes K-12 Schools Nearly Every Three Days

Edsurge

school district becomes the victim of a cyberattack almost as often as every three days, according to a report released Thursday. One plausible hypothesis is that wealthier school communities may be relying on more technology than other district types and hence are exposed to greater risks,” Levin writes in the report. Levin also highlights a “top 10” incidents of the year in the report, based on the number of individuals affected and the costliest cases.

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Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills

Edsurge

For one, the poll of about 1,000 parents with kids under the age of 18—conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov—found that parents have more positive feelings about their kids using tech in the classroom, as opposed to at home. And what’s more, there was some good news for Microsoft and its competitors in the education space—75 percent of parents said they believed big tech companies should be helping schools build kids’ digital skills.

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As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow

Edsurge

companies to plant roots in Mexico, where lower wages and loose regulations have allured manufacturers for years. the Washington Post reported on the tech boom south of the border, with major global companies like IBM, Oracle and Intel setting up shop in Guadalajara, also known as country’s “Digital Creative City.”. 95 course providers —was largely driven to fill openings at tech companies. company that provides skills-based training programs has followed path.

OPINION: ‘Our student loan policy has been corrupted by the powerful companies that profit from it’

The Hechinger Report

Together, these developments illustrate just how completely our nation’s student loan policy has been corrupted by the powerful companies that profit from it. Student loan regulators cannot serve students and taxpayers if they are in the pocket of the companies they are supposed to oversee.

Phishing Season: Widespread Email Scam Targets Schools, Edtech Companies

Edsurge

Among the companies affected is Amplify , a New York City-based education technology company. The attack compromised personal information for anyone employed by Amplify during 2016, but not customers, including schools and students, the company reports. In a memo sent to its employees earlier this month, the company said it first learned about the phishing attack on Feb. Edtech companies are not the only ones impacted.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

Edsurge

Students sit at desks wearing electronic headbands that report EEG data back to a teacher’s dashboard, and that information purports to measure students’ attention levels. The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

Between the creation of a social rating system and street cameras with facial recognition capabilities, technology reports coming out of China have raised serious concerns for privacy advocates. These concerns are only heightened as Chinese investors turn their attention to the United States education technology space acquiring companies with millions of public school users. companies seeking to expand overseas.

Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

techlearning

October 1, 2018 – RALEIGH, North Carolina – More students and parents will receive Lexile and Quantile scores on high stakes test reports this school year than ever before. In all other states, Lexile and Quantile measures are used and reported at local levels.

Report: Writing Skill a ‘Gatekeeper’ and ‘Ticket to Work’

K-12 Schools - Education News

Of the 120 major American corporations that the survey was sent to, 64 companies responded, offering a response rate of 53.3%. Survey findings uncovered 50% of responding companies reporting that writing is taken into consideration when hiring professional employees. “In

Report Aims to Pin Down What the Coding Bootcamp Market Really Looks Like

Edsurge

Despite the impact this emerging industry has made on higher education over the past 6 years, the size and scope of the sector and its impact remain unclear,” a new report published in RTI International finds. One of those groups is Course Report, which gathers data (usually from the companies themselves) and offers reviews of coding bootcamps. Authors of the report broke down what kinds of financial-aid options that coding bootcamps offer.

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

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But I’m not going to report back on those things for now. 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.

MDR Releases Digital Marketing Trends in Education Report

techlearning

MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, today released its 2018 Digital Marketing Trends in Education report on the online habits of educators available. For the complete Digital Marketing Trends in Education report, visit [link].

Amplify Reported to Be Dropping School Tablet Business

Marketplace K-12

BloombergBusiness reports that Amplify, which launched tablets for K-12 in 2013, will abandon the hardware business. The company counters that it is "still fulfilling orders" for tablets.

New report gives Mississippi an F in regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges

The Hechinger Report

A new report says the state of Mississippi does not do enough to regulate for-profit colleges. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. Check out the full report and details on Mississippi’s scores here.

Remind Taps Former Bleacher Report CEO to Take Reins

Edsurge

Back in June, the former CEO of Bleacher Report agreed to have coffee with Brett and David Kopf, the co-founders of Remind. Yet he was struck by Remind’s mission, along with the “immense capability and market positioning that the company has carved in the education ecosystem.” What I truly believe the company needs is a strong voice that understands what teachers, parents and principals need. The company also aims to expand its footprint in U.S.

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

And career preparation here isn’t just a buzzword but more like a guiding principle: When the end-of-day bell sounds, some children transition from students to employees of the district, and earn $10 an hour for working on a variety of projects for local technology companies.

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