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. The latter has spawned even more competition, from a new set of companies charging fees for specific services, rather than the bundles that the OPMs have historically used. Some companies have already found a niche and are doing well, said Kim.

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

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

How COVID-19 Fallout Is Hitting K-12 Education Companies. See Exclusive Survey Report

Marketplace K-12

Market Brief surveyed 1,700 education business executives about the impact of COVID-19 on their companies, and how they expect it to affect them in the future. The post How COVID-19 Fallout Is Hitting K-12 Education Companies. See Exclusive Survey Report appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Pricing

The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20TM Training Delivery Companies List

The Game Agency

Stamford, CT – September 5, 2019 – The Game Agency has been named to the 2019 Top Training Companies List for the training delivery sector of the learning and development market. Selection to the 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Training Delivery Companies List was based on the following criteria: Value of platform features and capabilities. Quality of analytics and reporting. Company size and growth potential.

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

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. These 10 companies are hiring teachers over the summer 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware. National Board assessors consistently report that the assessment process is a great professional development experience.

Education companies see an “upside to the pandemic” for business

The Hechinger Report

But for some online education companies, the upheaval represents a chance to profit. Last month, Hechinger reported that website traffic was surging for some ed tech companies. The company manages more than 70 schools in 30 states and Washington, D.C. Let’s talk about the upside to the pandemic in our business,” CEO Nathaniel Davis said on the company’s earnings call in April. In 2016, the company reached a $168.5 The company paid the state $8.5

New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning

CUE

In a new report released by Schoology, researchers made three key findings that have significant implications for digital learning. In a report released by the EdTech company that looked at the 2018-2019 digital state of learning (based off responses from 9,279 teachers and administrators), researchers identified three major findings […]. The post New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning appeared first on OnCUE.

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.

Companies Partner to Provide Oral Reading Fluency Tool

eSchool News

Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions provider for K-12 education, announced it is partnering with Analytic Measures Inc. AMI) , an educational technology company, to provide a fully automated assessment tool that uses artificial intelligence and voice technology to measure K-5 students’ reading abilities. Reports in Real Time key reading skill scores and shows trend data. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY.

K-12 Companies Improve on Data Privacy, But Questionable Practices Abound, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

The post K-12 Companies Improve on Data Privacy, But Questionable Practices Abound, Report Finds appeared first on Market Brief. Four out of five ed-tech products and services reviewed by Common Sense Media don't meet minimum standards to safeguard student data privacy, the organization says. Marketplace K-12 Data Data Privacy

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. A Hechinger Report review found dozens of companies promoting their products’ effectiveness on their websites, in email pitches and in vendor brochures with little or shoddy evidence to support their claims.

Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

Edsurge

Baker’s experience was reflected in the results of a survey sent by BrightBytes, an education data company, from April to June 15. Here is the full report.) Not surprisingly, those who rely on cell phones to do so report having the hardest time. The survey found that students report being less likely than teachers to have a consistently quiet place to work. Teachers report overwhelmingly using their LMS—but few other educational technology programs.

Report 130

Earnings Roundup: How Public Edtech Companies Fared Following the Outbreak

Edsurge

For instance, education companies that rely on corporate customers may take a hit, as those clients look to cut costs. While COVID-19 hit at the tail end of the first quarter, some publicly traded education companies already reported an impact on their Q1 2020 earnings. The company closed the quarter with a little over $1 billion in cash and investments. The company’s stock jumped more than 30 percent after its earnings report on May 4, reaching $61.91

Chegg 75

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

as a separate company. View this Impact Report (and other years) at edtechteam.com/impact EdTechTeam, a California Benefit Corporation , is a global network of educational technologists dedicated to inspiring and empowering other educators. With 34 employees and over 250 contractors around the globe (most current or former educators), EdTechTeam has subsidiaries in Canada , Australia , Mexico , and the UK.

Online Tutoring Companies Take Small Steps to Protect Student Safety

Edsurge

Some online tutoring companies have recently made changes to their platforms to better protect and promote students’ safety, especially as it pertains to online privacy, behavioral issues and parental discipline. Screenshot of the options for reporting urgent issues during a Qkids lesson.

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.

Report 114

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.

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. Additionally, it is free of overt advertising from technology vendors which is a welcome relief from some of the other reports we have reviewed recently. The report is not striving for universality.

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

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. Bold, half-foot tall letters on one company’s display claimed its software had helped a college bring in more than $1 million in new student revenue and led another to a 53 percent increase in new students. We walked the exhibit hall here looking for new ways that companies are offering this Big-Data-driven transformation.

ParentSquare Becomes a Parent Company After Acquiring School Communication App

Edsurge

His company has acquired Signal Kit , provider of a competing school communications app. The combined company will reach two million students nationwide across 44 states, including about 20 percent of California students, claims Wadhwa. The company started out focused on charter school networks and has branched out into public school districts. Educators use ParentSquare and similar apps to send alerts, report cards, attendance notices, permission slips and sign-up forms.

Gaggle Reports Over 95% of School Districts Renew Their Partnerships

eSchool News

The company helps ensure student safety in digital spaces by providing real-time monitoring of the use of online tools within Google’s G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, and the Canvas learning management system for more than 4.5 Many districts across the United States are starting the 2020–21 school year using hybrid or fully remote learning, so students’ online safety remains a top priority.

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.

Is This Video App Safe? Mozilla Privacy Report Offers a Look

Edsurge

She is the vice president of advocacy and engagement at the Mozilla Foundation, which today released a new report examining the privacy and security policies of 15 commonly used video-conferencing apps. The report looks at 15 popular video-conferencing apps, some of which have been adopted for use by companies and schools, including Zoom, Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams. In essence, the Mozilla report distills legalese and technical jargon into plain language.

Report 115

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.

Alexa Goes to ISTE: Edtech Companies—and Teachers—Debut New Skills for Learning

Edsurge

Across the massive, brightly colored expo hall at ISTE 2019 , the annual education technology conference where companies display and demo their latest gadgets, upgrades and software, several vendors showcased the new skills they have developed for Alexa-enabled devices. Kahoot, a game-based learning company with a trove of millions of educational quizzes, also announced its first Alexa skill this week.

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. From the opening welcome reception to the final moments, the keynotes, sessions, and conversations were free flowing and high level. As Ink International Founder Manny Scott said in his keynote “be learners for your students.”

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).

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.

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.

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.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. Especially for education companies, it requires careful considerations around factors such as your company culture, infrastructure, processes, hiring procedures and customer interactions. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

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.

Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum

Edsurge

For venture-backed education companies, the path to sustainability—and profitability—can be full of difficult twists and turns. Most of the people affected were part of the company’s professional development team, which worked with educators to implement its supplemental curriculum offerings. Over the past couple years, as the company re-focused its business to sell core curriculum to K-12 districts, some of those personnel were no longer core to its operations.