Sony, Edmodo, partner on math challenge

eSchool News

Sony’s Global Math Challenge will expand to more than 190 countries. Sony Global Education, Inc. By working with Edmodo, Sony Global Education will make its Global Math Challenge, a worldwide online math competition, accessible to teachers and students in over 190 countries.

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Breaking into Japan’s Ed-Tech Market Is an Education for Companies

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Japan brought us Nintendo and Sony, among other well-known technology companies. The post Breaking into Japan’s Ed-Tech Market Is an Education for Companies appeared first on Market Brief.

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Snap Inc. Chairman, a Former Sony Entertainment CEO, to Join Pearson’s Board of Directors

Marketplace K-12

Michael Lynton joins the Pearson board in the wake of the company announcing major job cuts to make it leaner and more competitive. Chairman, a Former Sony Entertainment CEO, to Join Pearson’s Board of Directors appeared first on Market Brief. The post Snap Inc. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy

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Sony Vows to Bring “Blockchain” Tech to Education. Will It Take Hold in K-12?

Marketplace K-12

Sony Global Education Inc. In its announcement, Sony argues that blockchain technology could have broad application by giving students more control over the transmission of their test results. company, then graduated from a Japanese university, he said.

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Why health care startups need a disruptive value network

The Christensen Institute

A coherent value network that covers the upstream and downstream needs of the novel company. Sony and Panasonic entered the market with cheap, portable products using solid-state transistors.

From radios to electric vehicles, targeting “nonconsumers” pays off

The Christensen Institute

Too often, companies focus on grabbing market share away from competitors, rather than searching for untapped demand. Nonconsumers are a fertile market for Disruptive Innovations to take root, as Sony proved in the 1950s, and low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) makers are showing today.

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Lirica Raises $1 Million to Improve App for Language Learning Through Song


The tool has avid listeners among investors as well, who recently provided the eponymous company with $1 million in seed funding. Sony Music, Veridian Ventures and a group of private investors participated. “If And his company comes at a time of popularity and innovation in Latin music.

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Adding up the cost of head-on competition

The Christensen Institute

In spite of these benefits, many companies elect the alternative path, aiming their new growth ventures at the high end of the market where incumbent competitors are motivated to stamp out new entrants. There are companies that have pushed into existing markets through sustaining competition.

The next decade of disruption in education? Unlocking networks

The Christensen Institute

As a result, these innovations don’t compete head-to-head with leading companies and products, but instead compete against nonconsumption—where the only alternative is nothing at all.

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A how-to guide for taking the guesswork out of innovation in emerging markets

The Christensen Institute

Sony founder Akio Morita actually advised against market research, urging instead to “carefully watch how people live, get an intuitive sense as to what they might want and then go with it.”. Innovation is often perceived as an enormous risk.

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What nonconsumption means for investors and managers in emerging markets

The Christensen Institute

These priorities are typically affected by the size of an opportunity and the margins the company needs in order to stay profitable. The lesson here is that while targeting nonconsumption is difficult, it has the potential to breathe new life into companies, industries, and countries.

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How “blockchain” technology could influence education

eSchool News

Sony Global Education sims to build a new, widely applicable educational infrastructure that enables diverse methods of evaluation, open sharing of academic proficiency and progress records.

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Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s] Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM.

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


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. —

KidZania: Hands-On Kid Sized Cities Coming To America

EdNews Daily

There are currently KidZania’s in 24 major cities worldwide, and the company plans to open the first U.S. In each location, companies sponsor landmarks and businesses to help make the experience as authentic as possible.

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The Uphill Battles Facing Asia’s Education Technology Startups


In technology, Sony and Nintendo are among the most internationally recognized brands. But when it comes to the education technology industry, few people outside the country can name Japanese companies off the top of their heads. But the reality is that “few investors outside of Japan know these companies,” said Wada at the event. Launched this March, the Boston-based firm traces its roots to a Japanese educational research and assessment company, JIEM.

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How AI is changing special education


It replaced Sony’s AIBO robot in the niche, and elite robot sporting event known as The Standard Platform League, it is also being tested by Mitsubishi as a replacement for customer service agents in its banks.

This activity is the most important component of your nation’s GDP

The Christensen Institute

And in a capitalistic economy, it is primarily managers in companies that do the investing, not governments. If companies are not hiring or investing, then individuals will not be consuming much because they will not have the income to do so.

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Edtech Bootstrapping 101: A Survival Story


On the other hand, there is a paucity of coverage about edtech companies that grow their businesses with little or no venture capital or outside investment. Bootstrapped companies rarely have “unicorn” potential and most aren’t nearly as sexy as their venture-backed counterparts.

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Impatient with universities’ slow pace of change, employers go around them

The Hechinger Report

With a huge shortage of college graduates in data and computer science, tech companies are taking matters into their own hands and providing education directly to prospective tech workers. It usually manages to fill just two or three of those positions, Soni said. Soni is more blunt. “We’ve

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?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning


Take LiveEdu , for example, a Y Combinator-backed online learning company that touts itself as being the “next-gen,” referring to a platform that offers online courses and skills training. The company claims on its website that it’s near that goal, with more than 7.2 According to the company’s white paper , EDU tokens will initially cost about $1 USD per 12 EDU tokens.) But he decided to give both a shot after the company’s first business models proved unsuccessful.

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Do specialized teaching roles help or hurt students?

The Christensen Institute

In The Innovator’s Dilemma , Clayton Christensen explained why companies often fail to adopt market-transforming innovations: new innovations, despite their clear benefits, are often incongruent with an organization’s established practices and priorities. The success of our schools—and of our education system at large—hinges on teachers. From decades of research we know that teachers influence student outcomes more than anything else a school has to offer.

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Is disruptive innovation driving K-12 privatization?

The Christensen Institute

Steel and RCA were toppled by upstarts like Nucor and Sony. When people tell the story of disruption in the computer industry, the narrative usually focuses on how desktop computer companies like Apple disrupted incumbent minicomputer manufacturers like Digital Equipment Corp. If you’ve followed the K–12 education dialogue over the last decade, then you’re probably familiar with the term “disruptive innovation.”

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10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

It is for all these reasons that many of the experts at the Blockchain Summit predicted that companies and institutions new to blockchain would first deploy private (permissioned) blockchains , at least until they are more comfortable with the technology.

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Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple


Company partners like Chevron, Google and Sonic along with individual donors help support teacher projects all over the United States. Most districts go through Movie Licensing USA , a company that provides licensing for K-12 schools for a variety of studios, including Walt Disney Pictures, Sony Pictures and DreamWorks Animation. Can I show a video from Netflix in my classroom? Can I make 25 copies from my favorite math workbook?

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“Why would you want to learn computer science? It’s so you can solve problems in other domains.” – Mark DeLoura, USA

Daily Edventures

A leading figure in the global video game industry, DeLoura has worked at some of the largest game companies in the world, including Sony and Nintendo, and served as Editor-in-Chief of Game Developer Magazine.

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8 tips for your best Google Expeditions VR pilot

eSchool News

But as companies such as Google, Samsung and Sony expand their virtual reality tools and content, the technology’s use in education is becoming more and more real.

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How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

Sony’s PlayStation VR is not to be used by children under the age of 12. The post How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Virtual Reality in the Classroom – Part 2. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

Project Based Learning

The Electric Educator

Several very large companies (Nokia, Sony, Philips, Rolls-Royce) are having their interns and management candidates participate in online business scenario "tournaments" as part of their training. Here''s an interesting article from demonstrating an innovative use of distance learning technology.

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April 12 - Interview with Karl Speak on Personal Branding as Making a Difference for Others

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karl''s innovative work on personal brand and internal brand building has been implemented in companies in twenty-three countries. the company he founded in 1984, is that global leader in developing and implementing internal brand-building programs. Clients such as 3M, American Express, AT&T, BASF, BMW, Cabela''s, Cargill, Consumers Energy, EDMC, FedEx, Honeywell, IBM, ING, Mosaic, Motorola, Securian, Skandia, Sony Corporation, St.

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “ DeVry Parent Company Makes Pledges to Students.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Chalkbeat investigates the Indiana Virtual School : “As students signed up, online school hired barely any teachers – but founder’s company charged it millions.” The Australian company provides courses for schools that decide to outsource their educational services. From tech companies, I guess?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Marketwatch : “One company will now handle close to half of all student-loan payments.” 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 Verge profiles Digital Ally , a company that makes police body cameras and soon, a new “conducted electrical weapon.” The tutoring company has raised $107 million total.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ’s CTO, Brian Pinkerton , is leaving the company. ” Via Techcrunch : “ Sony wants to digitize education records using the blockchain.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” The company has $8.3 (National) Education Politics.