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

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As the debate about children’s screen time continues to rage , a new survey commissioned by Microsoft sheds some light on where parents stand. 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. Education Technology Surveys Research

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Who is the Right Customer: Decisions for Managing Customer Surveys

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Who is the Right Customer: Decisions for Managing Customer Surveys Lynn Hunsaker. Decisions for Managing Customer Surveys. The post Who is the Right Customer: Decisions for Managing Customer Surveys appeared first on ClearAction Customer Experience Consulting.

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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.

In a New Survey, Teachers Say There’s a Disconnect in Computer Science Education

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In a new survey, 88 percent of teacher respondents said they believe computer science is critical for students’ success in the workplace—but two in 10 teachers said their students aren’t taught any computer science. Commissioned by Microsoft, in time for Computer Science Education Week, the survey was conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov, who surveyed 540 K-12 teachers. Three-fourths of surveyed teachers think similarly.

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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. In fact, a survey of assessors revealed: 80 percent said the work was better than other professional development activity. Summer is here.

How one tuition-free bootcamp—and major Seattle companies—are addressing tech’s gender gap

The Christensen Institute

His company was struggling to bring gender diversity to its growing team of software developers, and he wasn’t the only one: at the time, in 2013, only 15% of software developers in Washington state were female.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

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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.

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

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Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

Google Outpaces Other Tech Companies as the Most Trusted Brand

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new survey shows efficacy in the tech giant’s domination of the market. Classroom Hardware PCs Productivity Suites Software

Survey: Science education needs more support

eSchool News

Twenty-year benchmark survey reveals critical need to improve U.S. Eighty-five percent of teachers in a recent survey said they would devote more instructional time to hands-on science-based learning if they had the chance.

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?What to Think About When You're Surveying Students

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A survey may be your answer. Surveys are a great way to collect information from a lot of people in a fairly straightforward manner. While there are plenty of online survey tools educators can use, effective surveys can also be done in pencil-and-paper formats. So—should you plan a survey to gather some of that valuable information from your students? Is a survey right in your situation? There are some good reasons a survey may not be the best course.

Do I Really Need a Wireless Site Survey for 802.11ac Wifi?

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Many times, the wireless company just threw up some access points down the hallway with no real thought into how the technology works and how access point placement directly affects Wi-Fi performance.

Survey Says Sex Education Largely Not Helpful

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A new survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute reports that four in ten millennials say the sex education they received was not helpful. About 75% of the students surveyed participated in some form of sex education in middle or high school.

Simbli Users Named 2018 Technology Leaders in National Survey

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2017-2018 Digital School Districts Survey Winners – Congratulations! CDE is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

Survey: More Americans Believe Research Universities Drive Innovation than Startups or Government

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A new survey from the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation shows that 71 percent of Americans believe research universities play a major role in driving innovation in the United States. In contrast, 53 percent of survey respondents said the same for startups. Starting a company at a university, Zheng says, provided his early-stage startup with not only funds to get off the ground, but also access to a wealth of knowledge and resources on campus.

The Learning Counsel launches digital curriculum survey

eSchool News

Created to assist executives and curriculum and technology directors in guiding the transition to digital curriculum and content, the survey also offers schools the chance win national awards. The survey was created for them.”.

Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Less Confident in Ed-Tech Skills, Survey Finds

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Teachers who are most confident about educational technology tend to work in low-poverty and suburban schools, bringing their students a wide range of experiences and potential benefits that other young people may lack, concludes a survey released today by the Education Week Research Center.

?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

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Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face. Community College Research Center assistant director Melinda Karp, edtech companies will try to make schools fit their products, rather than helping schools find the right tools or programs that meet their exact needs.

As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow

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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.

How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur

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EdSurge sat down with Gallagher during the ASU+GSV Summit in May to learn about why he predicts that when it comes to education, the line between colleges and companies will continue to blur. And I think it will be 5, 10 or 15 years until aspects of this ecosystem are sorted out, but it makes for a really exciting time now to get the IBMs and healthcare companies and hotels and others at the table with college and university leaders, technology leaders, and so on.

Who Should Truly Have the Power in K-12 Edtech Adoption?

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Enterprise, a battle droid, or a replica of the Elder Wand emblazoned with a slick company logo? No one would deny the coolness factor of the wand, but that’ll only take a product so far (and will probably bankrupt the company in legal fees).

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World’s largest K-12 reading survey identifies trends, highlights best practices

eSchool News

Researchers at the K-12 learning analytics company produce the report, which provides the comprehensive review of students’ reading habits and achievement.

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Survey of College Admissions Officers, Sponsored by x2VOL, Verifies Community Service Could be Tie-Breaker in Getting Accepted to College

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Survey of college admissions staff confirms community service can be a tie-breaker in college acceptance. A survey of college admissions officers from around the country verifies that community service and volunteer hours can affect a student’s chances of being accepted into college.

How Some Edtech Companies Are Addressing a Lack of Employee Diversity

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The next logical question is, are those entrepreneurs’ companies any better, in terms of diversity? A few edtech companies are now using resources to document—and potentially address—disparities in their ranks. Clever Shares Its Survey Results A few weeks ago, school data provisioning platform Clever released the following survey results in a blog post , as a first step in its endeavor to shed light on the company’s own diversity—or lack thereof.

New Insights on Teachers’ Ed-Tech Ambitions, Abilities Revealed in Survey

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Many companies trying to find a market in K-12 schools face a question that fills them with anxiety, if not outright dread: How much technology can teachers handle? If it overwhelms them, the odds for companies’ get much longer, right out of the gate.

Some surprising reasons companies are rushing to help their workers get degrees

The Hechinger Report

But unlike conventional tuition-reimbursement benefits, which many companies eliminated during the recession, the new programs increasingly limit students to taking courses from specific providers — often for-profit and online universities and colleges with poor graduation rates.

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Inside Higher Ed (IHE) recently issued their 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology and we were excited about the big initial finding that more faculty are teaching online and that more are finding that online learning can meet the same outcomes.

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Finding the Right Talent to Build an Edtech Company That Is Loved and Lasts

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Not every company can be Facebook or Google, offering free catered meals and colorful open spaces, but there are ways to build positive work environments with productive and happy employees on a smaller budget. Building Up Values For some companies, mission statements only live on a web page. But if you ask Whitehead, what’s more important is for a company to go beyond just determining and posting its goals and values.

EDUCAUSE Adds Emerging Edtech Membership for Small Companies, Hints at Overhaul

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EDUCAUSE , the nonprofit that runs one of the largest higher-ed communities of universities and service providers, is opening its doors (and dropping its prices) for small companies looking to join its ranks. The membership-based organization is offering a new option for aspiring members: an “ emerging edtech membership ,” which goes for $750 per year and is available for companies earning less than $1 million per year. We want to serve as a resource to these emerging companies.”

Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative. But They Just Can’t Get Enough.

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Almost three-quarters of teens said they know social media companies are manipulating them into spending more time online. The survey from nonprofit Common Sense Media, called “ Social Media, Social Life ,” is a follow up to a similar report conducted in 2012, where teens were also asked about their relationship with social media. Teens in the survey were more likely to report that social media has a positive effect on their emotional well-being.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Laurene Powell Jobs Invest in Company Focused on ELLs

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million to a company focused on building the skills of English-language learners. The company’s site touts a platform that gives teachers a “detailed look” at the progress of those students, reviewing their proficiency levels, accommodations, and academic needs: “All the information in one place, available anytime/anywhere–even on your couch.” Survey Shows Where the Demand for ELL Content Is Highest.

2016 Awards and Accolades for Double-Digit Growth and Company Culture

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and one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing companies. companies for the third consecutive year. Think Through Learning has also been recognized as the #13 fastest growing technology company by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In addition to receiving accolades for growth, Think Through Learning earned its place among Pittsburgh’s “Top Workplaces” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — a designation determined solely by employee surveys regarding company culture.

What Do Mid-Market and Enterprise Companies Really Think About Mobility?

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Most companies agree that mobility will have a profound effect on their businesses over the next 10 years.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

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For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States.

The Biggest Challenge for District Leaders? Finding and Keeping Good Teachers

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After a year of teacher-led walkouts and elevated concerns over declining teacher salaries , a new survey of school superintendents cites finding and keeping qualified teachers as their highest-priority issue. The annual survey , conducted by Gallup, polled nearly 1,900 superintendents—about 15 percent of the country’s total—on pressing concerns, student safety and their overall optimism about the future of education and student success after high school.

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