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.

This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The founder of Move This World realized that videos and technology allowed her to share her social-emotional learning products and strategies with more schools and students. The post This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

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Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science appeared first on Market Brief. The founder of Galvanize Labs shares her path through the word of computer science, where she was often one of few women in the room.

Vernier Partners With Google, Microsoft and Education Technology Companies

techlearning

Vernier announces its recent partnerships with these top education technology-related companies

Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

This common experience illuminates how challenging it can be for educational technology (edtech) companies to communicate what they do and why it is important. This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge.

Fundraising While Running a Startup Company

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

As an ed-tech startup, you have to raise money and grow the company at the same time. The post Fundraising While Running a Startup Company appeared first on Market Brief. Fundraising takes a lot of time.

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. Varsity Tutors is a nationally recognized company that connects students with personalized tutoring services in both academic and test prep subject areas.

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. We walked the exhibit hall here looking for new ways that companies are offering this Big-Data-driven transformation.

Build a Startup Company Investors Want to Fund

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Build a Startup Company Investors Want to Fund appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Fundraising Listenwise Return on Investment (ROI) Venture CapitalWhat does it take to raise $2 million in funding for your startup?

Startup Founder Finds New Focus in Mission of Social-Emotional Learning Company

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

After Move This World founder Sara LaHayne became bogged down in the administrative aspects of management, she took time to find a renewed emphasis on her company's message of self care for teachers and students.

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. However, teachers who contract with the company shed some light on the process.

This Ed-Tech Company Moved From ‘Not Yet’ to a Program Inspired by Customer Demand

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For years teachers asked listening skills company Listenwise to help them and their students create podcasts, but the company wasn't ready to add a new product. The post This Ed-Tech Company Moved From ‘Not Yet’ to a Program Inspired by Customer Demand appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Podcasting Professional Development Startup Shortcuts Series Startups

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

Dear teacher overwhelmed by technology …

Ditch That Textbook

Tech companies keep creating new stuff for us to use. The post Dear teacher overwhelmed by technology … appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the apps and sites and digital tools. Here are some tips to getting control and moving forward. New apps. New websites. New digital tools. They add new updates to the stuff we're already using. It's helpful. Until it isn't. Teaching is […].

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. The Technology Alliance incubated Ada and helped secure state workforce funding.

Companies Say Blockchain Could Have Prevented College Admissions Scandal

Edsurge

Now, several companies that sell student-record systems based on blockchain—the technology behind Bitcoin—are pitching their products as a way to prevent that kind of fraudulent record tampering in the future. Education Technology Blockchain Higher Education

3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations.

5 Ways Company Leaders Should Look to ‘Abundance’ to Improve Productivity

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post 5 Ways Company Leaders Should Look to ‘Abundance’ to Improve Productivity appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech education tech Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation management office culture school culture SEL social-emotional learning thought leadership wellbeing women in tech

Help Us Help You: How Schools Can Give Useful Feedback to Edtech Companies

Edsurge

But around this time, something happens that instructional technology administrators are familiar with. This is an all-too-common scenario for those who support schools in their technology implementations. But I was curious: What do the companies do with that feedback?

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. So it was with high expectations that I went to Japan to visit our sales distribution partners to learn more about the Japanese market for education technology.

Don’t Let Perfectionism Derail Your Company’s Big Picture Growth Goals

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This ed-tech company CEO found that letting go of things that were not serving her company's mission was critical to its progression. The post Don’t Let Perfectionism Derail Your Company’s Big Picture Growth Goals appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation Online / Virtual Learning Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Startup Startups

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.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

When describing the life cycle of technology development, he talks about over-enthusiasm prior to the real revolution. Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI.

Education Companies Feeling Ripple Effect From Coronavirus Spread

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech companies viewing the spread of the coronavirus are bracing for the scarcity of components made in China where many factories are shuttered. The post Education Companies Feeling Ripple Effect From Coronavirus Spread appeared first on Market Brief.

Transitioning to a For-Profit Model, but Keeping Your Company’s Soul

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Social-emotional learning company Move This World began as a non-profit. But the designation was holding the company back. The post Transitioning to a For-Profit Model, but Keeping Your Company’s Soul appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Education Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship For-Profit Education SEL Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startups

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers

Digital Promise

Each startup had five minutes to pitch their product and then answer questions from a panel of five judges who are experts in the fields of venture capital, information technology, and education. The post New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers appeared first on Digital Promise.

Pearson Sells Mixed Reality Learning Unit to a New Company, GIGXR

Edsurge

As Pearson resumes its education technology investment activity, the publisher is also divesting other edtech assets at the same time. million in two companies: online bootcamp Springboard and Knowledge to Practice, a medical startup.

Should Teachers and Tech Companies Work Together?

TeacherCast

The post Should Teachers and Tech Companies Work Together? With so many technologies turning to the education market as product developers and so many teachers supporting them as brand ambassadors, the question is often asked.

?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Edsurge

For learners to qualify for work that pays well and for companies to source the talent they need, the market around skills-based education needs to evolve quickly to train students in the technology platforms now required for the jobs they seek. Mind The Skills Gap Many tech industry jobs today require “platform-centric skills,” meaning workers require expertise in using sophisticated and specific technology platforms, such as Salesforce, Tableau or Photoshop.

Where Are the Black and Latinx People in Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

If you go to the “About Us” page on most websites of education technology companies, you will see many white faces, quite a few female ones and a good scattering of South Asian and East Asian staff. It’s likely they were priced out of university, not encouraged to consider technology careers, or they encountered real or unconscious bias during the application stages. This is an education technology problem. Education Technology Hiring & Recruiting

For the Edtech Innovation Today’s Learners Need, Look Not to Companies, But to Campuses

Edsurge

When we focus our attention with laser precision on the edupreneurs who start new companies as the primary source of change, what do we miss? Much like with the entrepreneurs who build companies, these intrapreneurs see a need and find a way to solve for it.

Best Tips For EdTech Companies Looking To Sell To School Districts

EdTech Authority

[Transcription] Today we're going to talk about education technology companies and the importance of finding your target audience at schools. EdTech Companies EdTech IT Dept.

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

Edsurge

Four-and-a-half years after Amazon first released Alexa, its voice-activated virtual assistant, the technology is finding its footing in education. Kahoot, a game-based learning company with a trove of millions of educational quizzes, also announced its first Alexa skill this week.