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K-12 Dealmaking: GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie; n2y, Thrivist Gain Funding

Marketplace K-12

In the latest dealmaking news, GreatSchools acquired a school data provider while ed-tech firms including n2y and Thrivist obtained funding. GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie: GreatSchools , an Oakland, California-based nonprofit education organization, has acquired school data provider Schoolie , according to a statement. GreatSchools said it plans to analyze the new Schoolie data to identify how many students gain exposure to high level courses vs. basic courses.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. They expect the same flexibility, mobility and always-on services they get with everything from travel and entertainment, also from educational providers. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. Generally, universities are doing very well financially, so they don’t feel from the data that their world is going to collapse.

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. Yet we also see academic deans and provosts showing more interest in digital learning than their faculty. Mobile : as humanity continues to migrate ever-increasing swathes of life into handhelds, educators slowly follow suit.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)? It''s nearly always a good thing to have people engaged with learning - it''s better than having a population sitting around watching reality TV for instance. 6) There has been at least 20 years of research into online learning, and over 40 years of research into distance education. Analytics - good and bad uses of this.

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Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

But I’ve purposefully called this series “trends” because I like to imagine it helps defang some of the bulleted list of crap that other publications churn out, claiming that this or that product is going to “change everything” about how we teach and learn. The Compulsion for Data. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Data and Privacy. Social Justice. Data vs Privacy. Learning to Code.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. Data Insecurity. The Compulsion for Data. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Data and Privacy. Social Justice. Data vs Privacy. Learning to Code. Education Data and Learning Analytics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Education Politics.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Frederick County Public Schools using social media in the classroom | Your4State.com → Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban says that she's considering incorporating social media into the classroom. This from the school district that is still reeling from a major student data privacy breach.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security.