US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

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Today, far fewer are getting funded on the “freemium” model, a proposition that has fueled the growth of startups like ClassDojo and Remind, but proved challenging for others like Edmodo. Once upon a time, she notes, “MOOCs were supposed to displace higher education. Now many MOOCs are embedded within these institutions. In early 2018, NetDragon, a Chinese gaming and education company, acquired Sokikom and Edmodo. For many U.S.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In an era before Facebook or Edmodo, the social networking site Ning was, for a time, quite popular with educators. In 2013, on the heels of “the Year of the MOOC,” Barber released a report titled “An Avalanche is Coming,” calling for the “unbundling” of higher education.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Perhaps the biggest acquisition of the year was Edmodo. million for Edmodo – only about $15 million of which was cash. ” (Its MOOC competitor edX also announced this year that many of its courses would no longer be free.) Vive la MOOC révolution. This is the second part of my much-abbreviated look at the stories that were told about education technology in 2018 – and in this case, the people who funded the storytellers.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) Remember Edmodo? It’s not even an LMS, quite frankly – something Edmodo tried to use as a selling point for a little while.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” On the heels of news last week that Edmodo had been hacked and some 77 million users’ data leaked, privacy researcher Bill Fitzgerald uncovers targeted ad tracking in Edmodo. But this isn’t the first time Edmodo’s had security issues , incidentally.) Education Politics.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Edsurge : “5 Ways MOOC -Based Degrees Are Different From Other Online Degrees.” ” Not listed: other online degrees simply aren’t hyped the way MOOCs are. “ FutureLearn Looking To Raise £40m, Announces a MOOC-based BA,” says Class Central. Via Edsurge : “Drinking, Smoking and Sugar: How Unsavory Ads Wound Up on Edmodo.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via the IBM press release : “How Watson Education , Scholastic and Edmodo are using AI to close the learning gap.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “The Education Dept.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below. From the Edmodo blog : “ AI , Algorithms and What Should We All Be Thinking About?” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” A MOOC consortium , that is, with member institutions Davidson College , Colgate University , Hamilton College , and Wellesley College. ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ IBM’s Watson Education , an artificial intelligence platform that uses data trends to provide insights to teachers and students, is partnering with Edmodo and Scholastic in an effort meant to personalize learning.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The big “business of ed-tech” news of the week: Edmodo has been acquired by Chinese game-maker NetDragon. Edmodo had raised some $77.5 Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. ” The Calgary Board of Education has sent a notice to parents , warning them of the data breach at Edmodo. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Slate : “ The New Diploma Mills.” ” According to this Techcrunch article , MOOCs like Udacity and Coursera weren’t working out for AirBnB so now it is “running its own internal university to teach data science.” ” An update from Edmodo ’s CEO about the company’s recent security breach and advertising program. The Trump Budget.

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link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 8 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 9 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 9 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. We will hear from the MOOCers about their discoveries, their plans for participating in the MOOC and we will find out just what impact e-portfolio learning is having on them so far. Learn how edmodo, wikis and web tools are used to engage students from years 5 to 9. Her use of Edmodo will also be shared.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? ” The story features two companies who’ve experienced data breaches – Edmodo and Schoolzilla. (National) Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. From the Edmodo blog : “We’re Partnering with Clever to Give Districts Automatic Digital Classrooms!” (National) Education Politics. “ The Republican War on College ,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. “ Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education,” The Washington Post reports.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Can Edmodo Turn Virality into Profitability? Education Politics. I watched the results roll in from the Brexit referendum last night with great, great sadness. My mum is British, and I’ve always joked that my British passport is one of my most prized possessions. I am gravely concerned for the future of my youngest family members, who’ve had their futures immeasurably altered by this election.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

With Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and e-learning programs that are developing, students are going to be able to have high-speed Internet and a high-quality education without leaving their homes. To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts.

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Monday, March 3rd at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe: Breaking Down Library Walls , Learn how to use Google Hangout and Edmodo and more to break down the library walls and connect with other people from around the world. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic! The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution.