The Coronavirus’ Chilling Effect Hits Edtech Industry Conferences

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spike in coronavirus cases, which currently numbers around 118 cases in 16 states , is leaving the edtech conference industry with an existential (if not quite Shakespearean) question at the start of its busy events season: to host or not to host? The recent U.S.

SIIA, a Pioneering Convenor for the Edtech Industry, Scraps Its Conferences

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What was once the premier, must-go conference in the education technology industry is now going away. Last week, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced that its education technology group will no longer operate as its own division beginning July 1.

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Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot

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Together they have run the ASU GSV Summit , the annual must-go-to event for business leaders and investors in edtech. In an interview with EdSurge, Moe reflects on his path that took him on a “25-year passion” in the education industry, and what lies ahead. It was a cottage industry.

A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?

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Specifically, he tried to get into some of the learning and student management systems built by Blackboard and Follett, which are two of the most widely used edtech systems in the country. We first asked how often he finds security flaws in edtech products.

Survey: Education Among Top Industries for AR/VR Investments

EdTech Magazine

Survey: Education Among Top Industries for AR/VR Investments. When asked which industries these immersive technologies are most applicable to, 41 percent said education. MORE FROM EDTECH: Read about ways AR and VR add value to teaching and learning.

What the Big Edtech Mergers and Acquisitions of 2019 Signal for the Industry

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billion, 2019 offers some edtech investors hope that their bets could pay off. Fuller, who has covered the edtech industry for over a decade, recently shared her take on current trends on edtech mergers and acquisitions. Does that bar sound reasonable in edtech?

Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Opinionated Guide to Changing Edtech Industry Conferences

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They’re abbreviations for major conferences for companies in the education industry. What sets them apart from purely teacher-focused conferences is that industry players aren’t viewed mainly as vendors who pony up for a sponsorship or exhibit booth. The last time I took a detailed look at the industry conference landscape for EdSurge was in 2014. There are also other highly specialized and invitation-only industry conferences. Or of edtech success. ASU GSV.

Artificial Intelligence in EdTech

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EdTech is an area where the use of AI has flown largely under the radar thus far but has the potential to reimagine the student/teacher relationship and improve student outcomes across the board. AI artificial intelligence edtech

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EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise

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Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessEverFi is a rare breed of education technology company that can boast a wide reach. It not only covers the K-12, higher education and corporate training markets, but its staff also work in some of the most remote corners of the country. Last summer, the company held its retreat at a Native American reservation in Montana, where a team had been introducing its financial education offerings. Distinguishing the Washington, D.C.-based

‘Back to School’ Hijinks and Lessons for the Education Industry

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But to the BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and slacks (but very few ties). I think the supplemental-core division is a construct of the publishing industry.”

Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry?

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These are the words that edtech startups live by, but schools and districts generally operate at a different pace. A case in point: New York City, where the nation’s largest district, experimented with fast and effective edtech adoption through its iZone Short Cycle Evaluation Challenge (SCEC). True Partnership All too often in edtech, there’s a feeling that companies and educators are adversaries rather than partners. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech

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Soon, schools would be inundated with sales pitches from edtech companies, and it didn’t take long before they started pushing back against those that seemed predatory. For the edtech industry, the pandemic poses a paradox. The pandemic came early to Seattle.

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How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask

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When it comes to education technology (edtech), school leaders and developers alike want to provide the best tools—ones that truly make a difference. The body of research on how people learn is full of tips that edtech developers can use to make learning more effective.

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Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

Unfortunately, too many of our investments in educational technology (edtech) have fallen far short of our civil rights aspirations. Taking a more critical look at edtech. Shouldn’t we collectively hold the edtech market accountable for failing our diverse learners?

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

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Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months.

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The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

EdTech that pretests for Lexile level then offers a range of books and monitors page progress has the ability to pinpoint possibly misunderstood material using such algorithms. Digital Learning Featured Technology EdTech human tech LeiLani CauthenBy LeiLani Cauthen.

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Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

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Educational technology (edtech) companies have capitalized on technology’s potential to personalize learning experiences for students, which can result in content that is layered with mechanisms to support the needs of diverse learners. 5 major challenges surrounding edtech procurement.

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The EdTech Disconnect

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This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?”

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6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs

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The global edtech market will see a rise in global spending of $342b by 2025. For teachers, that means edtech is here to stay, as more and more schools and universities are moving towards partial or complete digitization. 6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

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In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Yet, with excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.

A Humbled Declara, Once a Darling of the Edtech Industry, Finds a New Home

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She started and sold one edtech company, SynpaticMash. Declara launched in 2012 to considerable funding and fanfare—including a shoutout from former President Barack Obama.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game.

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Big Names, Brash Claims at SF Edtech Industry Pitch Event

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At an industry-focused education technology event hosted by Cooley, a law firm, in San Francisco this past Wednesday, several dozen entrepreneurs and investors gathered to network, scout for new business opportunities and share a mix of practical and questionable wisdom. From comments about a hurricane wiping out an education system, to loud chatters drowning out a presentation on federal policies and regulations, the brashness of Silicon Valley was on display.

10 Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

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The EdTech industry continues to grow with new products. These edtech products are available to educators and school administrators. Here’s a complete list of must-try Edtech Resources and Technology Tools for Teachers: BOOK CREATOR. This EdTech tool is so easy to use. Farid Gasim is Founder of Edarabia.com and has extensive experience in serving the Middle East education industry.

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NextStep Raises $3.6M to Support an Industry in Need: Health Support and Caregivers

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Education isn’t the only industry to see experimentation en masse with distance learning. Founded in 2018, NextStep works by recruiting prospective caregivers from other industries.

Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules

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Since most edtech companies fit into this category—it will set a new high bar for companies everywhere (especially those that haven’t already addressed GDPR). A similar chain of events happened in the education technology industry just a few years ago, when California’s passing of SOPIPA in 2014 setting off a flood of similar rules in other states.

The State of the Education Industry in 2015

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The post The State of the Education Industry in 2015 appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Popular edtech education 2015 featured innovation online learningOn a micro level, education is very simply about helping students learn the concepts and knowledge they need to know. When you zoom out from that small focus and start to look at the methods, products, debates, issues, and infrastructure that are all focused on this one goal, the sheer size and complexity of the […].

Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe

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As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world. The post Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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Entangled No More: Guild Education Buys Edtech Venture Studio

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Adds Freedman: “One of the challenges is that our [edtech] industry is fragmented. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Future of Work Edtech BusinessInnovation—and mergers—may either melt or bloom in the heat of a crisis.

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How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

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Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. How edtech supports everything: EDUDigi.

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INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

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Phill and Graham had a wonderful conversation on the topic of e-learning and explored six key digital learning trends that are reshaping the EdTech landscape. Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech.

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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

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Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)

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So what is the state of the industry? Now there’s a large and growing edtech investment industry. This is the second and final part of a series that explores how the market dynamics the K-12 education sector have changed. Read Part 1 here.

7 EdTech Startups Changing the Education Industry

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EdTech startups featured at TechCrunch Disrupt this year are seeking to change K-12 education, through engineering and programming workshops that teach kids in-demand skills to an app that lets you travel back in time to learn history and a startup that’s using technology to improve classroom communications and collaboration between parents and teachers.

EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

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Over the past few years, a new category of EdTech platform has popped up across K–12 and higher education called the learning relationship management system (LRM). As I’ve written about previously, somewhat ironically the EdTech industry is so focused on content delivery and assessment that we rarely see technology tools designed to connect students to peers, mentors, or industry experts.

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