In China’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’

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One sign of that: There’s a 22-story tower in the country’s capital officially named the “MOOC Times Building” that houses a government-supported incubator for edtech companies. The building boasts two tricked-out production studios that any of the companies in the industry park can use to film and edit video for courses. But MOOCs were trending upward back in 2014 when the education incubator was established, so it made a catchy name for the building.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020.

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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. MOOCs.

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MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

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The company, which was started by two Stanford University professors in 2012 and is now one of the most well-funded in the education industry , has always been highly picky about which colleges it works with to develop courses.

US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

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education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. For the first half of 2019, the industry saw $962 million raised across 65 deals, the highest amount of funding at the halfway mark since at least 2015. The U.S.

Andrew Ng, Co-Founder of Coursera, Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course

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Dhawal Shah, co-founder of Class Central, a directory of MOOCs, says that “enrollment numbers have dropped drastically in the recent times” for individual courses. In a blog post , Ng called artificial intelligence “the new electricity,” and says it will transform every major industry just as electricity did. It’s an argument he’s been making on the lecture circuit lately, including at a keynote he gave in May at the ASU+GSV Summit on edtech innovation.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

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Until lately, those online MIT courses have somewhat resembled so-called massive open online courses, or MOOCs, says Clara Piloto, director of global programs at MIT Professional Education. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations. The birthplace for MOOC platform edX, MIT is no stranger to experimental credentials and online programs.

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

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There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. edtech startups in 2017. And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news. edtech assets. For many U.S.

From Good Intentions to Real Shortcomings: An Edtech Reckoning

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As the bubbly enthusiasm in the democratizing power of platforms like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Khan Academy quietly wanes, we’ve seen more attention to digital inequity like the homework gap and gender discrimination in coding careers. A Rising Tide of Inequality Edtech efforts at broadening access to opportunity often falter when running up against entrenched forms of inequity and discrimination.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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Collaborative Learning, 21st Century Skills; Blending Learning, Student Engagement, MOOC; Flipped Classroom; Gamification; Big Data. You may not know it, but education is a very “green” industry. Lesson learned #4: Don’t pursue every industry standard.

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Rwanda’s ahead of the online CBE learning curve

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accredited degree program through a blend of massive open online courses (MOOCs), CBE, and guided in-person interactions. In shared homes in Kigali, 12 to 20 students will watch videos from MOOCs or other open educational resources. This blog was first published on CompetencyWorks. Although practitioners may squabble over the definition of competency-based education (CBE), there is a fundamental core of CBE that centers on mastery, formative tests, and recurring feedback.

Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

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These statistics offer a somber reminder that the edtech industry does not produce quick, home run hits. Other EdSurge stories about edtech venture capital. 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion. Following Edtech Money (in-depth report on U.S. Rethink Education , an edtech investment firm based in White Plains, N.Y. He’s never been a fan of digital textbooks or MOOCs.) Education Technology Investors Edtech BusinessVenture capital for U.S.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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Collaborative Learning, 21st Century Skills; Blending Learning, Student Engagement, MOOC; Flipped Classroom; Gamification; Big Data. You may not know it, but education is a very “green” industry. Lesson learned #4: Don’t pursue every industry standard.

New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers

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These were just some of the challenges addressed by innovative startups from across the western United States in the semi-finals of the 2018 Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESA), co-sponsored by Digital Promise and GSVlabs, and the Michelson Foundation on November 15.

Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig—From the EdSurge Jobs Team

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Looking for a job can be daunting, particularly if you are pivoting to a new role or switching industries, like those folks coming into the edtech space. Over the years of running the EdSurge edtech jobs board, we’ve collected some helpful tips and resources for finding your dream edtech job. Building Hard Skills: There are so many courses nowadays (online, especially—thanks edtech!) Check out our growing list of MOOCs and Courses on the EdSurge Index.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

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Let’s take a look at the some of the innovation in E-learning industry in the last 10 years: The Usage of Smartphones. However, it has taken the e-learning industry by storm. This is the level of vitality of smartphones which makes it necessary for the e-learning industry to introduce mLearning, i.e., mobile learning on a large scale. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC is not a new concept in the e-learning industry.

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Implementing education technology by pursuing technology education: Professional Development ideas for educators

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How to learn more about edtech options. When it comes to professional development for educators, it’s vital to learn about the edtech options available. Here are a few methods for staying current in education technology trends: Read through industry magazines.

Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

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radio and televisions in the early 20th century and online learning and MOOCs via the Internet in the early 21st century.) recommendations for the edtech industry to protect student data privacy. Education Technology Government Policy Data and Research University MOOCsEditor’s Note: ‘Tis the season of giving, eating and reflecting, a time to look back on 2016 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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In a telephone interview, Phil Hill, edtech guru and co-publisher of the widely followed e-Literate blog , acknowledged that “the LMS is not only part of the university’s core infrastructure, but it also allows faculty and students to use technology creatively in the classroom.” The biggest occurred when instructional designers, long employed by industry, joined online academic teams, working closely with faculty to upload and integrate interactive and engaging content.

Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

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At the time they were not alone in their efforts; Coursera, Udacity (both of which were also co-founded by Stanford professors) and edX had launched MOOC platforms a year earlier. The company initially focused on working with universities like Stanford and Princeton to offer undergraduate-level courses, but has since pivoted away from hosting MOOCs directly for public consumption. “We Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

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In the future,” he wrote, “I envision three tiers of education that look a lot like the music industry of today. This compensation structure may seem common (or to some even fair) in other industries such as entertainment. The online learning industry has driven itself into a corner that is tricky to get out of, and much of that stems from initially offering the majority of digital content for free. Online learning is still a wild west industry.

Still in the Thick of K-12? Amazon Partners With Edhesive to Bring CS Education to Schools

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The product, which was initially a computer science MOOC, was developed as a skunkworks project within Amplify and spun out as an independent company in July 2015. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech BusinessDespite fits and starts, Amazon is marching forth with its K-12 education efforts.

The Road to Disastrous Educational Businesses Is Paved With Good Intentions

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To be successful, the underlying analysis must be grounded in an appreciation for the structural aspects of competitive advantage, on the one hand, and an understanding of the structure of the targeted educational industry sector, on the other. To their credit, both of the leading commercial MOOCs—Udacity and Coursera—have undertaken significant pivots to their initially flawed business models. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back. And anymore, they end being the punchline of edtech jokes, somehow. 14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. by Terry Heick.

A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Neil Rickus ; EdTech Consultant & Former Teacher : For myself, a flipped classroom approach enables me to spend more time with pupils and to develop our professional relationship.

Higher Ed Has Now Split Into Dual Economies: Online and Traditional

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In other words, the digital university welcomes older, working, nontraditional learners who gravitate to online degrees to overcome workforce obstacles that prevent many without a degree from earning their fair share in today’s often-bewildering, post-industrial economy.

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?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

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Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. More Colleges Are Offering Microcredentials—And Developing Them The Way Businesses Make New Products A few years ago elite universities were frantically jumping into MOOCs. As the industry shifts toward paid “nanodegrees,” the future of the free, open course looks uncertain, even as the company says they have no immediate plans to discontinue them.

Microcredentials and Macro-dollars: How an Online Ad Led 2U's Chip Paucek to Make a $120M Bet

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That’s what the former MOOCs [such as Coursera and Udacity] have driven toward for a business model and they’re getting some revenue and scale out of it. So, I don't think it's an appropriate time in the evolution of our industry to talk about share gains. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech BusinessChip Paucek is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. After two other startups sputtered, Paucek cofounded and runs 2U, which made its debut on the public market in March 2014.

29 Sessions to Watch During This Year's SXSW EDU

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Every year in March the edtech world descends on Austin for SXSW EDU, a conference that’s become as much about classroom practice and implementation as entrepreneurship and tech innovation. Can Evidence Even Keep Up with Edtech? Speakers from Newsela, New Market Venture Partners and Academic Business Advisors open up about how the lightning-fast pace of edtech development requires companies to produce evidence for schools in a shortened time frame.

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As College Innovation Efforts Grow, So Do Warnings of a ‘McDonaldization’ of Higher Ed

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Some college administrators and edtech executives paint professors who resist innovation efforts as out of touch or opposed to technology. And industry does this. For instance, a lead developer of the Post-It note at industrial giant 3M has said on record that the company had a terrible experience using a trendy innovation method known as Six Sigma , arguing that it almost “killed innovation” at the company. Do you want fries with that education?

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc. Featured Technology Trends #edtech disruption innovation learning innovation30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

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The edtech entrepreneurs, educators, investors and other education professionals that share their opinions and practices through storytelling on our site are invaluable to this industry, and we celebrate them. Three pieces from our industry-facing Innovate newsletter , three from our K-12 Instruct newsletter , and three from our higher education Next newsletter. Teamwork makes the dream work.

How Udacity Could Return to Its Higher Ed Roots

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Udacity is one of the few edtech companies to gain “unicorn” status, meaning it is valued by investors at over $1 billion. EdSurge: Udacity rode the wave of hype around MOOCs, massive open online courses, when the company started back in 2011. We do that by partnering with industry.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. He just doesn’t think our current university systems and edtech solutions will get us there. He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo.