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Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review


Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she is passionate about the use of technology in higher education and the many differing facets of how technology impacts society and culture. If you don’t care about equity in edtech. MOOCs vs Open textbooks).

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


education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to support educators and learners across preK-12 and postsecondary education. The U.S.

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MOOCs Are Global. So Where Do They Stand With New European Privacy Laws?


The biggest challenge a lot [of entities] are facing is that they’re trying to implement for a law that isn't yet in effect, and is broadly written,” says Matthew Johnson, a lawyer with Cooley who focuses on higher education institutions and edtech companies. Many institutions are struggling to prepare for the upcoming regulations, Inside Higher Ed previously reported. MOOC-provider Coursera, for example, claims to have 6.5 Some MOOC instructors are less concerned.

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Integrating Technology Meaningfully with Mission Minded Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

For many of our students, technology is just another aspect of their lives. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning to help students reflect on the power they have to make a positive difference with their use of technology.

12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology is a huge part of our students’ lives. This is why teachers need to challenge students to find the strength to act nobly and use technology to make a positive impact on the world. Mission: Research and design a report about an endangered species.

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


education technology agenda. Promoting the use of education technology should not go without also working to abate the age-old concerns about efficacy and equity. Criticisms about education technologies have existed perhaps just as long as the technologies themselves have been around. The technology has changed over the years. radio and televisions in the early 20th century and online learning and MOOCs via the Internet in the early 21st century.)

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries


It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. KiraKira : The all-female team at KiraKira has a big goal in mind: get more girls interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). : Even as new technology and tools trickle into classrooms across the U.S., Using a patented scanner technology, the tool allows teachers to grade assignments in seconds using a mobile device or tablet.

As Grad Degrees And Credentials Boom, Prestigious Schools Are Winning


According to data from Burning Glass Technologies, 19 percent of U.S. The master’s degree market is also a hotbed of innovation, as some of the world’s top universities are now experimenting with MOOC-based degrees at substantially lower price points.

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


There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. education technology companies raised $1.45 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.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.


Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor


For one thing, he offered an ideal parable for technology’s ability to surface human potential and connect people to real opportunities. Students like Battushig who used free online courses to achieve world-class education motivated players like Coursera and the State Department to launch initiatives like Learning Hubs and MOOC camps from Vietnam to Bolivia. The question is: are there viable edtech opportunities in so-called bottom-of-the-pyramid markets?

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018


While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. That’s why we’ve also highlighted a few here that we don’t want you to miss, from complicated community college turnarounds to where IKEA and edtech overlap.

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


education technology startups ebbed in 2016, dipping roughly 30 percent in deal volume and value from the previous year. 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.

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Instructional Technology Coaches Shape Their Future During a MOOC-Ed. Instructional technology coaches are in the unique position to help their peers and understand that they cannot take on the role of the expert. Keep being an #edtech ‘superhero’ ~ Lisa Hervey.


The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote


” The idea, though, that the kids had separated from technology was ridiculous as Justin shows a YouTube video on how to make a rainbow loom starbust bracelet that has been viewed over 30 million times! As a researcher, Justin has been carrying this concept into his work with MOOCs.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

That was the conclusion of an Oxfam report issued in January. The number of reports regarding sexual assault on college campuses increased 831%; complaints regarding web accessibility for persons with disabilities was up 511%; complaints involving the restraint or seclusion of students with disabilities increased 100%; and complaints involving harassment on the basis of race or national origin increased by 17%. MOOCs. Education Technology and Digital Polarization.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. On-campus Edtech.


For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’


This article is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Recently, we asked Dintersmith for his thoughts on the decade in edtech, as someone who’s seen a fair number of sides of it. EdSurge : What technology has been the most disappointing?

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech


Their school is committed to organization-wide change to effectively infuse technology into the curriculum and they are truly forward-thinking in their approach; the school has already implemented many innovative teaching practices and spaces. MOOCs. Arts and Applied Technology.


Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'


More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online. Online learning is not just another edtech product, but an innovative teaching practice." The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.) In some conventional courses, MOOCs also supplement on-campus curricula.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years


The new E-learning technologies keep on evolving, and a lot of companies are investing in it to yield efficient employees. According to a Google report , almost 80% people don’t exit their homes sans smartphones. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC is not a new concept in the e-learning industry. Many prestigious universities such as Harvard offers MOOC at minimal or no cost. MOOC also offers group collaboration and feedback through online evaluation.

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Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm


In those days the platform was called Venture Lab, and 78,000 students from 150 countries signed up for its first course, which was on technology entrepreneurship. 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. Conversations with Devonshire Investors started at the ASU+GSV Summit, an education technology conference, this past April.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. On-campus Edtech.


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


As MOOCs surged in popularity from 2012 to 2015, universities, nonprofits, schools and companies all jumped into the game of developing online courses, and giving them away—often at the promise of no cost—to the world. But this was only possible because their production was highly subsidized by universities, investors or philanthropists who were testing out MOOCs as new forms of brand building or educational research. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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


When I first entered the virtual university a couple of decades ago as dean of online learning at Stevens Institute of Technology, I imagined, apart from instruction, that online and on campus in most respects would be pretty much the same.

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The Year in Podcasts: Top EdSurge On Air Episodes of 2018


MOOCs are No Longer Massive. Once upon a time, free online courses known as MOOCs made national headlines. So we talked with Dhawal Shah, founder and CEO of Class Central, who has been tracking MOOCs closely ever since he was a student in one of those first Stanford open courses, about how MOOCs have evolved. Ready Player One: Science Fiction’s Vision for The Future of Education Sci-fi can help us process the rapid changes in technology these days.

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EdSurge HigherEd Welcomes Jeff Young


Jeff's record of writing and reporting speaks for itself. He's led work on reporting on college technology, as well as on college admissions and student life. He's been an active podcaster, too, creating programs on the future of higher ed, and on the sometimes-brilliant sometimes-frustrating role of technology in education. EdSurge: MOOCs, MOOCs, MOOCs! Young: Long live MOOCs! Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Income Share Agreements Dominate Y Combinator’s Latest Education Graduates


Here’s a look at the latest edtech crop. He co-founded and served as chief technology officer at TeacherTalent. Y Combinator President Geoff Ralston, left, and CEO Michael Seibel take questions from reporters before the second Demo Day of 2019.

?HigherEd Year in Review: What We’ve Learned (and Loved) in Our First 365 Days


First the numbers: In the past year, we have published more than 300 articles about the shifting trends in higher ed, education technology and digital learning. went straight to our podcast, which has had a fresh resurgence with the last year of higher education reporting through our newsletter, Next. Discovering MOOCs in 2012 lit a fire under me. I left my position running university internships abroad and went head first into the edtech world. A new President.


Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016


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. Investors and Entrepreneurs—From the 'Innovate' Newsletter This year was a busy one for the edtech industry from the standpoint of our AT&T State of Edtech report, which delved into funding deals and product development. Teamwork makes the dream work.

SXSWedu 2017: Ones to Watch and What to Know


We’re breaking out our barbeque bibs, pulling out our reporter’s notebooks and heading down to Austin for SXSWedu. But the technology lends a question: to what extent should educational products make assumptions about a user’s end goal? Speakers from University of Virginia, University of Maryland, MIT and University of Pennsylvania will share what works, what doesn’t and how they have built structures to support technology initiatives on their campuses.


Practicing the Principles of Connected Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Kevin Hodgson about connected learning and how educators enact its principles with technology. Norris Elementary School in Southampton, Massachusetts, and technology liaison with the Western Massachusetts Writing project.


?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers


A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S. My classmates from Stanford’s Learning Design and Technology master’s program have gone on to design for big brands like Airbnb and Google as well as edtech upstarts including the African Leadership University, General Assembly, Osmo and Udacity. To get serious about education technology, you have to read Seymour Papert. Get a lay of the technological landscape, but don’t let your LMS hold you hostage.

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Speak Up, Speak Out! The Student Voices That Stirred Higher Ed in 2016


We argued about adaptive-learning technologies or interviewed senior advisors in the Department of Education, and wrote essays asking, “ Do virtual environments hinder democratic participation? ” “ Why adaptive learning? ” Community colleges are integral to the advancement of this country, and need to be prioritized accordingly when it comes to edtech research and development. The Hechinger Report). This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC. The Hechinger Report).

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