As Google steals its education thunder, what can Microsoft do?

The Christensen Institute

Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. It did this by integrating to develop and build much of the machines from top to bottom—including product design, assembly, the operating system, and the application software. Microsoft responded by integrating its software suite (and later its web browser) into the Windows operating system.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

But during that same fifteen-year period, we also witnessed the birth and growth of highly influential firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tencent and Alibaba. Lynda.com’s $1.5 Observing the internet revolution, Marc Andreessen famously wrote “ software is eating the world.” Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

Silicon Valley does include Mountain View, where Google is headquartered. To become a platform is to be “the next Facebook” or “the next Google” (and as such, to be a windfall for investors).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Techcrunch : “ Grasshopper , a learn-to-code app from Google ’s Area 120 incubator, goes live.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Udacity Offering 5,000 Scholarships for Nanodegree Programs.” Via Wired : “Ex-Google Executive Opens a School for AI , With China ’s Help.” I’d love to see a comparison between Pluralsight and Lynda.com.).

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

It is taking me a while to convert my most popular speeches like “Differentiating Instruction with Technology” to the new software, but after I do, I’m so much happier with the flow of the presentation. Google Drive (Collaborative Writing).

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll ” As venture capitalist Tom Vander Ark wrote in Education Week in July , “Chalk up the sector disruption to better software-as-a-service platforms, cheaper cloud-computing services and the rise of artificial intelligence across all HR functions.” You can look to Lynda.com, which was acquired by LinkedIn in 2015 for $1.5

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

The work is also supported by companies including Apple, Google and Expedia, as well as education organizations including the CollegeBoard, Teach For America and STEMx.” ” The technology revolution has delivered Google searches, Facebook friends, iPhone apps, Twitter rants and shopping for almost anything on Amazon, all in the past decade and a half. Google’s Alphabet Inc. We also see it in many instances of adaptive-learning software.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Some say… “What to Ask When Choosing Tech for Schools” – a new Lynda.com course offered by Edsurge (which is funded in part by Lynda.com’s founder. Via The Washington Post : “ Facebook-backed school software shows promise – and raises privacy concerns.” Via the EFF : “ Google Changes Its Tune When it Comes to Tracking Students.” Presidential Campaign Politics.