Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

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MOOC companies typically account for the bump in the “Post-Secondary” category, but aside from Coursera’s $64 million Series D round, few other companies focused in higher education scored a large deal. In the past, publishers such as Pearson and McGraw-Hill were counted on to be the exit strategy. Yet recent years have been rough for traditional publishers like Pearson, which is in a turnaround phase. Is education technology investing back on track?

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Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

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Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. YET GOOGLE STILL REIGNS: In April, Education Week asked roughly 1,000 K-12 teachers and administrators : “Imagine that you have been asked to hire one of the following companies to help improve student achievement in your school district.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” In his book, Srnicek identifies five kinds of platforms: advertising platforms (like Google and Facebook), cloud platforms (like Salesforce and Amazon Web Services), industrial platforms (like GE and Siemens), product platforms (like Spotify), and lean platforms (like Uber and AirBnB).

Schools and Colleges Try Virtual Reality Science Labs. But Can VR Replace a Cadaver?

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Google has partnered with science education company Labster to create an online biology degree program with virtual reality labs. Microsoft's partnership with Pearson includes HoloChemistry for primary, secondary and college students, and HoloPatient for nursing students. Students will use Google’s Daydream VR technology.

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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” With all the charges of fraud and deceptive marketing levied against post-secondary institutions this year – from the University of Northern New Jersey too ITT, from Trump University to DevSchool – we might ask if, indeed, this is the way it works. What are promises that – legally – post-secondary institutions can or must make? Education degrees have long been viewed as an inferior degree issued by less prestigious post-secondary institutions.

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Via Fortune : “ Android Co-Founder To Lead Google ’s New Education Project.” ” In recent years, Rich Miner has been an investor in Google’s venture capital wing, Google Ventures. “ Pearson Collaborates With Google to Develop Virtual Reality Learning Experiences for Students.” Well, this one was of the longest short weeks I can remember… Education Politics.

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Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” Pearson has added Snap chairman Michael Lynton to its board of directors. “​Chromageddon Comedown: Educators Are Wary,” says Edsurge , “After Thousands of Google Devices Fail.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

TEA Update: New Options with Digital Content in Texas

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Commissioner''s List of Approved Vendors for Proclamation 2010 and 2011 AWARD Publishing iStation Compass Learning APEX Leaarning Achieve 3000 A+Rise - ELPS - every teacher in Texas has access to these resources through Project Share Epsilen Glencoe/McGraw Hill Pearson Longman How do you get to the products? New legislation - set up keyword searches in Google to email you when there is activity!

Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

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Meet the ATLAST Explore participants and start networking using Google+. Session will also include a brief how-to on Google+ and a brainstorming activity of ways to implement Google+ with students. David Simpson ([link] will discuss the use of facebook and other social networking sites in education and the need for/issues around digital citizenship education in Secondary schools.

The Business of Education Technology

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Pearson cut 4000 jobs – 10% of its staff. According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.” “Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google Are Fighting a War for the Classroom,” Edutechnica wrote in June , with a look at how many colleges have adopted their competing “pseudo-LMSes.” This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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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.” And then there’s the advice from Pearson. ” 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.

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For what it’s worth, according to the latest data from the NCES , the number of post-secondary institutions in the US has increased since 2011. There have been several stories recently calling the Google Books project a failure. ” Google announces more updates to its pseudo-LMS, Google Classroom. Via Campus Technology : “ Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program.” A report via Google Research : “ Unconscious Bias in the Classroom.”

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

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UPDATE: Here''s a podcast feed link - [link] HACK EDUCATION POSTS LAST WEEK To give you a head start in following along with the podcast, here are Audrey''s Hack Education posts from last week: Pearson’s “Free” LMS Assessing “What Works” in Education Technology UC-AFT Versus Online Education — Labors Issues Versus Learning Issues Are We Creating a Culture of Academic Dishonesty? Can Google Challenge Over-Zealous Web Filtering at Schools? Among its investors in this round: Pearson.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll Indeed, the job prospects for those with just a high school diploma but no additional schooling are pretty dismal , even for positions that once did not demand any sort of post-secondary education. Pearson filed a patent for badges.

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” Contrasting community college takes: a Pearson op-ed in Edsurge versus pretty much anything “ Dean Dad ” writes. Dan Meyer writes “Why Secondary Teachers Don’t Want a GitHub for Lesson Plans,” in a response to Chris Lusto who suggests that we do (or at least “We need GitHub for math curriculum.”) Education Politics. “ Spending Bill Could Revive Year-Round Pell Grants.”

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

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As well as teaching a graduate course at Columbia Teacher''s College in Educational Technology and directing the Technology and Innovation at The School, he is an author for Pearson''s Interactive Science Program (a K-8 Science series for 21st century schools).