Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections

Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We believe that we are in the first few days of the next Industrial Revolution and that the coming age will systematically shift the way we live, work, and connect to and with one another. Known to some as Industry 4.0,

Can outsiders redefine the insurance industry?

The Christensen Institute

Today’s insurance industry faces a daunting set of challenges including deteriorating trust, information asymmetry, misaligned incentives, legacy systems, fraud, and new risks like cyber that are difficult to price. Insurtech companies have received a lot of buzz for their potential to transform the industry. In either case, these new carriers are unlikely to revamp the industry because they just improve the profitability of the existing value network(s).

Spectrum Industries Expands Color Options

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Spectrum Industries Inc. has expanded its Expressions Line, now offering new color options for its products. Added to the Expressions Line were five new colored laminate and eight new metal finishes options.

Victorian Britain: Industrial Nation

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hrough six modules of primary sources, students will have the opportunity to learn different views of the use of child labor in some of United Kingdom’s coal mines back in 1842. Techlearning Resources Site of the Week

Colleges are adding programs in a once-decimated industry — manufacturing

The Hechinger Report

The industry has taken a more tech-intensive twist, making skills like practice in 3-D design — like the work Walker is doing — critical for future employment. Despite President Donald Trump’s campaign vow to revive manufacturing, the industry isn’t expected to rebound to its heyday.

The development industry has the development equation backwards

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece in the Guardian that discussed the development community’s obsession with ending poverty, and why that’s the biggest problem with the industry. The industry’s continuous focus on trying to end poverty limits its ability to develop and foster innovative solutions that are so desperately needed if poor countries are to achieve prosperity. The post The development industry has the development equation backwards appeared first on Christensen Institute

Spectrum Industries Inc. Introduces the TechCenter

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S pectrum Industries Inc. introduces its newest active learning solution, the TechCenter. The TechCenter is available as either a single (27.75” wide) or double (51” wide) unit.

WaaS for the Hospitality Industry: Benefits and Features

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

If you manage a hotel, resort, or spa, you already have your hands full.

Making the case for market-creating innovations: a look at Tolaram Industries

The Christensen Institute

In 1988, Tolaram Industries, maker of Indomie Instant Noodles and a myriad of other products, decided to target nonconsumption in the food industry in Nigeria. People buying and selling food at a market in Nigeria. Flickr: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.

MeTEOR Education Names Industry Veteran Cindy Eggebrecht as Senior Vice President of Marketing

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Eggebrecht is a K-12 Industry veteran, leading sales and marketing initiatives for more than 20 years. – MeTEOR Education has announced the appointment of Cindy Eggebrecht to Senior Vice President of Marketing.

Emerging Industries – The Robots Are Here (in all Shapes and Sizes)!

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(Image Source) Robots, Robots, Everywhere – Beside you, Above you, Even Inside You This week we’re examining the recently published book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. Book Reviews Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics elder care robotics emerging industries and degrees emerging industries and education expanding higher education programs in robotics robotics and education robotics industry of the future robots and the future of work

Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York

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and New York, NY) — The Education Technology Industry Network ( ETIN ) of the Software Information Industry Association ( SIIA ), the largest non-profit software industry policy and advocacy association, announced today a partnership with StartEd Inc.,

Evolving Print Industry

eSchool News

recently most programs tied to the Printing Industry revolved around the traditional offset. While the offset printing industry is still a vibrant business that requires skilled. trade workers, the fact remains that the printing industry is undergoing dramatic changes with.

Vertical Clouds Target Specific Industries

EdTech Magazine

By Linda Rosencrance Tailored platforms can bring organizations useful analytics and economies of scale. Cloud Cloud Computing Hybrid Clouds Platform as a Service

The Most Important Skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution? Try Ethics and Philosophy.

Edsurge

For those keeping count, the world is now entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. When we educate people in AI and the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, should those engineers and scientists be designing machines specifically to replace human work?” That’s the term coined by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, to describe a time when new technologies blur the physical, digital and biological boundaries of our lives.

Diversifying the tech industry, one party at a time

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The post Diversifying the tech industry, one party at a time appeared first on The Hechinger Report. What comes to mind when you think of the SXSW Conference ? If you don’t know the acronym stands for South by Southwest, then this column may escape you completely.

Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

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“Every industrial revolution is defined by trailblazers. We’re in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a wave of innovation and technology, radically transforming our economies, societies, and lives.”.

Educators Gain Valuable Tech Experience Through Industry Certifications

EdTech Magazine

By Tommy Peterson Google, Microsoft, Adobe and others offer programs to help get teachers up to speed, and districts often pay for them. Classroom Investment Management Professional Development Training

MDR Announces EdNEXT, Next Generation Education Industry Conference

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March 5, 2018 – MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, today announced EdNEXT , the next generation of its premier education industry conference, EdNET. SHELTON, Conn.

Eight Leaders Of Education, Government, & Industry To Be Honored

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Google, Expanding on HBCU Pilot, Launches ‘Tech Exchange’ to Boost Diversity in Industry

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Google is not unique in the industry — the tech sector has historically underrepresented female, black and Latinx individuals — but the company has taken steps to be transparent about its makeup. Either way, she said, “they’re going to be leaders in the industry.”.

Despite industry structure, disruption is finally on the move in healthcare delivery

The Christensen Institute

Many industry reformers believe the solution to this crisis lies in allocating more healthcare decisions and costs to consumers, on the assumption this will inevitably lead to better, more accessible and affordable healthcare. The industry structure also stacks the deck against disruptive entrepreneurs, with professional licensing requirements, and access to patients and key delivery partners, controlled by incumbent providers and insurers.

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. On 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 […]. Articles Popular edtech education 2015 featured innovation online learning

CoSN 2018: Educators Rethink Learning Paradigms in 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2018: Educators Rethink Learning Paradigms in 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' Thoughtful application of emerging technologies can help educators solve problems and achieve the best outcomes for 21st-century learners. amy.burroughs_26341. Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:31. Video ID. 1384004311. video type. Conference. CDW VV2 Strategy. CDW Segment. Customer Focused. False. Buying Cycle. Engagement. Pull Quote. It is less about the technology and more about starting with the 'Why?'

Meaning of 'Online Courses' Is Shifting, Industry Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

In the ed-tech industry, "online course" revenues jumped 320 percent, and the advent of blended learning is one of the main reasons, a study finds.

4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From communication to STEM experience, these experts offer tips on future readiness. Classroom Curriculum Leadership Management STEM

5 reasons your classroom needs an industry expert

eSchool News

Connecting them with an industry expert who works in that field and can answer students’ questions and help them gain an in-depth look at where a future in math or physics might take them. ” (Next page: 5 ways an industry expert can inspire students).

How Wi-Fi Became a Required, "Must-Have" Utility Across All Industries

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Strategy Tactical Awareness Stage SMB Wi-Fi as a ServiceCan you imagine going anywhere today and not having electricity? I know I can’t. Electricity is a fundamental utility that everyone—without any thought, expects to be available. Whether it’s a school, a bank, a hospital, a hotel, a warehouse, an office building or even your favorite restaurant, the idea of not having electricity just sounds ridiculous.

4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

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Let’s examine four key trends that are expected to shape the education industry this coming year: 1. The edtech industry will move from selling physical products to selling services. Next page: 2 more exciting education industry trends for 2018).

Coding and Programming a GoPiGo from Dexter Industries

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In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Dexter Industries on the program to showcase their new robot called GoPiGo, the world's best-selling Raspberry Pi Robot. Learn how you can take advantage of a free 45-day trial of the new GoPiGo robot as well as use our coupon code at checkout when purchasing your next kit from Dexter Industries. The post Dexter Industries (GoPiGo Podcast) appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

Value of Education Industry Sector Transactions Nosedives in 2016

Marketplace K-12

The value of mergers and acquisitions in the education industry dropped significantly during the first three quarters of this year, compared to the same time period last year, a new analysis has found. See also: Education Industry Mergers Jumped Significantly in 2016.

How Coding Camps for Girls of Color Hope to Impact the Tech Industry

MindShift

A love for someday maybe thinking about pursuing a career with this burgeoning industry.” Outside of management, software developers and hardware engineers are often among the highest-paid jobs in the industry.

Research Guidance for Ed-Tech Industry Updated on Usage, Other Criteria for ESSA Evidence Levels

Marketplace K-12

The best practice recommendations for ed-tech companies conducting research has been updated since its 2017 release by a leading industry association. The post Research Guidance for Ed-Tech Industry Updated on Usage, Other Criteria for ESSA Evidence Levels appeared first on Market Brief.

What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

The truth is that what people tend to refer to as a “bootcamp industry” really involves a massive amount of variability, both in terms of the visions and strategies of different providers. Horn: Given the explosion in coding bootcamps, it seems as though the industry was ripe for consolidation. Do you expect to see consolidation in the industry? Horn: Is the pace of growth in the industry slowing?

Education Industry Mergers, Acquisitions Jumped Significantly in 2015

Marketplace K-12

The number and value of mergers and acquisitions in the education industry rose sharply over the most recent year, fueled by deals in professional training and by consolidation in some areas of K-12, a new analysis has found.

Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry?

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Fail fast. Think big. These are the words that edtech startups live by, but schools and districts generally operate at a different pace. When it comes to our children’s education, there’s no room for failure—fast or slow—and layers of bureaucracy and tight budgets often make big changes impossible. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Education Technology Industry Network Grows With Addition of Education Industry Association Members

Marketplace K-12

The Education Industry Association, which struggled to keep membership after a downturn in federal funding for tutoring, is joining a division of the Software & Information Industry Association, or ETIN, effective immediately, under an agreement announced today. The move adds about 50 percent more members to that division, the Education Technology Industry Network. Follow @EdWeekMMolnar and @EdMarketBrief for the latest news on industry and innovation in education.

Ed-Tech-Industry Awards Set Participation Records

Marketplace K-12

Educators in the United States and abroad judged 395 ed-tech products, narrowing the field to 157 finalists. In May, 28 winners will be announced. Ed-tech carmensandiego codie edtech karenbillings softwareinformationindustryassociation

EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise

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EverFi 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

Big Ed-Tech Industry Network Names New Leader

Marketplace K-12

Leadership at the Education Technology Industry Network is changing this week, as Karen Billings retires and Chris Lohse takes the reins as senior vice president and managing director of the 200-member organization. Billings has been at the helm of the ed-tech division of the Software & Information and Industry Association or SIIA, for 14 years, overseeing its growth as a proliferation of new companies representing a range of new types of products emerged in the industry.

GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

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Our mission is to help developers learn to code with the real-world tools of industry.” For novice programming students, having access to a widely-used, industry-standard tool can give them a sense of how coding projects are done professional settings, says Sheena Vaidyanathan, a middle-school computer science educator in Los Altos School District in California.

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.

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

The board has spent upwards of $40 million over the past two decades on K-12 education with a pro-industry bent, including hundreds of pages of curricula, a speaker series and an afterschool program — all at no cost to educators.