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

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

EmergingEdTech

(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

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Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry?

Edsurge

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.

The State of the Education Industry in 2015

Edudemic

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

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.

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

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.

Equality Starts With Education: Why the Tech Industry Should Help Lead the Way

Edsurge

The booming technology industry presents many exciting economic opportunities for the next generation. As I see it, the tech industry is well-positioned to take action in ensuring every child in their community has access to STEM education. I often find myself at Salesforce —a leading San Francisco technology company—looking out the window at the Bay, remembering the little girl who used to dream of this view.

Emerging Industries and Implications for Education and Our Students and Children

EmergingEdTech

Learning and looking ahead so we can help young people experience less of this. Image Source) Getting a Leg up on What Tomorrow’s Work Place Holds for our Students, our Children, and Ourselves. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

What's Next for Ed-Tech? K-12, Industry Officials Weigh In

Marketplace K-12

From Web 3.0 adaptive technologies to making learning more "visible," four panelists at a preK-12 publishers' conference shared their visions of how ed-tech should evolve. Conferences Ed-tech Leadership McGraw-Hill Publishing associationofamericanpublishers contentincontext edtech publishing

APP ED REVIEW Launches Industry-Best Rubric-Based Educational App Review Service

EmergingEdTech

A Uniquely Qualified Educational App Rating Service App Ed Review (www.appedreview.com) is a web-based tool dedicated to supporting teachers in how they find and use educational apps with their. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Educators, Ed-Tech Businesses Exchange Insights at Industry Summit

Marketplace K-12

Educators told vendors what they need in educational technology during an industry meeting in San Francisco this week. Ed-tech Procurement edtech personalizedlearning pilot softwareinformationindustryassociation

Nepris raises $1M in to build more connections between industry and education

eSchool News

Nepris brings together educators and industry professionals in an easy-to-use online community to collaborate and connect through live online interactive sessions where students get to see what they’re learning in the classroom applied to the working world. Expand Nepris’ work with Economic Development Councils and Workforce Boards giving them a platform to scale industry and education connections at a regional level.

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.

The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Alan November

Edsurge

Alan November is a big-name educational consultant who was once a champion of technology in the classroom. But after EdSurge talked to him at ISTE, it seems that his message has slightly changed: technology isn’t having the impact we hoped for in schools. Expectations were high for edtech. People said it would solve every problem in education, and some venture capitalists agreed. Now, November says, we’re facing a more sober reality as we see what technology can and, more importantly, cannot do.

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.

Ed-Tech Industry Group Names Bridget Foster as New Leader

Marketplace K-12

The post Ed-Tech Industry Group Names Bridget Foster as New Leader appeared first on Market Brief. The software association's educational technology practice changed leaders for the second time in six months, as it re-focuses from the promise of ed-tech to its impact. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech implementation SIIA

The Digital Disruption of Education is Under Way. Are YOU Ready?

EmergingEdTech

Future of Education Technology Making the case for Education Technologies digitization of education industry technology enabling change in education technology is changing education there is no denying tech is changing education

What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

It has since found, however, that the greatest demand comes from schools pursuing project-based learning or career and technical education (CTE) models, each of which emphasize real-world application and have strong ties to industry at the core of its philosophy.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship Industry Insights critical thinking digital citizenship hate speech social mediaWith smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned.

A college diploma is not like Scotch anymore

The Christensen Institute

This enables learning providers to create a repository of modules and serve as a cost-effective way of stacking modules of learning together in service of stackable credentials for a variety of disciplines, specializations, or industries. The network effect of industry-validated experiences will likely supersede the signaling effect of diplomas from many accredited—even prestigious—institutions. This blog was first published on CompetencyWorks. Brand names are powerful.

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What the HP Acquisition of Aruba Networks Means to Customers

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

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Can growth mindset theory reshape the classroom?

eSchool News

21st Century Skills Industry Insights Opinion school reform Viewpoint growth mindset ResearchGrowth mindset holds that every learner has the potential to excel. How could it impact education?

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 the maker movement inspires every student to love learning

eSchool News

Featured on eSchool News Industry Insights STEM Top NewsNo matter the subject, making and collaborating engages students in inspiring ways. You know the maker movement has hit the big leagues when even the President is talking about it.

It’s time for every student to learn to code

eSchool News

Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Industry Insights STEM Top NewsLearning to code is about more than career readiness. It’s about helping students make sense of their digital world.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

Education Blog Blended learning connecting ed and tech Edtech edtech demand edtech industry edtech outcomes how to build edtech personalized learning small-group instruction tom arnettIn many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous.

How satellite technology can help close the digital divide

eSchool News

Featured on eSchool News Industry Insights IT Newsletter Top NewsAccording to the FCC and others, satellite technology holds promise.

Why maker technology is crucial for students with learning difficulties

eSchool News

Featured on eSchool News Igniting and Sustaining STEM Education Industry Insights Special Education STEM Top News3D printing and hands-on learning opens up new worlds to some students. I had always been good at building or “making” with my hands.

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Live Interview Thursday, December 15th - Blue Valley Schools Great Industry-Education Partnership

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Designed to inspire students to succeed in Bioscience, Business, Engineering, and Human Services, CAP brings together industry and education for student-driven learning through authentic problem-based work projects. Join me Thursday, December 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel discussion with students, teachers, and business leaders involved in the Blue Valley Schools - CAPS Program.

How to Effectively Plan Your Next Wireless Network Design

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Wireless Network Design Wireless LAN Site Survey Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Is your wireless network design effectively supporting your users and accomplishing the goals you’ve established?

Oregon Trail and the true value of immersive gaming in the classroom

eSchool News

One industry pro looks at lessons learned. Featured on eSchool News Gaming Industry Insights Top NewsTwenty-five years ago Oregon Trail changed the face of games in learning. Walk into any bar and ask if someone remembers Oregon Trail.

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How to prepare your school for the Internet of Things onslaught

eSchool News

Featured on eSchool News Industry Insights IT Newsletter Top NewsFollow this checklist as everything from watches to thermostats goes online.

It’s time to ask how E-rate will impact learning outcomes

eSchool News

e-rate Featured on eSchool News Industry Insights IT Newsletter Top NewsWith E-rate reformed, educators must consider new learning-centered questions.

Are students buying what schools are selling?

eSchool News

Industry Insights Innovation CornerCalls for innovation in education seem to get louder by the day.

The Best States To Live And Work As A Teacher

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Industry teachingThe Best States To Live And Work As A Teacher. by Brian Neese, Southeastern University. For years, the news has been clear — more teachers are needed. And many are stepping up to answer that call. But despite the need for teachers, not all states are created equal.

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Transparency is the New Black

The Daring Librarian

Featured Font : Neutraface by House Industries a recent splurge to my graphic design desires. Gwyneth Jones" "web presence" transparency facebook fashion flickr google plus house industries linkedin neutraface new black social media twitter wikispaces youtube

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Organizer of Data-Privacy 'Bootcamp' Calls on Industry to Meet New Demands

Marketplace K-12

Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum, spoke to Education Week about the challenges industry faces in complying with state and district data-privacy laws. Apps Ed-tech Privacy Privacy educationbusiness educationtechnology privacy

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.

How to Plan for Mobility Without Sacrificing Your WLAN's Security

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Wireless Network Design Network Security Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Let’s face it; whether we’re at home, at work, in school or just out shopping, we’re always connected. Everywhere we go we demand it, in many cases expect it.