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

The development industry has the development equation backwards

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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

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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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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.

Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry

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As many of us know, modern public schools have roots in the Industrial Age; they were designed to prepare students for the 19th century workforce. Modern industry, however, has broken away from this tradition. Now “industry” workers, rather than serving on a production line, are required to have an entirely different skill set: problem solving, adapting, integrating multiple academic disciplines simultaneously.

Emerging Industries and Implications for Education and Our Students and Children

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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

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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

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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

Educators Gain Valuable Tech Experience Through Industry Certifications

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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

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Introducing a FREE eMentoring program for students, teachers, and industry professionals from @CricketMediaInc

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Learn how your 3rd through 5th graders can take advantage of a brand new FREE eMentoring experience that will have your students collaborating with industry professionals in a safe, engaging, and COPPA friendly environment.

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

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

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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

What is Wi-Fi as a Service?

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Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Strategy SMB Wi-Fi as a ServiceNowadays, people just expect Wi-Fi to work—period. They don’t really care how it works, but they do expect it to always be available, fast, and secure.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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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How To Design an Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi Network

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Wireless Network Design Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Mobility SMBWhen does a problem become too big or too complex that you finally ask for help? Changing a light bulb is easy but who do you call when the light switch stops working? An electrician right? Sometimes there are things we can handle on our own and sometimes there are problems that are best left to the experts.

Can growth mindset theory reshape the classroom?

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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?

How the maker movement inspires every student to love learning

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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.

17 Features Every Fast, Secure Wireless Network Should Have

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Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Mobility SMBFast, secure Wi-Fi—it’s what every business wants and needs today. Unfortunately, as technology has evolved, getting the performance and security you need has only become harder to achieve, maintain, and afford.

How Much Will My New Wi-Fi Network Cost?

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Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Strategy SMB Wi-Fi as a ServiceAs technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace (every 12-18 months), your Wi-Fi network must also evolve to maintain optimal performance and security. This is easier said than done.

It’s time for every student to learn to code

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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.

How to Purchase a Wi-Fi Network When You're On a Tight Budget

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Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Strategy SMB Wi-Fi as a Service“We just don’t have the budget right now.” Over the years, this has been a very common response when speaking to customers about purchasing an enterprise grade wireless network. However, what if I told you there’s an affordable solution to this problem, that doesn’t require any large, up front capital costs?

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.

What the HP Acquisition of Aruba Networks Means to Customers

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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.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

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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.