Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections

For those who don’t, buckle up as we are only going to see unprecedented innovations at exponential rates involving technology. Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Advances in technology are disrupting almost every industry and in almost every country.

6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

Neo LMS

The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. With new learning technologies and techniques always emerging and evolving, it can be hard for anyone involved in creating and delivering learning materials to keep up.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Simply put, there are quite a few reasons why institutions can profit from the employment of such technologies for teaching and learning purposes. The progress of technology has brought upon an increase in the demand for education. His biggest passion is, of course, technology.

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. Often dubbed “InsurTech,” these technology-led companies provide a number of services including marketing, customer service, and risk analysis. Insurtech companies have received a lot of buzz for their potential to transform the industry.

Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.8M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent

Edsurge

The allure of “tech jobs” and the salaries they command have given rise to new industries, from coding bootcamps to specialized recruiters. Yet the likes of Google and Facebook sometimes overshadow sectors that have been—and remain—core to the American economy: industrial manufacturing. Other investors include education technology executives, like Penn Foster CEO Frank Britt and Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, along with Zynga founder Mark Pincus and Flatiron Health CEO, Nat Turner.

U.S. Education Industry’s Cybersecurity Lags Behind 16 Other Sectors

Marketplace K-12

The energy, retail, pharmaceutical, and transportation industries and many other sectors outranked the education industry in terms of having strong cyber-protections. Education Industry’s Cybersecurity Lags Behind 16 Other Sectors appeared first on Market Brief.

How to Prepare Students for Jobs in the Self-Driving-Car-Industry

Edsurge

Many roads lead to a career in the self-driving car industry. That painfully obvious pun is actually one of the truest things you can say about this nascent, multidisciplinary enterprise, and it also encapsulates the challenge educators who want to prepare their students to work in this industry are facing today. People working in this industry have a wide range of skills and experience.” If you want to work in an industry focused on cars, you should take a look at one.

New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers

Digital Promise

Each startup had five minutes to pitch their product and then answer questions from a panel of five judges who are experts in the fields of venture capital, information technology, and education. The post New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers appeared first on Digital Promise.

The Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.

Edsurge

Schools across the globe are experiencing an influx of digital technologies—from systems that allow teachers to monitor computer use in the classroom to adaptive learning applications, machine learning-based programs that modify instruction based on students’ behaviour and proficiency. Investments in the education technology sector have been steadily rising, with recent global estimations of $9.5 Education Technology Data Privacy

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

techlearning

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.,

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

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. 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. Now, for a world that will be shaped by technologies like artificial intelligence, 3D printing and bioengineering, how should society prepare its current students (and tomorrow’s workforce)?

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

Edsurge

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.”. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

How can the recruiters be future ready to face the challenges of Industry 4.0?

Think Exam

As we are going head-on through a phase of technological revolution- Industry 4.0, The post How can the recruiters be future ready to face the challenges of Industry 4.0? Online Assessment Platform hiring techniques industry 4.0

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

techlearning

Eggebrecht is a K-12 Industry veteran, leading sales and marketing initiatives for more than 20 years. Prior to Paragon, Eggebrecht led marketing, channel sales, and national sales efforts at Bretford , a leading manufacturer of technology-enabled furniture for learning environments.

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. It is less about the technology and more about starting with the 'Why?'

Can a District Disrupt the Edtech Industry?

Edsurge

Gloria Canales McCabe, the technology coordinator at the Business of Sports School (BOSS) in New York and a returning iZone piloter, explained that this synergy led to the SCEC going “beyond a program just to explore a new tool to enhance instruction” and evolving into “an opportunity to collaboratively reflect on and develop best practices to use with tech in schools.” Education Technology Startups Edtech BusinessFail fast. Think big.

Diversifying the tech industry, one party at a time

The Hechinger Report

SXSW refers to the popular, chic annual gatherings in Austin, TX, going on right now that explore “what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology.” The post Diversifying the tech industry, one party at a time appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise

Edsurge

EverFi is a rare breed of education technology company that can boast a wide reach. based education technology company, second only to Bertelsmann’s $230 million investment in HotChalk in 2015. I think this is a win for the entire education technology community, a testament that there are successful growth companies in this sector.”. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds.

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

Edsurge

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. Education Technology Coding Technology in School

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. Marketplace K-12 Ed-tech education industry marketplace software

Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

MiddleWeb

“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.”.

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

Edsurge

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. Education Technology School Models Learning Strategies

Big Names, Brash Claims at SF Edtech Industry Pitch Event

Edsurge

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. Education Technology Events Community

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

Edsurge

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. The booming technology industry presents many exciting economic opportunities for the next generation. For many of them, this is the first experience they’ve had with a technology company, despite living mere miles from some of the most innovative companies in the country.

An Education ‘Intrapreneur’ on the Difficulties Innovating in a Conservative Industry

Edsurge

Not just in business, but what is it that allows people to get breakthroughs in the industries that they're working in or the disciplines that they're working in. In industry, you saw big titans falling to smart, high-potential young people with ideas. When I started in it, we worked with people in every single industry. These were information industries that collected information about people and then gave services. Education Technology EdSurge Podcast Community

Top Posts of 2018

A Principal's Reflections

Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Change isn’t coming. Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. With and without technology, it is crucial to create a thinking culture. Get up and write!

Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules

Edsurge

Like the GDPR, the CCPA does not specifically focus on education technology. Rather, the impact will be felt by all companies that collect personal information of California residents—including those involving minors, which disproportionately impacts K-12 education technology. A similar chain of events happened in the education technology industry just a few years ago, when California’s passing of SOPIPA in 2014 setting off a flood of similar rules in other states.

4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

eSchool News

On top of that, there is promise for continued education outside of the classroom; just look at Google’s recent $1B pledge over the next five years to help train Americans for jobs in technology. The edtech industry will move from selling physical products to selling services.

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.

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.

SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

Despite the dramatic impact technology has had on education, many classroom structures and teaching methods haven’t changed much over the years. The education industry has often evolved slowly when it comes to major change and innovation. Technology in the SCALE-UP Classroom.

WiFi and Wellness: 3 ways WiFi has Changed the Healthcare Industry and How to Prepare

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

The infiltration of IoT devices has been swift and cunning thanks to a desensitization to technological advancements. The demand to stay ahead of the tech boom has been felt in nearly every industry, none arguably more so than in the healthcare field, where the need for reliable and secure wifi performance is paramount. Hover boards, drones, smart watches, holograms.

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.

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.