Admissions Scandal, Painful Pivots and Other Themes From ASU GSV

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It’s hard to make an informed choice for your child, let alone your employees,” said Jon Kaplan, chief learning officer at Discover Financial. Kaplan means his company worked with Guild to narrow down which schools aligned with the programs Discover wanted to support.

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New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

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His career also includes stops at Microsoft, Schoolnet and Kaplan. From this second fund New Markets has already made several investments: Practice (formerly ApprenNet), a mobile video-based learning tool; Credly , a digital credentialing platform; and Noodle Partners. Everyone once in awhile they decide they want to get into education,” Palmer says, from Washington Post’s purchase of Kaplan in 1984 and LinkedIn buying Lynda.com in 2015.

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3 things schools must know about the rising “phigital” student

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In an article published in, of all places, Delta’s Sky Magazine , writer Allison Kaplan details her interview with generational expert and author David Stillman on how Generation Z will begin graduating from college this year and what businesses should expect.

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Coding Startup Treehouse Trims Staff to ‘Cross the Chasm to Profitability’

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The company offers online courses in business, design and web and mobile programming. It last raised $7 million in a Series B round led by Kaplan Ventures. Education Technology Startups Edtech BusinessJust as plants are pruned to support longer, healthier lives, Treehouse , an online coding education startup, is trimming down. Today, the Portland, Ore.-based based company laid off 22 of its 104 employees, amounting to 21 percent of its team.

?Betsy DeVos at SXSW EDU: ‘What Students Really Need Won't Originate in Washington'

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In DeVos’s roughly 13-minute opening remarks, she also called for a stronger entrepreneurship and innovation approach to higher education, praising programs like the Minerva Project, a San Francisco-based startup, and Purdue University’s decision to purchase Kaplan’s online school. The Secretary wasn’t met with picket signs at the technology conference, but there was no shortage of scoffs from the audience around comments that hit a timely nerve.

April 22 Learning Revolution Mini-Conference: Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning: Survive, Thrive, & Plan for What Comes Next

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To make sure your computer or mobile is configured for Zoom, please visit zoom.us/test. She also holds two Master of Science Degrees in Higher Education minoring in Teaching and Learning and Online Technology from Kaplan University now Purdue University.

Remembering former NYC Schools Chancellor Harold Levy: A champion for children and a real mensch

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Harold and I stayed in touch after he started Kaplan University’s online School of Education, and then became a managing director at Palm Venture Fund. He offered advice on everything from fundraising to education technology and online learning.

Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft

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work with Best Buy, Kaplan and Khan Academy. Students can use the credits toward developing mobile apps on Google App Engine or experimenting with machine learning using Vision API and Translate API, among the other data and system administration tools available on the platform. Universities, as well as online education programs like Udacity or technology bootcamps, have. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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Another aspect of inequity and access can be seen in the consequences of restrictive technology use agreements and imposing technology fees in schools with high free and reduced lunch populations, says Jeffrey McMahon, STEAM teacher leader at John H.

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

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To make sure your computer or mobile is configured for Zoom, please visit zoom.us/test. She also holds two Master of Science Degrees in Higher Education minoring in Teaching and Learning and Online Technology from Kaplan University now Purdue University.

Today - David Risher from WorldReader.org on "Books for All"

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Worldreader uses e-readers, existing mobile phone infrastructure and declining technology costs to put a huge range of digital books in their hands. In 2011, he was named a Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellow and a Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneur.

Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

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Hint: “It’s mobile,” “We have a better UI,” and “It’s for millennials” are not the answers. Student engagement and retention mobile apps. Chatbots are hip and cool these days and, while I agree that they have a lot of potential, most of the pitches are simply applications that turn IBM Watson’s natural language processing technology loose on a university’s existing FAQ page. It’s mobile,” “We have a better UI,” and “It’s for millennials” are not the answers.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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The report is always a big deal in technology circles – “a tech industry event in its own right,” as Wired’s Steven Levy put it in 2012 – and many publications and pundits dutifully cover Meeker’s observations, often adding very little analysis of their own. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. Why are certain types of technologies (and certain types of users) featured?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). But new technology hasn’t made it easy.

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Purdue University is buying Kaplan University for a dollar. Me, I wrote about how far Kaplan Inc ’s reach is in education politics and products. Via Campus Technology : “ Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program.” The mobile app maker has raised $11.9 million from Morningside Technology Ventures, University Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank. ” “ Smart Sparrow Adds Learner Data Analytics,” says Campus Technology.

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” Via The Intercept : “These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up to Build Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Program.” “ Purdue-Kaplan online university one step closer to reality,” the Journal & Courier reports. The Wall Street Journal predicts “The End of Typing: The Next Billion Mobile Users Will Rely on Video and Voice.” Impero Software has been acquired by Investment Technology Partners which paid $36.3

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Here are the education technology companies that have raised money from ISPs. Via Edsurge : “Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1.” What’s his evidence that technology has not eliminated jobs – other than this weird insistence that there is no such thing as neoliberalism in ed-tech ? ” “ Zynga and USC enter social and mobile game design partnership,” says Education Dive. Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Inside Higher Ed takes a closer look at a game called Givling , a mobile trivia app “that promises winners a payout of up to $50,000 on their student loan debt.” And before you sic your PR team on me, yes, I realize that Purdue Global is not a for-profit, even though it’s mostly a rebranded Kaplan.