Press Mentions

Evidence of Learning: A Framework for Facilitation

Published by: EDUCAUSE Review Presenting evidence of learning should be a hallmark of society’s increasing orientation toward lifelong learning and transparency of capabilities. Executing this vision requires a far-ranging systemic effort. Read the full article here

|Oct 12th, 2015

L’adaptive learning, la révolution qui vient

Hachette Livre a signé le 10 septembre 2015 un partenariat avec Knewton, la start-up new-yorkaise en pointe aux États-Unis sur l’adaptive learning. Outre-Atlantique, ce nouveau mode d’apprentissage mêle algorithmes, psychologie cognitive et big datas afin de personnaliser l’enseignement. Universités américaines et éditeurs de logiciels y voient des opportunités fortes, malgré un coût conséquent. Le point en amont de la Learning...

|Sep 28th, 2015

The Largest EdTech Opportunity No One is Tackling

Published by: Huff Post There are 36 million adults in the United States — nearly 15% of the adult population — who read at what are called “basic” and “below-basic” levels. While these individuals struggle to use the written word in work and life, as many as 3 in 4 of them have a smartphone. That’s right in line with smartphone penetration in...

|Aug 26th, 2015

Stars, strips, and start-ups

Published by: EducationInvestor M&A activity in the US education industry is hotter than ever. Kirsten Noben looks at what’s driving the trend and the subsectors getting most love  After the recession caused a slowdown, M&A activity in the US education space has begun to heat up again. According to a report published by investment bank Berkery Noyes, the total number...

|Jul 16th, 2015

Feuding Over Digital Courseware

Published by: Inside Higher Ed The mudslinging in the debate over the use of digital courseware has reached Hatfield-and-McCoy levels of feuding. I have heard at least one higher education leader say, “The only faculty that are afraid of being replaced by digital courseware are those who deserve to be replaced by digital courseware.” Also heard are descriptors such as:...

|Jul 14th, 2015

Guess who: These people rarely control the ed tech budget, but they are expected to make it work

Published by: The Hechinger Report Teachers are the people who must effectively blend high-tech tools into their instruction, but relatively few of them have much say over what classroom technology is purchased. As a result, education technology companies spend a lot of time courting school administrators, because they’re the people most likely to decide what to purchase, according to several...

|Jun 10th, 2015

A challenge and a reward: $7 million XPrize to create ed tech for adult literacy

Published by: The Hechinger Report NEW YORK CITY – Millions of dollars are being dangled as an incentive to get people to invent education technology that helps teach adults who struggle with basic reading and writing. The Barbara Bush Adult Literacy XPrize, announced today, offers $7 million in prizes for those who create technology for mobile devices, such as smartphones,...

|Jun 8th, 2015

A Higher Profile

Published by: Inside Higher Ed LinkedIn has become a company to watch in higher education. This week the job networking site announced it would spend $1.5 billion to buy lynda.com, an online course portal. The deal is the biggest so far for LinkedIn, which has roughly 300 million users. Last year the publicly traded company unveiled a college ranking system based on its members’ career success,...

|Apr 10th, 2015

Tyton report highlights dearth of tech solutions for adult ed programs

Published by: EducationDIVE The sector has demand for instructional technologies but very little supply Education technology initiatives have exploded in recent years. School districts at the elementary and secondary level have purchased tablets, laptops, and Chromebooks while digital programming companies have produced new educational applications for their students. Testing companies have created adaptive versions of assessments that tailor questions to...

|Apr 1st, 2015

Can technology reshape adult education?

Published by: eCampus News National survey of adult educators shows opportunity for instructional technology to dramatically improve and expand adult basic education. Read Full Article

|Mar 31st, 2015