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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

Adult Ed Lagging Way Behind in Tech Use

Published by: Campus Technology While schools have placed a great deal of attention on technology in the classroom, one instructional segment that has been left behind, it appears, is adult education. Although 86 percent of adult education administrators and practitioners said they believe that technology solutions can “effectively support” adult education, only 54 percent of students in those programs always...

|Mar 31st, 2015

Transforming Adult Education Through Technology

Published by: EdSurge ADULT ACTION: Education’s not just about the kids; there are 36 million US adults who lack basic skills. And despite the fact that 85 percent of respondents in a report from Tyton Partners and Joyce Foundation on this topic say technology can play a role, there’s still much to be desired. Read Full Article

|Mar 31st, 2015

Research Shows Technology Has the Potential to Reshape Adult Education

Landmark national survey of adult educators shows tremendous opportunity for instructional technology to dramatically improve and expand adult basic education BOSTON, March 31, 2015 – Thirty-six million American adults lack the basic skills required for meaningful employment in today’s workforce, and only a fraction are served by existing educational programs. New research finds a huge opportunity waiting to be tapped...

|Mar 31st, 2015