Press Mentions

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, 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

Report: Faculty weigh in on digital courseware

Published by: eCampus News A new study provides the ed-tech community with some of the only research into postsecondary faculty perspectives on the state of the digital courseware market. Read Full Article

|Mar 27th, 2015

Faculty Views on Digital Courseware

Published by: Inside Higher Ed Tyton Partners, the former Education Growth Advisors, this week released the first of three papers based on surveys it conducted on faculty and administrator attitudes about digital courseware. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded the surveys, which yielded 2,700 responses. Read Full Article

|Mar 10th, 2015

Survey: Half of Faculty Have Used Digital Coursware, but Cost and Time Remain Obstacles

Published by: Campus Technology More than half, 54 percent, of faculty used digital courseware in the 2013-2014 school year, according to a new survey, “Faculty Perspectives on Courseware,” from Tyton Partners. Almost as many, 52 percent, told researchers they value its potential impact. Read Full Article

|Mar 10th, 2015

Evidence of Learning Framework: Beneficial for Students, Institutions, and Employers

Published by: The EvoLLLution The traditional approaches to measuring and sharing an individual’s learning no longer match the expectations of students, employers and higher education administrators. Transcripts—the official record for what a student has learned—simply do not capture or communicate an individual’s capabilities and understate skills such as critical thinking, teamwork and problem solving. But while employers are placing more...

|Feb 11th, 2015