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EDTECH: Virtual Reality Is Transforming Online Learning

Business schools are rebooting for the Digital Age. But the content isn’t the only thing getting a digital refresh.<p>The delivery model of business …

Learning

SXSWedu Speakers Break Down Ed-Tech Market Activity Around the Globe

<i>Austin, Texas</i><p>Investors and proponents of educational technology development on a SXSWedu panel this week offered glimpses into how demand for ed-tech …

Education Technology

As personalized learning expands, edtech 'plumbing' is as important as ever

(L-R) Mary Jo Madda, EdSurge; Muhammed Chaudhry, Silicon Valley Education Foundation; Chris Liang-Vergara, LEAP Innovations; Eileen Rudden, …

Apple’s Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality - Bloomberg

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple Inc.'s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming …

Augmented Reality

WeChat — The One App That Rules Them All – Digital Initiative Digest – Medium

WeChat — The One App That Rules Them All<p><i>Written by Mohit Mittal, HBS ’17. This post was originally published on the Digital Initiative’s public</i> …

WeChat

As Instructors Experiment With VR, a Shift From ‘Looking’ to ‘Interacting’

Most introductory geology professors teach students about earthquakes by assigning readings and showing diagrams of tectonic plates and fault lines …

Virtual Reality

Top 6 Vendors in the Global Higher Education Market from 2017 to 2021: Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$BBBB #Education--Technavio has announced the top six leading vendors in their recent global higher education market from …

Baltimore

Recommended Reading: Signs of Restraint in the Analytics Hype Machine

Mike Sharkey’s recent post on the Blackboard blog site, “Analytics isn’t a thing,” triggered by an epiphany he had while reading the latest NMC …

Analytics

When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom

Learning Spaces<p>Page 2 of 2<p>Faculty Perspectives<p>In classrooms, multiple students experience the VR at the same time, which creates an environment for …

Virtual Reality

When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom

Learning Spaces<p>Spurred by a new era of affordable, mainstream virtual reality tools, Indiana University is incorporating VR into high-tech classrooms …

Virtual Reality

Report: Courseware, Learning Analytics See Most Acquisitions in Ed Tech Market

Consulting and research firm Adventures released its 2017 Higher Education Technology Landscape Report, which provides ongoing analysis of the …

Baltimore

Technology and the Future of Online Learning

As online learning continues to evolve, technologies like gamification and simulation are poised to advance student engagement and success.

Instructional Design

Turning the Virtual Page: Virtual Reality and Traditional Publishing

Google’s Daydream player<p>When we first got <b>Google’s</b> virtual reality headset at my house, called the <b>Google Daydream</b>, I can’t say I was too excited. But …

Virtual Reality

Inside 5 publishers' efforts to monetize virtual reality

A flurry of PR announcements over the last week shows publishers are still experimenting in earnest with virtual reality.<p>Some of the new projects, …

Is higher ed ready for the big edtech explosion?

According to recent research, edtech spending is on the rise, with an estimated $252 billion to be spent by colleges and universities on campus …

Blackboard and Chalk.com Unveil New Partnership

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. and Chalk.com today announced a partnership to deliver a best-in-class digital gradebook …

Wiley Partners with Mattersight to Deliver Superior Student Experiences

Enterprise deployment of behavioral analytics solution drives deeper student interaction insights and increased ROI for Wiley's institutional partners<p>…

China’s edtech is set to surpass the rest of the world

Forget about cram schools and gaokao (高考 or “college entrance examination” in English), China is seeing a surge of distance learning and edtech …

Education

How AI will transform education in 2017

Education has mostly followed the same structure for centuries — e.g., the “sage on a stage” and “assembly line” models. As AI continues to disrupt industries like consumer electronics, ecommerce, media, transportation, and healthcare, is education the next big opportunity?<p>Given that education is …

Education

January/February 2016 | Virtual Reality, Real Business

If there’s one word futurists believe will define the workplace of tomorrow, it’s “innovation.” But how can business schools turn students into …

11 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

Virtual Roundtable<p>Five higher ed leaders analyze the hottest trends in education technology this year.<p>The education technology forecast for 2017 …

Adaptive learning featured in HarvardX course

The Harvard University strategic initiative HarvardX is running a massive open online course (MOOC) that features adaptive learning and assessment …

Learning

Apple to Join Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google in Artificial Intelligence Research Alliance

Artificial Intelligence<p>Apple may be the latest company to join the Partnership for AI, a consortium that was established to develop best practices …

How Are Edtech Startups Revolutionising The Education Sector In India

With more than 900 startups coming up in the past 2 years focused on the education sector, startups in Edtech are making their presence felt in the …

Education

Ed-Tech Surges Internationally-and Choices for Schools Become More Confusing

More companies than ever are vying to add their instructional software to classroom computers in markets around the world, creating an unwieldy and …

Innovation

Education Department launches online developer hub

The U.S. Department of Education launched its first dedicated online space for developers to build and share open source coding projects for the …

The broken edtech ecosystem investors once avoided is changing

“Don’t go into education technology, no one makes any money,” was the advice I once got from an early founder of an edtech startup that failed.<p>It used to be an all too common sentiment that once deterred many prospective investors from backing some of the most promising edtech ventures …

Innovation

VR: a new dimension in learning?

I’m in a lecture hall listening to a cartoonish avatar of the American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explain the history of science. Just as he …

Edtech Funding Report [2014-2016]: In An Era Of Busts, Edtech Stands Tall

Reports are circulating of Finland doing away with its entire student curriculum and people across the world are applauding the move towards an …

Education Technology