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Imagining A Blockchain University

A couple of Oxford faculty imagine a different kind of university, one that is distributed and democratic. Joshua Broggi, Faculty of Philosophy, is the founder of Woolf Development, a platform startup that aims to leverage distributed ledger technology to remove higher education intermediaries, …

Higher Education

China ed-tech raised 2.22 Billion USD in 2018H1

China-based ed-tech ventures in the first half of 2018 raised 2.22 Billion USD with 270 deals. With only half year past in 2018, the total volume …

Startups

Nonprofit University Buys For-Profit College For Its Tech Platform - EdSurge News

The technology platform and curriculum of the company called UniversityNow—which attracted more than $40 million in venture backing and ran an …

Higher Education

Northeastern U. to equip all students with Alexa-powered devices

Amazon Echo Dot (Flickr)<p>Beyond the voices of roommates just a few feet away and fellow classmates down the hall, students at Northeastern University …

College & University

Pearson Hires New Head of Artificial Intelligence | Markets Insider

NEW YORK, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, the digital education company, today announced the appointment of Milena Marinova to lead artificial intelligence (AI) and personalized learning for the company. Milena joins Pearson in July as senior vice president, AI products and solutions from …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM’s Watson Education partners with Scholastic and Edmodo for classroom content recommendations

IBM today announced a strategic partnership with Scholastic and Edmodo that will integrate the two companies’ technologies with IBM’s Watson Education platform.<p>Scholastic said that it’ll make available media, articles, and nonfiction content from its Scholastic Go and ScienceFlix libraries in IBM’s …

Cognitive Computing

Not Just for Video Games: Virtual Reality Joins the Classroom

Educators and technologists gather at Yale University to share strategies for using immersive technology as a teaching tool.

Virtual Reality

GitHub Education is now free for schools

GitHub, the code sharing and collaboration platform that Microsoft is acquiring, today announced that its GitHub Education suite of services is now available for free to any school that wants to use it to teach its students.<p>GitHub previously trialed this program with a few schools and is now making …

Education

Is AI disrupting higher education?

Leaders say it's important for educators to know all sides of the artificial intelligence debate because feeding into the hype could have more …

Higher Education

Report: 46% of colleges employ virtual reality in courses

An expert says K-12 schools are increasingly using VR, so college students expect it on campus — but network capacity is an issue.

Education Technology Investments Heat Up

Schools and universities are ready to embark on summer break, but that’s not stopping venture capitalists and investors from pouring money into the …

Venture Capital

By Kevin Roebuck<p>May 17th, 2018<p>What is blockchain and how will it transform education and research? Let’s ask that question a different way: What is education and how will it change as a result of blockchain and other technologies?<p>Education is the collective pursuit of truth and the transfer of …

Can blockchain reinvent the college enterprise?

The emerging technology is changing the way a growing number of institutions approach record keeping and student credentialing and training.

Chinese schools are testing AI that grades papers almost as well as teachers

Some schools in China have incorporated paper-grading artificial intelligence into their classrooms, according to the <i>South China Morning Post</i>. One in every four schools, or about 60,000 institutions, are quietly testing a machine learning-powered system that can score students’ work automatically, …

Press Release

Today, D2L launches its Emerald Release — the newest version of its Brightspace LMS — which provides an intuitive social and mobile-friendly teaching …

Goodbye Disruption, Hello Collaboration: Ed Tech Changes Gears

The recent ASU+GSV conference suggests that education-technology companies want to work with colleges, not replace them. Â

Empathy technologies like VR, AR and social media can transform education

In <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature</i>, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand it. “The power of literacy,” as he argues “get[s] people in the habit of straying from …

Institutional Innovation: How blockchain could transform student ROI

A community college is using the digital ledger to build a national infrastructure where degree information can be exchanged between students and …

Comparing the First Ten Years of Blackboard and Instructure in LMS Market

Last year Blackboard celebrated their 20th anniversary as a company, and this year Instructure celebrated their 10th. Yes, the company with Canvas, …

How Ed Tech Is Exploiting Students

The invisible hand helps itself to student labor and data.

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Cisco eyes digital learning business

Launches blueprint to tap opportunity

Machine learning holds promise for higher ed, but only if used the right way (opinion)

If you ask, many people will say we are in a new era of higher education, one where machine learning and big data analytics­­ are driving rapid …

EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite lived up to the superlatives made for them, and the sector has had trouble coming up with more innovative ideas …

Education Technology

Educational Intelligence: How one university uses data to improve student outcomes

Hear how Southern Connecticut State University uses educational intelligence to improve student and institutional outcomes.

Institutional Innovation: Maximizing student outreach through artificial intelligence

<i>This is the second iteration of our Innovation Column, which will run the third Thursday of every month. If you think your institution is</i> …

Columbia MBA and multimillion-dollar start-up co-founder: Here's what business school doesn't teach you

In addition to getting her MBA, entrepreneur Steph Korey got a different kind of education by working for two different start-ups, Warby Parker and …

This French Business School Is Using Virtual Reality To Teach Creativity To Its Students

©WaveBreakMedia – Virtual Reality is disrupting the delivery of business school programs <b>NEOMA Business School</b> in France is using the latest …