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Microsoft Teams gets School Data Sync, OneNote class notebooks, education apps, and assignment management

Microsoft today updated Microsoft Teams with four classroom features “designed to help schools achieve more together.” The new functionality, previously limited to a select few in private preview, is now available to all Office 365 for Education customers worldwide (in 181 markets and 25 languages) …

Microsoft

The Elephant in the Room With EdTech Data Privacy

<i>This piece was co-written with Guido Kovalskys, CEO and co-founder of</i> <i>Nearpod</i><p>Imagine that it’s the year 2025 and 22-year-old Dede, a recent college graduate, is looking for a job. She believes that she has a strong cover letter and resume for the entry-level positions to which she is applying, but …

Privacy

Good News for Apple and Facebook: The Augmented/Virtual Reality Market Is Expected to Soar

The industry could approach a combined 100 million units in 2021.<p>Both <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) and <b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) are betting big on augmented reality …

Stocks

Setting a Standard for Explanations in Learning Science and Ed Tech

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1107)Via John Gruber, I was struck by this quote from David L. Goodstein in his book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i>:Feynman …

Education Technology

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, …

Education

Instructure Partners with Cerego to Bring Adaptive, Personalized Learning Tools

Instructure today revealed a new partnership with Cerego, bringing the latter’s advanced personalized learning platform to the Canvas learning …

Learning

The Case for Learning Platform Grade Book

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1107)A little while back, I wrote a post reflecting on how close we are to getting a next-generation, modular …

Education Technology

Gaokao, A.I. and the New Era of Education in China

June 7th and 8th might be the dates that involve too many feelings and memories for most of the Chinese population — the day of Higher Education …

Education

New Analytics Tool Tracks Cheating Patterns for Online Testing

Online proctoring and identity verification company Examity today launched examiDATA, a data platform designed to "aggregate and analyze information …

Texas A&M

IBM Watson and Sesame Workshop Introduce Intelligent Play and Learning Platform on IBM Cloud

NEW YORK and ARMONK, N.Y., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Sesame Workshop today announced that Georgia's Gwinnett County Public …

Moodle Surpasses 100 Million Users Worldwide: Higher Ed, Corporate Lessons Learned

Brian Carlson, CEO of Moodle Partner eThink Education, reports in Learning Solutions Magazine that last February Moodle surpassed the 100 million …

Moodle

The Purdue-Kaplan Deal: What It Means for Purdue, Kaplan, and EdTech

In efforts to expand its reach to more nontraditional students and to make itself present in the online education market, Purdue University, a public …

Higher Education

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting, hosted by the IMS …

Big Data

India’s ed-tech industry to grow eight-fold to $2 bn by 2021: Google-KPMG study

India’s online education industry is expected to grow almost eight times to hit $1.96 billion by 2021, with the number of paid users rising six-fold …

Harvard Business School

The 5 Virtual Reality Experiences to Try on Your Phone

No need to attend festivals or buy expensive viewing gear to live some of the most moving virtual reality documentaries; in fact, many can be …

Virtual Reality

A Flexible, Interoperable Digital Learning Platform: Are We There Yet?

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1107)In 2005, some colleagues and I had been tasked with identifying a single LMS that could serve the needs of all …

Learning

Apple launches app development curriculum for high school and community college students

College & University

Spicing Up the EdTech Market: 4 Highlights from ASU GSV 2017

In the education world, there is no other conference quite like ASU GSV. Whereas other conferences strike a manageable balance of sessions and …

Education

MindTap Is First Learning Platform Certified for IMS Global LTI Membership Service

By utilizing IMS standards, Cengage tightly integrates discipline-specific learning apps and tools into MindTap so that students and instructors have …

The 2017 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed Blogs

With summer break almost here, we’ve got an idea for how you can use some of your spare time. Take a look at the Dean’s List, <b>our compilation of the</b> …

6 VR Trends to Watch in Education

Virtual Reality<p>Virtual reality is taking off in higher education. VR devices are expected to increase 85 percent by 2020, with gaming and educational …

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition

This is the ninth year I have shared the LMS market share graphic, commonly known as the squid graphic, for US and Canadian higher education. The …

How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill.<p>In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then …

Education

How edtech start-ups are shaking up executive education

Disruption prompts innovative partnerships and experimentation in teaching<p>Executive education has long been a lucrative market for business schools, …

Business School

This virtual reality startup is now worth $1 billion

Britain has a new unicorn.<p>Virtual reality startup Improbable announced Friday that it has raised $502 million in financing from investors including Japanese tech giant SoftBank.<p>The investments value Improbable at more than $1 billion -- the threshold startups must surpass to be considered a unicorn.<p>…

Startups

Global EdTech Landscape 2.0

<i>$40 billion, 50 countries and 5,000 companies on the map shaping the future of education.</i><p>What will the next 10 years in education look like? To help …

Blackboard Updates Learn with Accessibility, Mobile Features

Blackboard today rolled out a variety of updates to Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship learning management system.

Learning

Movement of Canvas LMS to Global Markets

We’re coming up on our one-year anniversary of the e-Literate Big Picture: LMS market analysis service and getting our Spring 2017 report ready. One …

Microsoft is trying desperately to get into schools—but Google has already won this fight

Microsoft recently and dramatically unveiled what it says it is “the complete solution to education.” The company’s bundled launch last week included an education-specific version of the Windows 10 operating system, a handful of new programs and applications to be distributed to schools as teaching …

Education