This next episode, taken from Educelerate X, we discussed K-12 school district needs and the challenges of school district sales models with current and former buyers of educational content and technology.
We often talk about the Flipped Classroom here on the EdReach Network. In fact, we even have our own channel dedicated to Flipped Learning. But, instead of the flipped classroom, what if you could flip the job process?
We know right now that there is a mad scramble to find the right ways to integrate motivation and rewards with learning. Mozilla and others are working on the OER and Badge movement. MyGZpoints uses a reward system that allows students to earn points for their grades- then redeem those points for real goods and services.
A lot more education accelerators have been announced recently with the most notable being the partnership between Kaplan and TechStars, the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, and Pearson Catalyst – not to overlook new efforts in Boston (LearnLaunch, which we covered extensively last month), Brazil, Israel and London. Of note, the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator is accepting applications through an April 14th deadline here and also hosting a livestream information session on their website tonight April 23rd at 7:00pm EST. Their actual accelerator program will accept ten EdTech [...]
In this next episode, taken from Educelerate IX: through all the excitement over “MOOCs”, an earlier generation of disruptive online education players has already managed to create a truly massive market in terms of both students and revenue. This model has been termed “Schools as a Service” and has seen two particularly exciting investor exits this past year.
At the LearnLaunch conference at MIT, I had a few moments to talk to Navah Fuchs, Co-founder of Angel-Ed.org, an organization dedicated to making college affordable for all students. From their website:
Teachers are entrepreneurs by nature. We build-measure-learn and test our products and services on customers every day. Yet, we can’t scale our nifty solutions. We ought to follow the models of other industries where successful entrepreneurs have been able to scale solutions that work. While that startup mentality might not translate perfectly into education or healthcare per se, there has to be a better way to help teacher entrepreneurs to reach the teachers and students who need the products.
At the LearnLaunch conference at MIT, I had a few moments to talk to Ben Berte, Co-founder of Socrative.com, a smart student response system that’s available to use on any device. Here’s what he had to say:
At the LearnLaunch conference at MIT, I had a few moments to talk to Adam Goldberg, Founder of MyEdGPS, a company dedicated to helping students and parents plan their education.
At the LearnLaunch conference at MIT last weekend, I had a few moments to talk to Jean Hammond, Co-Founder of LearnLaunch, a new organization dedicated to promoting innovation in education.
At the LearnLaunch Conference this weekend, one of the prevailing questions around EdTech investment is how to make investors “comfortable” with EdTech startups. We’re starting to see investors become more emotionally invested in the transformative nature of what it means to “invest in education.”
I had a few moments to talk to Nick Zeckets, CEO of Quadwrangle.com, a connection platform for university alumni. He had some great insights when I asked him the question: what will be the ‘next big thing’ in regards to education?
Seth Reynolds, Partner at The Parthenon Group, offered these ideas as to what the next “big thing” in education is:
This Educelerate Event was recorded on January 22, 2013 and presented by Christopher Nyren, Founder of Educelerate. Educelerate holds a gathering space for Ed Tech leaders in the industry with the educators and entrepreneurs who share their interests. In this next episode, taken from Educelerate VIII, we discuss how Career Colleges are taking advantage of the disruption in the education market, and how that disruption stands to change education for the long run.
If you’re a company like Schoology, and you want to open up your platform to Student Information System companies- how do you motivate those companies to work with you, innovate, and more importantly- how do you ensure that those SIS company APIs are relatively easy to work with?
Behind every successful adult there is a great teacher – probably quite a few. Ask any adult about their favorite teacher and you’ll hear stories, heartfelt and rich in detail. Great teachers share a lot in common with great students. They have insatiable curiosity, a willingness to go above and beyond, and are passionate about learning.
On this Educelerate Special, we’re joined by Desmos CTO, Eric Berger, Schoology Founder and CEO, Jeremy Friedman, and ClassDojo Founder, Sam Chaudhary as we look back and look forward to how education is being transformed by technology. One word takeaway: data.
We’re excited to help our British peers at EdMix promote their hosting of an edtech Startup Pavillion and PitchFest competition at this year’s BETT Show. The BETT Show runs from January 30 through February 2nd in ExCel London and is Europe’s largest education conference reaching 35,000 education professionals. EdMix is making this available for up to 20 edtech startups through heavily subsidized exhibition pods right at the heart of the floor (reserve one at email@example.com). The conference will also feature Europe’s largest edtech pitch [...]