In the past few years the buzz about ed tech has become persistent, especially in America
Wiping Out the Blackboard, The Economist
in Adaptive Learning, MOOCs, News, Apple, Coursera, Gates Foundation, Houghton Mifflin, Khan Academy, McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
Sector projected to double to $13.4B by 2017, says GSV Advisors, a publicly traded VC firm.
Apple, Google, Cisco Compete for the $5B K-12 Ed-Tech Market, Preeti Upadhyaya, SVBJ
in Industry Facts, News, Apple, Google, Pearson | Permalink
With Google Play for Education, teachers can find apps “approved by teachers for teachers.”
Google Challenges Apple’s Dominance In Schools, Rip Empson, TechCrunch
in Classroom Tech, Amplify, Apple, Joel Klein, Kno, Wireless Generation | Permalink
By EOY 2013, total tablet devices in the U.S. edu marketplace should exceed 3.5M units.
iPad Commands 94 Percent of Ed. Tablet Market, Michele Molnar, Education Week
in Classroom Tech, Industry Facts, News, Stats, Apple | Permalink
Why would Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, acquire an education company?
Kno Acquired by Intel, Ingrid Lunden, Rip Empson, TechCrunch
in Classroom Tech, e-Books/Textbooks, Investment, Apple, BenchPrep, Google, Kno, TenMarks | Permalink
New software from Pearson, rolled out in dozens of schools, is nowhere near complete.
Curriculum Prompts New Concerns in L.A. iPad Plan, Benjamin Herold, Education Week
in Apps, Classroom Tech, News, Apple, Pearson | Permalink
Those who do not learn from tech disasters are doomed to repeat them.
Tech happens: When Tablets and schools Don’t Mix, Frank Catalano, GeekWire
in Classroom Tech, Op-Ed, Amplify, Apple | Permalink
NC district suspended a tablet program with News Corp.’s Amplify after reports of defects.
School District Pauses Program with News Corp's Amplify, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in Classroom Tech, News, Amplify, Apple, News Corp, OneSchool | Permalink
There’s an incredible litany of problems that reads like a primer on what NOT to do.
LA Schools’ iPad Rollout: “A Colossal Disaster”, Anya Kamenetz, Hechinger Report
in Classroom Tech, News, Apple | Permalink
Cook has set a methodical, no-nonsense style, as different as could be from Jobs.
Tim Cook leads a quiet cultural revolution, P. Gupta & P. Henderson, Reuters
in Who's Who, Apple | Permalink
Company said the gov't has no business interfering with the way the App Store runs.
Apple Slams Gov't Proposed Punishment in eBook Pricing, Laura Hazard Owen, GigaOM
in e-Books/Textbooks, News, Apple | Permalink
Now, you can get lessons on coding, startup-building, and design, from just about anywhere.
Learn to Code on Your iPad with New Treehouse App, Jolie O'Dell, Venture Beat
in Apps, News, Apple, Treehouse | Permalink
This marks the 1st yearly decline in sales, a 14 percent decrease YOY.
iPad Sees First Ever Yearly Decline, Jordan Crook, TechCrunch
in Classroom Tech, Industry Facts, News, Apple | Permalink
The iPad has found itself under threat in classrooms by Google’s Chromebook.
iPad Rival in Education Isn't a Tablet, Laptop or Desktop, Doug Drinkwater, Mashable
in Classroom Tech, Stats, Apple, Google | Permalink
Company positioning in accessibility sector, wants to outdo Microsoft's & Apple's efforts.
Desire2Learn’s Blind Workers Help Improve Accessibility Tools, Christina Farr, VentureBeat
in News, Apple, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Microsoft | Permalink
DoJ & Apple battle in court over e-book pricing, but there's another high-stakes brawl...
Death of the Textbook—and the 50-Pound Bookbag, Ellen Lee, USA Today
in e-Books/Textbooks, Industry Facts, News, Stats, Apple, Chegg, Inkling, Khan Academy, Kno, Pearson | Permalink
Despite my best effort to stay “device agnostic,” lately I'm recommending Chromebooks.
Why Chromebooks Should Rule The School, Greg Klein, edSurge
in Classroom Tech, Op-Ed, Apple, Google | Permalink
Its latest iOS version “makes it easier for institutions to put devices in the hands of students”.
Apple Pushes Hard for Education Market with iOS 7 Improvements, Kaylene Hong, TNW
in Apps, News, Apple | Permalink
Some 48,000 developers are working in some capacity on children’s apps.
Parents' Challenge: Many, Many Kid Apps To Choose From, John D. Stoll, Wall Street Journal
in Apps, Stats, Apple | Permalink
Supt. Deasy made it his goal to close the tech gap for district's low-income stududents.
L.A. Unified awards Apple $30M contract for iPads, H. Blume, T. Wantanabe, L.A. Times
Over 8M iPads purchased by schools & colleges, 75K+ learning apps in Apple store.
An Update on Apple in Education, Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart
in Apps, Classroom Tech, Industry Facts, News, Stats, Apple | Permalink
Discovery, uptake, sharing & remixing of OER resources not as robust as movement hoped.
Can open educational resources rise again? Anya Kamenetz, Hechinger Report
in News, Apple, edX, MIT, Pearson | Permalink
What are they doing to set themselves apart in a competitive new area of education.
16 Companies Working On E-Textbooks Of The Future, Roger Riddell, edudemic
in e-Books/Textbooks, Apple, Chegg, Inkling, Kno, Macmillian, McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
Invest in access, outcomes, cost-cutting, but don't forget non-screen learning.
What's Missing From The New Digital Classroom? Sarah Rotman Epps, ReadWrite
in MOOCs, Op-Ed, Social Learning, Apple, Coursera, Gates Foundation, Inkling, Khan Academy, Kno, TenMarks, Udacity | Permalink
15 Folks who will change everything, from the way we teach math to how we train teachers.
Impact 15: Classroom Revolutionaries, Caroline Howard, Forbes
in Top 'x' Lists, Who's Who, Apple, Coursera, DreamBox Learning, edX, Gates Foundation, K12, Inc., Khan Academy, Knewton, Kno, NSVF, Udacity | Permalink
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