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
Now there are 3 casualties among the current, over-hyped Silicon Valley EdTech Darlings.
The First Crack in the Ed Tech Hype Bubble of 2011-2013, Christopher Nyren, edreach
in Bubble in EdTech?, Op-Ed, 2U (2tor), Altius, Chegg, Coursera, CourseSmart, Grockit, Inkling, Kaplan, Knewton, Kno, McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
Education Design Studio is an incubator/seed fund collaboration of UPenn ed dept & investors.
McGraw-Hill, Others, Invest in UPenn Startup Venture, Sean Cavanagh, Ed Week
in Accelerators & Incubators, News, K12, Inc., McGraw-Hill | Permalink
Interview with McGraw-Hill's president of Higher Ed & the CDO, on the state of ed tech.
Who are Brian Kibby and Stephen Laster? Tim Sohn, Social Times
in Who's Who, McGraw-Hill | Permalink
The conglomerate plans to cash in on edu with custom-made tablet computers and curricula.
Inside News Corp's $540 Million Bet on American Classrooms, Travis Andrews, Mashable
in Apps, Classroom Tech, News, Amplify, Houghton Mifflin, Joel Klein, McGraw-Hill, News Corp, Pearson, Wireless Generation | Permalink
Education companies are far from the worst offenders on student privacy. Look at parents...
"Don't Look at Us, Look at Joe Camel," Anya Kamenetz, Hechinger Report
in Big Data, Who's Who, inBloom (Shared Learning Collaborative), McGraw-Hill | Permalink
Education is a last frontier of the internet, says T. Urdan, edu-mkt analyst for Wells Fargo.
Tech Companies Angle for Big Bucks in Education, Katrina Schwartz, Mind/Shift
in News, ClassDojo, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
Educational publishing & services are heavily impacted by the rise of digital learning
10 Ed Tech Acquisitions, Roger Riddell, Education Dive
in Industry Facts, News, Top 'x' Lists, Blackboard, Deltak, Desire2Learn, EmbanetCompass, Macmillian, McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
Publishers don't make a cent unless students buy their books new.
Textbook Publishers Revamp e-Books to Fight Used Market, S. Simon, M. Will, Reuters
in e-Books/Textbooks, News, McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
Technology can inspire creativity or dehumanize learning.
3 Dubious Uses of Technology in Schools, Diane Ravitch, Scientific American
in Op-Ed, Gates Foundation, inBloom (Shared Learning Collaborative), McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
The fast-growth company got a foothold in Boston when it bought mobile app maker Wiggio.
Desir2Learn Picks Boston As Its US Base, Gail Waterhouse, Boston Globe
in Apps, News, Desire2Learn, McGraw-Hill | Permalink
Acquisition is 2nd move M-H has taken this yr to strengthen personalized learning offerings.
McGraw-Hill Buys Adaptive Learning Developer, Joshua Bolkan, The Journal
in Adaptive Learning, Investment, McGraw-Hill | Permalink
Pearson tops the list with 15 acquisitions or investments in Ed Tech companies.
Ed Tech’s 10 Most Active Corporate Acquirers-Investors, CB Insights
in Top 'x' Lists, Blackboard, Macmillian, McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
The days when districts buy 7-10 yr curriculum packages from 1 vendor are long gone.
'A La Carte' Purchasing Tactics Signal Districts' Unique Needs, Amanda Fairbanks, Ed Week
in News, McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
Some observers are alarmed at the increasingly aggressive moves by edu companies.
Edu Companies Exert Public-Policy Influence, Michele R Davis, Ed Week
in News, Codecademy, K12, Inc., McGraw-Hill, Microsoft, Pearson | Permalink
They know when students are skipping pages, not highlighting or bothering to take notes.
Teacher Knows if You’ve Done the E-Reading, David Streitfeld, New York Time
in e-Books/Textbooks, News, CourseSmart, McGraw-Hill, 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
Proceeds from sale will fund private-equity firm’s purchase of the unit from McGraw-Hill Cos.
McGraw-Hill Education Sells $800M of Debt for Apollo Deal, Robinson and Gangor, Bloomberg
in Investment, McGraw-Hill | Permalink
The Denmark-based adaptive learning company already partners with McGraw-Hill.
McGraw-Hill Takes 20% Stake In Area9 Aps, Mark Boslet, peHUB
Transaction-leading market trends: Common Core, MOOCs, Adaptive Instruction, Big Data.
Publishers Eye Ed-tech Startups, Robin Warner, peHUB
in Adaptive Learning, Big Data, Common Core Aligned, Industry Facts, MOOCs, News, Blackboard, Deltak, EmbanetCompass, Inkling, Kno, McGraw-Hill | Permalink
No time for a full analysis, but here are some observations that I haven’t seen elsewhere.
Phil Hill's Thoughts on the McGraw-Hill Education Acquisition, Phil Hill, e-Literate
in News, Op-Ed, McGraw-Hill | Permalink
Now there are 4. Apollo joins "big 3" edu publishers, Pearson, Houghton Mifflin, & News Corp.
McGraw-Hill Sells Ed Division to Private Equity Firm, Jason Tomassini, Education Week
in Big Deals, Investment, Apollo Group, McGraw-Hill | Permalink
Are choices being driven by student needs--or profits?
EdTech Firms Shaping Education Policy, eSchool News
in e-Learning, News, Apple, Connections Education, K12, Inc., McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
Historically edtech added to teaching burdens. That’s about to change, say etech proponents.
The Tech-Driven Classroom is Here, But Grades are Mixed, James Marshall Crotty, Forbes
in Classroom Tech, News, Apple, McGraw-Hill, Pearson | Permalink
Bain Capital, Thomas H Lee Partners, Apollo Global, Cengage have put in bids.
McGraw-Hill Offers Value Eduation Business at $3 Billion, Business First
in News, Apollo Group, McGraw-Hill | Permalink
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