As seen on eSchool Media January 15th, 2019

    5 secrets to great edtech product design

    By Sean Oakes
    principal and creative director, SOS Brooklyn and Backpack Interactive
    The edtech industry has more venture capital than ever—roughly $8.2 billion worldwide, according to Business Insider. Still, many teachers remain skeptical of technology in the classroom, which means, as edtech pioneers, it’s our job to ease barriers, listen deeply to the needs of educators,...

    As seen on eSchool Media January 15th, 2019

    The U.S. is finally starting to value CTE. Now it needs to value quality CTE in 2019

    By Peter Taylor
    president, ECMC Foundation
    If it seems like career and technical education (CTE) is hot right now, that’s because it is. Slowly but surely, we’re making progress toward establishing an education-to-workforce pipeline that prepares all Americans for well-paying jobs. Some of the country’s biggest and most innovative companies have...

    As seen on eSchool Media January 15th, 2019

    eSchool News Announces Winners for First Annual Distinguished Innovator Awards Program

    By eSchool News
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE eSchool News Announces Winners for First Annual Distinguished Innovator Awards Program The competition recognizes innovative practices in school districts across the U.S. ROCKVILLE, MD (January 15, 2019) — eSchool News, which covers education technology and helps K-12 decision makers transform North...

    As seen on eSchool Media January 7th, 2019

    To solve the skills gap problem, we need to rethink what it actually is

    By Shelley Osborne
    head of L&D, Udemy
    The skills gap problem we face is no secret. We can pretty much all agree there is an issue—81 percent of U.S. employees acknowledge it, according to Udemy’s 2018 Skills Gap Report. But there is also a gap in understanding how to fix it....

    As seen on eSchool Media January 7th, 2019

    Can scheduling bend the curve on student success?

    By John Barnshaw, Ph.D.
    associate vice president for research and statistics; former director of research and public policy, Ad Astra; American Association of University Professors
    In the world of public policy, “bending the curve” describes efforts to change the conditions of a problem so that the result improves. The concept was popularized in healthcare to describe the impact of breakthroughs in genomics on the cost of care, and is...

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