Product Development for Educational Service Firms

By Kevin Organisciak. Educational product innovation is evolving at a rapid pace.  New modes of delivery, methods of instruction, and access to learning platforms are announced weekly in Ed Tech.   Although not every innovation is a winner,  new product testing is extremely well funded. In fact, many of today’s CRMs and LMS algorithms were […]

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ACT Invests $10.5 Million in New Market Venture Partners

IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT, a mission-driven nonprofit organization, today announced a $10.5 million strategic investment in New Markets Venture Partners, a pioneering education-focused fund with a successful 14-year track record of identifying and scaling businesses committed to improving educational outcomes for millions of students across the K-12 and postsecondary spectrum. “Investing in innovation is central to […]

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Ed Tech., Personalized Learning, and Khan Academy

(Skoll) by Sarah Zak Borgman. Imagine that you only learned how to swim 75 percent? Or that you only learned how to ride your bike 75 percent? Or as a pilot, you only learned how to fly an airplane 75 percent? We’d likely feel the downside of partial mastery, with scrapes and bruises—or worse–along the […]

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Personalized Learning: What Does the Research Say?

(Edweek) By Benjamin Herold The K-12 sector is investing heavily in technology as a means of providing students with a more customized educational experience. So far, though, the research evidence behind “personalized learning” remains thin. The U.S. Department of Education has given half a billion dollars to districts that embrace the trend, with limited findings to date. […]

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Survey finds Millennial parents favor online and flexible education

(eSchoolnews)  By Staff — One of the most studied and analyzed generations, millennials are now becoming parents. According to a recent research report, 43 percent of children age 0-17 had millennial parents in 2014, and this figure is expected to exceed 50 percent in 2016. And when it comes to their children’s education, millennials are bringing […]

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