A Look Back at the Top 10 Educational Innovation Stories of 2014 We have selected some of the most popular educational innovation stories from the Weekly Reviews of the past year Observatory of Educational Innovation
12 Companies Transforming Education To Watch Next Year Forbes
Education technology, known as EdTech, is taking by storm schools, students and the process of learning across the globe.
EdTech companies are among the most innovative players in the world, and here are 12 companies to watch in 2015: DonorsChoose, Udemy, Khan Academy, Kaltura, Andela, Panorama Education, ForClass, AltSchool, Schoology,Edmodo, Tynker, Flashnotes.
Choose the Right Innovation Method at the Right Time Harvard Business Review
In the industries plagued by the most uncertainty, how do companies hold on to their ability to innovate? And how do they achieve, and keep, an innovation premium in the market?
Managers who help their firms create and maintain an innovation premium use a different set of tools than their more traditional counterparts — tools honed in start-ups and specifically designed to manage uncertainty.
We synthesize these perspectives into an end-to-end innovation process and show how successful corporate innovators have adapted these principles to increase their innovation premium
How Asia is Emerging as the World's Edtech Laboratory edSurge
If the US is the world’s education technology leader, Asia is fast becoming its most critical testing ground. Why?
First, Asia's education markets dwarf American levels by a magnitude of 10 times the number of K-12 enrollments at over 600 million. According to an OECD report, of the 204 million 25-34 year olds with a tertiary education in the world by 2020, Asia will account for well over 55% of them.
Second, Asia is now the fastest-growing e-learning market in the world with outright leadership in a number of key areas, including games-based, mobile and social-based learning.
Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World Forbes
Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. The effects of this technology will change the economics of virtually every industry.
Shivon Zilis, an investor at BloombergBETA in San Francisco, put together a graphic to show what she calls the Machine Intelligence Landscape. The fund specifically focuses on “companies that change the world of work,” so these sorts of automation are a large area of concern.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, AI, deep learning, machine intelligence
Preparing Students for Competency-Based Hiring Educause
Transcripts have historically been the official record for what a student has learned in college, but do not provide the details employers need regarding what a student knows and can do on the job.
In today’s rapidly changing labor market, employers are emphasizing the importance of a more sophisticated mix of technical and 21st century skills, even for entry-level positions. Foundational skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, and problem solving are climbing to the top of employers’ wish lists.
Institutional leaders have a responsibility to all students to create conditions that allow them to showcase their knowledge and applied skills in ways that are meaningful to potential employers.
3 Emerging Technologies Reimagining Higher Ed in 2015 and Beyond Education Dive
From the make-up of student bodies to the way materials are delivered, higher ed is rapidly changing — and largely due to technology.
To get an idea of what the future of higher ed might look like in 2015 and beyond, Education Dive examined three emerging technologies that could facilitate some of the space's biggest shifts in years. And the future looks bright, indeed.
Are our school systems really in need of innovation? The reformers say so. The most common narrative argues that schools are stuck in an outdated paradigm.
There are many familiar responses to this problem. You’ve probably read articles about blended learning, flipped classrooms, game-based learning, makerspaces, inquiry- and project-based learning.
These trendy teaching methods should certainly be widely adopted. But don’t believe the hype. They are not innovative. And that’s okay, because we don’t need innovation. Instead, schools need redemption.