How Companies Can Support Bilingual and Multilingual Children

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post How Companies Can Support Bilingual and Multilingual Children appeared first on Market Brief. There are steps that organizations can take to build their cultural awareness in helping bilingual and multilingual students, explains Emily Guo, who is working with Cognitive ToyBox.

Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

Edtech companies need to simplify their explanations about what their products offer learners, which should move beyond short-term, “freemium” possibilities. Recommendations and Next Steps for Edtech Companies.

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When COVID-19 Pushes Your Company to Explore New Markets

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post When COVID-19 Pushes Your Company to Explore New Markets appeared first on Market Brief. The coronavirus has created barriers for ed-tech providers, but it has also fueled new opportunities in early childhood education, say Nikki Navta and Tammy Kwan, of Cognitive ToyBox.

3 Strategies for Ed. Companies to Reach Teachers Through Social Media

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Companies to Reach Teachers Through Social Media appeared first on Market Brief. Cognitive ToyBox conducted an experiment to find out which forms of advertising via social media are most effective in reaching educators. The post 3 Strategies for Ed.

Creating Your Own Tutoring and Teaching Company with Megan Padden-Shin

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creating Your Own Tutoring and Teaching Company with Megan Padden-Shin Megan Padden-Shin has successfully built a tutoring and teaching company during the past two years.

How Internship Programs Can Benefit Your Company

EdNews Daily

Many businesses, big and small alike, have reaped significant returns through company internship programs. The most common reason why companies create internship programs is to find top talent. The post How Internship Programs Can Benefit Your Company first appeared on EdNews Daily.

A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs. The latter has spawned even more competition, from a new set of companies charging fees for specific services, rather than the bundles that the OPMs have historically used. Some companies have already found a niche and are doing well, said Kim.

More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies

The Hechinger Report

Many students don’t realize their programs have been outsourced to a for-profit company they have probably never heard of.” Its revenues grew 44 percent in the first quarter of 2020 and 35 percent in the second quarter , and the company’s stock price is up from $17 to $40 since mid-March.

How Alibaba solved the trust problem on its platform and a model for companies in growth economies

The Christensen Institute

billion, China’s biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba, was the largest IPO in US history. Today, the company is worth $657.5 One of the challenges the company particularly faced as it built an e-commerce platform was the severe lack of trust that existed between buyers and sellers.

How Companies Can Support Bilingual and Multilingual Children

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

There are steps that organizations can take to build their cultural awareness in helping bilingual and multilingual students, explains Emily Guo, who is working with Cognitive ToyBox. Marketplace K-12 The Startup Blog bilingualism English / Language Arts English-Language Learners inclusivity multilingual Opinion Startups

COMPANIES TO WATCH FOR 2019

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What follows is a guide to companies offering a variety of edtech products to K-12

Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Educational Games Company CEO Shares Career Advice for Women in Computer Science appeared first on Market Brief. The founder of Galvanize Labs shares her path through the word of computer science, where she was often one of few women in the room. The Startup Blog career advice career in technology Coding Computer Science Educational Technology/Ed-Tech entrepreneur game-based learning games gamification Startup women in tech

Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2019

Marketplace K-12

Teachers Pay Teachers has been named the most innovative education company in 2019 by the business magazine, and Girls Who Code won most innovative in the non-profit category. The post Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2019 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Augmented / Virtual Reality Coding educational games esports Fast Company Innovation Teachers

Thoughtful Creation of Company Culture Leads to Startup Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Intentionally establishing your company's values and mission is an important factor in building a strong venture. The post Thoughtful Creation of Company Culture Leads to Startup Success appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers appeared first on Market Brief. Newcomers to the ed-tech space must learn an important lesson: If you're not helping teachers, you have little chance of reaching students. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Startup Startups Teachers

Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

This common experience illuminates how challenging it can be for educational technology (edtech) companies to communicate what they do and why it is important. This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge.

Fundraising While Running a Startup Company

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

As an ed-tech startup, you have to raise money and grow the company at the same time. The post Fundraising While Running a Startup Company appeared first on Market Brief. Fundraising takes a lot of time. The Startup Blog Angel Investors bootstrap bootstrapping Educational Technology/Ed-Tech entrepreneur Fundraising investors lean startup Listenwise Revenue startup

5 Elements of a Pitch Deck That Will Lead Your Company to New VC Investment

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The ed-tech company's co-founder shares the secrets of his pitch. The post 5 Elements of a Pitch Deck That Will Lead Your Company to New VC Investment appeared first on Market Brief. Swing Education has raised $23 million in venture capital funding to-date. The Startup Blog

What’s Happened With Education Company Morale During the Pandemic?

Marketplace K-12

About two-thirds of education company employees say their morale is the same or better than it was, pre-COVID, an EdWeek Market Brief survey of businesses shows. The post What’s Happened With Education Company Morale During the Pandemic?

One of the World’s Best-Funded Edtech Companies Is Investing In AI Moonshots. Can It Work?

Edsurge

This month the company made clear its ambitious research agenda: to achieve the science-fiction dream of building next-generation teaching aids with artificial intelligence. Hill said the Indian company could become a formidable competitor in the U.S.

Automated Proctors Watch Students. Now Senators Are Watching These Companies.

Edsurge

Companies offering proctoring tools that monitor students as they take online exams are now being watched themselves—by Democratic senators. Proctoring companies say they have seen usage skyrocket this year, although this has been accompanied by growing outcry.

How Education Companies Can Expand Into New Markets While Staying Focused

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post How Education Companies Can Expand Into New Markets While Staying Focused appeared first on Market Brief. Listenwise is expanding into the elementary-grade market in response to demand from educators.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. These 10 companies are hiring teachers over the summer 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware. Their parent company, StudyPoint, has offered personalized and convenient tutoring to students in 25 major cities, dating back to 1999.

Number of Ed-Tech Unicorns Jumps by 20 Percent, Includes Large Pool of U.S. Companies

Marketplace K-12

Eight companies joined HolonIQ's list of global ed-tech unicorns over the summer, with companies that work in tutoring, skills, and corporate learning making their mark. Companies appeared first on Market Brief.

When COVID-19 Pushes Your Company to Explore New Markets

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The coronavirus has created barriers for ed-tech providers, but it has also fueled new opportunities in early childhood education, say Nikki Navta and Tammy Kwan, of Cognitive ToyBox. Marketplace K-12 The Startup Blog Business Strategy early childhood education Startups

How edtech companies are helping schools navigate an uncertain year

eSchool News

In the middle of the abrupt changes to the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, edtech companies offered resources and access to help educators, students, and parents make the best of at-home learning.

Nearly Half of Education Companies Have Plans to Pursue VC Funding, Survey Shows

Marketplace K-12

An EdWeek Market Brief survey of more than 300 executives of education companies found that nearly half are considering seeking venture capital to fuel growth in the next year.

McGraw Hill Acquires Kidaptive, an Adaptive and Personalized Learning Company

eSchool News

an adaptive learning platform company with industry-leading expertise in learning science, early learning, and data analytics worldwide. Smith, who joined the company in November 2020. McGraw Hill today announced that it has acquired Kidaptive, Inc.,

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

Voted #1 Best Place to Work on Glassdoor by employees’ choice in 2019, and Best CEO in 2018, this education company comes well recommended. For those ready for the challenge of moving with the momentum of a huge company but the agility required by continuous improvement, opportunities for all levels all over the US and internationally await. If I missed a company you’d recommend, comment below or head over to the Educators’ Exchange Facebook group and join the conversation!

Ed-Tech Company CEO Shares Leadership Style Approaches

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Different styles of leadership work best for different companies and CEOs. The post Ed-Tech Company CEO Shares Leadership Style Approaches appeared first on Market Brief. Which one is right for you? The Startup Blog Business Strategy Leadership Startup

Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The metrics your startup chooses to track say a lot about the kind of company you’re building, says this ed-tech CEO. The post Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth appeared first on Market Brief. Before focusing on growth metrics, consider measuring impact. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Startups

Why Tech Companies View the Job Search As Big Business

Edsurge

Technology companies that have disrupted industries across the country have now set their sights on the labor market. These emerging companies bridge the gap between people and jobs by matching, training, and often literally placing candidates into positions.

How This Company Gives Voice — and Value — to Virtual Collaboration

Edsurge

He also provided some details on the company’s journey and how new technologies play a role in their success. Sometimes, a great idea takes an unexpected turn that makes it even better.

K-12 Dealmaking: OutSchool Raises $110M; Amplify Acquires Math Company

Marketplace K-12

The post K-12 Dealmaking: OutSchool Raises $110M; Amplify Acquires Math Company appeared first on Market Brief. Accelerate Learning, developer of a STEM learning suite, has acquired the digital math curriculum and tutoring platform Study Edge. .

Facing a white-collar worker shortage, American companies seek a blue-collar solution

The Hechinger Report

That kind of recruiting was a relatively new solution for IBM and other companies that generally require bachelor’s degrees for entry-level white-collar workers. It feels like we’re the kids of the company,” said Haruza, now 27.

Amid Objections to Automated Proctoring, One Company Abandons the Practice

Edsurge

We believe that only a human can best determine whether test-taker behavior is suspicious or violates test rules,” said Scott McFarland, CEO of ProctorU, in a statement issued by the company. The use of remote proctoring has surged as colleges shifted to remote instruction during the pandemic.

I Founded an SEL Company. Here’s What’s Wrong With SEL

Marketplace K-12

Organizations providing social-emotional learning need to do more to explain to families the purposes of those resources, says company founder Sara Potler LaHayne. The post I Founded an SEL Company.

Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This year we adopted our first “rallying cry”… The post Drive Business Forward With a Company Rallying Cry appeared first on Market Brief. Professional sports teams often have a rallying chant (either fan driven or player driven). Non-profits have missions to rally around. And many fundraising events have a central idea to rally around and inspire donors. There’s plenty of evidence that having a central focus is good for success.

How Ed-Tech Companies Use Research to Make Better Products

Digital Promise

While there is widespread support for ed-tech companies to use research when designing their products, there is still little information available about how companies actually do (or should do) this work. As a result, pioneering companies have had to adapt these methods as they strive to make products that are truly “research-based.”. In this report, we answer questions such as: How do companies find and apply published research to guide product design?

Build a Startup Company Investors Want to Fund

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Build a Startup Company Investors Want to Fund appeared first on Market Brief. What does it take to raise $2 million in funding for your startup? I know, because I've done it. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Fundraising Listenwise Return on Investment (ROI) Venture Capital

The Art of Hiring in K-12 Companies: How to Attract New Employees Who Are a Fit

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The CEO of ed-tech company Listenwise shares insight around finding the right people for K-12 sales and marketing jobs. The post The Art of Hiring in K-12 Companies: How to Attract New Employees Who Are a Fit appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy edtech Hiring K-12 Dealmaking k12 Market Strategy Staffing/Hiring Startups

Major Tutoring Company VIPKid to End Core Tutoring Program in China

Marketplace K-12

The post Major Tutoring Company VIPKid to End Core Tutoring Program in China appeared first on Market Brief. The decision to stop its English tutoring service in China is a response to the Chinese government's crackdown on for-profit tutoring.

Could This Montessori Learning Company Be the Airbnb of Education?

Edsurge

Montessori learning has 100 years of refinement and validation behind it. Yet, fewer than one percent of students worldwide are in what Ray Girn, CEO of Higher Ground Education , would consider an “authentic, high-fidelity Montessori program.”