Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections

Little did we know that we were in the midst of the 3rd Industrial Revolution and the dawn of the computer age was upon us. Whether you like it or not, we are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution and have been so for many years. Tom Murray and I presented a call to action, highlighting the need to transform teaching, learning, and leadership in Learning Transformed to meet the demands and challenges inherent in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Introduce Computational Thinking with the Music Industry

Digital Promise

We’re excited to release two new resources—a short video and a two-page handout—that teachers can use to introduce students to how the music industry is using data and computation. In the context of our National Science Foundation-funded Playful Assessment project, we’ve found the music industry provides a wonderfully realistic, relevant, and meaningful context for middle school students. How teachers can use the music industry to engage students with data.

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Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections

Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We believe that we are in the first few days of the next Industrial Revolution and that the coming age will systematically shift the way we live, work, and connect to and with one another. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, toward which we are facing as a society, is still in its infancy but growing exponentially. Advances in technology are disrupting almost every industry and in almost every country. Do you like change?

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Turning Learning On Its Head

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4 lessons the edtech industry should take from the pandemic

eSchool News

Here are four major lessons our industry should take from the pandemic. It happened slowly, then all at once. Vague news from Wuhan, stories from Seattle, then a run on hand sanitizer and paper towels.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

The Online Program Management (OPM) industry has emerged over the last decade as a key part of the online higher education marketplace, with $1.1 Recently, the OPM industry was discussed in an article published in The Atlantic, and the verdict was not favorable toward certain OPM providers. There is much more to share, however, about the reality of the OPM industry, its value propositions, and where its shortcomings might be.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching, syncing work between school and home was impossible. Completing homework required either printing it and bringing it in as paper or–well, nothing. There was no way to get it into a student school drive from home. Thanks to cloud computing, that nightmare is over.

Can outsiders redefine the insurance industry?

The Christensen Institute

Today’s insurance industry faces a daunting set of challenges including deteriorating trust, information asymmetry, misaligned incentives, legacy systems, fraud, and new risks like cyber that are difficult to price. Insurtech companies have received a lot of buzz for their potential to transform the industry. In either case, these new carriers are unlikely to revamp the industry because they just improve the profitability of the existing value network(s).

‘Little Band-Aids’ Won’t Fix the Child Care Industry. New Report Proposes an Overhaul.

Edsurge

Folks need to understand that without better support for this workforce, this industry, it just may not be here in a year.”.

Survey: Education Among Top Industries for AR/VR Investments

EdTech Magazine

Survey: Education Among Top Industries for AR/VR Investments. When asked which industries these immersive technologies are most applicable to, 41 percent said education. phil.goldstein_6191. Thu, 08/08/2019 - 13:09. Students can read about dinosaurs, or they can go to the park around the corner and roam the land alongside the ancient beasts. They can dissect frogs or assist a world-famous surgeon in the operating room.

The Coronavirus’ Chilling Effect Hits Edtech Industry Conferences

Edsurge

spike in coronavirus cases, which currently numbers around 118 cases in 16 states , is leaving the edtech conference industry with an existential (if not quite Shakespearean) question at the start of its busy events season: to host or not to host? The recent U.S.

Education Industry Mergers, Acquisitions Slow in 2020 During COVID-19 Era

Marketplace K-12

A new analysis finds that the number of mergers and acquisitions in the education industry dipped during the first half of 2020 to at least a 30-month low. The post Education Industry Mergers, Acquisitions Slow in 2020 During COVID-19 Era appeared first on Market Brief.

The development industry has the development equation backwards

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece in the Guardian that discussed the development community’s obsession with ending poverty, and why that’s the biggest problem with the industry. The industry’s continuous focus on trying to end poverty limits its ability to develop and foster innovative solutions that are so desperately needed if poor countries are to achieve prosperity. The post The development industry has the development equation backwards appeared first on Christensen Institute

What the Edtech Industry Should Know About the Worst Parts of Remote Learning

Edsurge

The first time my mom interacted with an iPad was this August, when her 5-year-old grandson—my nephew—brought it home from school. Gus is a kindergartener, and his parents don’t have the luxury of being able to work from home, so my recently retired mother has become his education supervisor.

What Colleges Are Doing to Fight the 'Contract Cheating' Industry

Edsurge

This problem has the potential to question our entire industry, or at least put it into question,” says Adel Lelo, a senior principal product manager at Western Governors University. This is the second of a three-part series on the “cheating economy.”

Tech Domains Partners with Code.org & Domain Industry Giants to Bridge the Widening Gender & Race Gap in Computer Science

eSchool News

The campaign comes as the rapid acceleration of digitization compels all industries to embrace innovation, increasing the importance of coding skills and overall investment in STEM. About.Tech Domains Launched in 2015,TECH is a leading new domain extension for the tech industry.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020.

The shift of education in the coaching and training industry.

Linways Technologies

But unlike our other blogs, we’re about to discuss education in the mainstream institutional domain, but in the coaching/training industry. The coaching and training industry in India is a booming sector and it has seen unprecedented growth in the past decade. Education is changing.

Vertical Clouds Target Specific Industries

EdTech Magazine

By Linda Rosencrance Tailored platforms can bring organizations useful analytics and economies of scale. Cloud Cloud Computing Hybrid Clouds Platform as a Service

‘Back to School’ Hijinks and Lessons for the Education Industry

Edsurge

But to the BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and slacks (but very few ties). And over time, I think that purchases will skew toward what will best help students learn, and the rest of the industry is going to have to evolve along. I think the supplemental-core division is a construct of the publishing industry.”

Evolving Print Industry

eSchool News

recently most programs tied to the Printing Industry revolved around the traditional offset. While the offset printing industry is still a vibrant business that requires skilled. trade workers, the fact remains that the printing industry is undergoing dramatic changes with. If you’re involved in Career and Technical Education (CTE), you are probably aware that until. printing process.

Educators Gain Valuable Tech Experience Through Industry Certifications

EdTech Magazine

By Tommy Peterson Google, Microsoft, Adobe and others offer programs to help get teachers up to speed, and districts often pay for them. Classroom Investment Management Professional Development Training

Emerging Industries – The Robots Are Here (in all Shapes and Sizes)!

EmergingEdTech

(Image Source) Robots, Robots, Everywhere – Beside you, Above you, Even Inside You This week we’re examining the recently published book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. Book Reviews Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics elder care robotics emerging industries and degrees emerging industries and education expanding higher education programs in robotics robotics and education robotics industry of the future robots and the future of work

How to Support the Industrial IoT Using WiFi as a Service

SecurEdge

But besides more basic residential and office applications, there’s an entirely separate subcategory of IoT (Internet of Things) that’s unique to manufacturing and warehousing: the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Industrial Consideration Stage WiFi as a Service IoTIf you have a Ring video doorbell or Nest thermostat for your home, you’ve experienced the innovation and power of IoT-enabled devices.

SIIA, a Pioneering Convenor for the Edtech Industry, Scraps Its Conferences

Edsurge

What was once the premier, must-go conference in the education technology industry is now going away. Last week, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced that its education technology group will no longer operate as its own division beginning July 1.

Aceable Drives Its Way Into Other Training Industries — and $50M in Funding

Edsurge

But the company has since expanded into another industry—one that is growing as a result of the pandemic. As Blake Garrett was bouncing around ideas for a new business in 2012, he had some sense of what he wanted to build.

Making the case for market-creating innovations: a look at Tolaram Industries

The Christensen Institute

In 1988, Tolaram Industries, maker of Indomie Instant Noodles and a myriad of other products, decided to target nonconsumption in the food industry in Nigeria. Still, Tolaram Industries was committed to figuring out a viable business model to sell their product to the Nigerian masses, and would do so for roughly ten cents. It has since created almost 8,000 direct jobs and created an industry, with 17 companies, that now employs more than 100,000 people.

Latest HR trend in E-commerce Industry

Think Exam

E-commerce is the fastest growing industry in the market, it is rising on the boom. Digitization is playing a significant role in the growth of the E-Commerce Industry. The post Latest HR trend in E-commerce Industry appeared first on Thinkexam Blog. Human Resources E-commerce Ecommerce Industry hr management HR trend Latest HR trendAs per the research, online shopping is a trend in the market and it has increased by 45%.

How a University Took on the Textbook Industry

Edsurge

And some credit it for helping kick-start a trend—now known as open educational resources, or OER—that has sent shockwaves through the traditional publishing industry. Yet the nonprofit is also developing its own software designed to undercut the courseware industry, charging just $10 per student. Other than the used textbook industry , the market was largely insulated from competitors, according to Mark Perry, an economist at the American Enterprise Institute.

How Joe Biden’s Policy Proposals Would Impact the Education Industry

Marketplace K-12

The post How Joe Biden’s Policy Proposals Would Impact the Education Industry appeared first on Market Brief. The presumptive Democratic nominee is pledging to boost funding for numerous federal programs, including those support after-school and special-needs communities.

The child care system is facing collapse. Could unionizing help bring the industry back from the brink?

The Hechinger Report

I even bought a new computer so if theirs aren’t working, they have another one to use,” said Sanders, a licensed child care provider who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. But a union can only go so far in alleviating many of the challenges facing the child care industry.

Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot

Edsurge

In an interview with EdSurge, Moe reflects on his path that took him on a “25-year passion” in the education industry, and what lies ahead. At the time, healthcare was a large industry—like 8 percent of GDP—but it was a cottage industry and wildly fragmented. It was a cottage industry. It’s the second largest industry in the U.S.

Industry Credentials = Increased High School Grad Rates

ExcelinEd

Explore state case studies on the effect of high school industry credentials on educational and labor market outcomes in the new report Where Credentials Meet the Market. REPORT: Where Credentials Meet the Market: State Case Studies on the Effect of High School Industry Credentials on Educational and Labor Market Outcomes [link] @ExcelinEd @Burning_Glass @laylaokane @Bledi_Taska #CredentialsMatter.

How Remote Proctoring has upgraded the E-Learning Industry?

Think Exam

Remote proctoring has been available from the past few years but it wasn’t acknowledged on a wider basis. With the sudden rise in demand for E-Learning platforms during COVID, remote proctoring software started to gain its much-awaited recognition.

How the ‘Contract Cheating’ Industry Has Gotten More Aggressive in Recruiting Students

Edsurge

While companies that offer to sell students “custom term papers” are nothing new, college leaders say that the shadowy industry has become more aggressive at recruiting students as customers, using a mix of social media, direct email and even parties.

Spectrum Industries Expands Color Options

techlearning

Spectrum Industries Inc. has expanded its Expressions Line, now offering new color options for its products. Added to the Expressions Line were five new colored laminate and eight new metal finishes options. The new metal color additions include spectrum blue, yellow, signal red, light blue, orange, lime green, white, and warm gray. The new laminate colors include royal blue, island (green), café sienna, navajo red, and gray. [

5 reasons your classroom needs an industry expert

eSchool News

Connecting them with an industry expert who works in that field and can answer students’ questions and help them gain an in-depth look at where a future in math or physics might take them. The single biggest factor in enhancing career development is having students engage with business and industry while they’re in the classroom,” Raja said during a TCEA session focusing on connecting classrooms to business and industry.

Victorian Britain: Industrial Nation

techlearning

hrough six modules of primary sources, students will have the opportunity to learn different views of the use of child labor in some of United Kingdom’s coal mines back in 1842. Techlearning Resources Site of the Week

It Takes a Village: Maximizing the Power of Industry & Community Partners in PBL

Battelle for Kids

Industry and community partners can add incredible value and authenticity to projects, but we sometimes miss opportunities to fully leverage our partners throughout a project. As you deepen your work in PBL, consider the following opportunities for working with external organizations, businesses, and experts: P21 Blog

Despite industry structure, disruption is finally on the move in healthcare delivery

The Christensen Institute

Many industry reformers believe the solution to this crisis lies in allocating more healthcare decisions and costs to consumers, on the assumption this will inevitably lead to better, more accessible and affordable healthcare. The industry structure also stacks the deck against disruptive entrepreneurs, with professional licensing requirements, and access to patients and key delivery partners, controlled by incumbent providers and insurers.

Discovery Education and Industry Leaders Launch Social-Emotional Learning Coalition to Address Critical Educator and Student Needs with No-Cost Resources

eSchool News

In this unprecedented time of the student-educator experience, The Social-Emotional Learning Coalition brings together industry leaders to step-up for the K-12 community by helping ensure equity of access to critical SEL content. Silver Spring, Md.

Election Results: A Muddled Picture for K-12 Funding and the Education Industry

Marketplace K-12

The post Election Results: A Muddled Picture for K-12 Funding and the Education Industry appeared first on Market Brief. The results of the Nov. 3 election carry potentially big implications for companies in the market. Check back on EdWeek Market Brief for the latest results.

How to Prepare Students for Jobs in the Self-Driving-Car-Industry

Edsurge

Many roads lead to a career in the self-driving car industry. That painfully obvious pun is actually one of the truest things you can say about this nascent, multidisciplinary enterprise, and it also encapsulates the challenge educators who want to prepare their students to work in this industry are facing today. People working in this industry have a wide range of skills and experience.” If you want to work in an industry focused on cars, you should take a look at one.