The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
We have a few articles looking at EdTech trends for 2020 (e.g. 5G) and what’s happening with EdTech in Utah and Oklahoma.
Our digest team has recently been reorganizing as Aurelio, Jen, and Diana have left to work on their own projects which demand great attention. Best of luck to them!
Hrvoje, Jemma, Laura, and Raphaëlle remain as curators for Startup Digest Education.
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EdTech is big business that’s made possible by several essential technologies, and these technologies are set to disrupt education. Learn the key technologies that underpin the EdTech revolution and trends that will disrupt education in 2020.
The COO of Udacity recaps trends in edtech from 2019 and offers predictions for 2020. Innovations in the edtch space are improving both the quality and the nature of education, and will continue to do so. Highlights from 2019 include gamification, fast and flexible learning, and data-driven learning; trends to watch for in 2020 include project-based learning and vernacular content.
By some estimates, there are more than 500,000 unfilled computing jobs nationwide by some estimates. Only around 45 percent of high schools nationally offer computer science classes.
In Utah, entrepreneurs are on a mission to see that every student in the state is exposed to programming, raising millions of dollars toward that goal. The state’s governor says he is including $10.2 million in this year’s budget for expanding computer science education.
Over the last decade or so, schools across the nation have started dropping a new set of resources on their students.
The books and blackboards of decades past have been swapped for Smartboards, laptops and tablets that provide educational resources for students, but not without national concerns about issues like student privacy and screen exposure.
Norman Public Schools in Oklahoma are just one of the districts nationwide that have embraced educational technology, a way of teaching and learning ideally enhanced through the use of classroom technology. The district has been introducing technology — largely funded by school bonds —in phases for 10 years.
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Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. email@example.com
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