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Tech giants like Alphabet’s GOOGL Google, Microsoft MSFT, Apple AAPL and Amazon AMZN are leaving no stone unturned to cash in on the booming edtech space, which per a report from Research and Markets is expected to see a CAGR of 15.4% between 2018 and 2024.
These companies are integrating AI, AR/VR, ML and IoT technologies into the education sector to deliver an enhanced learning experience.
However, initiatives by the above-mentioned companies are intensifying the battle for edtech space domination.
Income Share Agreements (ISAs), which allow a student to raise the money they need to pay for their education in exchange for a percentage of their post-graduation income, are becoming more common among colleges and coding bootcamps around the world. This report answers your questions about how ISAs work and about the market leaders in the space. Which companies are providing ISAs? Which colleges are using them? Who are the leading investors in the space? How is congress responding to the ISA movement?
Microelectromechanical systems or MEMS, also known as smart dust, are capable of achieving larger scale for the Internet of Things in smaller-sized devices. This is expected to have a significant effect on education technology, especially in terms of course integration and streamlining campus life.
Edtech companies, including Coursera and Udacity, are caught in a situation where developers and other professionals are sharing paid content from these sites among their peer networks and groups where colleagues or friends avail courses for free.
“You can easily find many such posts on Facebook, wherein one buys expensive courses for $2,000-3,000 from the sites and then sells them for $50. It is becoming quite an open discussion on social media and has been an ongoing problem.
K–12 educators share their goals for tech integration and the inspiring reasons why they want tech investments to pay off in the new school year.
As schools across the country reopen for the new academic year, students will be greeted by more than teachers, administrators and their peers. Many will also have new laptops or tablets through one-to-one computing programs, upgraded classroom technology for blended learning, and teachers trained to more effectively use technology to personalize instruction. For many IT leaders, administrators and teachers, the technology also fuels their excitement and inspiration for the new school year.
Students at the Center of Applied Sciences and Technology (COAST) in Brunswick County, N.C., are starting the year with new options for learning about STEM subjects tied to in-demand, high-paying careers — such as cybersecurity, game art and design, digital design and animation.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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