Education technology meets its limits

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This week has been a good one for those who like to talk about the limits of technology. Over in the UK, a prankster managed to fool Trip Advisor into naming his shed the #1 ranked restaurant in London. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a city struggling to manage several wind-fueled wildfires, the L.A.P.D.

Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

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El Segundo-based education software startup GoGuardian has launched Admin 2.0, a platform that uses artificial intelligence to enhance students’ behaviors online, according to a statement

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Education Is Unbundling—Three Key Trends to Watch


While technology in the classroom is not a new phenomenon, these days we are customizing technological innovations to make education adaptive and. Technology in the classroom has come a long way since its advent in the 1920s, when teachers would air radio broadcasts about topics relevant to their lesson plans.

GIBLIB Makes Surgical Education Easier Than Ever


Like almost everything in society, a lack of education is the root cause of these mistakes. ” So, where can surgeons get access to the right educational tools to make these mistakes a little less prevalent? As far as content acquisition goes, this Los Angeles-based startup has partnered with educational institutions and esteemed surgeons to cultivate a collection of high quality videos that show real professional getting the job done.

Evisions Buys Education Software Firm


Irvine-based Evisions , a developer of software for higher education institutions, said this morning that it has acquired Cayuse , a developer of web-based software for grant proposal development. cayuse evisions merger acquisition higher education grant saas softwareFinancial details of the deal were not announced. Cayuse, which is based in Beaverton, Oregon, will be combined with Evisions' Portland operations. READ MORE>>.

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Schoolofbookkeeping Looks To Tackle Online Accouting Education


schoolofbookkeeping bookkeeping accounting education video videos online learning startup A new, Santa Barbara-based startup, , launched this week, offering up online courses for bookkeepers, accountants, business owners, and accounting students. The startup''s founders include Eric David Greenspan, a serial entrepreneur who previously founded such companies as MakeItWork.

eHarmony's Waldorf Backs Online Education Firm


Greg Waldorf , who was the founding investor in Los Angeles-based eHarmony , and was previously its CEO, is the lead investment in an online education firm''s Series A. The company''s online education services are similar to those offered by Carpinteria-based eharmony lynda video education online capital venture grovo

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives


by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. There’s a community feel even to our education. And the ability to bring education to the world has been our intention from day one.”. In the past year alone the company has amassed over 1k hours of educational content and generated over $1 million. Educating the next generation of media talent.

Vantage Media Launches Into Educational Marketplace


Vantage Media provides its pay-for-performance services to brands in the insurance, education, and other verticals, and is currently being run by Patrick Quigley. vantage media education marketplace school advertising

President Obama Stresses Jobs, Education In First Silicon Beach Visit


Obama also stressed that government needs to do more to help provide a "platform for success" to entrepreneurs and, in particular, millenials, who he said no longer have the luxury of things like a lifetime job, pensions, or stable healthcare, saying that--even though entrepreneurs are doing things that are "really interesting and exciting", at some point they have to worry about "how to pay for their kids college education, and how to make sure you can retire with some security."

Boston Startup School Launches | Education 2.0

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Boston Startup School set out to leverage the renewable resource of graduating seniors in Boston to fill that gap by adding to the education of entrepreneurial-minded Gen-Yers. As we continue this monumental year in the startup realm, we welcome a newcomer – Boston Startup School.

Two Bit Circus Launches Education Nonprofit

socalTECH salvages manufactured goods for use in educational projects, to help in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning. Two Bit Circus has been active in promoting STEAM learning, with many of its educational entertainment-themed activities centered on STEAM principles. circus amusement parktwobit stem science technology steam learning education foundation

Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider


The firm has been fairly quiet recently, but apparently in the last few months has retooled itself as an "educational startup", focused on providing courses on the iPad, iPhone, and Android, in addition to YouTube, the web, and Apple's iBook platform. mahalo educational content mobile apps smartphone jason calacanisRemember Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis and backed by such investors as Sequoia Capital?

Insights and Opinions: How Gameification Is Accelerating Business and Education


For our Insights and Opinions section today, we feature author and technology forecaster Daniel Burrus , who talks about gamefication, and what it means for both business and education. forecast education learning videogame games gamification gameification opinions insights

Lumina Foundation Gives Odds For Edtech Innovation Under Trump


But deeply divided politicians may still find some common ground over education policy—in ways that could be good for educational technology companies and other inventive startups, says the CEO of a richly-endowed non-profit that’s trying to catalyze change. Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation , sees bipartisan interest in education initiatives that help U.S.

USC, New York Times Partner On Online Education Courses


The University of Southern California and the New York Times said this week that the two are partnering to provide online, continuing education courses this fall, across seven different study areas. The NYTimes has been running its educational efforts since September of 2007. nytimes university school courses education learning online california southern times york

Quincy Jones' New Playground Sessions Targets Music Education


Jones--who lives in Bel Air--is behind Playground Sessions , which is hoping to make music education available to anyone willing to sign up for a monthly membership. Jones'' new startup is among a large number of music-related, Southern California-linked technology and online startups, and not the first in the music education area. content roll musician education piano music rock sessions playground Can the web teach you how to play the piano?

RingRevenue Powers Education Marketer


Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider headed by Jason Spievak, has been powering a pay-per-call system for education marketer CUnet. CUNet is a higher education marketer based in Paramus, NJ. ringrevenue education call paypercall telephoneThe firm revealed the relationship today, claiming that use of its system has helped with the quality and quantities of inquiries for a number of schools and universities served by CUNet.

What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?

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We need to take some risks in education and in innovation in this country so anybody that it trying to break through the traditional mold and try to create a new model ought to be lauded, not attacked. The value of a college education. I am very passionate and on record about the value of education. Education is self discovery. The challenges of a system that aims to educate all equally. I do struggle still with our college education system in the US.

It’s Never too Late to Tap Into Your Creativity


It’s also open to learners from anywhere in the world, giving unprecedented access to educational resources some may never have dreamed they’d be able to attain. Many students who dream of studying creative arts and technology face crippling financial barriers, or simply don’t have access to educational opportunities,” says Dr. Ajay Kapur, Ph.D, Kadenze offers students the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest in arts-focused education.


Infinitely Virtual Targets Education Market With New Virtual Desktop Plans


Los Angeles-based cloud server and virtual desktop provider Infintely VIrtual said today that it is targeting students and educational institutions with a new hosting plan. software hosting education desktop virtual infinitely According to the company, it is launching a new academic market offering which starts at $6.65 per user/month, to offer up virtual terminals.

Figuring It Out: Addressing Practices That Impact Women in Technology


The Women’s March, New Tech Northwest’s annual “Women in Tech” event, and International Women’s Day are just a few of the recent events prompting important conversations around inequality in the tech industry. Buys Compilr


Carpinteria-based online video education site said today that it has acquired Compilr , a developer of a software coding and development environment which lets people learn how to write, compile, and test code from their web browser. education online acquisition merger compilr lynd

Xconomy Announces Channel Focused on the Future of Education


But underlying all that, in a sense, is education. We have long run stories about STEM education, educational technology, and more—and even put out a special Xconomist report on the future of education.

Codewars Launches To Challenge, Educate Developers


Are you a code warrior? Do you know how to solve any software challenge thrown at you? A newly launch, Los Angeles startup, CodeWars , is looking to create a place where developers can compete, sharpen their skills, and gain the respect of their peers. The startup--founded by Nathan Doctor and Jake Hoffner--says it is building a society where highly talented developers can compete, collaborate, and unite on technical challenges.

Levine Leichtman Acquires GL Education

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Levine Leichtman Capital Partners said this morning that it has acquired London-based GL Education , a provider of educational assessments in the United Kingdom and Europe. Levine Leichtman said that it is partnering with GL Education's existing management team to help further grow GL Education's business. education levine leichtman capital partners private equity merger acquisition buyout international

California Lutheran University Names Executive- and Entrepreneur-In-Residence


california lutheran university school education managementThousand Oaks-based California Lutheran University and its School of Management said on Monday that it has named both an Executive-In-Residence and Entrepreneur-In-Residence to the school. The school said Primo Custodio, most recently VP for Human Resources at NBC Universal, will become Executive-in-Residence for the business school, and Jim Cathcart, a motivational speaker and author, becomes Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs


Entrepreneurship education is a great start. To unleash the potential of teenage entrepreneurs, we need more educational opportunities and accelerators designed for high school students. What is the ideal age to start a company?

The Xconomy Roadmap: Top 15 Innovation Areas to Watch (and Disrupt)


At the same time, government policy issues ranging from drug pricing to education to immigration have never been more urgently tied to business concerns. View the Slideshow It is a time of great transitions in the technology and business world.

OzoBot Raises $3M For Educational Robots


Redondo Beach-based Ozobot , which develops educational robots used for teaching software coding, has raised $3M in a Series A funding round, the company said late Wednesday. ozobot venture capital educational robot robotics coding school classroomThe funding was led by Tribeca Venture Partners. Ozobot said the new funding goes towards product development of its products. Nader Hamda is the founder and CEO of Ozobot. Ties Into LinkedIn To Showcase Job Skills


Carpinteria-based online education site has tied into a new program from LinkedIn , to highlight courses that users of both sites have completed through the online learning site. lynda online education video courses linkedin jobs resume employment

Music Prodigy Beats 70 Startups To Bring Music Education Technology to the Masses

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Music Prodigy , a Los Angeles based music education technology firm serious on improving the way people learn, play and interact with music beat over 70 startups with their app Rock Prodigy to win the Silicon Beach Awards.

AT&T Hackathon | Build an App to Disrupt Education

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Gather all of your creative talents and get to hacking this Friday and Saturday, February 8-9 on what might just be the most viable, essential and disruptive focus of any hackathon…… education. Prizes include: Best Hackathon Education App.