In the marketplace: Presidential predictions, tech start-ups, coding, and more

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
October 19th, 2016

Don't miss this recap of the latest product news, reports, and research in the ed-tech world


Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

The University of Dayton’s School of Business Administration has entered into a partnership with 2U, Inc. to offer MBA@Dayton, a new online Master of Business Administration program starting October 2017. University of Dayton faculty and executives-in-residence will teach courses through live online classes and seminars, accessed through a highly interactive and mobile “online campus.” The design offers the intimacy of an on-campus classroom with the online flexibility sought by today’s MBA students. Read more.

The University of Missouri and Revature have announced Revature at Mizzou, a no-cost coding bootcamp for MU graduates of any major, that teaches front-end development languages and places students to work within top companies upon completion. The 12-week program, exclusively for MU graduates, provides the opportunity to learn the latest enterprise-level technology such as Java, and Microsoft.NET, at no cost. Upon completion, students are guaranteed employment with Revature, receive industry certification and continuing education, and are placed in leading companies in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas. Read more.

Splunk Inc. announced that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is boosting student achievement and experience through learning analytics on the Splunk platform. Splunk is also helping the UNLV IT team prepare to host the final U.S. Presidential election debate on Wednesday, October 19th. Splunk will help ensure UNLV’s web properties and network infrastructure stay online during an expected spike in traffic during the debate, while also helping to proactively monitor and analyze the debate’s associated web and social media data. Read more.

Test prep company examPAL launched its newly developed online GMAT course. GMAT students can benefit from an innovative test-prep SaaS (Software as a Service) that uses artificial intelligence to study the way they think, and provide personalized solutions based on their specific strengths and weaknesses. examPAL developed a unique ‘PALgorithm’ system that uses a complex algorithm to “learn” students’ answering patterns on various types of psychometric questions (as most questions can be solved in several different ways). Read more.

The University of Arizona, through its invention commercialization unit called Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) has partnered with TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneurial ecosystems. TechCode will provide networking resources to increase the reach and effectiveness of TLA’s technology innovations and startups. With an extensive global network of incubators across locations such as Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Berlin and Tel Aviv, TechCode is uniquely capable of helping startups scale globally. Read more.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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