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Marketplace trend update: 4 ed-tech developments

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
August 24th, 2016

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

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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 Utah STEM Action Center is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University’s Community, Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment Lab to provide hands-on technology learning experiences for Utah students. With support from a $250,000 grant from the Infosys Foundation USA, the CREATE Lab is expanding beyond the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia region to include satellite labs in Utah and Georgia. Read more.

The University of Connecticut is establishing a $1.5 million UConn Innovation Fund that will provide early-stage financial support to new business startups affiliated with UConn. Investments of up to $100,000 are available to any student, faculty member, or alumnus of the university with an in-state business startup tied to research, advanced technologies, or innovations developed at UConn. Companies participating in UConn’s Technology Incubation Program are eligible. Read more.

What students at the George Washington University School of Business are learning could land them the hottest jobs today. GWSB is embedding SAS Analytics technology, coursework and faculty into programs to cultivate high-demand analytics talent. A massive study of 54 million employee profiles on PayScale.com recently examined which career skills translated into salary bumps. Knowledge of SAS was No. 1. Read more.

wyzPREP launched its e-learning platform, intended to provide a multidimensional learning experience for prospective business students around the world, studying for the GMAT exam. The platform provides quality one-on-one sessions with expert instructors, as well as over 40 hours of HD quality video, along with hundreds of problem solving examples with video solutions, to ensure all students are able to study at their own pace. Read more.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious 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 http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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