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 NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator powered by StartEd announced today the startups accepted into its 2016 immersive three-month, mentor-led program in New York City. The program is dedicated to education entrepreneurship and designed to help ed-tech entrepreneurs grow their companies. These companies address a range of challenges and market opportunities in early learning, K-12, higher education, career development, and lifelong learning. Read more.
Hardin-Simmons University has selected OneCampus from rSmart to modernize the way students, faculty, and staff access web-based campus services from any device. OneCampus is a lightweight, cloud-based platform that will serve the Hardin-Simmons education community and support their goal to enhance, enrich, and facilitate the learning experience. Read more.
New resources are available to help school counselors and college access advisers assist students during the college admission process. The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations has launched a new website containing tools for college advising. The Council hopes these resources — developed by its nine member organizations — can serve as a one-stop shop for school counselors and college access advisers tasked with helping students and their families navigate the path to higher education. Read more.
Pearson released the results of its first Adult Learners Survey, measuring the attitudes of adults who are enrolled in or planning to enroll in a degree or certificate program. The poll found that traditional workplace fears of being outsourced or replaced by younger or immigrant labor are giving way to fears about keeping pace with technology. These new concerns also are driving people to continue their education. Read more.
The University of Texas at Austin is introducing a new Bachelor of Science degree in computational engineering — a new field that focuses on modeling and simulation to develop solutions for society — with the first freshman class set to start in fall 2017. UT Austin is the first university in the United States to offer this as a major at the undergraduate level. The program includes an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on giving students the opportunity to work on complex 21st-century engineering problems within a wide range of real-world applications. Read more.
Alteryx, Inc., provider of self-service data analytics, is partnering with Udacity, an online education provider, on the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program. The new online program, completed part-time and self-paced over a six-month period, is structured to give students the needed skills to apply predictive analytics methodologies to real world business problems while advancing their careers. Read more.