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Top 20 Innovators In Edtech 2019

TOP 20 INNOVATORS IN EDTECH 2019

Digital Magazine
Education
Max Ventilla, Founder & CEO

Max Ventilla, Founder & CEO

AltSchool

A network of schools with an interdisciplinary team aimed at offering experimental learning.

Sven Huber, Founder & CEO

Sven Huber, Founder & CEO

Boolino

A digital, interactive reading platform that helps primary and secondary schools through the power of engagement and gamification

Mark Elliott, CEO

Mark Elliott, CEO

Boxlight

A leading global provider of technology in the classroom.

Chris Hester, CEO

Chris Hester, CEO

Civitas Learning

Mission-driven company committed to helping institutions make the most of their learning data to improve outcomes

Sam Chaudhary, Co-founder & CEO

Sam Chaudhary, Co-founder & CEO

ClassDojo

A school communication platform that makes it easy for teachers, families, and students to share what’s happening at school.

Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO

Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO

Coursera

An online education company that serves over 20 million learners from around the world.

Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO

Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO

DreamBox Learning

An online software provider, offers elementary mathematics education through its Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ platform.

Jeff Conlon, Co-Founder & CEO

Jeff Conlon, Co-Founder & CEO

Everspring

Provides customized online education solutions. It helps universities to design and deliver education online.

Michael English, President & CEO

Michael English, President & CEO

Forecast5 Analytics

Provides decision support tools for public sector entities.

Robert Wrubel, CEO

Robert Wrubel, CEO

HotChalk

A leading provider of education technology and services.

John Kogan, CEO

John Kogan, CEO

Illumeo

Illumeo is dedicated to bringing quality courses and webinars to corporate professionals and enterprises.

Ron Yekutiel Chairman, CEO

Ron Yekutiel Chairman, CEO

Kaltura

An open-source video platform that enhances websites with customized video, photo, and audio functionalities.

Kermit S. Randa, CEO

Kermit S. Randa, CEO

Kaufman Hall

A leading provider of financially-centered software tools for higher education.

Brian Kibby, CEO

Brian Kibby, CEO

Knewton

An adaptive learning technology provider with a mission to bring personalized education to the world.

Matthew Gross, Founder & CEO

Matthew Gross, Founder & CEO

Newsela

An Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject.

Jay Tokosch Co-Founder, CEO

Jay Tokosch Co-Founder, CEO

NoteAffect

An app designed for the higher education and business markets, made for phone, tablet and laptop.

Jeremy Friedman Co-Founder & CEO

Jeremy Friedman Co-Founder & CEO

Schoology

Provides a user-centric learning management system that makes it easy to create and share academic content.

Douglas Ashton, CEO

Douglas Ashton, CEO

Streamable Learning

A provider of live and interactive streaming content to the K-12 market

Akash Kannegulla,  Founder & CEO

Akash Kannegulla, Founder & CEO

Wisedoc

Provides advanced softwares for educational community for faster progress of research and technology, thus the mankind.

Andrew Clark, Founder & CEO

Andrew Clark, Founder & CEO

Zovio

An education technology services company that helps everyone be in a class of their own

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Technology reshaping the world of education

Technology is transforming education, changing how, when, and where students learn and empower them at every stage of their journey. With the ultimate aim to personalize the learning process, the technology empowers students by giving them ownership of the complete learning process. Since the students are offered technology and access to resources beyond classroom walls, students have developed a lifelong love of learning. Technology can help educators create blended learning environments ad leverage digital tools for formative assessments, bringing new models for learning and teaching to classrooms.

How Technology is breaking barriers in education?

Many schools have started embracing the use of technology to enhance instruction and to support learning. Teachers have always been using computers as a great source for promoting their instructional goals. For instance, it is used for building student capacity for research, to drive reality in student inquiry, make students present information in appealing forms, and help students access education within and beyond the school.

Teacher among school kids using computers in class

How to use technology in Education?

Technology is revolutionizing the complete world in a better way. It has transformed education also, by empowering it by giving them the ownership of how they learn and making education relevant to their digital lives. Technology empowers educators to efficiently personalize learning with access to data, content, and cloud.

How Technology can be utilized to improve learning?

Education has always strived to personalize learning for students. Now with the help of technology, you can access real-time student data, content apps, and a lot more. For the technology to work effectively, it should be incorporated in the classroom to gain the maximum benefits out of it. At every educational institute, teachers must be given the responsibility of facilitating the technology in different ways. Let’s have a look at some of the technologies which can be utilized to improve learning:

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The Two Sides of the IT Street in Education and the Important Role of Edtech Leaders

Informational and instructional technology has felt like two sides of a busy street.  The traffic flow of students and teachers whizzing by and pulling up to whichever side provided the needed support and resources. If students and teachers needed instructional technology tools and strategies, they pulled up to the instructional team, and if they needed assistance with peripherals, devices or connectivity, they pulled up to the informational team. However, times have changed, and both sides of the street are now working together like a pedestrian-only walkway. Tech terminology like networks, firewalls, access point, bandwidth, servers, and phone systems now include terms such as student data privacy, accessibility tools, digital equity, cybersecurity, 1:1 initiative, and BYOD. Our students are growing up in a world where learning doesn’t just happen within the brick and mortar walls of schools. Resources such as hardcover textbooks, scantron sheets, poster boards, index cards, and worksheets are being replaced organically with content management systems, collaborative documents, videos, podcasts, and educational software.  Teachers and students are personalizing learning experiences thru blogs, virtual field trips, multimedia presentations, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

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Technology for the education sector – how to include students in Digital Transformation

Higher Ed is a highly collaborative work environment.  Governance of universities is shared between the administration and the faculty, and even beyond that, all voices have a voice in governing the institution.  This has real consequences for CIOs and other technical professionals working in Higher Ed.  How does transformation happen in this environment?  The only way that CIOs can effect change in this environment is to know the mission.   In corporations, it’s important that IT know the *business* and partner with colleagues on the business side.  A university is mission-driven, so that’s where Higher Ed CIOs must focus.  Obviously, the mission focuses on teaching and learning, but universities, particularly public universities, also serve the public good.  Additionally, universities also often have a mission around research. Engaging in the mission of the university means working with a broad set of stakeholders, not just faculty, staff and administration, but students.  Working with students can present unique challenges for engagement.