Top 20 Innovators In Edtech 2019

TOP 20 INNOVATORS IN EDTECH 2019

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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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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.

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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. 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.

Education Funding Partners Honored by B Lab as Both Best For Customers and Best For Governance

Education Funding Partners Honored by B Lab as Both Best For Customers and Best For Governance

Education Funding Partners was recognized today as a company creating the most positive overall impact on its customers and for creating powerful governance structures to protect its company mission based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at bthechange.com/bestfortheworld. Education Funding Partners is honored in both the Best For Customers list and Best for Governance list, which include businesses that earned a score in the top 10 percent of each of those categories out of the more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment.

Assessment Technologies Provider Questionmark Achieves ISO 27001 Information Security Certification

Enrollment Rx Releases Formbuilder Rx On The Salesforce Appexchange

Schiller Park, IL- July 11, 2017 – Enrollment Rx, the leading provider of cloud-based Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solutions for higher education, today announced the addition of FormBuilder Rx on the Salesforce AppExchange. FormBuilder Rx creates complex and dynamic web pages, with drag-and-drop functionality that enables administrators to easily set up forms and personalized homepages. The newest Enrollment Rx product, FormBuilder Rx, joins Enrollment Rx CoreEvents Rx, and Import Rx on the AppExchange. All of Enrollment Rx’s listed products are lighting-ready, have passed the rigorous security review, and are architected to support Salesforce’s long-term vision for higher education. “FormBuilder Rx is our most exciting product release yet”, said Lawrence Levy, President of Enrollment Rx.

Data-Driven Communication Leads to Increased Enrollment—and Future Donations

West Rebrands School Messenger Solutions

West Corporation, a leading provider of technology-enabled communication services, today announced its SchoolMessenger school community engagement platform, products and staff will be rebranded as West’s Education group. Since SchoolMessenger was acquired by West in 2014, its trusted services have been expanded and enhanced by West’s subsequent acquisitions of SchoolReach and SharpSchool. Now, all of the SchoolMessenger solutions are part of the Education group of services within West. The comprehensive SchoolMessenger product line from West includes the flagship service SchoolMessenger Communicate℠ (broadcast notification) as well as SchoolMessenger Presence℠ (website content management system), SchoolMessenger CustomApp℠ (custom mobile apps), SchoolMessenger SafeMail℠ (safe student email), SchoolMessenger SecureFile℠ (secure document delivery), SchoolMessenger K12 Social℠ (social media management), and SchoolMessenger Passport℠ (single sign on).

West Rebrands SchoolMessenger Solutions

Data-Driven Communication Leads to Increased Enrollment—and Future Donations

Ellucian survey finds the vast majority of administrators believe their institution will not stay competitive without integrating data across departments in the next five years

Key takeaways 

  • Prospective students are increasingly considering personalized communication in their decision on which institution to attend.
  • Students expect the large amounts of data they provide during the recruitment process to be reflected back in tailored communications and experiences.
Information Security Certification

Assessment Technologies Provider Questionmark Achieves ISO 27001

TRUMBULL, CT – 26 July, 2017 — Questionmark, an industry leader in assessment management technology, today announced it has achieved the prestigious ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is an internationally recognized information security management standard which ensures organizations apply a framework to business processes to help identify, manage and reduce risks to information security. ISO 27001 ensures that process, technical and people controls are in place and audited to protect confidentiality, integrity and availability of data on an ongoing basis. The certification was achieved after in-depth assessment by a third-party accredited team of auditors at BSI (British Standards Institution).