CHANGE YOUR EDTECH STARTUP MODEL NOW

| September 3, 2019

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That’s exactly what some edtech entrepreneurs are still doing. They rely on outdated business models that are no longer sustainable or don’t yield the anticipated results. Some entrepreneurs are so committed to their vision to change school culture that they cannot see the forest for the trees. It’s impossible to let go and adopt practices that will work. It seems like the edtech startups become as bogged down in bureaucracy as the outdated school systems they had once hoped to help. Outside influences and internal challenges prevent entrepreneurs from launching a successful product and maintaining its efficacy in schools.

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What makes learners successful in online learning?

Article | May 27, 2021

Many factors can influence academic success and your strategies won’t differ too much from face-to-face studies to online learning. But who wouldn’t want some tips to ensure that they are successful in their online learning studies? So, with that in mind, here are some factors that impact your online learning success. Internal factors These are the factors that come from your head and your heart, which you can control if you pay attention to them: Active, timely participation in the course. Lecturers were interviewed in a study and asked what was likely to predict a student’s successful completion of an online course. By far the most common answer was that “the most successful online students participate early, participate often, and allow enough time in their schedule to ensure effective completion of all aspects of the course.” (Mandernach, Donnelli and Dailey-hebert, 2006). This means you need to manage your time and get involved by asking lots of questions early on. Personal initiative and motivation. Although motivation is essential in all aspects of studying, online learning requires a lot more independent effort because of the physical distance between educators and peers. This means to study online you should examine your commitment to the course or programme and make sure you remember “why” you started. Digital literacy. The ability and confidence to navigate technology will mean that you have more time to spend on the actual course content, rather than spending all your time learning how to use the new tech. If you are not comfortable in this arena, spend some time doing a digital literacy course. Reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Being able to read and write with comprehension will set you up for success. The necessity to explain what you have learned is essential in all learning spaces, in the online space however, this extends to the discussion forums and emails to your lecturer. Being clear and succinct will mean you get the help you need quickly.

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What are the highest paying jobs roles in the Data Science industry?

Article | May 27, 2021

When we talk about technology in current time and age, the first thing that pops up in our head is Data Science. There are a million reasons for saying so. The market is full of job opportunities, multiple field applications, growth, higher demand and much more. Data Science is not like other technologies which come and go instead; it is here to stay. Why I say so is that this stream has multiple co-streams that have sub-streams and the web is getting dense. The best part is due to its universal usage the technology is developing at lightning speed. Due to its high demand and lack of supply, the salary bracket of a Data Scientist is way more when compared to other technical streams irrespective of your experience.

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InstaVR launches affordable remote teaching pricing during outbreak

Article | May 27, 2021

InstaVR Inc., a provider of web-based virtual reality authoring and publishing, today launched organization wide academic pricing to give universities a more cost-effective way of using VR to provide remote learning and online classes during the coronavirus outbreak. The nationwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to numerous statewide and citywide closures of schools and universities, leading to the mandate of online classes for the remainder of the semester for many. The use of VR in remote teaching enables a far more immersive method to provide information than its 2D counterpart, so it’s a way to allow students to experience the classroom more closely without being there.

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Saving Summer 2020 – A Virtual Tour of Marseille

Article | May 27, 2021

After a busy exam season, students up and down the country look forward to long summer vacations, hopefully with a trip or two! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, many of us don’t want to catch a flight this summer. But all is not lost! Gale Primary Sources, an online database of digitised primary sources, allows you to explore your cancelled holiday destination in a virtual way – from the safety of your own home! Personally, I’d planned to go to Marseille in June, which is a historic city in the South of France well known for its Roman and medieval architecture and ruins. Instead, I had a really fun afternoon exploring Marseille by delving into some rare and quirky primary sources – and you can go there with me in this blog post!

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