Education and the education technology (edtech) sector have grown to become a significant part of the Massachusetts economic engine and have fueled the Commonwealth’s rise to global prominence as a leader in education.
For the past fifteen years Boeing and Caltech have collaborated closely on developing systems integration technology. As part of their agreement Boeing helps fund university labs and graduate stipends and the two parties have streamlined the process of intellectual property transfer. By partnering with Caltech, Boeing gets access to cutting edge engineering expertise.
Walk out of LearnLaunch’s South Boston Location and you won’t have to wander far before you come across a company born from a collaboration between industry and academia. Think about Akamai or Bose, for example, two companies co-founded by MIT professors.
We all create silos out of fear, necessity, and sometimes by chance. By finding the path of least resistance we can secure ourselves in a position that allows for survival but not necessarily growth. Of course there are ways to promote growth, evolution, and dare I say…innovation. However that requires collaboration with the people, departments, and separate units from which you’ve separated yourself. My focus is higher education but I assume this is endemic in most sectors. As I see co-dependencies become increasingly obvious in the higher education and the Edtech space, I wonder: how different could this possibly be from corporations trying to drive change? We’re all human, right?
Teaching students to be innovative users of combined analytics would result in profoundly different classrooms, more engaged and creative students, and more successful outcomes on almost every metric of success that matters.
As more school districts transition to a 1:1 classroom, teachers are faced with a new summer challenge. What will my 21st-century classroom look like? Here are seven tips to prepare for a classroom that uses technology to enrich the student learning experience and prepare the next generation for a dynamic workforce and global community.
When the bell sounds on the last day of school in June, teachers and educators may get a quick breather, but then it’s back to the drawing board to prep for the upcoming school year.
Librarians, language teachers, and high school history teachers shared their summer prep plans with LearnLaunch. Many teachers took advantage of their free time to learn new technology and made plans to incorporate more tech into their lesson plans. Check out what these New England teachers are doing to make the 2016-2017 school year a success.
LearnLaunch Accelerator, a startup program at the forefront of education technology, announced today that it is now accepting applications for its second Breakthrough Program designed for companies that have achieved market entry and revenue, but need help creating and implementing scaling and funding strategies to support rapid growth.
Entrepreneurs and educators gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA on Monday to hear pitches and gain insight into the emergent education technology products at LearnLaunch’s Teacher and Edtech Product Summit.
In partnership with LearnPlatform, teachers, superintendents and other representatives in education came together to test new products, offer feedback, rate innovative technologies and gain new insight into products that will enhance today’s education methods and tools.
The number one city in America for innovation proved worthy of the title this week at LearnLaunch Accelerator’s fifth Demo Day.
Five cohort companies, Riipen (CEO Richard Tuck), Cram Fighter (CEO Amit Mathew), EduMetrics (CEO Bill Koteff), Chalk Talk (Mohannad Arbaji), and Zulama (CEO Nikki Navta), sparked conversation at District Hall in Boston’s Seaport area about the future of education and technology’s role. Each company offered innovative solutions for the field of education, including standardized test prep, study strategies, experiential learning opportunities, game design and data-driven solutions for student performance.
Education is not an easy industry to invest in. It’s slow to change; fragmented by needs, geographies, and demographics It is mired in the past but committed to the future, with stakeholders that are dug in deep. But, let’s be honest, there are no easy industries for investors or entrepreneurs. Each market has its peculiarities and key forces that determine its own evolution and the success of its stakeholders. What education has – unlike virtually any other industry – is the ability to make a real difference in the world and change lives. Of course, successful entrepreneurs will also reap the benefits of serving an industry that is global in scope, crying out for change, and with vast financial resources for the right providers.