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Educators Battle Fortnite for Students’ Attention

Fortnite: Battle Royale, a multi-player video game accessible on mobile phones, has become wildly popular with kids and teenagers. Teachers are frustrated by students playing the game under their desks or coming into school half-asleep after playing all night. —Epic Games By Sarah Schwartz When kids open the wildly popular ...

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Pearson Tests Growth-Mindset Messages in Software

New York Education-publishing giant Pearson recently tested “social-psychological” messages in learning software used by more than 9,000 unwitting students at 165 U.S. colleges and universities, highlighting the emerging hopes and fears about the ways the ed-tech industry might seek to capitalize on recent research into the impact of students’ mindsets ...

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Amid Privacy Changes, Facebook Still to Treat U.S. Teens Like Adults

News in Brief Faced with public outrage, congressional scrutiny, and a sweeping new data-privacy law soon to take effect in Europe, Facebook has vowed to better protect its users’ privacy. Nevertheless, the social-networking giant’s current approach to collecting and using data from millions of U.S. teenagers—mostly, treating them the same ...

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Why I’m Against Innovation in Education

Commentary —Getty Education policymakers are too driven by fads—at the expense of tried and true approaches By Mike Schmoker I’m against innovation in education—as currently conceived and conducted. I’m not against small-scale educational experimentation, where new methods are tested, refined, and proved before they are widely implemented. But I’m against ...

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Retail Contactability – The Definitive Dozen: Research report reveals top 12 UK retailers using optimal technology mix to deliver greatest customer contactability

Research report reveals top 12 UK retailers using optimal technology mix to deliver greatest customer contactability May 2018 – New research from Yonder Digital Group has identified which top retailers are most successfully deploying contact technology and channels to make it easy for consumers to get in touch with them. ...

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Ex-Ericsson CFO and CEO Joins Openet Board of Directors

Jan Frykhammer’s three decades of Ericsson experience to play a key role in guiding Openet’s disruption of the industry DUBLIN, Ireland – April 30 2018 – Openet today announced the appointment of Jan Frykhammar, who has joined Openet’s Board of Directors. Having spent almost three decades at Ericsson, Jan has ...

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Fletcher Longstaff Chooses Zylpha’s Visualfiles Integrations

Zylpha (www.zylpha.com), the UK’s leading integration specialist for LexisNexis Visualfiles, is to supply Fletcher Longstaff with several of its widely acclaimed Visualfiles integrations. Fletcher Longstaff’s decision follows the award-winning conveyancing practice’s choice to move to Visualfiles as its case management system. Zylpha was chosen as it is both an approved ...

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