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What major corporations are doing in the education technology market. Who the players are, the issues they confront and the impact they have on education and the industry.


Apple Launches New 'Apple Teacher' Professional Development Program
A BITE OF THE APPLE: Are you an iPad expert? Would you like to be one? Recently, Apple announced a new professional learning program called Apple Teacher, which contains self-paced learning materials all about Macs, iPads, and apps for the Apple environment. After completing online quizzes testing knowledge of Apple's offerings, users receive an official Apple Teacher logo to put on blogs, websites, or resumes...
Google Plans to Sell Digital Whiteboards to Businesses
GOOGLE BOARDS: Fortune reports Google plans to sell digital whiteboards to corporate customers. The 55-inch whiteboard, called Jamboard, marks the company’s first enterprise hardware product since Search Appliance (a hardware for searching files). Jamboard comes with two stylus pens, a digital eraser, touch interface, camera, wifi capability, speakers and 4K resolution...
Salesforce Announces Mobile App for Advising at Dreamforce
ADVISING GOES MOBILE: San Francisco software company Salesforce announced an advising application aimed at helping colleges reduce student attrition. Called Advisor Link, students can use the app to connect with advisors, make appointments and track their journey to graduation. The mobile app built on top of Salesforce’s CRM will be available in 2017, according to Salesforce, which revealed the product at its annual Dreamforce conference today...

OpenSesame Closes $9M in Series B Funding
OPEN LEARNING: Portland-based OpenSesame has closed $9 million in Series B funding led by Altos Ventures and Partech Ventures. The online learning company offers about 20,000 courses for some 2,000 enterprises for employees to develop their skills. Companies like Toshiba, Estee Lauder and Wyndham Hotel Group use the service, according to OpenSesame...