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#Edtech major #Byju's is faced with a trifecta of issues. There is the $1.2 billion TLB (term loan B), delayed audited results, and an equity funding round which has been in the works for months now
On Tuesday, #Byju’s defaulted on interest payment of $40 million for its term loan. That was not all, the beleaguered edtech firm said it is suing hedge fund Redwood, one of its lenders.…
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BIG NEWS: Apple's Vision Pro headset is here!

A whole new world of "spatial computing" awaits us.

Say hello to the future of tech, blending reality with the digital realm.

#AppleEvent #WWDC23
This isn't just another gadget you stare at - this is a device you EXPERIENCE!

Control a 3D interface with your keyboard, game controller, or even simulated apps within Xcode.

Your home view is now 360-degrees!
How it works?

- This tech marvel has been engineered for developers, with app support playing a crucial role.

- Developers can create immersive 3D apps that were once a dream.

#TechTrends #AppleVisionPro
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1/ 🚀 Google now offers FREE courses on Generative AI! Master the future of AI and unlock new possibilities in various applications. #AI #GenerativeAI #Google #courses
2/ 🧠 Get introduced to Generative AI Studio, a powerful tool within Vertex AI that allows you to create and personalize generative AI models for your applications.
#Vertex #AI #Google
3/ 🌐 At Google I/O 2023, Google unveiled a suite of generative AI features for Gmail, PaLM 2 language model, Med-PaLM 2 for medical applications, and Bard for #developers.
#GoogleIO #PaLM2 #MedPaLM2 #Bard #MedTwitter
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Can we put an end to the #FakeNews that Byju’s is raising $1bn at $22bn valuation!? 😓😓

Break the numbers shared below the headlines, and the beans spill out!

The truth 👇 Image
$1bn is what Byju's is reportedly chasing. Though visibility in the media is all about $950m.

This sum can be broken down into 2 parts 👉
1️⃣ A 3yr $250m convertible debt from Davidson Kempner Capital Management (DKCM) which is not known to invest in startups, but in financially distressed companies against significant equity & big interest rates

Like it bought #Adani bonds when they had crashed after #hindenburg
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To #TechBros, #DigitalEverything lovers out there gushing at Microsoft’s #AI #CoPilot announcement yesterday - what abt the toxic dark matter of AI in your office tools? Did we stop to think abt this in all the raving & getting on the “I’m gonna be an Expert" bandwagon? A thread.
Yes, #AI has oodles of great stuff in it. I know. Yes, lots of business processes will change in the coming months & years to take advantage of the AI wave.
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The Ohnahjifam attended the @k12crypto Youth NFT Summit in LA yesterday! An unforgettable & inspiring day that opened young minds to the world of #EmergingTech. We are so grateful to share space with other communities that are encouraging and educating brilliant students! #EdTech
🌍 At @Ohnahji and ONJU, our mission is to empower black, brown, and allied communities in learning about #AI, #Blockchain, and more. Witnessing the curiosity and enthusiasm at the #K12Crypto Summit was a heartwarming reminder of why we do what we do. ❤️ #CreatingOpportunities
The knowledge shared at the summit was beautiful! Learning about projects from NFT's to AI, these young minds are now equipped to start shaping the future of #CryptoArt and #EdTech. Kudos to @K12Crypto for fostering such a vibrant and inclusive environment. 🌟 🙌🏾#NextGenLeaders
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Todo el mundo habla de ChatGPT y las IAs generativas, pero muchos aún no conocen cómo hacerlas funcionar correctamente.

En este hilo introducimos dos conceptos clave para hacerlo: el Prompt y el Prompt Engineering. 🧵👇🏻
Las herramientas de IA generativas necesitan una instrucción dada por el usuario para crear contenido. Por esta razón, aprender a dirigir estas herramientas hacia los resultados deseados puede ser una habilidad de gran valor.
En el mundo de la IA, el término "prompt" se refiere a una descripción o instrucción que se proporciona a un programa para guiarlo a producir un resultado deseado. Es la entrada de datos que le damos a una herramienta de IA para que genere una respuesta o un resultado concreto.
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Las herramientas de generación de imágenes son una excelente solución para crear contenido de calidad sin necesidad de tener habilidades avanzadas en diseño gráfico.

Hoy traemos 7 posibles usos para integrarlas en el aula 🧵👇🏻 #ideasparaclase
💡Ilustración de producciones escritas
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A few months ago, I was googling STEM programs in prisons, and came across an ad, posted on eBay of all places. “Could there be a future in computer programming for prisoners?” #higheredinprison #edtech #stem @STEM_OPS @Prof_Andrisse
But it wasn’t from The Last Mile or Slack's Next Chapter, which are both nonprofits working in this space now. It was an IBM ad from 1970 in Scientific American. @TLM @IBM @sciam @SlackHQ
I had no idea that computer programming was offered in prisons 50 years ago. As I dug a little bit into the archives of @JSTOR’s American Prison Newspaper Archives, I discovered this was happening all across the country. Via La Roca, AZ State Prison, 1974.
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#India's #startup ecosystem raised $455 million across 24 deals last week (Jan.16-21,'23) with #fintech #unicorn PhonePe turning decacorn at $12 billion valuation.
#StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #funding #Entrepreneurship #innovation #Motivation #prosunjoyi #Thread Image
#India's #startup ecosystem raised $126 million off 16 deals last week (Jan.23-28,'23) across #cybersecurity, #deeptech, #energy, #gaming, #logistics, #SaaS, etc. with total #funding for Jan.'23 crossing $1 billion. #StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #inspiration #Thread India's startup ecosystem's funding round up for the last week and also for the January month + an inspirational quote stating that your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
#India's #startup ecosystem raised $49 million off 12 deals last week (Jan.30-Feb.4,'23) across #EVs, #freight, #manufacturing, etc. #StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #leadership #founders #Entrepreneurship #MondayMotivation #inspiration #innovation #prosunjoyi #Thread Image
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As part of my digital role I have been banking all the interesting Twitter threads on #ChatGPT in #education and #teaching. I thought it would be useful to signpost educators to what it can do. 🧵🧵🧵

1) What is it
2) Discussions
3) Examples
First off hats off to @torreytrust for putting together this amazing summary of #chatGPT for schools.

@dave2004b also shares his initial finding and thoughts in this short blog post.

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Still think ChatGPT is bad for education?

I just gave it a mark scheme and a sample student answer from an AQA GCSE English Language paper.

Look what happened 👇

*Spoiler: It marked it accurately in seconds*

#education #edutwitter #edtech #AI
As a response (thanks to Melissa McBride from I asked it how it could be improved and to provide an exemplar answer. Image
Join 2100+ subscribers who get the @EduFuturists newsletter every week. We explore the future of education, including tools like ChatGPT, with innovators from around the world every week.
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I’ve received a few requests to block #chatgpt on our school network. This feels like a pivotal moment in #edtech and 1:1 classrooms.

I believed going 1:1 & having access to an abundance of information was, in the hands of every student would fundamentally transform edu.

Change definitely occurred, but not in the way I had hoped & envisioned. In many ways 1:1 edtech became about productivity and testing machines. This is a reasonable progression, but missing huge opportunity.
My perspective has always been, what can we allow students to do with these devices that they could not do otherwise. While productivity, organization, assessment and access to class content improves efficiency, it doesn’t create new opportunities for students.
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Attended a webinar with @educationgovuk hosted by @TheANME yesterday about the Digital & Tech & Cyber Security standards:

The webinar raised far more questions than answers & seriously lacked an understanding of what is happening front line. A thread...
Whilst the standards are a good guidance for schools to start from, the reality is that a lot of the recommendations are a blue sky dream for schools. Investment in IT (both personnel & kit) has been so poor, the reality almost requires us to go back to the drawing board.
The biggest question that schools & IT staff are asking is where is the funding coming from to help schools meet these standards? An example given was for schools to have WiFi 6 across the organisation. Most users don't even have WiFi 6 in the home, let alone in school!
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தொழில்நுட்ப நிறுவனங்கள் கணிசமான அளவில் பணி நீக்கத்தை துவங்கியிருக்கின்றன. பேஸ்புக்கின் தலைமை நிறுவனம்

மெட்டா @Meta - 11,000 ஊழியர்கள் (13%)
டிவிட்டர் @Twitter - 3,500 (50%)
ஸ்னாப்சாட் @Snapchat - 1200 (20%)
இன்டெல் @intel - 20000 (20%)

நெட்ப்ளிக்ஸ் @netflix - 450 (4%)
மைக்ரோசாப்ட் @Microsoft - 1000 ( 0.5%)
அமேசான் @amazon - 10,000
சேல்ஸ்ஃபோர்ஸ் @salesforce - 2000

இந்திய நிறுவனங்களில்
பைஜுஸ் @BYJUS - 2500
எட் டெக் #EdTech - 6898
கார்ஸ்24 @cars24india - 600

இதெல்லாம் கடந்த ஒரு மாதத்தில் நிகழ்ந்த பணி நீக்கங்கள். உலக அளவில் என்றாலும் இதில் பெரும்பான்மை ஊழியர்கள் இந்தியப் பிரிவில் பணியாற்றியவர்கள். லின்க்டின் போன்ற தளங்களில் வேலை கேட்டு கதறுகிறார்கள். இது தற்காலிகம், பொருளாதாரத் தேக்கம், பங்குச்சந்தை வீழ்ச்சி என நிறுவனங்கள்...

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Are you a PhD who is curious about #altac jobs but doesn't want to go into big tech?

Here are 5 places to find diverse jobs in mission-oriented organizations 👇🏼
The Social Impact Job Board posts a variety of jobs that are with social impact oriented companies and organizations.

Bonus: salary transparency is required for every job posted!…
Interested in working for think tanks?

The @onthinktanks has a job board for you filled with think tank jobs!
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NEW: This Post Was Written By #AI:…

From idea to content and published post in under 30mins, using free tools. This tech is developing *fast* and will have implications for teaching, learning and our graduates.

☝️Using tools from @playground_ai @peppertype_ai @AiWritesonic @copy_ai and inspired by @Suhail @kaifulee @FryRsquared @DeepMind @daniel_eckler and more. Follow them all for super-interesting news. #AI
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Some reflections on the situation at FutureLearn as it's unfolded this week and thinking ahead - a thread…⬇️ 1/

#onlinelearning #edtech #highered #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter
Indicators haven’t been good for a long time - sadly and the recent news is the culmination of a business that consistently hasn’t been profitable. 2/
They have faced the same challenge of other MOOC platforms in moving from an enterprise initially focussed on free open courses into something that could be financial sustainable and profitable. 3/
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Notable news in the world of online education in higher ed - Open University has announced its intention to find a buyer for its 50% stake in FutureLearn #onlinelearning #edtech #highered 1/
The other 50% is owned by SEEK - it will be interesting to observe whether a new investor will be forthcoming and whether in the short to medium term whether this will represent an upturn or a further downturn in fortunes. 2/
I wrote a thread earlier in the year about FutureLearn - and worrying financial results 3/
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Over the past decade, $20B has been invested into US edtech, yet only 3 companies have gone public: @coursera, @duolingo, @udemy. Many have written off the space.

🔥take: we are entering the decade of the “Learning Economy,” which spans way beyond traditional education. More🔽
1/ First, #edtech is much broader than we think. It's not just about academic tools and student/teacher tech. The Learning Economy, as we think of it, encompasses all the diff ways we develop as human beings, be it learning to be a better boss, parent, or friend, or a new hobby.
2/ People have hypothesized all sorts of reasons why venture outcomes are difficult: limited TAM, lack of consumer willingness to pay, difficult b2b sales, growth trajectories different from traditional consumer internet companies…

But these dynamics have changed since Covid.
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We speak with Dr. Justin Reich (@bjfr), director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab (@mit_tsl), and host of the TeachLab podcast (@TeachLabPodcast), about education technology. (1/3)

#EdChat #EduTwitter #EdTech #K12…
Hailed by some as the great equalizer, the beneficiaries of ed tech tend to be white and affluent. Focused on equity by design, Dr. Reich observes that when teachers learn, they have insufficient opportunities to practice. (2/3)

#EdEquity #EquityInEd…
So he and his colleagues are creating digital clinical simulations, practice spaces for teachers. They’re also helping educators to figure out what they can stop doing, to allow more time for what’s useful. (3/3)

#Teaching #TeacherTwitter #EdLeaders…
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How can I use #EdTech SaaS ideas to start a Startup? Image
Launch an EdTech SaaS platform that connects tutors with students. This can be done through various platforms, so there is plenty of room for innovation and differentiation.
Create a software as a service for educational institutions. To build your business model, look at how other edtech companies are successfully making money and how they are collaborating with schools and teachers.
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@alok24 @rohitksingh @PiyushGoyal @upcwc @jagograhakjago @consaff @EduMinOfIndia
After a lot of struggle and disappointment writing this tweet to you. My husband enrolled for a course with @henryharvin_in & after multiple reschedules, not giving my refund, mental torture later
they scheduled 3 classes after which they have been cancelling my husband's classes saying they don't have server access or sometimes the instructor's internet doesn't work. It's been around a month and they have not been able to deliver what was promised
I have already raised a consumer grievance, dropped an email to them via national consumer helpline but there is no redressal as these people just doesn't care. Also, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that there are many others who are facing the same
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A few weeks ago, @protocollabs @gitcoin @fiftyyears organized the “Funding the Commons” Conference to discuss how do we fund open-source and commons-based goods.

Here’s a 🧵on @shaunbconway’s presentation on Adaptive financing.
1/ For our #Edtech project with @chimple_org and UBS Bank, we’ve implemented this crypto-economic primitive called AlphaBonds.

Our aim was to achieve alpha, reduce negative externalities (dependency), and increase positive externalities (strengthening education services). Image
2/ This was accomplished by decentralizing financing and allowing local stakeholders to participate.

This meant replacing TradFi Development Impact Bonds, which are very centralized, have lots of intermediaries, and costs are high. 🏦
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