Next week is London Edtech Week featuring 30+ events for the local and global edtech community, including Cooley sponsored Live Podcast: Is Edtech a Thing (Yet)? EdTechXEurope takes place next Wednesday with 125+ speakers and 850+ global attendees.
The 2017 ASU GSV Summit is Monday, May 8-10 in Salt Lake City. The ASU GSV Summit is THE conference for edtech companies and investors. The Cooley team is ready to go and we hope to see you there!
Avoiding Common Legal Issues at Coding Schools (and Other Edtech Companies): Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act
If you operate a coding academy or provide almost any kind of educational program (whether face-to-face, online or hybrid) – regardless of whether you accept federal funds or participate in federal student aid programs – you are probably required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The second post in the series on common legal and regulatory pitfalls that alternative education providers must proactively avoid focuses on data privacy and security. Learn more about student data privacy and best practices and policies.
This is the first of a series of posts on common legal and regulatory pitfalls that alternative education providers must proactively avoid. Today’s topic is avoiding sloppy or overly aggressive marketing.
So-called “coding boot camps” are a hot business idea these days. Companies that provide courses on coding serve an important social need, giving people the tools they need to get jobs in the digital economy. The programs vary greatly in duration and cost, and some use creative pricing models, like taking a cut of the student’s salary at their next job in lieu of upfront tuition.
As an attorney who focuses on legal issues relevant to the education sector, I’m often asked about some of the key legal issues in the space—especially for emerging companies who have to be strategic about allocating their time and resources.
Last week, Common Sense Media (CSM) announced that it is undertaking an ambitious initiative to evaluate and grade the student data privacy practices of EdTech companies that provide products, apps, or services for use in K-12 classrooms.
On Friday, October 30, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission conducted a workshop in Washington, DC on lead generation practices, with a specific consumer protection focus on activities in the higher education sector including ed tech companies.
In our last alert on the growing interaction between edtech and disability law, we noted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) appears to be moving to extend the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to reach entities other than schools that provide online educational programs and services.
Websites as Places of Public Accommodation: DOJ Settlement May Extend Accessibility Requirements to Virtual Space
Recent headlines around a high-profile settlement between the US Department of Justice and edX, Inc., one of the largest and earliest distributors of MOOCs, have once again highlighted the importance of understanding the rules for making online courses and services accessible to those with various types and levels of disabilities.