This article showcases our top picks for the best Maryland based Education companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of Education solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
What is EdTech?
Educational technology is the combined use of computer hardware, software, and educational theory and practice to facilitate learning. When referred to with its abbreviation, EdTech, it is often referring to the industry of companies that create educational technology. (Source)
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Top Maryland Education Companies
Fishtree is an education technology company that provides teachers with the digital tools to deliver engaging, personalized lessons in a collaborative learning environment. Fishtree offers quick and easy access to the best resources including real-time media and publisher content, and allows teachers to monitor and track student progress easily through powerful analytics.
Our global movement has resulted in partnerships around the world, dedicated to empowering educators in every possible way.. .
CME Outfitters develops, distributes, and certifies continuing education activities that focus on the integration of the multidisciplinary care team to ensure the best care of patients. CME Outfitters’ educational interventions include interactive webcasts, live symposia, medical simulations, clinical case series, and other innovative formats that leverage the latest in technology to optimize the learning environment and promote clinician and patient behavior changes.
CME Outfitters also offers expert accreditation, outcome, and logistics services for non-accredited organizations.. .
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Kennedy Krieger Institute is a non-profit, 501 tax-exempt, Johns Hopkins affiliate dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system, through patient care, special education, research, and professional training. Its patient care programs offer an interdisciplinary treatment approach tailored to the individual needs of each child, throughout all stages of care.
Kennedy Krieger Institute’s trained professionals from various disciplines and departments collaborate to design treatment plans specific to each patient’s needs. In addition to its neurobehavioral, rehabilitation, and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units, it offers more than 55 outpatient clinics, along with several home and community programs.
The institute serves over 20,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics; home and community services; and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger Institute was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Baltimore, M.D..
Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education
The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (JHCCGHE) supports clinical care and research training in resource-limited settings. It operates with four goals: development of in-country expertise and participation of its experts; impact multiple levels of health care delivery; promotion of locally acceptable, but high, standards for “certification” of medical expertise; and stress continuing education.
JHCCGHE also has distance education programs in development for healthcare providers in Ethiopia, India, Zambia, and Panama. The center was founded in 2005 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland, United States..
Operative Experience Inc is on a mission to revolutionize surgical and pre-hospital training. Using medical simulators with unprecedented anatomical and surgical fidelity within a rigorous experiential instructional paradigm, OEI will reduce training costs while increasing training effectiveness and retention.
OEI is dedicated to applying this technology to reduce combat and civilian surgical mortality, and to provide humanitarian support to third world countries with limited medical resources.. .
Quality Matters Program
Quality Matters began with a small group of colleagues in the MarylandOnline, Inc. (MOL) consortium who were trying to solve a common problem among institutions: how do we measure and guarantee the quality of a course? This question was especially important as institutions began to create a system where they could share available seats in their online courses with other institutions.
They needed a way to ensure course quality — that courses would be equivalent — for their students, regardless of where the course originated. In 2003 MOL outlined how the Quality Matters program could create a scalable process for course quality assurance, and applied for a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant from the U.S.
Department of Education.. .
As the cost of higher education skyrockets and the average household income declines, StraighterLine is enabling thousands of students to affordably obtain their degrees. StraighterLine provides online, self-paced, pay-as-you-go introductory level college courses for $99 per month or $1000 per year .
The goal of this company is to increase access and affordability and lower the cost threshold for starting in college. Through StraighterLine, students are able to inexpensively take their core courses online and then seamlessly transfer those courses for credit at accredited partner universities to earn their ultimate degree..
Welocalize provides next-generation translation supply chain management that delivers market-ready, translated content when and where you demand and at a higher output, a faster pace and an affordable price. We support organizations throughout the entire global content lifecycle, from authoring and product development, translation and quality assurance, to complete business process outsourcing and market validation.
Welocalize is redefining the way translation services are managed and delivered in our industry. By replacing the task-oriented, client-vendor model with an integrated partnership that lasts throughout the translation supply chain, Welocalize provides clients with flexible, unique translation solutions that are predictable, scalable, and measurable, and result in increased global sales of their products and services.
Welocalize was founded in 1997, and is a privately-held, venture-backed company. We have over 400 employees in 9 offices located in the UK, USA, Ireland, Germany, China and Japan.
Our clients include 8 of the world’s top 10 software and hardware companies.. .
What is AVIAN? AVIAN (pronounced ay * v * yin – relating to a bird-like flying creature) is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded by retired U.S. Navy test pilots who believe talent and passion are the right traits to get the job done.
We are resourceful, responsive and reachable for our clients in program, financial, and logistics management; science and technology research and development; engineering and systems engineering; test and evaluation of manned and unmanned aerial systems; workforce development and training; communication strategy and graphic design. We operate in a culture that thrives on innovation, creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit.
We move fast, take risks and don’t settle for the status quo. We’re seeking people that are passionate and excited about creating well-crafted products and memorable experiences with our customers.
We are not in the market of automated transactions; we build lasting relationships.. .
2U is a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service platform providing schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support, and graduate students globally. Blending live face-to-face classes, dynamic course content, and real-world learning experiences, 2U’s No Back Row approach ensures that every student can experience the high-quality university education for the most successful outcome.
The platform partners with universities to offer online degree programs. 2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to compete in a space currently dominated by unexceptional programs, while developing state-of-the-art technology platforms that enhance traditional offline curricula to create transformative instruction using the best educational and Web 2.0 technologies.
The platform provides the vital logistical components of any online program, including comprehensive student support services from enrollment through graduation and beyond as well as practical learning experiences within distant communities around the country. 2U partners with colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential.
It was launched in 2008 and is based in Hanover, M.D.. .
Laureate International Universities (LIU) is a leading international network of quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The LIU network of more than 75 accredited campus-based and online universities offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 850,000 students around the world.
Our students are part of an international, academic community that spans 29 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our institutions offer hundreds of career-focused, undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in fields including architecture, art, business, culinary arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, hospitality management, information technology, law, and medicine..
IconLogic provides training on a wide range of Adobe software products including Captivate, RoboHelp, Acrobat, FrameMaker and PhotoShop. IconLogic’s services and products combine field experience gained in the armed forces and adult learning environments.
This background informs our belief that motivating and engaging the individual is paramount to achieving overall performance goals. Drawing from extensive experience in classroom training, courseware development, technical documentation, and publishing, we distill and deliver clear, focused information in a manner that communicates relevance and usability.
We provide services and resources that enable people to quickly transfer skills and knowledge and intuitively tackle new challenges. IconLogic has directly trained thousands and thousands of professionals on hundreds of applications.
We’ve written or published more than 160 books and created technical documents for both print and digital publication. We’ve managed and supported development projects including courseware, software simulations, demonstrations, and on-line help.
Based in Riva, Maryland, IconLogic has been serving commercial, education and government clients since 1992.. .
We are one of the fast growing online learning platform for K-12 students, where half a million learners from around the world come to learn. More than thirty thousand elementary and middle school students visits our site every month to prepare for various tests.
Tutorified.com is striving to create a marketplace for K-12 learners & tutors to provide live person-to-person individualized learning in a small group setting.. .
COLA is the premier clinical laboratory education, consultation, and accreditation organization. We are an independent accreditor whose practical, educational standards have a positive and immediate impact.
Our services enable clinical laboratories and staff to meet CLIA and other regulatory requirements, act in accordance with Quality Systems, and provide the best possible patient care. COLA accredits almost 8,000 medical laboratories and provides the clinical laboratory with a program of education, consultation, and accreditation.
The organization is an independent, non-profit accreditor whose education program and standards enable clinical laboratories and staff to meet U.S. CLIA and other regulatory requirements.
For more information about COLA accreditation services and educational products, and online educational opportunities, please call 800-981-9883 or email us at [email protected] .
The Society for Historical Archaeology
Formed in 1967, the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present).
The main focus of the society is the era since the beginning of European exploration. SHA promotes scholarly research and the dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology.
The society is specifically concerned with the identification, excavation, interpretation, and conservation of sites and materials on land and underwater. Geographically the society emphasizes the New World, but also includes European exploration and settlement in Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
Ethical principles of the society are set forth in Article VII of SHA’s Bylaws and specified in a statement adopted on June 21 2003.. .
eStudentLoan was started in 1998 by a small team who recognized that sorting through all of the options to finance a higher education was unnecessarily complex. The idea was simple: Use technology to make the task of finding, comparing and applying for private student loans understandable.
As one might imagine, this is not an easy task.. .
Cybrary is the fastest growing, fastest-moving catalog in the industry. By working with an elite community of instructors, experts, and thought leaders, as well as cutting edge hands-on learning providers, we deliver relevant and high-quality content that is accessible anytime, anywhere.
Cyber security and IT companies on Cybrary can play a role in the learning by contributing courses and content. Companies can also use their presence to recruit talent.
Finally, companies looking to train their employees can use Cybrary’s “Teams” product, to manage the training that their employees are taking on the platform. The product also provides hands-on CTF style challenges, practical labs and skill assessments..
Connections Education is an accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education for students in grades K-12, and online learning solutions to educational institutions globally. Through tuition-free public schools, full-time and private school programs, and turnkey online courses for bricks and mortar schools, Connections Academy delivers superior, personalized education for students, accessible anywhere.
The combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. Through its Connections Academy business, the company operates online or ‘virtual’ public schools in 21 states in the US—serving more than 40,000 students in the current school year.
These virtual charter schools are accredited and funded by the relevant state and are free to parents and students who choose a virtual school in place of a traditional public institution or other schooling options.. .
eSchool News provides latest news and information related to the role of technology in education and schools. The website features news and insights in categories such as admin, data, curriculum, IT management, mobile, online learning, policy, social media, and more.
Its family of sites include eClassroom News, which connects its users to news, information, and resources on how today’s teachers are using technology in the classroom to advance learning; eCampus News, which covers education technology in all its aspects–from legislation, litigation, and case studies to purchasing practices and new products; and eSchool Media, which serves ed-tech decision makers throughout the world, primarily in the United States and Canada.. .
RateMyTeachers.com (‘RMT’) is a review site used to rate K-12 and college teachers and schools. RMT was launched in 2001 by Mister Message, LLC and later sold to former RateMyProfessors.com owner Patrick Nagle.
RateMyTeachers.com currently services websites in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.. .
Global Learning Systems
Global Learning Systems LLC (GLS) is an award-winning enterprise elearning solutions provider with over 25 years of experience. Using a client-tailored approach, the company offers a comprehensive suite of technology-based security awareness & compliance training products and services, as well as customized learning solutions for clients worldwide in over 25 languages.
These services enable organizations to develop their human capital resources and meet business challenges through media-rich integrated learning and technology solutions.. .
ExploreGate provides a cloud-based learning management system together with a comprehensive marketplace of free training content to facilitate effective training programs. As part of creating a fully rounded training solution, ExploreGate also allows its users to request new content on demand for any generic topic in any field to be crowd-sourced from leading industry experts.
By offering both the LMS, and the content to put in it, ExploreGate provides an all inclusive platform for corporate training.. .
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab University Affiliated Research Centers are independent, nonprofit organizations that conduct essential research, development, and systems engineering to support national security needs. The centers serve strategic national priorities, free from conflicts of interest or competition with commercial industry.
Collaboration with leading research universities allows these organizations to provide the U.S. government with access to our nation’s most highly skilled scientists, engineers, and analysts to tackle vital national security and scientific challenges..
For 112 years, we’ve been a mission-based organization focused on nontraditional learning settings and experiences. We believe that all students deserve a high-quality education, no matter where or when they learn.
Calvert provides schools with: A trusted curriculum and framework with active, project-based learning at the core: 1) Services and support that ensure your success and 2) A flexible, modular approach tailored to the unique needs of your school/district. Formerly known as Calvert Education, our curriculum, tools and services are now only available through schools and districts.
We take great pride in our long history of supporting homeschool families, and our program is available for homeschool students enrolled with one of our school partners.. .
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between. Accelerate student achievement in your district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students’ natural curiosity and desire to learn.
Discovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities for districts to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences with some of Discovery’s greatest talent, classroom contests & challenges, professional development and more — Discovery is leading the way in transforming classrooms and inspiring learning..
Fogarty International Center
The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S.
and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs.. .
Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill® strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work. Goodwills meet the needs of all job seekers, including programs for youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other specialized needs.
Last year, Goodwill helped more than 26.4 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few — and get the supporting services they needed to be successful — such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care. Our Mission Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work..
SANS Technology Institute
SANS Technology Institute provides degree programs in Information Security Engineering and Management. It leads the post-baccalaureate certificate programs with two distinct and different audiences in mind.
The SANS Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Engineering targets information professionals who are unable to engage in the full master’s program but who would still benefit from taking all three of the technical graduate courses at the core of the Information Security Engineering master’s program. For individuals who already have an established technical base but seek to deepen their capabilities in a particular area, they offer other certificate programs that start with the same view on how offense informs defense, but then quickly diverge into materially different course progressions leading to a SANS graduate certificate in Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, or a second graduate certificate in Incident Response.
The Master of Science degree programs in Information Security Engineering and Management provide a comprehensive array of courses that allow students to gain technical mastery of technologies and processes that set apart the leading security practitioners in the field. Equally important are the additional courses and special programs the degree offers that enable students to master communications, project management, teaching, mentoring, and persuasive skills.
The degree candidates will have the opportunity to study with a faculty, many of whom have written the books that other security programs use to direct their courses. Many students of the faculty hold PhD and master’s degrees from institutions like MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard Business School, and other leading schools..
American Physiological Society
American Physiological Society (APS) is a non-profit organization that publishes journals which cover the entire spectrum of physiology, ranging from cellular, molecular, and organ to system levels. APS is dedicated to the advancement of physiological research and its journals meet the needs of research investigators, educators, and information specialists who are interested in the physiological sciences.
American Physiological Society was founded on August 9, 2008.. .
Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the world’s leading English language training network delivering English language learning to adults and is recognised as a leading blended learning platform that provides a premium lifestyle experience to its students. WSE’s success is underpinned by a strong brand, a track record of growth and innovation over its 46-year history.
In 2016 the business served 180,000 learners through 70 corporate owned centres in China, nine corporate owned centres in Italy and 321 franchised centres across 28 territories.. .
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.
Their work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three to succeed. They advance research and solutions to overcome the barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence..
Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., is a Baltimore-based independent publishing company specializing in professional resources and assessments in early childhood, communication, and special education. Founded in 1978 by Paul H.
Brookes, the company has more than 500 titles in print. The company motto, reflected in its diverse catalog of titles on disability, education, and child development, is “All people deserve to reach their potential.”.
American Society of Media Photographers
The American Society of Media Photographers is the premier trade association for the world’s most respected photographers. ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers’ rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect clients with professional photographers.
ASMP, founded in 1944, has nearly 7,000 members and 39 chapters.. .
HelioCampus hosts and maintains a foundational analytics platform customized to the unique needs of your institution. We then work with you behind the scenes to turn your data into actionable information.
The HelioCampus-hosted platform connects to your source systems on a daily basis to replicate, prepare, and cleanse your data. Your data is transformed into an easy-to-understand, insightful, and comprehensive set of reporting models and dashboards.
A dedicated analyst helps you interpret the data, highlight key trends, and raise important questions on an ongoing basis. Testimonial: “Analytics has helped to transform UMUC and we now have a culture that relies on data to guide decision-making and actions at multiple levels of the organization.” – Javier Miyares, President, University of Maryland University College.
KeyStone OnDemand allows software vendors and teams to rapidly create, update, deliver and track software training screencasts, resources and courses to transform casual users into loyal power users. KeyStone OnDemand learning platform that merges the best Learning Management System (LMS) and Knowledge base features into a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application to help agile software vendors increase user adoption, loyalty and retention of their apps.
SaaS vendors can develop, deliver and track their own training courses and certification programs. The learning platform also included features such as detailed reporting, easy-to-manage permissions, single sign-on and app integration..
Speak Agent, Inc.
Speak Agent, Inc. is an education company dedicated to closing the academic achievement gap for special populations like ELLs (English Language Learners).
The company was born out of the CEO’s frustration as a former teacher with the lack of tools to teach academic English. Its solution is an online platform for teaching vocabulary in all subjects.
It has received awards from the Dept. of Education, DARPA, NSF, TEDCO, and NewSchools Venture Fund..
BioTech Primer Inc. delivers current, relevant training to help professionals understand the science, business, and regulatory processes essential to the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Molecular Diagnostics and Medical Device industries.
With continuously updated materials and industry experts behind the podium, They provide the most engaging instruction anywhere. When They opened the company doors in 2001, Their sole focus was entry-level science education for the non-scientist, which helped clients bridge in-house communication gaps and develop more cohesive, well-trained teams for product development.
Since then, They expanded to offer advanced training for all levels of experienced professionals—an estimated 45,000 people trained worldwide to date. They help prepare companies to make strategic business decisions, navigate important regulatory hurdles, and move healthcare products from the bench to the bedside.
To accomplish these goals, They offer a diverse range of learning, ensuring participants retain and put into practice what they learn.. .
Tales2Go is a mobile audiobook service that streams thousands of titles to desktops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. Tales2Go, based in Bethesda, MD, is a Netflix‐like service that streams thousands of audiobook titles from leading publishers to desktops, laptops, and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond.
The company has innovated on both the delivery and business model of providing schools with audiobooks. Audiobooks raise reading scores, which is why they’ve been used in classrooms for decades.
Proficient reading is the product of listening comprehension (i.e. fluency and vocabulary) and decoding skills.
It’s why the Common Core Standards put special emphasis on developing listening skills within K-5 literacy and established reading methods such as The Daily 5 use audiobooks as part of their program. Given the dramatic increase in the number of laptops and mobile devices issued/available to both students and teachers, Tales2Go is a great upgrade for the school’s media center..
Digital Harbor Foundation
Digital Harbor Foundation is comprised of people who love what they do and work hard day-in and day-out to make a difference in the lives of the youth they serve. They think hard about education, technology, and innovation, and work even harder to overcome the socio-economic barriers that impede forward progress for too many.
They are not perfect but they care about their work and give it everything they have every day.. .
Allovue is a software platform that helps school districts create and plan budgets and monitor spending to make financial. The user-friendly software applications allow district officials, principals, and other school administrators to visualize, analyze, and optimize the impact of spending on outcomes in education.
The company’s flagship product, Balance, contains applications to analyze school budgets, track and forecast expenditures, identify trends over time, and plan for future capital investments. Allovue allows superintendents to easily communicate district budgets with their staff, board, and community leaders, ensuring that budgets are strategically aligned to district goals and priorities.
It connects education, finance, and technology to meet the needs of education decision-makers.. .
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