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“It’s kind of a way to showcase the talent around the country."
New Ted-Ed Site Turns YouTube Videos to Flipped Lessons, Nick DeSantis, The Chronicle
in Classroom Tech, News | Permalink
In April more than $110M has been invested in education companies.
VC's are Picking Their Horses, Kirsten Winkler, Edcetera
in Investment, 2U (2tor), Coursera, LearnZillion, Minerva Project, StraighterLine, Treehouse | Permalink
One of the hottest startup sectors right now is education.
A Million Education Startups But No One to Acquire Them, Alyson Shontell, Business Insider
in Op-Ed, 2U (2tor), Knewton, Lore (Coursekit) | Permalink
There are unaddressed obstacles in the way of higher ed leveraging instructional tech.
Not Quite Right:Higher Ed's Business Model & Instructional Tech, Keith Hampson, Higher Ed Mgt
in e-Learning, Higher Ed, Op-Ed | Permalink
FreeCause armed employees with new skills and boosted product understanding.
Why One Company Makes all its Employees Learn How to Code, Michael Jaconi, Venture Beat
in News, Codecademy | Permalink
I have a pretty stiff public appearance, I guess. The private me is very different. I party hard.
Joel Klein on News Corp, School Reform, and the Pie Incident, Andrew Goldman, NYT
in Who's Who, Joel Klein | Permalink
Video interview with the director of MITx.
Disruptive Innovation In Education, Kurzweil News
in Who's Who, MIT | Permalink
The edtech climate is dramatically hotter and even frothier than it was a year ago.
Education Innovation Heats Up in the Desert, Michael Horn, Hechinger Report
in News, Altius, Coursera, Minerva Project, Sophia, Udacity | Permalink
Colleges have to provide parents with data on how much their students learn, says Brooks.
Testing the Teachers, David Brooks, New York Times
in Big Data, Op-Ed | Permalink
Edtech start-ups are bullish on the potential of their innovations.
3 Hottest Trends in Education Reform, Sehreen Noor Ali, Policymic
in Adaptive Learning, e-Learning, News, Stats, 2U (2tor), Chegg, Grockit, Joel Klein, Khan Academy, Knewton | Permalink
Over 30 yrs, college tuition tripled. So did the earnings gap between college & HS graduates.
The Paradox of College, Dereck Thompson, The Atlantic
in Higher Ed, Op-Ed, Stats | Permalink
Treehouse platform teaches web and app development using videos, online quizzes and badges.
Web Deveopment Education Startup Treehouse Raises $4.75 Million, Alexia Tsotsis, TechCrunch
in Investment, Treehouse | Permalink
What's in the water at Stanford? Faculty members leave their perfect jobs to go teach online.
Stanford Professors Launch Coursera with $16Million, Liz Gannes, AllThingsD
in e-Learning, Higher Ed, Investment, Coursera | Permalink
To develop parent social network with family groups, digital scrapbook, child development info.
Alt12 Raises 1.26M for Parent Social Network, Sarah Mitroff, Venture Beat
in Investment, Social Learning | Permalink
K-12 Cloud-based LMS provider, Schoology, brings total funding now to $9.3 million.
Schoology Grabs $6M to Take on Blackboard, Moodle, Rip Empson, TechCrunch
in Edu Cloud Platforms, Investment, Learning Mgt Systems, Schoology | Permalink
If you've not heard or seen the entrepreneur, Caine Monroy, don't miss this.
Three Economic Lesson's of Caine's Arcade, Erik Kain, Forbes
in News | Permalink
Baltimore startup offers low-cost, subscription access to accredited online general ed courses.
StraighterLine Nabs $10M to Make College Affordable with Online Ed, Rip Empson, TechCrunch
in e-Learning, Higher Ed, Investment, StraighterLine | Permalink
Online universities are disruptive innovations relative to traditional universities.
University of Phoenix Is Disruptive; That Doesn't Make it the End-All, Michael Horn, Forbes
All India Council for Technical Education signs Microsoft’s Live@edu for 7.5 million users.
Microsoft Inks Biggest Cloud Deal Yet, Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch
in News, Microsoft | Permalink
Big funder of science throws its weight behind breaking the stranglehold of academic journals.
Wellcome Trust Joins Academic Spring to Open Up Science, Alok Jha, The Guardian
in Higher Ed, News | Permalink
Like the cause for better education, Silicon Valley leaders, and others, can get behind this.
It's Time for Apple to Bring Manufacturing Back to the U.S., Dean Takahashi, Venture Beat
in Op-Ed, Apple | Permalink
Boundless curates OER and other free content into "open textbooks."
Textbook Replacement Service Boundless Raises $8M, Sarah Mitroff, Venture Beat
in e-Books/Textbooks, Higher Ed, Investment, Boundless | Permalink
Great human tutoring is wonderful if you can get it, but it isn't practical at scale.
How Machine-Based Tutoring Could Disrupt Human Tutors, Michael Horn, Forbes
in Op-Ed | Permalink
Minerva Project, the chest-beating, SV-spawned, Larry Summers-backed "E-lite" college.
Can 'Online Ivy' University Change the Face of Higher Ed? Jordan Weissmann, The Atlantic
in Higher Ed, News, Minerva Project | Permalink
Goodbye to helping leadership get smart at district level; hello to getting community started.
The Future of Education Reform, Douglas Crets, Huff Post
in Op-Ed, Social Learning | Permalink
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