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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 Apple, Op-Ed | Permalink
Boundless curates OER and other free content into "open textbooks."
Textbook Replacement Service Boundless Raises $8M, Sarah Mitroff, Venture Beat
in Boundless, e-Books/Textbooks, Higher Ed, Investment | 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, Minerva Project, News | 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
Platform lets online publishers “gamify” their web sites. Rivals include Bunchball, Badgeville.
BigDoor Raises $5 Million for Gamification Platform, Dean Takahaski, Venture Beat
in Gamification, Investment | Permalink
Online startup says it's “first elite American University to be launched in more than a century.”
Can Minerva Build Online Ivy with $25M and Larry Summers Advising? Rip Empson, TechCrunch
in e-Learning, Higher Ed, Investment, Minerva Project | Permalink
2tor builds online degree programs for top universities. Total funding to date:$96 million.
2tor Raises $26 Million, Bill Flock, Washington Business Journal
in 2U (2tor), e-Learning, Higher Ed, Investment | Permalink
The Austin-based startup is building a directory of family-oriented and kid-friendly mobile apps.
Famigo Gets $1M for Kid App Directory, Parental Control Software, Sarah Perez, TechCrunch
in Apps, Investment, Kid-friendly Tech | Permalink
Web-based platform features 3-5 min videos of math & literacy lessons uploaded by teachers.
LearnZillion Raises $2.4 Million for Web-Based Education, Digital Media Wire
in e-Learning, Investment, LearnZillion | Permalink
49 Million students in public K-12 schools saving $60/year equals $3 billion.
Why Tablets in the Classroom Could Save Schools $3 Billion a Year, Peter Kafka, All Things D
in News, Op-Ed | Permalink
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