In the past few years the buzz about ed tech has become persistent, especially in America
Wiping Out the Blackboard, The Economist
in Adaptive Learning, Apple, Coursera, Gates Foundation, Houghton Mifflin, Khan Academy, McGraw-Hill, MOOCs, News, Pearson | Permalink
GlassLab, a nonprofit funded by Gates & MacArthur got $10.3M to make 6 ed video games.
Making the Next Generation of Educational Video Games, Sarah Butrymowicz, Time
in Games, Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, News | Permalink
Zuckerberg & Bill Gates will personally teach online during the Dec 9-15 event via Code.org.
1 Million Kids Signed Up for the Hour of Code, Carmel Deamicis, PandoDaily
in Coding for Kids, Gates Foundation | Permalink
in edX, Gates Foundation, Harvard, MIT, MOOCs, News | Permalink
The story of what happened with inBloom and student data privacy concerns.
Deciding Who Sees Students’ Data, Natasha Singer, New York Times
in Big Data, Gates Foundation, inBloom (Shared Learning Collaborative) | Permalink
She's the Director of Education (College Ready) for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Vicki Phillips' Plan to Keep High Schoolers From Dropping Out, Emily Bennington, Forbes
in Gates Foundation, Who's Who | Permalink
With a very effective teacher at work in the classroom, something magical happens.
Q&A: Bill Gates on Teaching, Ed Tech, and Philanthropy, Benjamin Herold, Education Week
New grants that will further its already vast and controversial influence on public education.
Gates Pours Millions in New Grants to Change Teaching Profession, Valerie Strauss, Wash Post
in Adaptive Learning, Gates Foundation, Higher Ed, Investment, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
Technology can inspire creativity or dehumanize learning.
3 Dubious Uses of Technology in Schools, Diane Ravitch, Scientific American
in Gates Foundation, inBloom (Shared Learning Collaborative), McGraw-Hill, Op-Ed, Pearson | Permalink
"I hope this clears up any misunderstanding."
Gates Foundation Responds to Critical Articles, Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
in Gates Foundation, News | Permalink
“We’re on the beginning of something very profound.”
Bill Gates Discusses MOOCs, Sara Grossman, Chronicle
in Gates Foundation, MOOCs, News | Permalink
The $472 million, plus advocacy, is rubbing many in the academy the wrong way.
Gates Foundations’ Power in Higher Ed Grows, Grumbles Do Too, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in Gates Foundation, Higher Ed, News | Permalink
Gates Foundation gave $472M to higher ed, but many in academe aren't sending thank-yous.
The Gates Effect, M. Parry, K. Field, B. Supiano, Chronicle of Higher Education
Costs of producing OER get transferred from publishers to foundations, universities...
Free Online Content Forces Publishers to Adjust, Sean Cavanagh, Education Week
in Gates Foundation, News, OER, Pearson | Permalink
For...a national cadre of teachers experimenting with games, learning & assessment tools.
Who Bill Gates Is Giving Money to Now in Education, Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
in Games, Gates Foundation, Investment | Permalink
$150 Million--What kind of Core support do these grants buy from orgs that receive them?
Gates Gives $150 Million in Grants for Common Core, Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
in Gates Foundation, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
Interest in ed investments exploded recently, growing 80% since 2005 to $632M in 2012.
NewSchool Venture Fund Partners with Rethink Ed Fund, Motoko Rich, New York Times
in Gates Foundation, Grockit, Industry Facts, Khan Academy, Kipp | Permalink
What kind of stake do the world’s richest business magnates have in education?
How 6 Billionaires Are Changing Education, Roger Riddell, edudemic
in Gates Foundation, News, Top 'x' Lists | Permalink
Gates Foundation funded group tracks adaptive vendors & what their offerings can & can’t do.
Adaptive Learning Is Hot, Paul Fain, Giftus Education Group
in Adaptive Learning, Gates Foundation, News | Permalink
70+ adaptive learning vendors working to help college leaders decide what they need.
Gates Foundation Helps Colleges Keep Tabs with Adaptive Learning Tech, Paul Fain, IHE
in Adaptive Learning, e-Learning, Gates Foundation, Higher Ed, Knewton, News | Permalink
Opinions: Philanthropies are plutocratic by nature. Can they be justified in a democracy?
Forum: What Are Foundations For?, Rob Reich, Boston Review
in Gates Foundation, Op-Ed | Permalink
Filmmaker Lesley Chilcott says "8.4 million people have seen the film. In 72 hours!"
Going Viral: Campaign for Schools to Teach Code, Sanjiv Bhattachrya, DameMagazine
in e-Learning, Facebook, Gates Foundation, News | Permalink
Not “funky” “eccentric” or “offbeat” weird, but “strangely unsettling” & “disconcerting” weird.
The Weirdness of SXSWedu, Audrey Watters, Hack Education
in Gates Foundation, inBloom (Shared Learning Collaborative), Op-Ed | Permalink
Summary of what he said about edtech costs, investment, startups and the role of data.
Bill Gates at SXSWedu: The Future of Education is Data, Frank Catalano, GeekWire
in Big Data, DreamBox Learning, Gates Foundation, inBloom (Shared Learning Collaborative), News | Permalink
No Bubble. At SXSWedu, Gates said investment in the sector is “absolutely not” enough.
Bill Gates: Education Needs More Than 1% R&D Spending, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in Bubble, Gates Foundation, News | Permalink
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