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Bent on Discovery

Insights, trends, and analysis from a veteran leader in the edtech space. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero SCOTT KINNEY Title: Senior VP Education PartnershipsOrg: Discovery Education Reach: 4.5M educators, 50M students Fame: EdTech Leadership Award Quote: “Any classroom technology, from … Continue reading

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Tying It All Together

A pioneer in online community building carves out a niche for a private school LMS. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Throughout his career, Gary Falcon has been fascinated by the power of technology as a transformative agent in education. As … Continue reading

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From 100,000 to Millions

Up close and personal with the founder of one of the world’s leading learning platforms. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Jeremy Friedman creates and leads the execution of Schoology’s strategy for advancing what is possible in education. He has guided … Continue reading

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The Problem with College Admissions These Days

And the solution from an unlikely group of heroes leveling the playing field. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero College admissions is not fair. That is the fundamental premise upon which this company rests, and is what keeps CollegeVine CEO Jon Carson … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Growth in Greenville County

With dynamic digital content and personalized learning, a district embraces transition. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Jeff McCoy has reason to smile. Anyone with a big purpose, an inclusive vision, and who is making great headway with plenty of help from … Continue reading

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Desperate for Disruption

A cyber security training community founder shares his lessons in online learning. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Having spent much of their careers in the I.T. and cyber security training sector, Ralph Sita and Ryan Corey came to realize how … Continue reading

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Always Moving Forward

Inspired, mission-driven, and leveling the playing field with better test prep tools. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  Bhavin Parikh sets the vision and strategy for Magoosh, along with whatever else needs to be done. With a BS/BA in Economics and … Continue reading

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An Academy of Passionate People

Accessing the right tools – and people – to train someone to be a qualified professional. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Anthony James started Linux Academy, one of the world’s foremost online Linux and cloud training platforms and communities, “because … Continue reading

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From Geneva with Love

A young international company sets a new trend in edtech culture.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They have nearly as many passports as they do team members; this is a company continually looking to learn and understand new cultures. … Continue reading

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EdChat Interactive | Managing Digital Resources

How do we remove the obstacles to having the best possible resource in the hands of students at the right time? Don’t miss the opportunity to talk with Houston’s Beatriz Arnillas, who leads the IT-Education Technology team for Houston ISD in … Continue reading

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A Lasting Legacy

Pioneer businessman Chuck Follett through digital and other transitions. LEADER SPOTLIGHT | by Victor Rivero Chuck Follett is the forward-thinking member of the Follett family business who founded Follett Software company over three decades ago. Chuck is now retired, but … Continue reading

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Equity, Quality, and Digital Content

Creating modern digital learning environments for all students. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero When he was a social studies teacher, Marty Creel wanted to integrate technology into his instruction and his students’ learning for, among other factors, a very peculiar … Continue reading

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Boston Setting the Pace

Advancing STEM, personalizing learning, and catalyzing change.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Like its famous marathon, and with a resilient spirit, Boston is advancing its students toward a strong, enduring, personalized, and meaningful future. Tommy Chang, Ed.D., was appointed … Continue reading

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Adventures in Growth

A former Google Play marketing champ gets his edtech game on. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Patrick, aka “Mad” Mork, leads Marketing at Course Hero. Previously at Google, he built the first Play marketing team and led the creation of … Continue reading

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Made in Finland

Helsinki-based company knows business, but does it know the business of education? INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Before entering the edtech arena, Vesa Perälä was a senior exec at Nokia, Jabra, and Coloplast for nearly 15 years. He became an entrepreneur in … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears

Mark Edwards bumps it into overdrive. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero His deep expertise in managing district-wide digital transitions, implementing successful 1-to-1 programs, designing effective professional development initiatives, and purposefully integrating digital content into classroom instruction will serve Mark Edwards … Continue reading

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Idit Harel’s Global Vision for A New Generation

Notes from the self-described ‘wounded education disruptor with a missionary zeal’. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero An accomplished tech entrepreneur, the founder and CEO of Globaloria, Idit Harel, is an award-winning author, thought leader, and innovator in educational technology. She … Continue reading

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Learning from Seymour Papert

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Accelerating Literacy

Personalized libraries, embedded assessments, and built-in motivation with Gideon Stein. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero An adaptive reading platform that helps students, classrooms, and school districts exceed their literacy goals – all while fostering a love of reading. Sounds like … Continue reading

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The Titans of EdTech

A big problem and good idea make for the start of a never-ending adventure. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Pairing hands-on device education with software and social network collaboration, EdTech Titans has students enroll in a certification program where they must complete device repairs … Continue reading

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E-nnouncing Something New

Two sisters discover an untaken niche in the world of students and social media.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Originally created as a way for students to announce their high school or college graduation online for free, and to … Continue reading

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The Sweet Sounds of Learning

A discussion with Per Emanuelsson, co-founder of an eclectic team of engineers, designers, and producers passionate about music and technology. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero An incipient movement has begun that involves using new approaches to increase skills and knowledge … Continue reading

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Transparent Textbooks

On a quest to improve overall college affordability. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Sara Leoni is the motivated CEO of Rafter, Inc., an established course materials management company whose mission is to promote student success by making education accessible, affordable, … Continue reading

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Fostering a Global EdTech Ecosystem

In-depth with the founder of Europe’s largest edtech conference. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet is Co-Founder of EdTech Europe and an SXSW LAUNCHedu advisory board member. He previously wrote about “The Digitalisation of Education” for EdTech Digest. EdTech Europe is … Continue reading

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Getting the Message Across

The senior VP of a school community engagement platform talks TCPA. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero In 1999, SchoolMessenger began as a provider of notification services. Since then, they’ve grown to provide a range of school-to-home communications solutions — from … Continue reading

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