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Novel Approach

A business course at the University of Oklahoma employs innovative learning techniques. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Jeremy Short is the Rath Chair in Strategic Management at the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses … Continue reading

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Second to None

Beyond video games, online program aspires to help students master mathematics. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero While the national media has been putting a lot of focus into harnessing games in the classroom to teach core subjects, a local company has been … Continue reading

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Helping Teachers Help Students

Former educators create technology platform to aid teachers in reaching every student.  PROFILE | by Victor Rivero “At Goalbook, teachers are heroes.” This philosophy has clearly guided the company from its inception in 2011. Two years later, the company has … Continue reading

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Ready to Launch

Executives from New England’s premier organization supporting edtech activity talk expansion, talent and what it takes to launch a success. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero With over 200 education technology and learning-oriented startups currently based in the Boston area, edtech is … Continue reading

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Inside the Shark Tank

Edupreneurs endure intense, rapid-fire inquisition to emerge victorious. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero In just the past few years, the way readers consume media has changed, so it makes sense that the entire education sector must therefore lead, follow or … Continue reading

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Watch Mobento Grow

A young, can-do CEO shows how to build a world-class educational video library.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero A new, cloud-based video learning platform created to make multimedia learning easy to implement, Mobento is for all age groups (K-12, higher education … Continue reading

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Freedom from Busywork

A modernized approach to student information and learning management systems. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Based on the belief that schools deserve a modern technology system that provides all their administrative and classroom management needs in one intuitive, flexible platform, Andrew … Continue reading

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Irreversible Momentum

Promethean CEO Jim Marshall discusses the future of technology in schools.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  Jim Marshall is the CEO of Promethean. He was appointed to the Board in July 2012 having joined the Company in 2011 as President … Continue reading

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Virtual Exchanges

Complementing in-person exchanges with online discussion forums in a movement to bridge cultures.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero The idea for Youth Allied to Learn, Lead and Help (YALLAH) was sparked from two 18-year-old participants in Qatar Foundation International (QFI) exchanges: Fahad Al-Nahdi, a Qatari from … Continue reading

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Informed Decisions

ConnectEDU CEO discusses how to unlock student success.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Doing big things with statewide education intiatives in Montana, Massachusetts, Texas, Hawaii and Michigan among others, ConnectEDU is a technology company helping students make connections between education … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

Helix Education CEO talks market trends impacting the student lifecycle. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero He’s worked with some of the most forward-thinking college and university leaders to develop and implement game changing solutions, including large online learning programs and … Continue reading

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Passing the Test

A smart, cross-platform test prep company changes how students excel. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero When he was just 22, Ashish Rangekar (pictured, left) was an an adjunct lecturer in Mathematics at City University New York. He later ripened his … Continue reading

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Time on Journey

A solution that means less time preparing plans and more time teaching students. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Formed in 2010 by veteran entrepreneurs and software industry experts in consultation with experts in special education and autism therapy, ABPathfinder is … Continue reading

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Personalized Power

A company founder shares research results on adaptive learning.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  John Boersma is the founder of Adapt Courseware and a former university faculty member. As a seasoned academic, he understands the science behind course development, delivery, … Continue reading

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Learning Games That Shine

A game production studio head keeps learning relevant and fun.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero While an undergrad at Cornell, Dan White developed virtual science museums, primitive games that introduced middle school students to complex genetics concepts. “We tested with … Continue reading

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It’s a Magic Planet

A classroom staple gets a 21st-century facelift that literally brings students the world.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  The globe has been a classroom staple for hundreds of years “because it’s such an important learning tool,” says Mike Foody, co-founder … Continue reading

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Quick Key to Teaching

A passionate educator teams with a smart entrepreneur to present a most practical tool.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Walter Duncan needed data in real time for a paper-based classroom. A teacher, Walter (pictured, right) says, “I had the option … Continue reading

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Embracing the Robot

Meeting the autism challenge with advanced social robotics.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero First there was humankind, now there’s RoboKind. When you hear it from Fred Margolin, CEO and co-founder of RoboKind, an advanced social robotics company, you begin to … Continue reading

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The Value of School Data

Mining knowledge with a data warehousing pioneer. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero With 13 state education agencies, 4800 districts and nearly 20 million students served, the people behind eScholar know something about collecting and using education data to improve student … Continue reading

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Champions of the Modern Classroom

With the right technology, scalable personalization becomes possible.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero An education technology and professional development company, Teq is dedicated to improving student learning. They’ve been in business for nearly 40 years and have some 200-plus employees, … Continue reading

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Turning Schools

A seasoned edtech expert provides perspective on transformative technologies. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Crafting product development strategy, research initiatives and thought leadership across all markets globally are among the tasks of Dr. Tina Rooks, Senior Vice President and Chief … Continue reading

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Invisible Technology

More than cloud computing, a solution provider talks education process improvement.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero “The challenge was actually brought to us,” says Bob Burke, President of FolderWave, a privately-held Massachusetts-based company serving the higher education sector with process … Continue reading

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GuruBook Answers

A new, next-generation classroom ‘teaching machine’ makes its debut. INTERVIEW| by Victor Rivero Since its debut in 2010, over 100,000 HoverCams are used in North America classrooms. The device does more for teachers than a traditional document camera, as it … Continue reading

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Trading Places

Bringing the marketplace into the classroom. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero In 1994, around the time the futures exchanges were moving from floor trading to electronic, computer-based trading, Trading Technologies launched the original version of their flagship product, X_TRADER®, the … Continue reading

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In Digital Transit

A popular MOOC especially designed for K-12 education leaders looks to the future. INTERVIEW | by Charlie Chung Designed for school and district leaders — superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, technology directors, financial officers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, lead teachers … Continue reading

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