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Interview | Exploring and Discovering with Mendeley

As Victor Henning was studying for his Ph.D, he and his friends Jan and Paul (Mendeleys’ other founders) were finding it hard to manage the hundreds of papers and articles they needed to read. Storing, indexing and referencing so many … Continue reading

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Interview | Connecting with Schoolwires

One of the fastest growing private education companies in America (Inc. 500 for the past five years), Schoolwires provides web-based communication and collaboration solutions designed to connect K-12 communities. Edward Marflak, Chairman and Founder, was raised in a family of … Continue reading

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Interview | Bringing the Light of Knowledge to Students

Throughout his career, Jim Marshall has been driven by a single focus: improving the lives of people by harnessing the power of technology. “There’s no question that technology has had a tremendous influence technology on today’s students,” says Jim. “Now, … Continue reading

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Interview | Course Hero Rescuing Education with Curated, Crowd-sourced Courses

It’s already been a busy 2012 for Andrew Grauer (pictured, right). His company, Course Hero, kicked off the year with a relaunch of their Flashcards app, featuring a bold new redesign and the addition of Optimal Learn  proprietary technology to help … Continue reading

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Interview | The Smart Thing About Pocket Literacy Coach

It pays to have super smart sisters and a good idea. Chris Drew has both. Chris has taught English reading and writing skills at universities and colleges across the country. He has published and lectured about his research on pedagogy … Continue reading

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Interview | Getting Cozy with Nearpod

After just a few seconds you’ll feel it—the wow factor. Some products are like that, and Nearpod is one of those. As a highly-seasoned entrepreneur, Felipe Sommer (pictured, left) co-founded Nearpod, a U.S.-based company focused on developing original mobile applications … Continue reading

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Interview | Fun with StudyDog

It’s been named the best reading program in the country, selected by thousands of teachers and selected by AOL. Co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak said it’s “the best educational product I’ve ever seen. Period!” It was developed on principles described … Continue reading

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Interview | A Closer Look: Managing the Network at WKU

Jeppie Sumpter has been with Western Kentucky University for thirteen years now and has been in his current role for the past nine. His background involves a degree in Computer Science that focused on programming along with experience in many … Continue reading

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Interview | On a New Mission with Knovation

A pioneer in creating personalized learning solutions, Randy Wilhelm fosters dialogue, opportunities and innovation among education leaders and stakeholders. He has formed collaborative partnerships throughout education and technology industries with hardware manufacturers, educational publishers and software developers. Randy co-founded netTrekker, … Continue reading

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Interview | Welcome to QwertyTown!

It’s an overlooked skill in this day and age (its predecessor, handwriting, can sometimes seem to be nearly an ancient art form), but whether it’s accomplished by thumbs or with proper finger positioning on a full-sized keyboard—typing is inarguably a … Continue reading

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Interview | Incubating Young Minds to Hatch

Knowing that there was a serious lack of good software for early learners and not wanting to wait on others to fill that void, Ginny Norton began searching the country to find the right team of early education experts and … Continue reading

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Interview | Scott Kraege Alleviates Mobile Pain for Education

Bring Your Own Device programs, IT policies and strategies in the K-12 and higher education sectors are all the purvey of Scott Kraege, an expert in the space and co-founder of MOBI wireless management. His work in setting up pilot … Continue reading

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Interview | The e2020 Vision of Sari Factor

The people behind e2020 recognized early on that there was a substantial and largely unmet opportunity for technology as a means for inspiring learning and improving academic achievement. “Technology has had a tremendous impact on the way we live, and … Continue reading

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Interview | Goodbye Gutenberg Galaxy, Hello iversity

Very little change has occurred in the university over the past several centuries and, in too many classrooms across the world, the laws of Gutenberg’s Galaxy still prevail. “Faculty and students at universities around the globe suffer from inadequate digital infrastructures,” … Continue reading

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Interview | The World in Your Pocket

The old days of stodgy publishing houses are gone. These days, says Bill Evans, “[We are] constantly re-evaluating our content, platforms and delivery.” As founder and CEO of Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Bill and his company have been “Helping Children Learn” … Continue reading

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Interview | Pindi Albert Goes to OneSchool

The idea for OneSchool started with a picture message of a homework problem that was sent between friends. “That’s when a few of us at Penn State realized that students use their smartphones all the time, yet there was not … Continue reading

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Interview | Using Your Noodle with Joe Morgan

Noodle is the first and only cradle-through-career education recommendation engine on the web, according to Joe Morgan, CEO of Noodle. From the founders of the Princeton Review, it’s a simple and trusted source for students and parents that helps the … Continue reading

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Interview | Traveling through DimensionU with Nt Etuk

Nt Etuk founded DimensionU (formerly Tabula Digita) on the premise that the education system needed to become truly “customer-oriented,” where the real customer in education is the student. It was Nt’s belief (pronounced EN-tee) that, prior to DimensionU, most emphasis was … Continue reading

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Interview | From the Makers of “Look! I’m Learning!”

A kid-led revolution is how the people behind the new film, “Look! I’m Learning!” bill it. Slated for a Fall 2012 release, the documentary promotes the value of technology in education. Partnering with teachers, and state and local education technology … Continue reading

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Interview | Virtual Leadership Training from the Experts

What better source to learn about virtual schools and blended learning than from the pioneers in the area—Florida Virtual School? If you need help starting your online or blended learning program, then don’t miss FLVS’ next Virtual Leadership Training (VLT) April … Continue reading

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Interview | The Specialist

There are plenty of new technology titles these days, enough to make your head spin. In the world of edtech, one such example is “Instructional Design Specialist”. This could mean a lot of things to a lot of different people, … Continue reading

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Interview | Straight Talk About Common Core

Driving through North America in a motorhome may sound like a dream vacation for some, but for Blanch and John Linton, it was a humble beginning to one of the world’s largest and most successful on-demand professional development tools for … Continue reading

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Interview | Exploring Education Elements

Anthony Kim first became inspired to get involved with education technology in 2000, after working with Foothill and De Anza Community Colleges. After helping them manage several technology projects, he wondered why there was such a gap between technology use … Continue reading

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Interview | Partnering Up for 21st-Century Skills

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, or P21, recently partnered with Wireless Generation. P21 has worked hard to build a broad coalition of education, business and nonprofit organizations and foundations all focused on 21st-century readiness for every student. “Every new … Continue reading

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Interview | Connecting with ePals

Founded in 1996 as a pioneering social learning network, ePals has continued to evolve over the years. Today, ePals combines a safe and secure learning management platform with communication and collaboration tools and high quality content to connect teachers, students … Continue reading

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