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Interview | You and Your FriendsLearn

As an engineer, Bhargav Sri Prakash’s passion and perhaps, obsession, has been to dream of and implement scalable technologies to solve the world’s biggest problems. Bhargav was one of the many immigrants to the United States who left everything behind in … Continue reading

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Interview | Time for Schoology

The initial idea for Schoology came about during college when three friends, Jeremy Friedman, Ryan Hwang and Tim Trinidad tried to develop an effective platform for sharing lecture notes with everyone in the class. After two weeks of development, the project gained traction, but … Continue reading

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Interview | Shawn Bay Knows Education Data

After his own experience in working with large quantities of data in the private sector, Shawn Bay recognized the amount of data within education and an opportunity to apply analytics to improve education. That was the genesis for eScholar. Here, … Continue reading

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Interview | Backing Up Education With STORServer

That rare type who excels at both engineering and the humanities, John Pearring is a former educator, publisher and current chairman of STORServer, a data backup solution provider. With a knack for untangling complexities and clearly communicating and constructing workable … Continue reading

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Interview | Donna Glynn Sells On TeacherPayTeachers

One of the first open marketplaces for lesson plans and other teacher-created materials, TeachersPayTeachers is essentially a very good idea. Founded by Paul Edelman way back, nearly half a century ago in 2006, it was acquired by Scholastic and then … Continue reading

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Interview | A Question of Academic Merit

He comes from a long line of teachers, and Ogden Morse is a teacher himself. Back in 2004, he co-founded AcademicMerit with other current and former teachers to develop web-based solutions specifically targeting English language arts in grades 7-12, “a … Continue reading

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Interview | Engaging with Jay King of StudySync

In an earlier interview with EdTech Digest, BookheadEd Learning CEO Robert Romano (pictured, above right) described StudySync as a web-delivered academic tool created for teachers that uses a variety of technologies, social interaction, and multimedia to connect students to the … Continue reading

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Interview | Staying Up with LateNiteLabs

To engage the world in science learning, David Jaffe (pictured, right) created intuitive and affordable online lab experiences for students, enabling them to earn credit toward their degrees. Of greater importance, he hopes his labs encourage exploration, inquiry and ultimately, … Continue reading

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Interview | Taking Footsteps2Brilliance with Ilene Rosenthal

In the U.S., 46 percent of children enter kindergarten at risk of failure and 88 percent of them never catch up. From the moment that Ilene Rosenthal learned of these statistics, she knew that something needed to be done to … Continue reading

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Interview | Ten Million Members and Moving Forward

Now that’s a lot of people. The Learning First Alliance (LFA) is a partnership of 16 education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America’s public schools. “We share examples of success, encourage collaboration … Continue reading

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Interview | An eSchoolView of 21st-Century Learning

Friends and fellow entrepreneurs Rob O’Leary and Grant Wright started in the edtech space almost a decade ago. Today, their company is moving districts forward with a content management system helping to effectively keep parents, students, staff and the greater … Continue reading

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Interview | Grockit with Farb Nivi

Fascinated with social learning as a field of study since he was an undergraduate at Michigan, Farb Nivi has been on a course of learning for his current role ever since those early days. Later, when he was a teacher … Continue reading

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Interview | TeachersPayTeachers Millions of Dollars

For Paul Edelman, venturing out in business on his own was just a matter of time. After teaching for four years in New York City public schools, he was struck by the concept of an open marketplace for teacher-created materials. … Continue reading

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Interview | Symantec’s Mike Maxwell Tackles 3 Trends

Behind the scenes, technology solutions can keep schools and universities running smoothly, but you’d never know it, unless you talked to guys like Mike Maxwell. As National Director of State, Local and Education (SLED), Mike leads Symantec’s efforts to develop … Continue reading

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Interview | David Butler: The Future of Music Education

Nothing less than a revolution in how music education takes place. That’s what former AOL exec David Butler has developed and is bringing into widespread usage. Sure, teaching via video has been around since at least the 1980s, distance learning … Continue reading

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Interview | Changing the ‘Study’ Paradigm with StudyBlue

There are some tools for learning that just feel right. What’s better is when they’re actually good for you, and when the results are amazing. This story is about a little company having a big impact, and that provides for … Continue reading

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Interview | Transition to Transformation with eGenio

A product to revolutionize today’s classroom experience is what Don Greenberg had in mind when he co-founded eGenio in 2009. An easy-to-use, digital learning platform that integrates technology and multimedia content to engage all students, eGenio seamlessly integrates technology for … Continue reading

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Interview | Marty Reed: RANDA Solutions That Just Make Sense

Since its inception, RANDA Solutions has been in edtech, initially managing infrastructure supporting large-scale assessments. Over the years, their offerings have expanded to include early development of cloud hosting and innovative solutions for school districts. Passionate about being a central … Continue reading

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Interview | An RTI Matrix for Teachers

Among a growing number of eduprenuers transforming education, Gary Hensley (pictured, left) and Matt Hartman (right) are making it easier for educators to get their jobs done, despite tightening budgets and time constraints. Here, Gary and Matt respond to some basic … Continue reading

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Interview | Jill Ambrose: Why Students Are Getting CourseSmart

Driven to make companies succeed, Jill Ambrose has worked with CafePress, GiftCertificates.com, Corbis, AVID Enterprises, and Disney among others—where she has held leadership positions and pushed growth and profitability. As Chief Marketing Officer for CourseSmart, Jill talks about where the … Continue reading

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Interview | Eric Westendorf: How Much Can You LearnZillion?

It’s pretty genius. LearnZillion provides a new model for delivering instruction: they curate short, focused video lessons created by top teachers around the country. “We put these lessons on a platform that makes it easy for students, teachers, and parents … Continue reading

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Interview | Greg Long: Opening up DreamBox

DreamBox Learning was created as an extendable  platform to “radically transform the way the world learns.” But more importantly, the technology was created to help children learn more effectively.  The inspiration was teachers. “We set out to mimic what the … Continue reading

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Interview | Moving From NCLB to No Child Held Back

No Child Held Back is a consortium of parents, teachers, school administrators, learning experts, citizens, business leaders, education publishers, and technology providers who are dedicated to transforming education. Their vision is the creation of an effective, flexible, student-centered education system … Continue reading

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Interview | Seeing the Whole Picture with Vantage Learning

Vantage Learning has continued to develop technology to create innovative, cost-efficient ways to address multiple challenges in education. In this interview, John P. Fallon, VP, Global Marketing at Vantage Technologies (pictured), discusses adaptive learning platforms, assessment in a digital age, the … Continue reading

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Interview | Alvin Crawford: Delivering the Knowledge

Knowledge Delivery Systems is a leading provider of strategic professional development courses for teachers, schools and districts nationwide. They develop high-quality online courses through their state-of-the-art eClassroom platform, and deliver them in an engaging and focused manner – aimed on … Continue reading

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