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5 Ways Technology is the New Methodology

A pioneer in massive online courses shares his perspective on a solid approach. GUEST COLUMN | by Ping-Cheng Yeh The children of today are exposed to tablets, phones, games, television and computers at an early age. Students of today love technology, … Continue reading

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America’s Got Talent

Using technology to level the playing field and capitalize on our full potential. GUEST COLUMN | by Bryden Sweeney-Taylor Each year, tens of thousands of hardworking students with top grades and test scores from lower-income families all across America fail … Continue reading

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Changes and Challenges

A view from within the edtech industry. GUEST COLUMN | by Orly Fuhrman The Internet is a digital playground for education and learning. Over the last few years, we’ve seen edtech startups climb the ladder of the venture capitalist portfolio … Continue reading

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Real Value

Leveraging edtech to graduate with career-ready skills. GUEST COLUMN | by Becky Fisher Only a few years ago, we judged colleges and universities solely on their ability to attract talented students. The higher the SAT score and GPA, the higher … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Net Texts and Gooru

Net Texts, the free, web-based classroom teaching aid that connects educators to a vast library of innovative, high-quality open educational resources (OER), has partnered with Gooru, a free personalized learning platform that enables teachers to find, remix, and share collections of K-12 … Continue reading

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Machine Learning

Empowering the next revolution in education. GUEST COLUMN | by Raúl Garreta For the last couple of years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been revolutionizing the education landscape and the way people learn. Platforms like Coursera, Udacity, edX and … Continue reading

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Trends | The Future of Lifelong Learning

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Cool Tool | OpenClass Exchange

With recent focus on Open Educational Resources (OER) and institutional content, Pearson has recently announced the launch of the OpenClass Exchange, a significant expansion to Pearson’s free social learning environment, OpenClass. The new service allows educators to search and access born-digital … Continue reading

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From Barriers to Benefits

The successful creation and adoption of Open Educational Resources.  GUEST COLUMN | by Mike Messner Even though the open education resource (OER) movement has been moving toward mainstream acceptance for some time, many teachers and administrators still remain wary of … Continue reading

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Getting Magoosh

A Khan Academy-style test prep company with an adaptive learning platform. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  Bhavin Parikh founded Magoosh while at Haas Business School, along with a few classmates and friends. They were frustrated with the existing prep options … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | YouTube Playbook Guide for Education

As most people know, YouTube, and more specifically YouTube EDU, lets educators, teachers, parents and students discover, create and share educational and instructional videos. Such videos are some of the most popular out there. From full university courses from the … Continue reading

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Interview | Dan Levin Has Answers in His Problem-Attic

Teachers were working way too hard on some things that modern technology could make so much easier, says to Dan Levin. “Precisely, there are a lot of questions available on the Internet, but they tend to be in the form … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: The State of OpenCourseWare

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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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