Tag Archives: learning platforms

Sharing the Genius

Chalkup founder Justin Chando talks growth, struggle, success – and students. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They do everything a Learning Management System does, but “we hate learning management systems” says Justin Chando, Chalkup founder and CEO (pictured, left). “We … Continue reading

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Digital Delivery

Exploring the future of online degrees.  GUEST COLUMN | by Simon Nelson The digital shift in society has navigated its way into the higher education sector, prompting the reimagining of the delivery of education. My company’s partnership with Deakin University … Continue reading

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Building the Best Learning Platform

For technologists in education, teacher input is key. GUEST COLUMN | by Kenneth Chapman As technologists focused on the education space, we’re constantly striving to stay on top of the needs of teachers and their goals in educating students. That … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | SmartBook from McGraw-Hill Education  

SmartBook, by learning science company McGraw-Hill Education, is a digital version of a course textbook – with a twist. SmartBook delivers the same content as a traditional textbook, but unlike a typical e-book, SmartBook actively tailors that content to the … Continue reading

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The Five Pillars of Quality EdTech Content

Re-examining the goals and purposes of our arena. GUEST COLUMN | by Nanda Krish For educators, the old standby of textbooks still works in the modern world. However, as educators know, relying solely on books in an age where information … Continue reading

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Old Problem, New Approach

Increasing student engagement with online learning platforms. GUEST COLUMN | by Todd Rothman We are at a game-changing time in the history of education. Never before have we been more “connected” to our students as we are today. For educators, … Continue reading

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For Edtech to Matter, Students Need to Care

How can technological advances play a role in a student’s academic journey? GUEST COLUMN | by Michal Borkowski Education technology is becoming ubiquitous in the classroom as teachers and administrators implement the newest gadgets and software into everyday lessons. Whether … 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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Cool Tool | WIN Math

This is a career-infused, middle and high school mathematics and workplace skills program. As the first math instruction program to offer capstone projects linked to 16 career clusters, the WIN Math digital learning platform is aligned to Common Core State … Continue reading

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All Possible Resources

Three educators answer questions about what they gave and got out of EdmodoCon. THREE ON THREE | by Victor Rivero Technology is bringing together educators from around the country and around the world. Case in point: Edmodo recently hosted its … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | GradeStack

GradeStack is a mobile education startup founded in 2013 with the goal of giving the student an option to learn on the go in a quick 5-10 minute timespan. Technology enthusiasts with experience in consulting, large scale Internet products, android … Continue reading

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Platform Future

The future of mobile education belongs to platforms. GUEST COLUMN | by Andrew Cohen “What’s your go-to-market strategy?” “How are you going to cut through the noise?” “How are you different than ‘X’?” These are increasingly common questions that mobile … Continue reading

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Learning about Learnist

Farb Nivi, founder of Grockit and Learnist, takes a quick quiz. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Victor: You’ve got a lot going on these days! What drives you purpose wise as you move forward with Learnist? Farb: The history of technology … Continue reading

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A Little Edgenuity

An innovative, student-centered approach to instruction goes a long way  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They’ve built tremendous credibility with their school partners under the E2020 brand, but they’ve also evolved a great deal from their start as a company … Continue reading

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Getting Out of the Way

Brad Baird of Schoology learns a thing or two from an unlikely source INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero More than 20,000 schools and districts now use Schoology as their learning management system. In many ways, they’re a study in what … Continue reading

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Tools That Do Not Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis I’d like to thank all of those who recognize how difficult a teacher’s job is and who want to make it easier—but let me help you realize what I as a teacher do not … 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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Ed Tech Tools and the Social Media Classroom

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Ever wanted a way to expand learning outside of your four walls of your classroom without having to pay big bucks for great tools and resources? Well, along comes CourseSites, a free, hosted online … Continue reading

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Interview | Rohit Agarwal and Andrew Joseph: Getting TenMarks

The U.S. is behind most economically developed nations when it comes to students’ math skills, ranked 34th according to a PISA report in 2009. “In order for the U.S. to maintain global competitiveness, and for our economic development, it’s critical that … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Connect from McG and Bb

Here’s a powerful online learning assignment and assessment solution from a couple of the top names in education: merge the robust capabilities of Blackboard Learn with rich McGraw-Hill Connect content and you get an all-digital higher education learning platform allowing … Continue reading

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