Category: EdTech News
Khalid Smith, Education Leader at Startup Weekend, talks about the process of uniting educators with designers and entrepreneurs and — occupied with the problems of EdTech — using design challenges to understand a problem deeply, create solutions, and then use technology to scale. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Scott Weiss and LiveSchool discuss different models for getting the startup’s EdTech product into more school. Don’t get caught up in having to go out and get Silicon Valley-based money, says Weiss.
Online learning platform Udemy announced today that its site will support ten foreign languages and hit the milestone of one million students.
Udemy is a well-known provider of massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOCs. It offers videos and live lectures from hundreds of expert instructors, giving people opportunities to expand their knowledge base and skill sets.
SALT LAKE CITY — More than 150 teachers from across the state met Friday for a demonstration of new educational technologies that will be piloted in schools this fall.
The training session, organized by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the STEM Action Center, presented teachers with 11 technologies aimed at closing achievement gaps and increasing college readiness in mathematics.
“We will see what technologies are the best fit,” said Meredith Mannebach, program director for the STEM Action Center, which was established earlier this year by lawmakers with a $10 million investment.
Instead of giving us so many lectures, wouldn’t it be better to teach us how to build something cool instead. I felt that, by making real objects, we could learn in ways that were more memorable,interesting, and tangible.
Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, California is launching a fabrication laboratory—a “FabLab”—for its kids, complete with computer-aided design tools and a 3-D printer. Students will be able to design their ideas and then make them in real life. My oldest son happens to be one of those lucky children. What I only dreamed about in school—making real things based on the subject matter taught in class—is becoming the reality for kids today.
Many spend their freshman year of college sleeping through Psych 101 and drinking cheap beer at parties. Nithin Tumma, James Ruben, and Neel Patel, however, dedicated their first year to building a startup.
This trio of Harvard freshmen launched Side on the Apple store today. Side is mobile application that prompts you with simple, two-choice questions, then recommends products and services based on your responses. You answer a series of two-choice questions about yourself, such as “where would you rather raise your kids” — city or country.
Boston startup Boundless said Tuesday that it has launched a paid version of its online college textbooks, which come with new technologies for improving learning.
The premium products are priced at $19.99 per book, with no expiration, Boundless said.
The new "Boundless Learning Technology" is "part personal tutor, part online search and part textbook," the startup said in a news release. Boundless says it’s spent more than a year gathering data on how students learn online, and has developed new adaptive-learning technologies aimed at helping students to better grasp and retain information.
Online Colleges Won’t Solve Higher Ed’s Problems by Daniel Luzer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), large-scale courses developed by professors and offered to students for free online, represent one of the more important trends in higher education today. Their unique structure allows technology to provide high-quality course material to interested students around the world.
FutureLearn, wholly-owned by the UK’s Open University, is working to develop online courses and become a significant MOOC provider to join the conversation with Coursera and Udacity. According to Tim Dodd of Financial Review, FutureLearn Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Simon Nelson said he believes “the digital disruption in education will broaden and enter the field of corporate training.”