“This way of working has changed my way of understanding education.” – Oscar Herrero, Spain

Daily Edventures

They adapt learning to today’s society.”. Herrero’s teaching style has evolved as new approaches like gamification, the flipped classroom, and project-based learning have gained traction. Oscar Herrero. ICT and PE Teacher. Junta de Castilla y León. Segovia, Spain.

Three Thoughts on the Treatment of EdTech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Doug Levin

Since at least 2007, Education Next has commissioned an annual public opinion poll to help inform the K-12 education policy discussion in DC and the states, as well as to suggest lines of inquiry for further research. In 2015, the poll included 34 questions (not counting the a/b/c/d variations of some questions asked only to a fraction of the overall sample), only one (1) of which addressed the topic of technology in education.

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7 Math Tools to Energize Advanced Learners

Graphite Blog

They''re naturally motivated to learn. Our list includes adaptive learning programs as well as games, graphing tools, and websites about the human side of math. DreamBox Learning Math and TenMarks are two great adaptive learning programs designed to be individualized and highly responsive. Photo: "Interactive whiteboard at CeBIT 2007" via Wikimedia Commons.

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

Edsurge

In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. There is also the US Department of Education’s Learning Registry, which contains resources created by various parts of the US Government. These resources are all freely available in the Learning Registry and can (and should) be made available in any state or other registry via API. Fishtree believes in giving students “voice and choice” to select the resource that matches their learning style.

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Carnegie Learning Gets a Makeover After Private Equity Investment

Edsurge

The latest move comes from CIP Capital , a New York City-based private equity firm that is investing an undisclosed sum in Carnegie Learning. As a result of the deal, Carnegie will be merging with New Mountain Learning (which is owned by CIP), and the combined operations will continue under the Carnegie Learning name. The merger marks yet another change for Carnegie Learning, which traces its roots to Carnegie Mellon University.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. Would there even be “learning analytics” without the LMS, I wonder?).

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. Funding data about “learn to code” startups can be found at funding.hackeducation.com. And what does that oft-repeated phrase “ learn to code ” even mean ?

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.”