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.

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.

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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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“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. Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology: OneNote. Oscar Herrero.

Carnegie Learning Gets a Makeover After Private Equity Investment

Edsurge

Private equity’s pursuit to acquire puzzle pieces to build comprehensive educational technology platforms shows no sign of slowing down. 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.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here’s a science textbook I was assigned at his school in 2007. Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Via AIR : “Getting Back on Track: What Math Content Is Taught and Learned in Online and Face-to-Face Algebra Credit Recovery Courses ?” “ inBloom ’s collapse undermined personalized learning and data standards efforts,” says danah boyd. (I’m