A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. Blog EdTech News News news

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8 teacher-loved edtech tools to try in 2017

eSchool News

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of apps and online edtech tools for that! To help you get a little bit more innovative in the coming academic year, here is a list of proven-effective edtech tools that may be highly useful in the classroom. Coursera.

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Can Fluent City, Backed By $2.5M in Funding, Build a Modern Culture School?

Edsurge

Lerner Investments led the round, joined by Learn Capital, New Ground Ventures and 1776. He calls it a sort of General Assembly for the liberal arts, providing people a casual, social place to learn a new language before their trips or how to deck out their apartments. Blended learning is the way to go for them, Rohrbach says. “I I kind of see [us] as the anti-Coursera,” he says. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

Linways Technologies

There are some major shifts happening in the way perceive education and the mechanisms we use for teaching and learning. We have written about some of these changes in our previous blog: “ 7 powerful shifts towards the future of learning that is changing education ”. How do we learn.

Why all screen time isn’t created equally

The Hechinger Report

We are so far behind in training preschool teachers on the science of how kids learn that parents are coming to asking them questions about what apps they should download…and they don’t know,’’ Guernsey said. Knowledge pills, robo-graders, brain implants and other dystopian edtech.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” More on Coursera and certification in the certification section below.). Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

He was an instructor in one of several high-profile Coursera failures back in 2013. ” From the press release : “ Learning Machine and MIT Media Lab Release Blockchain Technology for Educational Credentials.” ” “ Lifeliqe debuts VR -enabled educational content to keep kids interested in learning,” says Techcrunch. The video learning company has previously raised $1.57 Education Politics.

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