Recruiter.com: Ten Tech Tools Your Staffing Company Should Adopt

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SkillSurvey’s online reference checking makes the list of top technology tools staffing companies should have in their arsenal to stay ahead. News hiring managers hiring trends reference checking staffing and recruiting

Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions

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That group of colleges, companies and nonprofits is working to build an openly licensed Open Badges platform for digital certificates that professionals and students can use to show they’ve mastered certain skills (either academic or so-called “soft skills,” like collaboration or problem solving). How, they wondered, could a company claim to have just invented something that is so well known? When the U.S.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

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Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations. We have always worked with corporations and companies, it’s part of the DNA here at MIT in terms of our research and innovation,” says Piloto.

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PublicSchoolWORKS and Company Nurse Integrate to Provide Workplace Injury and Compliance Management Solution for Schools Across the Country

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Company Nurse is the first workers’ comp nurse triage service that ensures injured workers get the proper care while helping keep claims and costs low. About Company Nurse Workplace injuries are a fact of life.

5 keys to making the best staff selection

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The staff selection process is fundamental for a company to function properly, since hiring the appropriate personnel for each position is crucial for a cordial and productive office environment. Check references.

Blackboard Co-Founder: ‘4 Secrets to Building a Tech Company for Higher Ed’

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To mark the 20th anniversary of Blackboard, one of the first LMSes, the company’s co-founder, Matthew Pittinsky, wrote an epic blog post about the company’s history, which includes his advice for today’s edtech leaders. As origin stories go, the founding of Blackboard twenty years ago lacked that single light bulb moment that tech companies like to tell. The winner of the LMS market would be the company with the most widely adopted platform.

As LinkedIn’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges

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You taught courses at Lynda.com before LinkedIn bought the company. We like to refer to it at LinkedIn as: what’s the so-what? If we’re at a conference and a big software company announces a new feature, we’ll have a course up on it, that afternoon. I’m hearing a lot these days about a trend that employers are thinking differently about their HR and professional development functions, and making that a more strategic part of their company.

Finding the Right Talent to Build an Edtech Company That Is Loved and Lasts

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Not every company can be Facebook or Google, offering free catered meals and colorful open spaces, but there are ways to build positive work environments with productive and happy employees on a smaller budget. Building Up Values For some companies, mission statements only live on a web page. But if you ask Whitehead, what’s more important is for a company to go beyond just determining and posting its goals and values.

Why 2U Decided to Buy a Little-Known South-African Company for $103M

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This week 2U surprised many education-watchers when it made its very first acquisition, dropping $103-million on a 9-year-old South-African company called GetSmarter. Since the company started in 2008, it has stayed focused on that one idea, and on serving only highly-selective colleges in the U.S. The formula has reaped rewards: in 2014 2U became a rare edtech company to go public. The way the company tells it, 2U wasn’t looking to start buying up companies.

Check out the Benchmark Universe Quick Start Guide!

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While it will come in handy for new BU users especially, seasoned pros will also benefit from its easy reference style and succinct content. Calling all Benchmark Universe users! We’ve created a Quick Start Guide.

Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching

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How a Little Graphic Novel is Inspiring Teachers to Think

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How To Help Kids Ask More Amazing Questions Now

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5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

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Breaking Lock Step Test Prep

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What Happens When a Statistics Class is Taught with PBL

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5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing Technology (and some cool tools for the college classroom)

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Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

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What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

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Advice from a Filmmaking Pro About How to Help Kids Make Movies

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5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know About UDL

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5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading

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5 Inspirational Thoughts for Teachers

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Improve Student Behavior Now!

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How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

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iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

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5 Habits of Healthy Teachers

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Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

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Reclaiming Your Calling #MotivationMonday with Brad Gustafson

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25 Days of Making: When Educators Make, Create, and Have Fun

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5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology [Free Webinar]

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5 Ways to Battle Burnout

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How to Teach AI in the Classroom

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Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

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15 Ways to Get More Motivated This Week

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5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

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Flexible Seating: Before and After

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