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BloomBoard Appoints New CEO, Restructures Focus Around Micro-Credentials

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Some of those teachers spend upwards of 150 hours every year on training sessions, workshops and conferences that sometimes resemble what many students experience in the classroom: listening to a lecture and taking notes. To tackle this major problem, Digital Promise , a nonprofit founded in 2008 with authorization from Congress, has been steadfastly working on a framework for “ micro-credentials.”

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Sony Vows to Bring “Blockchain” Tech to Education. Will It Take Hold in K-12?

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says it has developed a system to bring “blockchain” technology–meant to serve as a decentralized-yet-secure system for transmitting data–to education, as the concept slowly begins to attract attention in the K-12 space. Blockchain is known today primarily for its use in the world of finance, most notably for Bitcoin , a digital payment system or type of “crypto-currency,” meant to be powered by users, rather than a central authority.

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As the Higher Ed Opportunity Act Turns 10, Here’s How the Landscape Has Changed

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Now, with mounting college costs and loan defaults raising questions about financial security and employability in a fast-moving economy, the students of 2018 expect a return on their investment in exchange for the cost of going to college. But higher education’s more recent, concerted push toward a focus on student outcomes and completion was really just beginning. With tuition cost increases far outpacing the cost of inflation, and federal student loan debt topping $1.5

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Students would be required to pay.

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