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Altschool Raises $100M From Founders Fund, Zuckerberg To Scale A Massive Network of Schools Around Personalized Learning

In one of the biggest funding rounds of the year in education and technology, Altschool is raising $100 million from Founders Fund, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s foundation along with other venture backers and philanthropic organizations.<p>The move will mark the company’s shift from proving …

San Francisco

How Technology Transforms Learning and Teaching Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on May 2, 2015<p>How Technology Transforms Learning and Teaching Infographic shows how ed tech is revolutionizing learning and</b> …

Uses for Hololens in education

Less than 100 days ago, we revealed Hololens during the Windows 10 announcement, and since then we’ve all been waiting for a second chance to see …

Augmented Reality

Why Micro Learning Is Educating The ADD Generation

<i>Roman Kostochka is the founder and CEO at Coursmos, a micro-learning platform.</i><p>In 2012, Mashable had published an article called “Technology Creating a Generation of Distracted Students” which reported the results of a study done by Pew Research Center. According to their data, about 90 percent of …

Are You Ready To Subscribe To A Netflix For Learning? Curious.com Thinks You Are

The next time you get bored with watching whatever’s rotting your brain on your television or your iPhone, you’ll have a healthier alternative: educational courses.<p>Don’t laugh. And no, we’re not talking about <i>America’s Test Kitchen</i> or <i>This Old House</i> on PBS, but video courses on everything from …

MIT creates new Online Education Policy Initiative « Online Learning Update

<b>by MIT</b><p>Through its newly created Online Education Policy Initiative (OEPI), made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, MIT …

Higher Ed in 2050: Why the Future Is Not as Bleak as Many Believe

<i>Co-authored by Dr. Jeff Borden, associate vice president of teaching and learning innovation at Saint Leo University, in Saint Leo, FL</i>.<p>On a listserv for college and university presidents last month, someone asked who among us was forecasting 30 years out. Few if any of us were, but the question set …

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

<b>6 Ways Teachers Respond To Education Technology</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><b>The Backstory of the Pencil Metaphor</b><p>If you’re looking for the 6 ways part–well, …

7 Ways Video Games Enhance Learning

February 28, 2015<br>If anything, video gaming provides researchers and cognitive scientists with a huge repository of raw data on the dynamics of …

10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies

For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative …

Elon Musk donates $10 million to keep robots from murdering you

Elon Musk is worried that AI will destroy humanity, and so he's decided to donate $10 million toward research into how we can keep artificial intelligence safe. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has previously expressed concern that something like what happens in <i>The Terminator</i>could happen in real …

Artificial Intelligence

How the "Billionaire Boys Club" Shaped Education in 2014

In today's educational landscape there are a lot of players vying for influence over the future of America's P-20 educational system. Of these players, none have been as influential as the "Billionaire Boys Club." To be in this club, you have to have a net worth of $1 billion dollars, and be a …

How One Millennial Made More Than $60,000 in 30 Days Without a Full-Time Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before last year 25-year-old entrepreneur Nick Walter of Provo, Utah, had never heard of the Udemy online-course platform until a friend introduced him to it. An iOS developer, he quickly figured out how to use the platform to offer his …

Teaching

E-Learning Startup Udacity Raises $35M to Launch ‘Nanodegrees’

Udacity Inc. has secured $35 million, the latest e-learning startup to raise funding in a growing cluster that has raised hundreds of millions from venture investors in a bid to redefine the way people learn.

South Africa education gets e-learning digital makeover

<b>In Africa's schools, old-fashioned, dusty textbooks are gradually being replaced by tablets, computers and mobile phones.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessKenya's mobile money revolutionAfrica mobile boom powers innovationIs tech saving the music industry?Business travel in hi-tech …

The Top 5 Education Technology Trends of 2014

#1. Adaptive Learning<p>Adaptive learning is arguably the most ground-breaking trend engulfing K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide. After …

12 design secrets spilled by Jony Ive

Jony Ive made a rare public appearance at the Design Museum in London yesterday, where he discussed a range of topics with museum director Deyan Sudjic. Everything from the future of design, to Jony’s work at Apple popped up in the conversation, but the most intriguing parts where the insights into …

Product Design

Harvard, MIT Will Bring Classes To The Masses With Their ‘edX’ Online Learning Initiative

Distance learners rejoice! Harvard University and MIT jointly announced their new non-profit edX online learning initiative in Cambridge earlier today, which aims to both enhance on-campus teaching and make courses from both schools available to people around the world for free.<p>“This is the single …

MOOC News Roundup - The Low-cost Online Degree is Here

MOOC News Roundup – The Low-cost Online Degree is Here<p>Posted by Robert McGuire on May 19, 2013 in Credit Watch, News<p><b>Welcome. Here’s your roundup of</b> …

Higher Education

16 Free Online Business Courses That Are Actually Worth Your Time

Increasingly, it's possible to get an extremely well-rounded business education from the best professors in the world without enrolling in a university or even leaving your house.<p>While online courses won't necessarily give you the pay boost of a traditional two-year MBA and probably won't land you …

University of Pennsylvania

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

That's the premise of the Right Question Institute and a new book by its co-directors Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana. The book, <i>Make Just One Change:</i> …

27 Ways to Be a Better 21st Century Educator

Here is another great graphic from our colleague Mia featuring the the 27 ways to be a better 21st century teacher. We have had a lot of discussion …

Online Learning Industry Poised for $107 Billion In 2015

<b>UPDATE: E Learning Climbing To $325 Billion By 2025 UF Canvas Absorb Schoology Moodle is my latest post on the e-learning industry and its meteoric growth.</b><p>Online learning, also known as e-learning, is booming. Market research firm Global Industry Analysts projects it will reach $107 Billion in …