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How a cold email and a Cisco acquisition got this CEO to a new startup that just raised $8 million

"We've got a mentor for you. Please introduce yourself to him," the email read.<p>The mentor mentioned in the email was Mike Volpi, then Cisco's senior VP, who's now an investor at Index Ventures.<p>But Bergelson never heard back from Volpi. Soon, he found out Volpi was leaving the company, and over the …

Startups

7 writing mistakes you need to stop making today

College requires you to write from your first semester to your last. As a high school senior, you wrote an admissions essay. As a college senior, you will likely write a lengthy thesis based on your studies. And in-between? More research papers than you can count.<p>No matter how much you have written …

How digital technology is ushering in a new age of learning

<b>Collaborative, connected classrooms</b><p>St Columba is one of the first education institutions to adopt Google’s Classroom learning management system, …

Grieve, Grumble and Get Up: Time for More College App Essays

Those clever folks at MIT have made something of a numbers joke about when early action admissions decisions will be announced: this coming Saturday, at 3:16 P.M. What? When you write it in numerals, it looks like this: 12/13/14 15:16. But the news will not be fun or funny for the great majority of …

College & University

Recommended Learning Sites for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

Learning new skills necessary in managing a business is one of the essential things that every entrepreneur should take. We know that enrolling in …

Breaking Down The Value Of Your College Degree

Going to college today is an expensive proposition. It isn’t just tuition. The cost of books, room and board, and just about every other aspect of college life has skyrocketed since the turn of the century. Worse, while the cost of education is substantially higher, the wages and salaries available …

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

In light of this, research suggests that considering the following interrelated elements when designing and implementing learning activities may help …

Pedagogy

7 tips for a great campus website

Website award-winning colleges and universities give clear, practical advice on what it takes to have great online representation<p>[<i>Editor’s Note: This</i> …

Why Students Must Use Online Job Search Courses and Tools

Are your students feeling lost in their job search?<p>According to the AfterCollege Career Insights survey, 83 percent of college seniors don't have a job lined up before graduation. Although 35 percent of Millennials are more optimistic about their job search, they're still struggling to find …

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014

Teaser Image<p>The Business of Ed-Tech<p><i>Part 2 of my Top 10 Trends of 2014 series</i>.<p>I usually <i>end</i> my yearly analysis of all the trends in ed-tech on the …

Education

Free college degree, passport required

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, tell your parents: it’s financially irresponsible to not study abroad. At a time when the average debt load of the American …