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Duolingo Founder On Why Online Lectures Are Not The Future Of Education

<i>These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Luis Von Ahn, Co-Founder and CEO of Duolingo and reCAPTCHA, computer science professor at CMU, on Quora.</b><p>Q: What do you think of MOOCs? Are …

Strengthening the College Transfer Pathway

Higher education leaders have a major problem from which they cannot hide. The transfer pathway from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities is badly broken. And, it's partly their fault.<p>The facts are clear. Just 20 percent of first-time, full-time community college students …

Guiding Students to Success at Their Own Level

How It's Done<p>Meet Your Students' Needs<p>"RTI, which is Response to Intervention, just means that we look at where students are struggling," explains …

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

Product Hunt

5 Fascinating Edtech Companies From National Education Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We spend more than $6 trillion dollars a year on education worldwide -- from early childhood through corporate and lifelong learning. That gigantic sum is garnering the attention of entrepreneurs and investors eager to develop and unleash …

Education Technology

How To Bench Press the Right Way

The bench press is the most glorified exercise in men's fitness history. Sure, everybody now knows the deadlift is a better, more complete workout. But "How much do you bench?" remains the definitive macho-guy's benchmark.<p>The thing is, you can't just slap a couple plates on a bar and let out a few …

10 Ways to Test Your Fitness

How do you measure up? (sponsored by Fitbit)<p>Evaluating your physical fitness should be your first step when starting a new workout regimen. When you have a good sense of how your stats and exercise patterns stack up, it will be easier for you to monitor your progress and set achievable fitness …

The top 20 tracks of 2015

20. KEITH APE – “IT G MA”<p>If one song could sum up this year’s Korean rap invasion, it would be “It G Ma” – the viral supernova headed up by gold-grilled trap king Keith Ape and backed up by other, equally eclectic members of The Cohort crew he belongs to, including mastermind JayAllDay and Seoul’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Ten of 2015's most notable African science fiction and fantasy stories

Wole Talabi, a Nigerian sf writer who lives in Malaysia, has rounded up his ten favorite African science fiction and fantasy stories of 2015. Like …

How To Do London On $25 A Day

Saturday: Art and Major Sites<p>One of the best things about the UK is that most museums are free. Start your Saturday in Holborn at the British Museum, admiring the collections along with the building's impressive tessellated glass ceiling.<p>From there, stroll down to Covent Garden: one of London's …

England

5 Korean Novels You Should Read Now

South Korea is becoming a major player on the world’s literary scene, beginning with last year’s London Book Fair, which spotlighted Korean literature. In particular, the country’s literary scene is making a name for itself with dark, transgressive fiction by female writers, some of which might not …

How This 26-Year-Old Learned the ABCs of Running an Education Franchise

This story appears in the November 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>When Ashley Mulcahy was earning her teaching degree at San Diego State University, she needed a little extra cash. So in 2011 she answered an ad for Tutor Doctor, an in-home education franchise. She met up with franchisee …

Entrepreneurship

Visiting Paris? Insiders share tips | CNN Travel

Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers

October 29, 2015<br>Theory informs practice and without a solid theoretical base we risk having an impaired praxis. This is clearly noticeable in the …

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

<b>The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learning</b><p>by <b>Stewart Hase</b> and <b>Chris Kenyon</b><p><i>Ed note: This is part 1 in a series on self-determined learning</i> …

Pedagogy

25 Things You Absolutely, Positively Have to Do in Paris

The City of Light, the City of Love, the city with a certain je ne sais quoi: There’s perhaps no place more adored on the planet, as evidenced by the millions of visitors Paris draws each year. You could spend a lifetime exploring the French capital, but whether you have a day or a year, we’ve got …

France

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Pull Quote

Data Points<p>Sophisticated data visualizations are pushing the bounds of what we can process, sometimes to the breaking point. What are the signature styles of contemporary data vis, and will they stand the test of time?<p>An avalanche of data pours into computers around the world every day, and the …

Margaret Atwood: we are double-plus unfree

“A Robin Redbreast in a cage, Puts all Heaven in a Rage,” wrote William Blake. “Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall,” wrote John Milton, channelling God’s musings about mankind and free will in the third book of <i>Paradise Lost</i>. “Freedom, high-day, high-day, freedom … !” chants Caliban in <i>The</i> …

Literature

17 Totally Underrated Places To Shop For Men's Clothes Online

There's more out there than Target.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Digital vs Digitized Learning

As teachers begin to shift toward greater personalized learning experiences for students, their initial steps build upon what they already know from …

Education Technology

Google for Education Certification and Exams

Google is updating the way they do certifications. Google is providing these certifications as a concrete and tangible way to measure skills and …

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, …

Pedagogy

5 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

Quizizz<p>Much like Kahoot, Quizizz allows teachers to gather evidence of student learning in a fun, gamified environment. When teachers create …

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Managing eLearning Blog<p>A Case Study of the UW Professional Life Coaching Certificate Program<p>Darcy Luoma, Lead Instructor, UW–Madison Professional …

13 Keys to Successful Blended Learning

Educators share their best practices for tech-enabled pedagogy, from building capacity to implementing lessons to supporting teachers and students.

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