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European MOOC Platform OpenClassrooms Raises Additional $60 Million in Funding

Edtech Business<p>European MOOC Platform OpenClassrooms Raises Additional $60 Million in Funding<p>May 16, 2018<p><b>OPEN CHECKBOOK:</b> The French MOOC provider and …

Venture Capital

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Teaching

370 Online Courses With Real College Credit That You Can Access For Free — Class Central

Class Central recently made a list of all the courses we could find that are part of for-credit programs and are still free to access.

List-Worthy

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

Apps

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

5 Foods That De-Bloat Your Stomach Faster Than Any Other

Ready for some sobering news? Your muffin top might be detrimental to your health. According to doctors, one of the worst places your body can store …

Nutrition

5 Professional PowerPoint Tips for Building the Ultimate Presentation

I remember the presentation well, but for all the wrong reasons.The keynote speaker at a well-known project management conference had decades of …

Public Speaking

Play

Here are a few strategies to employ to facilitate positive tablet learning habits:<p>Be clear with students at the outset of class whether tablets will …

Educational Websites for Kids That Are Free and Fun

Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 20 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online …

Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

Print's not dead.<p>Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Why Your Business Should Be More Like Trader Joe's

You don't need to take shortcuts to make profits.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are three grocery stores within a mile of my apartment in Raleigh, but I usually find myself driving 15 minutes north to Trader Joe's and always have to wait in line to check out (no …

Teachers weigh in on Apple’s push for more iPads in school

Are iPads better than laptops? The answer depends on who you ask<p>This week, Apple held its education event to introduce a new iPad with stylus support aimed at teachers and students, hoping to take on the popularity of Chromebooks in classrooms over the past few years. As of 2017, Apple is third …

Education Technology

What You Need To Know About Kids' Screen Time Right Now

WATCH: Three little rules that can help your kids cultivate a healthy relationship with screens.<p>Our latest NPR Ed video takes on that question so many parents are asking: How much time should my kid spend looking at phones and screens and tablets and TVs and ...<p>In a nutshell (and inspired by food …

Kids

How to Eat Clean for a Whole Entire Week

The whole “clean eating” thing sounds daunting, but in reality it just comes down to choosing real, non-processed foods in order to feel like your …

EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite lived up to the superlatives made for them, and the sector has had trouble coming up with more innovative ideas …

‘I created Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle.<p>By the time I met him in person, I’d already been talking to him on a daily basis for hours at a time. On the phone, he was clever, funny, …

Cambridge Analytica

Research shows detrimental effects of laptop use in classrooms

In the modern university classroom, it is common to hear the clicking of keys and see the lights of laptop screens as the instructor delivers a …

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

San Francisco

5 Sectors Blockchain is Rapidly Changing

Blockchain is having a major effect on data verification, voting, audio, crypto transactions and education.<p>Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology have been at the forefront of media since their astronomical rise in value and volatility this past year. While many investors have been …

Reinventing Community College To Reach Millions Of Workers — Online

The workforce is changing dramatically, and there's a widespread recognition that new skills — and new ways of teaching adults those skills — are needed and needed fast. In California, the state's 114 community colleges are facing the challenge of offering the credentials, classes and training that …

Education

50 Great iPad STEAM Apps for Teachers and Students

After we have covered STEAM websites to use with your students in class, we are sharing with you this visual we have been working on for the last few …

Education Technology

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

Business Strategy

The Profs on melding technology with tutors

The co-founder of online tutoring service, The Profs, talks about enhancing the learning experience with tech and marketing the old-school way.<p>Some flat-pack furniture and a £1,500 overdraft was all that Richard Evans needed to launch his online tutoring<br>service, The Profs, which connects a roster …

5 Important Google Drive Collaborative Features Teachers Should Know about

Google Drive is in a continuous flux in terms of the functionalities and built-in features it offers to its users. A great deal of these features are …

Education Technology

The 4-Letter Trick Fighter Pilots Use to Make Tough Decisions Fast

How to make good decisions when you're under the gun -- literally or metaphorically.<p>If you have infinite time to decide, it's relatively easy to make good choices. You gather every applicable detail, weigh the pros and cons, consult your values and your gut, and finally make a call. But as we all …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Could Be Killing Your Professional Chances of Success

Whether you like it or not, your LinkedIn profile has become a regular part of potential clients (or employers) looking you up on online. Here's how to make sure it shines.<p>You may have set your LinkedIn profile up years ago and then promptly forgotten about it.<p>If so, you're putting your personal …

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …