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Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso Announces “Divided We Stand” For The Fall

After Civil War II comes to a close, the status quo of the Marvel Universe looks to be downright divisive.<p>The thing about comics is that you’re always chasing the next thing. The frequency with which comics are published means that, as much as you’re supposed to care about what just happened, the …

Comics

15 Interview Questions To Ask Your Next Boss

I would hate to think that you would take a new job at a place where they didn’t at some point stop the interview process to ask you “Do you have any questions for us?”<p>All good employers do that. If you don’t get the chance to ask your questions, don’t even think about taking the job! Remember what …

Employment

Mark Zuckerberg Takes A Whack At Apple In New Interview

If Apple were truly looking out for its customers' best interests, it would charge a lot less for its gadgets, Mark Zuckerberg said in a recent interview with Time magazine.<p>"A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out …

5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

<b>5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education | Co.Exist | ideas + impact</b><p>How to attract and retain students; what should they be learning; where and how; and who pays for all this? The traditional model of higher education is at the precipice of significant change. Here’s five predictions for where the chips might fall.<p>(via 5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education | Co.Exist | ideas + impact)

Why Learning Should Be Messy

Principal at High Tech High, an innovative, project-based learning school in San Diego, California, Larry Rosenstock, points out, “If you were to …

We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom

Technology plays a primary role in my teaching, but I rarely turn on the computer that makes the classroom “smart.”<p>Occasionally, I project the class tweet stream. I am an advocate of Twitter for higher ed. But generally, during class time, I try to avoid mediating my connection with students …

10 Startup Lessons From Kaplan's EdTech Accelerator Demo Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many students, this week was the start of a new school year. For the 10 startups in the TechStars-backed Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, it was graduation.<p>The inaugural class of startups -- carefully selected in June from more than 350 …

5 Things Edtech Startups Can Learn From Classroom Teachers

Edtech is a big market, trillions of dollars globally. No wonder there are so many entrepreneurs trying to grab a piece.<p>In an age when start-up entrepreneurs routinely try to come up with the next big gold rush, however, it is easy to forget that the fundamentals of pedagogy have remained stable …

Pearson partners with startup incubator 1776“America’s education system is at a crossroads and

<b>Pearson partners with startup incubator 1776</b><p><i>“America’s education system is at a crossroads and a forward-thinking approach is needed to solve many challenges,” said Evan Burfield, co-founder of 1776, an incubator platform based in Washington, D.C.</i><p>As the world’s leading learning company, we’re committed to addressing some of the biggest challenges in education. That’s why we’re teaming up with 1776 to work more closely with the startup community in D.C. and help define the future of learning …

Ed-Tech Chief Posits Five Innovation Questions for Schools - Marketplace K-12 - Education Week

<b>Ed-Tech Chief Posits Five Innovation Questions for Schools - Marketplace K-12 - Education Week</b><p>5 crucial questions for schools.<p>(via Ed-Tech Chief Posits Five Innovation Questions for Schools - Marketplace K-12 - Education Week)

Pearson partners with VoxyPearson is excited to announce a strategic investment and commercial partnership with English language learning…

<b>Pearson partners with Voxy</b><p>Pearson is excited to announce a strategic investment and commercial partnership with English language learning platform Voxy. The partnership means Pearson will become a key minority shareholder in Voxy and supports Pearson’s goal to use engaging, digital and personalised learning tools to make education more effective and help people make progress in their lives through learning. Pearson will incorporate Voxy’s products and technology into the suite of services it …

From teacher to edtech startup

<b>From teacher to edtech startup</b><p>This is a great story from Boston on how teachers are creating their own edtech startups to help improve the use of technology in the classroom. Massachusetts is fast becoming an edtech startup in its own right with its first accelerator program LearnLaunchX, launching a couple of months ago. Whist the ambition and enthusiasm of these teacher-startup converts is there, they face the same challenges as they would in their schools: the lack of basic technology …

Video games - e-Learning’s petri dishes

<b>Video games - e-Learning’s petri dishes</b><p>The ability for computer games to act as a learning platform has quickly grown from a theory to a multi-million dollar industry. Some educators are now turning their attention to how games can help assess students. As Constance Steinkuehler of the Games+Learning+Society centre says:<p>“Games are like little petri dishes. You can put people into games and get the ‘data exhaust’ of their choices - what they repeat, what they struggle on, and where they spend …

Blending learning grows up

<b>Blending learning grows up</b><p>Blended learning - for years a darling term of edtech early innovators - has moved on from the preserve of the cutting edge to enter the mainstream education lexicon. Across the world, classrooms are filled with examples of how technology is allowing students to learn at their own pace.<p>The rise of digital blended learning has grown so rapidly (it’s estimated that two-thirds of US schools now employ some sort of blending learning) that new and differentiating models of …

Learning’s very own Google

<b>Learning’s very own Google</b><p>What do Gooru and Google have in common? If you’re lazy, you’d say their first three letters. Or that the former has been created by the latter’s ex head of R&D. Or more profoundly, that both are leading the way in harnessing the power of big data to make sense of the web. Their difference - Gooru is doing it solely with teachers in mind.<p>What’s really exciting about Gooru’s search engine is not just that its algorithm priorities learning content, but that it records …

Hollywood style STEM Texas Instruments along with the National Academy of Sciences have launched a new program “STEM Behind Hollywood”…

<b>Hollywood style STEM</b><p>Texas Instruments along with the National Academy of Sciences have launched a new program “STEM Behind Hollywood” whereby classroom tools and lessons are created using Hollywood themes of zombies, superheroes and space. “Zombies”, co-created by a Harvard Medical School professor, is the first to launch, and will use STEM principles to translate zombie behaviour.<p>(via New education technology hooks zombie fans on math, science - Rochester)

Corporate Partnerships Decoded: a visit to the 1776 incubator campus in DC Pearson kicked off our partnership with incubator 1776 with a…

<b>Corporate Partnerships Decoded: a visit to the 1776 incubator campus in DC</b><p>Pearson kicked off our partnership with incubator 1776 with a panel at their DC campus. Pearson leaders in technology, sales and business development were on hand to provide advice to tech startups. Here’s a recap for any startup interested in partnering with Pearson or any other corporate for that matter:<p><b>What does Pearson look for in a partner?</b><p>To work with Pearson, you must first show relevance. We’re looking for people …

LinkedIn’s teen spirit

<b>LinkedIn’s teen spirit</b><p>LinkedIn are launching a new section of university pages to help students make more meaningful connections with colleges. The pages will provide insights into a past graduates, alumni, and students could have the opportunity to make connections that could fuel recommendations for college applications. LinkedIn also has the ability to extract education and career information from its 238 million users to help students make smart choices on which colleges to consider that …

The edtech startup that just got Bill Gates excited

<b>The edtech startup that just got Bill Gates excited.</b><p>In the history of technology, there are few more important people than Bill Gates. So when he dips into his fortune to make a significant investment in an edtech startup, it’s pretty big news. He told Education Week why he was excited by Graphite, and why technology can never replace that “something magical” that happens with face-to-face learning.<p>(via Q&A: Bill Gates on Teaching, Ed Tech, and Philanthropy - Digital Education - Education Week)

An Inside Look at Pearson Catalyst for Education

The Pearson Catalyst for Education programme wouldn’t exist without our stellar business sponsors who are supporting our startup partners every step of the way. Senior Digital Product Manager Billy Grieco is one of those sponsors and shares his experience working with ClassOwl, a social platform that helps students organise their busy personal and academic lives in one place.<p>1) Why did you get involved in the Pearson Catalyst for Education program?<p>I lead product development for World History …

30,000 iPads, 47 schools, one vision begins

<b>30,000 iPads, 47 schools, one vision begins</b><p>Earlier this month 1,500 teachers in Los Angeles received their shiny new iPads. It’s the first step to equipping every teacher and student in the district with an iPad, a vision which is hoped to be realised within a year.<p>The scheme comes in response to the introduction of the Common Core State Standards, a US federal programme that aims to redesign education to better prepare their young people for the demands of the modern world.<p>Barbara Jones of the …