Preetham Shetty

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To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

Not that long ago, the high school in Pittsfield, N.H., had some of the lowest standardized tests scores in the state and was known as a dropout factory.<p>But over the past six years, the school district has overhauled its approach to education. Now in most classes, grades aren't used to measure …

Education

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

The post 8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning Terry Heick The Future Of …

The Histories of Personalized Learning

<i>I delivered this talk today at the OEB MidSummit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland</i>I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future …

Personalized Learning

Universities can’t solve our skills gap problem, because they caused it

The class of 2015 graduated with an average of $35,000 in student loan debt, the most in history. And yet, executives and hiring managers continue to complain about their inability to fill skilled positions in their companies. This is the skills gap, and we’ve been talking about it for more than a …

Why the Future of Adult Learning Is Mobile Learning

Evidence from my wife.

Education Technology

Salman Khan: These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works

Underemployment may be a thing of the past.<p><i>How will education change in the next 10 years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Salman Khan, Founder, Khan Academy, on Quora:</b><p><b>Mastery</b> …

Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching?

Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching<p>Ambar presses her hand to her forehead, nose crinkled in concentration as she considers the question on her screen: how many sevens in 91? The ten-year-old …

Artificial Intelligence

A top futurist predicts the largest internet company of 2030 will be an online school

According to futurist Thomas Frey, in 14 years it'll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over the internet.<p>It's not just because the technology will be that sophisticated, Frey says, but because the company responsible for it will be the largest of its kind.<p>"I've been predicting …

Artificial Intelligence

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now?

<b>Lectures remain by far the most common form of teaching in universities - right down to the way academics are called "lecturers".</b><p>But many predicted that digital technology would have killed off the lecture by now.<p>Why would you want to sit through someone telling you something, when so much more …

Everything You Need to Shoot Good-Looking Video With Your iPhone

If you own an iPhone, you already have what you need to make professional-looking videos. Whether you’re just dabbling or a video wizard, you can …

8 High-Quality OER Collections

Resource Spotlight<p>Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task …

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance

(THOMAS LOHNES / GETTY IMAGES)<p><b>The old model of a teacher delivering a one-way message through a lecture is no longer engaging 21st-century students.</b><p><i>This post was co-written with Alex Tapscott.</i><p>If there is one institution due for innovation, it's the university. It's time for a deep debate on how …

Higher Education

THE 5 CURSES THAT CAUSE STARTUPS TO FAIL

If you look at the full spectrum of businesses — those getting ready to kick off, those with expansionist ambitions, but also the huge and prospering …

edWhizz by Ekin Knowledge : Student Centered Learning

How personalized learning can reshape education: Insights from a special Gates Foundation panel

Buy the textbook. Attend lectures. Take tests. Get graded on a curve. This is the way most people remember their college or university learning …

Yoga As a Religion?

The Question: Is Yoga a Religion?<p>Most American yoga students would answer this question with a simple no. As practitioners, we aren't required to …

Life Is Short. Get Set. Startup.

I have often heard senior professionals tell entrepreneurs that they wish they had the guts to leave their jobs and startup on their own. But I have …

The ten digital trends

The 10 trends<br>that will change<br>the digital world<br>in the next <br>10 years<p>#1<p>The internet<br>of things <br>will scale up...<p>...and enter a home near you.<p>So far the …

30 Startup Lessons

• Rejection, not failure, is the default state of startups (from market, family and investors).<br>• Entrepreneurship is learning to live in a constant state …

IoT Report: How Internet of Things technology is now reaching mainstream companies and consumers

<i>This is a preview of the Internet of Things (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the IoT ecosystem, tech trends and industry forecasts, click here.</i><p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. …

Internet of Things

Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014

Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data analytics by way of Redshift, a hosted product that it launched in 2012 and is now AWS’s fastest growing product “ever”, according to CTO Werner …

Aiming To Bridge The Gap Between Startups & Investors; Entrepreneurship Evangelist Prajakt Raut Launches Applyifi.com

Aiming to nurture and mentor early stage ventures and to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and potential investors, entrepreneurship evangelist …

Intel's Education Accelerator Program for #edtech Startups

How Obama Could Spark An International Migration Of Startups

Entrepreneurs the world over spend a lot of time thinking of ways to vault hurdles and break down barriers. One set of obstacles that could get a little easier to surmount are the immigration rules that keep foreign entrepreneurs out of the United States and away from its talent and capital.<p>So says …

How a 4-Day Workweek Helps This Startup Steal Recruits From Google

“I wish we had a three-day weekend <i>every</i> week.”On the Tuesdays after long weekends, this sentiment is echoed in offices everywhere. For most people, …

Here's what billion-dollar startups had in common during their early days

There is a lot of coverage of the companies that have reached valuations of over a billion dollars. Many of these companies were not always fast growing businesses.<p>At Shasta Ventures, we focus on investing at the early stage, so we studied 32 high value consumer companies to see what they looked …

Startups

Resources | Venture Deals

Below you will find some standard forms of documents used for early stage financings. These documents were developed at Cooley and were originally …