The four-hour man finally got a day job.
Queen Rania Al Abdullah has taken a personal interest in the MOOc trend. She believes it will benefit minority groups in the Arab World, especially young women.
Editor’s Pick Canadian ed-tech company Desire2Learn is positioning itself as a pioneer in the accessibility sector. The dedicated R&D team is building learning tools for the blind and deaf.
The startup says it can identify at-risk students and bolster nationwide dropout rates.
Knewton has partnered with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and aims to bring digitally-enhanced learning tools to five million schoolchildren by the end of the year.
A partnership between Rethink Education and NewSchools marks an “unprecedented step” in the alignment of public and private education investors.
LaunchPad Toys just released a new app, Toontastic Jr. Shrek, and has partnered with DreamWorks Animation. The goal is to make content creation accessible to kids at a very young age.
“In 2028 we won’t have five thousand people who can help on cancer research. We will have five million people,” Khan predicted in a talk about the future of education.
Guest Post What I’m here to say today is that education is being transformed by technology. The future is here, but educators and deans, the ones who hold the gauntlet, are choosing not to believe it.
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Ed tech startup Grockit partners with Discovery to build and promote Learnist, a new social learning platform.
Gone are the days of Hooked on Phonics on cassette tape. Today’s kids are turning to technology and games to learn before they ever get to kindergarten. One company operating in this space is Mindshapes, which offers several educational kids games for mobile devices.
New York-based education startup Schoology has raised a $6 million second round of funding led by FirstMark Capital. The company is seeking to take out incumbents like Blackboard with educational software that is designed to be more like a social network, and which integrates easily with whatever services the school is already running.
There is nothing extraordinary about Ed Cooke’s brain. Sure he can memorize a 1000 digit number in less than an hour, but so can you, he believes.
When you and I were kids, we played with (and learned from) toys like Lego and handmade puppets. These days, kids are turning to digital gadgets like the iPad.
There’s a whole host of ways to teach online, and startup Udemy is looking to make a business for itself in combining a variety of tools together to make what it hopes will be a new kind of online classroom experience. The site officially launched today.