Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dear Edtech Entrepreneur

I came across this open letter from a teacher to ed-tech entrepreneurs, which I recommend to anyone planning to reshape the educational landscape. http://amestrellaworld.blogspot.com/2013/01/dear-edtech-entrepreneurs.html The writer of this blog is a teacher and PD professional, who makes an impassioned plea … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Gigaom:
Last year, we saw momentum build for open data in education with the launch of data startups LearnSprout and Clever, the creation of the non-profit Shared Learning Collaborative and the release of more government education datasets.…

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“How MOOCs preserve the jobs of dull and boring professors”

A perverse but growing trend among students who have learned how to compensate for dull, uninspiring lectures: “Here’s an open secret:  many doctoral students enroll in the statistics courses required by their programs, courses taught by dull and uninspiring lecturers, … Continue reading

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