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Apparently MOOCS compete more with TV th

Apparently MOOCS compete more with TV than regular colleges: http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2013/07/31/new-study-sheds-light-on-free-online-courses/

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Over the past couple of years, Union Square Ventures, already a leading investor in consumer tech startups, has been building up its portfolio in education. It made an early investment in education social network Edmodo in…

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Watch this space: LearnSprout and inBloom Announce Strategic Partnership.

Expect to see more announcements such as this one in the coming months.  According to GigaOm: “InBloom stores the data and provides integration tools and services to allow schools, districts, states and other vendors to aggregate student data from Student … Continue reading

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“Accepted!” (President Obama’s Bold Plan to Reshape American Higher Education)

The key excerpt from this insightful post by education policy analyst Kevin Carey is the following: “The clear implication is that the higher education models that would eligible for federal financial aid through the alternate accreditation system wouldn’t have to … Continue reading

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A Coursera instructor offering an online course on how to manage an online course has apparently given her students – all 40,000 of them – an unintentional lesson on how not to do just that. Just…

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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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