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MentorMob allows experts to create playlists where they can break down a longer and often complicated process of learning something into small and digestible steps.
MentorMob allows experts to create playlists where they can break down a longer and often complicated process of learning something into digestible steps.
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E-commerce giant Alibaba together with Peking University launched a joined MOOC platform. Chinese MOOCs currently features over 20 courses from lecturers at Peking University which can be accessed for free. Some of the courses offer certifications for completion.
Chinese MOOCs currently features over 20 courses from lecturers at Peking University which can be accessed for free.
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After announcing a more serious approach to language learning based on behavioural data last month, Duolingo launched its latest feature this week: Duolingo for Schools.
Like the web based portal and the mobile apps, Duolingo for Schools is 100% free to use with no upsells or advertisement.
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Instructure goes business with the launch of new business facing product called Bridge
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Instructure has raised a $40 million Series E led by Insight Venture Partners with participation of Bessemer Venture Partners and EPIC Ventures.
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EDBRIEF: Renaissance Learning acquires UClass
Renaissance Learning announced the acquisition of UClass, a cloud storage and content management platform for school districts.
http://www.edukwest.com/edbrief-renaissance-learning-acquires-uclass/
#cloudstorage   #contentmanagementsystem   #education  
Renaissance Learning announced the acquisition of UClass, a cloud storage and content management platform for school districts.
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Are degrees really useless in a skill based society?
As someone who has hired people for a long time now, Dustin McKissen doesn’t believe in so called useless degrees.
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One Education, an Australian non-profit partner of One Laptop per Child (OLPC), aims to breathe new life into the project. It revealed a prototype of a new version of the educational computer that takes some pages out of Google’s modular smartphone project Ara.
The XO-infinity is a modular laptop, meaning the main components like WiFi antenna, battery, screen, camera and core are easily interchangeable.
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Our tendency to conflate job training and education is a mistake. If we really believe in the power of the free market and creative destruction, than by definition most jobs people get trained for are in the process of becoming obsolete.
As someone who has hired people for a long time now, Dustin McKissen doesn’t believe in so called useless degrees.
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The higher education landscape will change more in the next ten years than it has in the previous one hundred and fifty. Technology has challenged traditional assumptions about learning, and the proliferation of MOOCs and vocational training programs has led to new choices for aspiring students. Education is undoubtedly becoming more global, with record numbers of students seeking to go abroad for further study. These shifts all point to one truth: students all over the world face an increasing number of choices about what, how, and where to study.
The shifts in higher education all point to one truth: students all over the world face an increasing number of choices about what, how, and where to study.
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In a not so distant future our lives will be much better thanks to data. To borrow the concept of a former US president, no child will be left behind in school because learning difficulties immediately show in the performance data and action can be taken by teachers and parents to make sure the children receive personalized learning experiences, tailored to their specific needs.
The quantified self and data driven education will lead to better learning outcomes and healthier living. But there will also be no more excuses.
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Thanks, +Nick DiNardo!
 In this episode of MEP, we have Kirsten Winkler, an award-winning education technology blogger and the founder of +EDUKWEST .
We dig deep into the conversations she’s had with founders of edtech start-ups and her thoughts on where we are now in 2015, and the current state and impact of edtech start-ups that have been around and still developing technologies today. http://meeteducationproject.com/2015/02/13/kirsten-winkler/
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Berlin is close on the heels of London when it comes to investments. Other European cities are far behind. #edtech #funding  
London is leading the European startup scene when it comes to VC investments in Europe. But that could change as Berlin is gaining ground rapidly.
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