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Kirsten Winkler
Works at EDUKWEST
Attended Humboldt University of Berlin
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Education news, funding, mergers & acquisitions of the week.
With +Christopher Dawson and yours truly
In this episode of our relaunched Ed News Ticker (ENT) we have peer lending platforms, student loans, ongoing consolidation and more.
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Education used to be as simple as a book, a chalkboard, and a pencil but the current notion of education is evolving alongside technology. Is a person’s education defined by the piece of paper hanging on the wall or is it more about the hands-on experience of problem solving and lesson feedback?
Guest post by Ahmed Siddiqui, founder & CEO of Go Go Mongo!
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many fake people have those papers hanging on the wall without the real practical experience and that is why educ .does not mean much to some people.
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Digital Language Death: How the Internet is killing Languages
Less than 5% of all languages can still ascend to the digital realm. In other words some 96% of all known languages don’t find any use in the digital world.
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iversity, one of the leading European MOOC platforms, announced three new types of certifications along with the list of new courses for the spring semester 2014.

The certifications come in a three tier plan, priced at €49, €99 and €149.
iversity, one of the leading European MOOC platforms, announced three new types of certifications along with the list of new courses.
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Personal Health Education and the Death of the Tech Guy Stereotype
An emerging education trend for 2013 is personal health education. I think this will have a massive effect on society and the workplace starting this year.
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Lately, I had a couple of talks about educational games, why some seem to work and get traction and while others don’t. In the tradition of saving me some time, let me give you my general thoughts on edutainment / gamification.
Lately, I had a couple of talks about educational games. In the tradition of saving me some time, let me give you my general thoughts on edutainment / gamification.
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Cognitive Science  - 
Alicia Chang discusses how do we make sure to never sell out science and what are some tips to becoming a scientifically savvy consumer?
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Starting next week: EDUCAUSE, the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Instructure announced a joined MOOC titled BlendKit2014 – Becoming a Blended Learning Designer, beginning April 21st.
EDUCAUSE, the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Instructure launch a MOOC titled BlendKit2014 - Becoming a Blended Learning Designer, on April 21st.
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Here is an overview of five edtech startups that recently participated in bootcamps, incubators or accelerator programs throughout Asia.
Here is an overview about edtech startups that recently participated in Asian startup programs: Smart Colleague, SquLine, Codemi, ATLS and Freenters.
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Education 2.0 Blogger, Interviewer and Edupreneur
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    Founder & Editor, 2009 - present
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Founder and Editor of EDUKWEST - on a mission to change and disrupt education
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Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com and the future of learning atDisrupt Education. She is the organizer of the This Week in Startups Paris Meetup, adviser at GrayMatter Foundation and a consultant to startups in education 2.0 at WinklerMedia.

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Winner Best New Blog Edublog Awards 2009
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  • Humboldt University of Berlin
    Law, 2013
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