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General Assembly announced the Opportunity Fund, a scholarship program in partnership with Microsoft, Google, Hirepurpose and Nas.

The Opportunity Fund offers generous scholarship funds to help veterans, women, and minorities become less underrepresented in the tech industry.
General Assembly announced the Opportunity Fund, a scholarship program in partnership with Microsoft, Google, Hirepurpose and Nas.
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The three Keys to successful Language Education
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The Battle for Attention and Mental Bandwidth
As education provider, may it be as private tutor or learning app, you battle for attention and mental bandwidth with an increasing group of other services.
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As someone who has been relatively vocal about research rigor and how findings are interpreted (and sometimes misinterpreted) in the mainstream media, it was certainly interesting for me when a small study I did as a spin-off from my dissertation picked up a bit of buzz a few weeks back.
Alicia Chang explains why building a bridge between rigorous scientific research and development of technology is incredibly important.
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General Assembly announced the Opportunity Fund, a scholarship program in partnership with Microsoft, Google, Hirepurpose and Nas.

The Opportunity Fund offers generous scholarship funds to help veterans, women, and minorities become less underrepresented in the tech industry.
General Assembly announced the Opportunity Fund, a scholarship program in partnership with Microsoft, Google, Hirepurpose and Nas.
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Very interesting concept: develop communication skills independent of language 
Invention Labs has raised a $550K Seed Funding for its pictogram-based Avaz autism app that helps autistic people to communicate.
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52% of Online Language Learners Consider Classic Offline Learning as More Efficient
Analysis of the recent survey by the language learning community busuu and IE Business School. What methods do busuu users consider as most efficient?
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But how effective and how engaging (efficiency is only a part of the puzzle)?  And although a majority, still a rather low percentage IMHO.  And of those 52%, what type of online experiences did they have?  That says a lot as well.
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Not too late to join: EDUCAUSE, the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Instructure launch a MOOC titled BlendKit2014 – Becoming a Blended Learning Designer, on 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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Why language learning needs to be flipped
Language learning should be kept out of the classroom. Teachers and students should focus on practicing conversational skills instead.
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"Foreign Language Tai-chi, or You Cannot Be Taught a Foreign Language"

Read or download for free:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-H6IcpZaiQnNkdUbHFOSkNjQjQ/edit

Read this book and you'll learn about the most sensible way to study foreign languages. And also you'll understand why you could not learn a foreign language so that to be able to communicate fluently and read.
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This is a funding special as an addition to our weekly Edtech Startup News, covering some of the smaller rounds of the last couple of weeks.

In this special edition we take a look at Approved Colleges, an online degree resource site, Exo Labs, which creates cameras that connect microscopes and iPhones and Dub Labs, a mobile platform for colleges.
EdTech Startup Funding Special with Approved Colleges raising $450k, Exo Labs raising $343k and Dub Labs raising $55k.
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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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