San Jose State Suspends Udacity Project, Neverware Helps Schools Update Computers: Today’s EdTech News

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Higher Ed

Blackboard MOOC Gains 15 More Colleges – InformationWeek

  • Kelly Sheridan updates readers on Blackboard Inc.’s latest expansion. The online course provider has recently announced that fifteen more colleges have signed up for their service and will be offering fresh new MOOCs to students beginning this summer.

Udacity Project on ‘Pause’ – Inside Higher Ed

  • Ry Rivard discusses San Jose State University’s recent decision to “pause” it’s partnership with online MOOC provider Udacity. The school will continue to work with edX, however, in hopes of further expanding California’s offerings of affordable online education.

The attack of the MOOCs – The Economist

K-12

The Technology That Could Save Schools Thousands – Entrepreneur

  • Marti Benedetti profiles Neverware, a startup producing a “plug-and-play” solution for updating school computers for a fraction of the usual cost.

Amplify Sponsors Report on Attitudes Toward Education Technology – EdSurge

  • EdSurge reports on the latest Amplify news. The company has been busy creating 30 new educational games as well as its own MOOC, and now on top of all of that, they have recently conducted their National Survey on Mobile Technology to better understand the K-12 mobile market.

Expanded Learning Time Summit Looks to Build Movement, Scale Success – Huffington Post

  • Eric Schwarz and Callie Kozlak provide coverage of the ELT Partnership Summit that took place last week in Cambridge. At this event, educators and administrators collaborated with representatives of Citizen Schools to discuss a wide variety of K-12 educational issues.

Schools bet big on virtual classrooms – Livemint

  • Zahra Khan takes readers on a trip to India as she explores the new trend of virtual classrooms. These cost-effective education solutions maximize efficiency while also ensuring that only the best content is presented to students.