Want College Credit for a MOOC? No Problem, Says Antioch University

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Antioch University is now the first U.S. institution to offer college credit for certain Coursera MOOCs. This is big news for the desired direction that online higher education wishes to take; the chance to offer actual accreditation from taking in Continue reading

Udacity to Add Crowd-Sourced Captions for International Users

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Never underestimate the power of crowd behavior. Udacity is hoping to expand to an international audience by relying on its own users. The online education platform has partnered with Amara to add crowd-sourced captions to its video content. Need to Continue reading

DHS Secretary Advocates Early Cybersecurity Education

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The Department of Homeland Security is hoping to inspire a legion of American security professionals by proposing that cybersecurity education begin as early as kindergarten. This is not an effort to merely teach kids to exercise caution on the internet—don’t Continue reading

Teacher to Run 155-Mile Ultra Hardcore Death Race … for Laptops

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Among Liz Byron’s 42 sixth-grade students, there are only four laptops to share. Not good enough for her students, and not good enough for her. The 28-year-old special education teacher at Gardner Pilot Academy is dedicated to bringing her students Continue reading

MIT Students Create Educational Videos for K12 Students

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Students and educators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are now producing educational videos for K12 students. Teachers can submit ideas for STEM-related experiments and demonstrations, and MIT students then create a short video explanation. As MIT-K12′s website points out, Continue reading

Happy Graduation Day for Imagine K12

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The third cohort of companies nurtured by the loving embrace of the Imagine K12 accelerator program have graduated today. EdSurge’s Betsy Corcoran is keeping an eye on the all-growed-up companies, ready to face the world as proud graduates. They’ve started Continue reading

Games in the Classroom By the Numbers [Infographic]

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In a new infographic from Online Courses, some data is revealed about the usage of video games in education. We’ve written about the concept on Technapex before, and soon I will post an article featuring some insights from some edtech Continue reading

Union Square Ventures Offers Advice to Edtech Startups

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Fred Wilson, a managing partner at Union Square Ventures, has four key points he’d like to offer educators and entrepreneurs working in the edtech scene. Speaking to a group of edtech personalities, Wilson shared details about the role of venture Continue reading