EdX Opens Up Online Learning Platform, Releases Source Code

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Forget March Madnees — it’s MOOC Madness in the world of education; it seems like every day there is breaking news about online open courses or commentary from professors and policy makers weighing in on legislation around MOOCs. Some of Continue reading

What’s the Point of Going to School?


As we evaluate emerging tools and technologies for students and teachers, it is important to take a step back and consider the big picture. What should students be getting out of school in the long run? What is considered a Continue reading

Kickboard Raises $2 Million for Data Driven Assessments

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We’ve written before about the emerging education tech scene located in the Silicon Bayou in New Orleans. One NOLA-based edtech company to watch is Kickboard, which offers an analytics platform to help teachers gather and assess data around student performance. Kickboard just Continue reading

EdTech Predictions for 2013 and Beyond

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We’re excited to share that our edtech event last night, SXSFedu, was a success. We sold out yet again and the discussion on the digital shift in the classroom was insightful. We’ll have a full recap posted later today and Continue reading

National STEM Conference Coming This June


We’re counting down the days until our SXSFedu Technapex edtech mixer and panel on Monday, February 25th where innovators in the industry will be discussing how the digital shift affects classrooms (get tickets here). Our event offers the chance for Bay Continue reading

Can Games Be Effective Teaching Tools? Disney is Trying to Figure it Out

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In the edtech world, there are many educational games but oftentimes parents and teachers are left wondering if the game is actually effective in teaching students new concepts. While the idea of “edutainment” is appealing in theory, it is challenging Continue reading

A Look at EdTech Deals and Acquisitions

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This week, GigaOM wrote about the report from CB Insights that analyzed the education tech acquisitions in 2012. Edtech investments have been increasing and last year totaled a whopping $1.1B. The report looked at acquisitions and deals over the past Continue reading

Top Hat Monocle Partners with Felicis, Adds $1.1M More in Funding

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TechCrunch recently reported that Top Hat Monocle raised an additional $1.1M from Felicis Ventures to add to existing funding. While the edtech company told TechCrunch they didn’t need the money, they explained they have been wanting to partner with Felicis, Continue reading

Can Online Education Be Better Than Classroom Learning?

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  John Markoff, New York Times science writer, recently questioned the effectiveness of MOOCS (massive open online courses) in his article, “Measuring the Success of Online Education.” He explained that while large numbers of students are signing up for online Continue reading

Bill Gates to Speak at SXSWedu in March


SXSWedu Conference barbados online pharmacy just announced that Bill Gates will be speaking on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at the extenze vs viagra conference in Austin. Gates will deliver the closing keynote address. Gates is the co-chair of the Bill Continue reading