SXSWedu Kicks Off Today

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Today marks the first day of SXSWedu in Austin, and although we can’t be at the conference this year, we’re thrilled to hear about all the latest news and announcements coming out of the education conference that brings together teachers, Continue reading

The Learning Accelerator Receives $750,000 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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It’s no $103 million, but the new nonprofit organization The Learning Accelerator, which supports the implementation of blended learning in school districts, announced this week that they have landed a cool $750,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Continue reading

Forbes Asserts Education Innovation is Being Shaped Right Now

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The November 19th issue of Forbes features Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, on the cover. Michael Noer’s article delves into the evolving world of education and explores how Salman Khan built a successful nonprofit that reaches over 10 million Continue reading

The Education Department and Secretary Duncan are Listening to Your Ideas

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The Department of Education held a conference called “Innovation to Drive Productivity in Postsecondary Education” and asked college leaders and officials from companies offering MOOCs to discuss innovations in education technology. Held in collaboration with the White House Office of Continue reading

Gates Foundation’s College Knowledge Challenge Kicks Off Today

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Today marks the launch of the College Knowledge Challenge, a competitive grant initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which will award $2.5 million to developers who create new digital applications for college access and completion. The contest calls Continue reading

“Gamification” Gets a Lab of Its Own … and $10.3 Million

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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Electronic Arts, and the Entertainment Software Association … add all these together to reach a sum of $10.3 million. No, it’s not for you. It’s for the Institute Continue reading