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How Portal 2 Developers Became The Best 6th Grade Physics Teachers Ever

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The game developers at Valve stumbled into the learning business, and then won the hearts of teachers (and students) everywhere by creating the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker. PLAYMAKERS is an exploration of the experiences and innovations that are leading the way for learning design in the twenty-first century. Produced...
How Portal 2 Developers Became The Best 6th Grade Physics Teachers Ever

News Corp., AT&T Experiment With Mobile Education on Tablets

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News Corp. is forming a partnership with AT&T Inc. T to provide tablet-based learning and assessment products for kindergarten through grade 12. The two companies said Monday they would offer a 4G mobile platform on tablets through a pilot program this coming school year. News Corp. also announced that its...
News Corp., AT&T Experiment With Mobile Education on Tablets

Mobile World Congress: news media will have to fight to stay in the game

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4G and streaming offer big opportunities for content companies - so why did so few have a strong presence at MWC2013?As seen last week in Barcelona, the mobile industry is red hot. The media sector will have to work harder to capture its share of that growth.The Mobile World Congress held...
Mobile World Congress: news media will have to fight to stay in the game
WordPress.com Launches Education Vertical For Students And Teachers

Meet the man who turned David Cameron onto open data

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Interview: If you're not in Downing Street you may never have heard of Rohan Silva. But this key advisor to Britain's Prime Minister is also responsible for helping create Britain's transparent open data regime. As he prepares to leave Westminster, this is his first full interview"We will unleash a tsunami...
Meet the man who turned David Cameron onto open data

Hark tops 50 million visits as listeners tune in to audio clips of Obama and Whitney Houston

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YouTube may be the king of online video. But Seattle upstart Hark is making a play to become the top destination for audio clips, including more than three million funny movie clips; offbeat TV quotes; poorly delivered political speeches and other weird sounds. The company, led by entrepreneur David Aronchick, just...
Hark tops 50 million visits as listeners tune in to audio clips of Obama and Whitney Houston

Apple says iTunes U content hits one billion downloads

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In line with an increased number of press releases issued this year, Apple has just announced via a press release on its website that iTunes U content has now reached 1 billion downloads. It also shared some stats on the service that is now “the world’s largest online catalog of...
Apple says iTunes U content hits one billion downloads

Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree Veteran Deltak For $220M

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John Wiley & Sons, the 200-year-old publishing giant best known for its scientific, technical and medical texts and journals geared towards academic and scholarly audiences, appears to be on a mission to beef up its higher education business with a dose of technology. Following on the heels of its partnership...
Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree Veteran Deltak For $220M

News Corp. Board Approves Split in Principle

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News Corp.’s board approved a plan to split the media conglomerate in two pieces, separating its lucrative entertainment operations from its publishing business, said a person familiar with the situation. The split is expected to be formally announced early Thursday morning. One company will house entertainment businesses like 20th Century...
News Corp. Board Approves Split in Principle

Random House-Penguin: publishers moot deal for digital clout

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If you need Amazon, Apple or Google to reach readers, size mattersFrom Fifty Shades to Jamie Oliver, the mooted Random House-Penguin combination would create by far the world's biggest book publisher, responsible for about one in four books published in Britain. If that sounds too much, consider that Universal has...
Random House-Penguin: publishers moot deal for digital clout

Microsoft invests $300 million in new Barnes & Noble 'strategic partnership'

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Well, that's an interesting end to all those legal tussles. Microsoft and bookseller Barnes and Noble have decided to buddy-up in the face of competitors like Amazon and Apple. The strategic partnership -- Microsoft loves 'em -- would come in the form of a new Barnes and Noble subsidiary...
Microsoft invests $300 million in new Barnes & Noble 'strategic partnership'

Test Prep Giant Kaplan Launches A New EdTech Accelerator In NYC, With TechStars Providing The Bankroll

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With early-stage capital front-loading the EdTech investment spectrum, it’s a good time to start an education business. (Even if investors are still wary about doling out larger rounds, but ssshhh on that bit.) Of course, when it comes to education, many entrepreneurs are still green. It’s not as easy as...
Test Prep Giant Kaplan Launches A New EdTech Accelerator In NYC, With TechStars Providing The Bankroll

Kasabi shuts down, says data marketplace 'too slow'

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Kasabi, a platform that hosted and published linked data, is closing down after owners Talis Systems said the market was growing too slowly to be sustainable. The UK-based company allowed anyone to publish data sets, create APIs and use tools to combine and recombine them with each other. It was...
Kasabi shuts down, says data marketplace 'too slow'

Microsoft Inks Its Biggest Cloud Deal Yet: 7.5M Students And Teachers In India

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Microsoft has announced that it has signed its largest-ever cloud services deal, an agreement with the All India Council for Technical Education to deploy Microsot’s Live@edu service to some 10,000 technical colleges in the country, covering 7.5 million users. The deal is significant not just for its size but also...
Microsoft Inks Its Biggest Cloud Deal Yet: 7.5M Students And Teachers In India

Online Learning and Higher Ed

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Clayton Christensen's views on this topic were on display yesterday in the video of the week. For a different take on this topic, read AJ Jacobs' tale of a semester of online learning in todays' NY Times. I laid out my thoughts on this topic a few months ago. There...
Online Learning and Higher Ed
Kno's Brilliant Strategy For Transforming Education And Beating Apple
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