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Cisco Teams Up With Instructure To Move The World’s Largest IT Classroom To The Cloud

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The Cisco Networking Academy is the largest education program in the world you’ve probably never heard of. The Academy, which is Cisco System’s largest and longest-running corporate responsibility program, partners with over 10,000 universities, community colleges, and high schools to teach students networking and ICT skills, preparing them for jobs...
Cisco Teams Up With Instructure To Move The World’s Largest IT Classroom To The Cloud
2U One-Ups MOOCs, Coursera, Now Offers Online Undergrad Courses From Top Schools For Credit

The Race To Fill Online Classrooms Expands Overseas

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Coursera and Edx are expanding globally, and acting locally on a "flipped classroom" model. Coursera and Edx, two platforms for Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) -- dubbed by Clay Shirky the "MP3 of Higher Ed" -- each announced today that they are expanding their reach with international partners. Coursera,...
The Race To Fill Online Classrooms Expands Overseas

Oh, the irony: Coursera suspends online course about how to run an online course

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A Coursera instructor offering an online course on how to manage an online course has apparently given her students – all 40,000 of them – an unintentional lesson on how not to do  just that. Just a week after its launch, a course on the “Fundamentals of Online Learning” was suspended after...
Oh, the irony: Coursera suspends online course about how to run an online course
CourseTalk Launches A Yelp For Open Online Courses And What This Means For Higher Education

Tech Insurgents 2012: Mike Karnjanaprakorn

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Mr. Karnjanaprakorn (Photo: About.Me) The Principal of New York Before Mayor Bloomberg signed up for Codecademy, before General Assembly signed its first lease in the Flatiron—even before Peter Thiel started paying kids to skip school—Skillshare founder and CEO Mike Karnjanaprakorn was trying convince New York investors to finance his peer-to-peer...
Tech Insurgents 2012: Mike Karnjanaprakorn

MOOCs aren't the only kind of online course stirring debate on college campuses

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Over the past couple of months, massive open online course (MOOC) providers have been the focus of dissension on some college campuses. But now online learning company 2U is getting some pushback of its own. Last fall, the company, which has partnered with several leading universities for online masters degree...
MOOCs aren't the only kind of online course stirring debate on college campuses

Hurdles Remain Before College Classrooms Go Completely Digital

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OnlineUniversities.com came out with an optimistic infographic last week about How College Classrooms Are Going Digital. But as someone who makes as much of a quarter of his income from teaching college classes in any given year, and who also spends a good amount of time speaking at conferences trying...
Hurdles Remain Before College Classrooms Go Completely Digital

Coursekit Is Now Lore; Peter Thiel Invests

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Mr. Cohen. (LinkedIn.com) Coursekit, which bills itself as a social network for higher education, is Coursekit no more. Henceforth the company will be known as "Lore," a name which offers a little more flexibility for a fast-growing, still-evolving startup. The company released a statement saying that the change “reflects the...
Coursekit Is Now Lore; Peter Thiel Invests

Librarians as Learning Designers? / Technology and Learning - Inside Higher Ed: http://bit.ly/a6741Z #lis48801 #lis48820 (via @THC1)

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Librarians as Learning Designers? / Technology and Learning - Inside Higher Ed: http://bit.ly/a6741Z #lis48801 #lis48820 (via @THC1)
Ed-tech CEOs from Udacity and Khan Academy call for disruption in higher-ed

RT @IHEpublishing "New book on international education says U.S. should embrace development of higher ed abroad -- http://bit.ly/9NvZQU"

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RT @IHEpublishing "New book on international education says U.S. should embrace development of higher ed abroad -- http://bit.ly/9NvZQU"

Noodle, backed by founder of Princeton Review, buys social education startup Lore

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Noodle, an online recommendation engine for education led by Princeton Review founder John Katzman, has acquired Lore, a small New York-based startup that provides a learning management system for college professors and students. When we last wrote about Lore, the company had recently changed its name from Coursekit and was...
Noodle, backed by founder of Princeton Review, buys social education startup Lore

4 Tech Trends That Will Make Colleges and Universities Better Teachers

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Guest author Troy Williams is president of Macmillan New Ventures, a venture capital firm.  These are dark days for many colleges and universities. Sharp decreases in government funding and private-giving have forced academic cutbacks. That, along with soaring tuition and disappointing postgraduate employment, has earned the United States the dubious...
4 Tech Trends That Will Make Colleges and Universities Better Teachers

Views: Auto-da-Fé - Inside Higher Ed

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Views: Auto-da-Fé - Inside Higher Ed

Sony's Got A 13.3-Inch E-Reader With Pen Input, Which Is Sort Of Like A Dodo With Antlers

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I’ve heard some suggestions that our extreme fascination with Google Glass is more a symptom of desperation for some kind of genuine gadget innovation than anything to do with the product’s merits, and a new gadget from Sony (via The Verge) has me wondering whether or not other companies are flailing...
Sony's Got A 13.3-Inch E-Reader With Pen Input, Which Is Sort Of Like A Dodo With Antlers

Big data goes to college: ed tech startup Civitas Learning scores $8.75M

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Colleges and universities are sitting on mounds of data that could lead to all kinds of valuable insights – like which students are most at risk for failing or what course loads tend to lead to attrition. But, until recently, schools haven’t had the tools to aggregate and analyze those...
Big data goes to college: ed tech startup Civitas Learning scores $8.75M

University Ventures' UV Labs brings data-driven services to higher ed

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University Ventures, a $100 million fund created earlier this year to invest in higher education companies, announced Monday that it has launched a startup of its own. Led by Satish Menon, former CTO of the Apollo Group (which owns for-profit education giant University of Phoenix), UV Labs will partner with...
University Ventures' UV Labs brings data-driven services to higher ed
eBook Publisher Inkling Launches Its Own Online Store: An Amazon For Illustrated Learning Content
Udemy Rolls Out New Publishing Platform To Helps Teachers Create Quality Online Courses
In 2013, here's why we'll seriously consider alternatives to higher-ed

Cloud computing goes to college! Experts discuss the right strategy for higher-ed

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For years, institutions of higher education have been a target for cloud technology providers. College students and faculty are desperately in need of cloud-based services that enable them to stay connected, store documents, and collaborate on coursework with their peers. However, budgets are slim, and the industry is in...
Cloud computing goes to college! Experts discuss the right strategy for higher-ed
Ebook sales way up in 2011; overall trade book sales roughly flat
Gates Foundation Kicks Off $2.5M College Knowledge Challenge With EdTech App Hackathon At Facebook

College's rejection of edX highlights potential drawbacks of massive online courses

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For the past year, massive open online course (MOOC) providers, like Coursera, edX and Udacity, have been riding high. Indeed, as of Coursera’s first birthday, which is today, the startup says more than 3 million students have enrolled in a course and 62 top universities from around the world have...
College's rejection of edX highlights potential drawbacks of massive online courses
Coursemodo Debuts A Student Engagement Platform For Higher Ed Backed Scott Banister & Others

EdReach Teams Up With PBS And Sticher As It Looks To Become The Go-To Online Broadcast Network For Education

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The steady rise of tuition rates, class sizes and student debt combined with the decline in the number of teaching assistants, courses and programs has pushed education into the spotlight over the past year. Many schools have begun to turn to technology for answers, and higher ed institutions are now...
EdReach Teams Up With PBS And Sticher As It Looks To Become The Go-To Online Broadcast Network For Education

Steve Case-backed Echo360 buys ThinkBinder to bring more social learning to higher ed

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In its second acquisition since scoring a $31 million round from Steve Case’s Revolution Growth Fund, education technology company Echo360 has picked up New York-based startup ThinkBinder. On Tuesday, the Dulles, Va.-based company, which makes software that helps colleges bring their classroom lectures online, said it plans to integrate ThinkBinder’s...
Steve Case-backed Echo360 buys ThinkBinder to bring more social learning to higher ed

Benchmark Invests $25 M. In Minerva Project to Build a Better Ivy League School at Half the Cost

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Earlier this week, New York-based online higher-ed startup 2tor raised a $26 million Series D. Just six months earlier, Knewton, another local online education startup, picked up $33 million Series D. The "edutech" market, as the New York City Economic Development Corporation called it in a recent report suggesting we...
Benchmark Invests $25 M. In Minerva Project to Build a Better Ivy League School at Half the Cost

RT @amylounsbury: Createasphere's higher ed panel on managing assets includes NYU, Yale, Kent State DAM/MAM NYC http://tinyurl.com/yd9kbr6

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RT @amylounsbury: Createasphere's higher ed panel on managing assets includes NYU, Yale, Kent State DAM/MAM NYC http://tinyurl.com/yd9kbr6
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