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Online education for kindergarteners? Tech startups bet on K-12 disruption with Common Core - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Online education for kindergarteners? Tech startups bet on K-12 disruption with Common Core - Silicon Valley Business Journal | edtech | Scoop.it
Online education for kindergarteners? Tech startups bet on K-12 disruption with Common Core. Mastery Connect, Pearson, Imagine K-12 and Illuminate Education weigh in at Stanford MIT V-LAB event.
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Common core will enable more entrepreneurial ideas.   All those new options will most likely speed the shift from traditional school models to something far superior.

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Can online education grow up?

Can online education grow up? | edtech | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng has an impressive resume. But it's an open question whether his company, Coursera, can really revolutionize higher education.
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No doubt MOOC's will change education.  But, they are at the top of their hype curve at the moment.  Need to find a revenue model.  Not going to be easy given that their demand is likely to drop significantly once classes are not completely free.

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Why disruptive innovation matters to education

There is a common tendency at this time of year to reflect and refocus on what matters most and t...
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We are definitely reaching a tipping point where technology is allowing teams of innovators to re-imagine the classroom.  The flood is on its way.

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Kid calls 911 for help with math homework.

Kid calls 911 for help with math homework. | edtech | Scoop.it
A 911 dispatcher has an unusual call when 4-year-old Johnny ran into problems with his math questions. The kid is insistent that he needs help and the thoughtful man obliges. However, watch what happens when the child's mother discovers the call.
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If only all students were this focused on completing their homework.  :)     I just hope the operator knew the answers.

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Evidencing Employability Skills with Open Badge...

Evidencing Employability Skills with Open Badge... | edtech | Scoop.it
Can Open Badges provide a useful way of highlighting employability skills and attributes employers are looking for? (Evidencing Employability Skills with Open Badges: Can Open Badges provide a useful way of highlighting employa...
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We definitely need a way to convert SOME of the art of recruiting into science.  Way too much time is wasted because we are forced to rely completely on the written and spoken word of the candidate.

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