Author Archives: victorrivero

Innovation Alive and Well

At Penn State, a new network and a national edtech summit. GUEST COLUMN | by Rosemarie Piccioni Advances in technology are pushing higher education into new realms. From the continuing growth in online degree programs, to incorporating mobile devices and … Continue reading

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Four Steps to Success

A pioneer heading up one of the longest-running edtech entities shares his secret formula. GUEST COLUMN | by Ed Gragert Online educational programs, projects and networks often pride themselves for longevity if they are five or (gasp!) 10 years old. … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | bird

A small wearable that turns any space into an interactive playground, a student can put it on his index finger and communicate directly with his devices so he can easily interact with digital content and media. He can touch, push, pull, swipe and grab content from anywhere … Continue reading

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Really Logging In

It all starts with authentication (but it doesn’t end there). GUEST COLUMN | by Todd Peterson This September, tens of thousands of students will arrive at higher education institutions ready to study. Every one of these students needs access to … Continue reading

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Watch and Learn

This co-founder believes everyone has a right to an affordable, quality education. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Adrian Ridner is the CEO of, an online education company he co-founded with company president Ben Wilson.  In 2002, Ben and Adrian … Continue reading

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