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Cool Tool | BridgeU

A one-stop-shop for international students hoping to enroll in foreign traditional and online university programs, BridgeU is a Software-as-Service platform that matches students with the best university programs for them (weighing academic, cultural and psychometric indicators), positions students competitively as applicants, and … Continue reading

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Elements of a Vision

Democratic education facilitated by edtech. GUEST COLUMN | by Jack West Personalization and collaboration, choice and rigor, current yet timeless. This might be how you would describe the elements of everyone’s vision of a 21st-century education — at least, now that … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Kurzweil 1000

This latest version of Kurzweil Education’s award-winning text-to-speech software makes printed or electronic text readily available to people who are blind or visually impaired. It helps visually challenged learners save time and gain independence by combining traditional machine technologies such … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Versant English Placement Test

Using speech processing technology and the advanced science of linguistics, the Versant English Placement Test (VEPT) was specially designed for English language learners to automatically evaluate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, reporting results almost immediately. VEPT has been used in academic institutions, … Continue reading

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Out of the Server Room, Into the Classroom

The new normal for school IT administrators. GUEST COLUMN | by Joel Dolisy Classrooms have graduated from traditional to technology. In place of a blackboard, there’s an interactive smart board. Instead of clunky computers, there are sleek tablets. At this … Continue reading

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