Author Archives: victorrivero

Raw Authenticity

Why crowdsourcing is upping the ante for academic publishers. GUEST COLUMN | by Petri Rahja Until recently, user-generated content (UGC) was used strictly for marketing and news media. The ubiquity of smartphone cameras has made it easy for citizen marketers … Continue reading

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Innovation Takes Center Stage

Nine startups selected for Launch Pad at ET4Online. GUEST COLUMN | by Karen Pedersen When the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and MERLOT kick off their 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online) next week, in Dallas, innovation … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | QwertyTown

QwertyTown has reinvented how students learn how to type through a web-based keyboarding app that teaches typing and online communication skills. Students are driven to succeed by QwertyTown’s gamification features, social motivation, powerful teacher reports, and a deep understanding of how … Continue reading

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The Coming Revolution in EdTech

There has never been a better time to be bold. GUEST COLUMN | by Rusty Greiff 1776 was a killer year for a start-up! In that 12-month span, and in the decades that preceded it, a community of ambitious entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Top 10 Geography EdApps for Kids

GUEST COLUMN | by Karen L. Mahon When we’re reviewing educational apps, we find that the toughest academic subject to find high quality educational apps for is Social Studies. It seems like there must be a million drill-and-kill flag apps, but … Continue reading

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