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Trends | Reimagining Higher Education

The year is drawing to a close, but not without a large burst of innovation opening up. A distinguished list of innovators and leaders re-imagining education feel that current pedagogical approaches are insufficient for preparing billions of students seeking higher education … Continue reading

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Trends | Coding, Electronics and Creativity Collide

It’s exciting to see how many schools and libraries are getting started with 3D design and 3D printing. But there is something else out there for teachers looking to bring maker-based learning into their classes this fall – electronics. Recently … Continue reading

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Trends | Venture Capitalists and EdTech

More than 500 VCs, corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies will soon gather at the prestigious New England Venture Summit being held on December 9th, 2015 at the Hilton in Boston Dedham. Whether … Continue reading

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Trends | Micro-Credentials: Way Teachers Learn, Prove Expertise

BloomBoard, a leading professional development platform for empowering educator growth, and Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in education has launched a micro-credential system for educators. Digital Promise’s report, “Making Professional Learning Count: Recognizing Educators’ Skills with … Continue reading

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Trends | Gamification Working

Recent research surveying over 400 LMS users has found that e-learning gamification is not only widespread, but incredibly effective. Huge proportions of teachers and instructional designers (83 percent) use gamification functionality, like points and badges, built-into their LMSs. Even more … Continue reading

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