Given advancements in computing, the growing penetration of technology and the rise of cloud storage, Bill Gates said now is a "special time" in education technology. But despite climbing investments, the sector still needs more.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - On the heels of the passage of his education reform package, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Wednesday a statewide review of classroom technology. That review comes with a new partnership with Project 24, a technology integration pr...
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Last May, Incident Tech launched the gTar, a guitar with real strings that connected to a smartphone for some amazing sound processing. In the last few months, the founder, Idan Beck and his team have been busy preparing the 800 guitars he pre-sold on Kickstarter for shipment. Theirs is a story of creativity, cool, and the next generation in music technology. I spoke with...
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Tune in to a conversation about higher education today and you're sure to hear about MOOCs—online courses that enroll tens of thousands of students from across the world, all for free. There's no doubt the Internet has the potential to disrupt higher education as it did the publishing industry, or political leadership in the Arab world, by delivering access to information...
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A new study from disruptive economics guru Clayton Christensen's think tank gives more clarity into how online learning could shape the future of education.
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I’m having déjà vu. In my 20 years in the tech industry, I have seen companies dominate an industry only to fall from grace. The latest was Dell, the company that created an innovative empire of just-in-time-built PCs sold direct to customers. The technology landscape is strewn with fallen stars such as DEC, HP, Yahoo, and Sun.
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Spring has arrived in New York City. The sun is out (besides today). The snow is finally gone. It's time to shed the winter layers and head outside. And in the spirit of spring, we want to give one of our readers a ticket to Disrupt NY and the ultimate outdoor toy: A Parrot AR Drone 2.0.
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Sheik Nahayan bin Mubarak al-Nahayan, the minister of higher education, speaks about the U.A.E.'s enormous education spending -- which totals more than one-fifth of the national budget.
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To hear some people talk, you'd think technology is going to save public education. Really? Here's a caution post from Larry Cuban, a high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, Va.), and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is "As Good As...
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Innovators in education, those leading universities and those working at the fringe to disrupt them, have been debating the future of higher education. That future was at the heart of discussion at the at the 2013 Ashoka U Exchange at the University of San Diego, which featured presidents and provosts from four countries representing a dozen diverse universities.
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