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Virtual science lab startup Labster bags $10M to accelerate its ed tech play

Ed tech startup Labster whose software platform enables virtual simulations of laboratories for teaching life science to students, has closed a $10 million Series A round of funding led by early stage European VC firm Balderton Capital. Stockholm-based Northzone is also joining the round, as is Unity Technologies founder David Helgason — clearly spying strategic […]

3 nontraditional pathways taking over higher ed

Unconventional education organizations say recent high school grads flocking to nontraditional pathways; could this be good for college and university admissions? eCampus News

Nevada renews commitment to statewide one-to-one program

The state passed a bill that will continue to fund Nevada Ready 21, a robust digital learning initiative. edscoop

How to assess your district’s digital readiness

How do you know if your school system is high performing in its use of technology? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Here are 10 key areas to focus on. eSchool News

Download Report: THE STATE OF BROADBAND 2017: BROADBAND CATALYZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This report explores the current status of broadband around the world, and how it is contributing to development purposes. Following on from this introduction, Chapter 2 explores global trends in broadband connectivity and technologies, Chapter 3 explores developments in policies and regulation, Chapter 4 explores the important applications of broadband for sustainable development, while Chapter 5 […]

Standardization in Online Education

A regional accreditor recently denied an Arizona community college’s bid to increase its online degree offerings, with a decision that highlights challenges colleges may face when seeking to expand their online presence. Inside Higher Education 

Adobe Breaks New Ground in Video at IBC 2017

AN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today revealed advancements to its industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud video tools and services, to be showcased at IBC 2017. To help filmmakers and video professionals create standout content, Adobe will highlight the latest innovations in virtual reality (VR)/360, animation, motion graphics, editing, collaboration and Adobe Stock – all […]

Mobile learning for teacher professional learning: benefits, obstacles and issues

This paper reflects on the role of mobile learning in teachers’ professional learning. It argues that effective professional learning requires reflection and collaboration and that mobile learning is ideally suited to allow reflection-in-action and to capture the spontaneity of learning moments. The paper also argues for the value of collaborations between teachers and students in […]

Beyond Being There: Practices that Establish Presence, Engage Students and Influence Intellectual Curiosity in a Structured Online Learning Environment

To fully understand teaching presence and its implications for the intellectual climate of an online classroom it is necessary to explore the phenomenon from the perspective of the instructors who experience it. Informed by the theoretical perspective of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model, the actions, intentions and perceptions of instructors were investigated through a […]

Gap Analysis: An Innovative Look at Gateway Courses and Student Retention

In this paper we argue that simply identifying gateway courses in which a large number of students fail or withdraw and focusing attention on them is not the best use of limited resources.  No matter what we do, there will always be courses with high D/F/W rates simply because of the nature of their content […]