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August 24, 2015

Amplify's MOOC Gets a New Owner, and a New Name: Edhesive

Amplify's massive, open, online AP computer science course, which is used by individual students and entire schools, will be rebranded as Edhesive.

August 20, 2015

TES Global Unveils Platform for U.S. Teachers to Sell Content Online

The website tes.com joins a growing number of online resources that allow educators to share the content they create, either for free or at a price.

August 05, 2015

K-12 Librarians Turn to Tech, but Lack Bandwidth and Money, Survey Finds

School Library Journal's 2015 Technology Survey reveals librarians' increased use of tech tools, as well as the barriers they face in using digital resources.

August 03, 2015

$30 Million e-Book Store for N.Y.C. Schools Likely to Be Run by Amazon

Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.

July 06, 2015

Rocket Explosion Means Loss of Outer Space Experiments For Ed. Nonprofit

When the SpaceX rocket exploded last month, education nonprofit Story Time from Space lost nine experiments meant to teach students scientific concepts.

June 08, 2015

Personalized Learning: More Teacher, Less Algorithm?

Many in the ed-tech sector believe algorithms are key to customizing education, but the most compelling examples of personalized learning are driven by teacher-student relationships.

June 02, 2015

Effective Digital Learning Games Blend the Virtual and the Real, Study Finds

Digital learning games that use a mixed-reality element are up to five times more effective than traditional games in producing learning outcomes, a Carnegie Mellon study finds.

May 29, 2015

Blended Learning Gets Tentative Boost in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia district authorized $10 million in spending on approved blended-learning software, but skeptics worry about the lack of an instructional vision and comprehensive plan.

May 11, 2015

Twitter Chat: How Can Digital Games Boost Learning?

An Education Week Twitter chat explores how digital learning games are being used in the classroom.

May 11, 2015

The Latest Ed-Tech Research: Studies You Need to Know From AERA 2015

Studies presented at the American Educational Research Association on iPads and early literacy, students' online reading skills, Google Docs, and the frontiers of ed-tech use drew big reactions from readers.

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