Many people are wondering whether there is a bubble in educational technology. Has too much venture capital been invested in the sector? Have valuations gotten too high? My answer is that there is a bubble in ideas that won't work and a dearth of capital for ideas that can work.
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Guest blogger Miles Whitten looks at how new technologies in energy distribution and tracking will increasingly play a direct role within the K-12 classroom, and just why it is so important to treat energy consumption as a valuable piece of basic curriculum.
August 22, 2013
Jess Gartner recently founded Allovue to help guide principals through the maze known as K-12 budgets. In this exclusive sit down, Jess discusses Allovue's goals, Teach for America, and what it's like to start a new ed-tech venture.
August 09, 2013
Though early in its academic life, Amplify is poised to transform the entire K-12 experience. The man leading this transformation is none other than former NYC Ed Chancellor Joel Klein. This is an interview with him.
February 04, 2013
Semi-coherent ramblings on social media's role in content generation gives way to a discussion on Bill Gates's latest report and measurement in education. How can we leverage social networks to create a generation of student sleuths? How can adaptive learning engines empower new methods of measuring achievement?
January 04, 2013
2012 saw a wave of change in the ed-tech landscape, and the blogosphere was there to track the movement along the way. Here are some of my favorite posts from the year past.
December 26, 2012
We, the education community, are in desperate need of a repository for statistics and trends of all sorts in the learning landscape. Why not build it together? CommaSpaceErgo is born...
October 20, 2012
Apparently standards for certifications in aircraft maintenance have not been updated recently: some of them still refer to wooden airframes. That was one of the things I learned at one of the Department of Education's DC to VC events (hosted by University Ventures).
October 19, 2012
I have been to a number of these tech meetups in New York City, as well as panels at EdTech conferences across the country, and this particular one was likely the most intelligent, informative, and thought-provoking discussion I have heard to date. Much of the discussion focused on the future of education, leveraging technology to scale, using data as feedback to shape learning paths (a topic that Mr. Ferreira in particular is fairly qualified to comment on), and the role that private industry plays in facilitating this monumental transition. Throughout the chat, I scribbled down some quotes I found particularly interesting.