Four ed-tech companies raised more than $50 million of venture capital and Rosetta Stone entered a partnership that could increase its footprint in high schools.
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July 22, 2013
A new survey shows that iPads are overwhelmingly the mobile technology of choice in districts, with Google Chromebooks a distant second.
January 31, 2013
Too many of our schools are mired in old ways. Many still ban handheld technology ...as if we could stop this tide from entering our walls!
December 31, 2012
The push for accountability in virtual education, rapid growth of blended learning, and experimentation with open education resources were also top trends in 2012.
October 17, 2012
South African organization Siyavula details how it produces collaboratively authored, open textbooks for K-12 students in that country.
October 17, 2012
Author Bernie Trilling asked, "What would it take for more students to benefit from deeper learning?" Trilling was referring to education that pushes beyond the basics, is engaging and challenging, and prepares young people for college and careers.
October 10, 2012
Last week Secretary Duncan said it was time to dump the heavy, expensive books students lug around in their backpacks. We agree, it's time to shift to digital. High-quality open educational resources (OER) help make the case.
August 18, 2012
This February, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged the nation to transition to digital textbooksin the next five years. Only a month prior, Apple announced the ever so controversial iBooks 2 for iPad, which partnered the biggest leaders in publishing, put textbook writing in the hands of many, and drove down the cost of classroom reading (with the exception of the cost of the iPad). As the shift to digital picks up momentum, administrators and educators have rushed to adopt 1:1 programs with iPads, Chromebooks, and netbooks. Yet, what about e-readers?
June 26, 2012
Representatives from open-source and proprietary textbooks voiced their opinions about the future of textbooks at this panel.
May 07, 2012
Experts discussed the future of e-books in both K-12 and higher education.