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March 22, 2014

For Common Core, Khan Academy Goes High-Tech

Khan Academy unveiled a comprehensive set of free, interactive, online math exercises meant to support the new Common Core State Standards in grades K through 12.

September 09, 2013

Midsize Innovators: Delivering Value at Scale

Startups get all the love on the blogs. With the slow demise of print, the big guys are negotiating the long uneven edu-version of the Innovator's Dilemma by cannibalizing existing revenue streams with converted or acquired digital product lines. In between, a handful of midsize companies are innovating and delivering value at scale.

September 04, 2013

Cohen Bullish on Path Forward for McGraw-Hill Education

"The company that has transformation opportunity," said Peter Cohen of McGraw-Hill Education (@MHEducation). Cohen joined McGraw in March as President of K-12 School Education. "It was a chance to work in a nimble organization with great digital products," said Cohen.

June 10, 2013

The Potential of Adaptive Learning

Technology allows instruction to be differentiated in ways that teachers only used to be able to dream about.

February 04, 2013

Social Media: The New King of Content

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?

November 30, 2012

The Pivot to Digital Learning: 40 Predictions Revisited

Two years ago I made 40 predictions. I said, "The education sector has not historically been very dynamic, but this year (2010) things changed. Despite the recession, we have seen more start-ups and more cool applications than ever before."

November 27, 2012

Will Common Core State Standards Accelerate or Slow Innovation?

Some friends are working on a paper on the topic of common standards and innovation. The primary question is how and whether the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will accelerate or slow innovation.

November 19, 2012

New Adaptive Learning Software Caters to Incarcerated Youth

Knewton, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and an 11-state correctional facility education group join to put remediation software in correctional settings.

November 08, 2012

Smart Cities: Boston

Boston has been a leader in education for more than 400 years. Drawing from its existing network of universities, learning companies, innovation economy, and technical talent, there are more than 130 education technology and learning-oriented startups in the Boston area.

August 15, 2012

20 Schools Innovating With Digital Tools

Hans Renman in Stockholm (@tankom_hans) asked on Twitter, "Do you know any US schools that are REALLY using digital tools in an INTERESTING way for communication, marketing, or learning?" That tweet kicked off a few days of snooping around. Here is the list of 20 we came up with. We look forward to your additions!

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