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review:ed #27 with Vineet Madan of McGraw-Hill Education (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #27

Vineet Madan of McGraw-Hill Education

  • recorded: May 4th 2012
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ENT is brought to you by Mingoville Fun Clock. - Mingoville Fun Clock is an educational game that will teach you kid to tell time. Fun Clock is created by the award winning educational company Mingoville and available for Android and iOS devices. Visit mingovillefunclock.com and follow them on Twitter @Mingoville.

In this episode we speak with Vineet Madan, Senior Vice President of New Ventures at McGraw Hill.

Based on a paper recently published by the company we start the interview by trying to define what adaptive learning means and how to integrate this concept with technology to make it work in the classroom.

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review:ed Special #2 The Microsoft Nook Partnership (Audio)

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review:ed Special Episode #2

The Microsoft Nook Partnership

  • recorded: April 30th 2012
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udemy This Interview is sponsored by udemyUdemy enables anyone to take and build courses online. Their goal is to disrupt and democratize education by enabling anyone to learn from the world’s experts. Visit udemy.com and follow them on Twitter @udemy.

Links

  • Microsoft and Barnes & Noble settle patent dispute; create new subsidiary
    Source: ZDNet
  • A Windows 8 e-reader: If someone builds it, will they come?
    Source: ZDNet
  • Should Barnes and Noble Break Up? Float Off the Nook To Compete With Amazon and Apple?
    Source: Forbes
  • Kindle Fire accounts for more than half of U.S. Android tablets
    Source: Computer World
  • Microsoft, Pegatron Ink Patent Deal for Android, Chrome Devices
    Source: PCMag
  • Microsoft’s $300 million Nook investment: An Android power grab?
    Source: Digital Trends
  • For Google Chairman Schmidt, Maybe Monopoly Was The Goal
    Source: Forbes
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review:ed #26 Interview with Daphne Koller & Andrew Ng of Coursera (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #26

Interview with Daphne Koller & Andrew Ng of Coursera

  • recorded: April 27th 2012
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imagine K12 This Interview is sponsored by imagine K12
imagine K12, the silicon valley incubator for ed tech companies, will start its summer 2012 program in July. The online application is currently open and is due on May 4.
Visit imaginek12.com/apply for more information.

On Friday, Christopher Dawson and myself had the pleasure for a short talk with the two co-founders of Coursera, Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng.

As the startup is backed with $16 million dollars in venture funding and thus also got some coverage outside of the education vertical, we were of course very interested in hearing a bit more online education centered and beyond the usual articles on some of the big tech-blogs.

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review:ed #25 Money in the Ed Game (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #25

“Money in the Ed Game”

  • recorded: April 20th 2012
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  • Ed News Ticker #2 April 14th 2012
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • There Are A Million Education Startups And No One To Acquire Them
    Source: Business Insider
  • We need a Dividends instead of Exits Mindset in Education
    Source: Disrupt Education
  • Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools–Now and in the Future
    Source: Amazon
  • Are Teacherpreneurs the future of education?
    Source: Good
  • EdTech Link
    Source: TeachPaperless | Prezi
  • Top Tier vs Low Cost in Education
    Source: Disrupt Education

Fundings in April 2012 so far

  • $25 million Minerva
  • $26 million + $10 million 2tor
  • $16 million Coursera
  • $10 million StraighterLine
  • $8 million Boundless Learning
  • $6 million Schoology
  • $4.75 million Treehouse
  • $2.4 million LearnZillion
  • $2.3 million Voxy
  • + several smaller fundings
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review:ed Special #1 The Intel Studybook (Audio)

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review:ed Special Episode #1

The Intel Studybook

  • recorded: April 13th 2012
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StudyBlue - Learn from others. Teach yourself. This Interview is sponsored by StudyBlue – Learn from others. Teach yourself.StudyBlue enables students to quickly share and compare their explanations with more than one million of their peers who are sharing over 40 million ideas. Anyone can test-drive the database of explanations by visiting StudyBlue’s home page.Visit StudyBlue.com and follow @StudyBlue on Twitter.

In this review:ed special Chris and I talked about the Intel Studybook that has been announced last Tuesday. Chris had the chance to go to Boston for a presentation of the new education tablet by Intel and you can read his complete review on ZDNet Education.

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review:ed #23 From the Frontlines of E-Textbook Wars (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #23

From the Frontlines of E-Textbook Wars

  • recorded: April 6th 2012
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AcademicPub - Your Book Your Way This Interview is sponsored by AcademicPub – Your Book Your Way
AcademicPub allows you to take content from their copyright cleared library of over 125 publishers, your files or anything on the web, and create custom course packs that are perfect, for you.
Visit them today at academicpub.com and follow @AcademicPub on Twitter.

Show Notes

As the textbook wars rage on, Chris and Kirsten take a look at the recent developments like Apple, publishers and the DOJ nearing a settlement that could lower ebook prices or OER startup Boundless Learning getting sued by publishers after raising $8 million.

Of course there are also news around tablets. Chris hints some big news in this space from Intel, the Aakash gets into schools in Philadelphia and All ThingsD thinks that tablets might save $3 billion a year.

All that and more in this episode of review:ed.

[02:20] Recap Interview Charlie Osborne
Source: EDUKWEST

[07:54] Apple, Publishers & DOJ near settlement
Source: The Verge

[12:40] Why tablets can save $3 billion a year
Source: All ThingsD

[14:23] Hachette to drop DRM?
Source: Paid Content

[19:27] Thank you to our sponsor AcademicPub

[23:30] Boundless Learning raises $8 million, gets sued by publishers
Source: TechCrunch

[33:05] Digital Public Library of America
Source: TechCrunch

[35:29] Google Glasses & check-ins

[37:50] Aakash tablet in Philadelphia schools
Source: TechCrunch

[42:45] Chris Intel

[47:25] The Future of Peer Reviewed scientific journals
Source: The Scientist

[54:38] LRMI – Learning Resource Metadata Initiative
Source: LRMI

[57:36] Minerva Project
Source: All ThingsD

[1:03:55] Rosemary boosts math skills
Source:  The Atlantic

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review:ed #23 Interview with Charlie Osborne – Facebook Password (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #23

Interview with Charlie Osborne – Facebook Password Controversy

  • recorded: April 6th 2012
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AcademicPub - Your Book Your Way This Interview is sponsored by AcademicPub – Your Book Your Way
AcademicPub allows you to take content from their copyright cleared library of over 125 publishers, your files or anything on the web, and create custom course packs that are perfect, for you.
Visit them today at academicpub.com and follow @AcademicPub on Twitter.

Show Notes

For this interview Christopher and Kirsten invited Charlie Osborne who writes the blog iGeneration at ZDNet to talk about one of her latest post covering the whole Facebook password controversy in which employers as well as schools and universities demand the passwords for the Facebook accounts of job seekers or students.

As Charlie points out in her post on iGeneration

Privacy may be a casualty of today’s data and digital connection explosion, but it does not mean that businesses have the divine right to exploit such concerns.

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review:ed #22 Interview with Richard Byrne Moodlerooms & Blackboard (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #22

Interview with Richard Byrne Moodlerooms & Blackboard

  • recorded: March 30th 2012
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AcademicPub - Your Book Your Way This Interview is sponsored by AcademicPub – Your Book Your Way
AcademicPub allows you to take content from their copyright cleared library of over 125 publishers, your files or anything on the web, and create custom course packs that are perfect, for you.
Visit them today at academicpub.com and follow @AcademicPub on Twitter.

Show Notes

Chris and I invited Richard Byrne of FreeTech4Teachers.com to talk about the probably biggest story in education last week: the acquisition of Moodlerooms by Blackboard and the according press release that Bb is now embracing open source.

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review:ed #22 Blackboard buys some Open Source and the French Homework Revolution (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #22

“Blackboard buys some Open Source and the French Homework Revolution”

  • recorded: March 30th 2012
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AcademicPub - Your Book Your Way This Interview is sponsored by AcademicPub – Your Book Your Way
AcademicPub allows you to take content from their copyright cleared library of over 125 publishers, your files or anything on the web, and create custom course packs that are perfect, for you.
Visit them today at academicpub.com and follow @AcademicPub on Twitter.

Show Notes

[01:55] Interview with Richard Byrne of FreeTech4Teachers.com about Moodleroom acquisition by Blackboard
Source: EDUKWEST | Blackboard | TechCrunch | ZDNet

[02:40] Startup incubator for Highschool students launched
Source: GeekWire

[05:37] Student developers build Microsoft Phone ecosystem
Source: The Verge

[13:45] Chris talks about his iPad experience so far

[16:54] How does the Khan Academy iPad app perform

[19:03] 2tor and UNC Chapel Hill launch online graduate program
Source: 2tor

[23:40] Announcement: Christopher Dawson now Senior Editor of EDUKWEST

[25:07] Thank you to our sponsor AcademicPub

[28:00] SparkLab: the educational build-mobile
Source: Kickstarter

[33:43] The French Homework Boykott
Source: The Guardian

[40:46] CK-12 beta program launched
Source: CK-12

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review:ed #19 Interview with Becky Splitt of StudyBlue (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #19

Interview with Becky Splitt of StudyBlue

  • recorded: March 9th 2012
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Transfluent - Rapid professional translation for your Facebook, Twitter and website This Interview is sponsored by Transfluent- Rapid professional translation for your Facebook, Twitter and websiteTransfluent offers 15 000 human translators, not machines, in 60 languages, available 24 hours a day to help you to eliminate work and cost, creating new possibilities to connect with customers from abroad.Visit transfluent.com and follow @Transfluent_en on Twitter.

Show Notes

Christopher Dawson invited Becky Splitt, CEO of StudyBlue to talk about the launch of their latest feature.

The new functionality enables students to quickly share and compare their explanations with those of their peers. As students create online flashcards on StudyBlue, they are presented with the 30 other most relevant flashcards on the topic. They can then create a new one; review, study or add to an existing card; or view related material or information related to the student author.

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