How to Acquire Knowledge EDUKWEST Academy

How to Acquire Knowledge

Editor’s Note: First appeared on Myelin’s weekly digest. 

We all acquire knowledge in a similar way. We don’t have different learning styles, right/left brain advantages, photographic memories; nor speed reading advantages, or brain development inappropriateness. If you are eight years old you could be programming organs in RNA. You just need to master the prerequisites. [1]

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Imagine K12 merges with Y Combinator

Yesterday the team of Imagine K12 announced that the edtech accelerator would merge with Y Combinator to form a dedicated edtech vertical. The merger has been in the works for about a year and with Imagine K12’s first fund ending, Geoff Ralston and Tim Brady made the decision to join Y Combinator.

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Reading List Virtual Reality in Education EDUKWEST

Reading List: Virtual Reality in Education

Few verticals in edtech have received as much hype lately as the use of virtual reality in education. With the MOOC phenomenon cooling off, or arriving in the reality of having to find a viable business model, virtual reality carries the hopes and dreams of teachers, entrepreneurs, and investors alike.

According to Fortune, VCs have put more than $4 billion in VR startups over the past five years, and then there is of course the acquisition of Oculus Rift by Facebook for $2 billion.

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API Learning Technology EDUKWEST EdTech Insider

How APIs will Transform Learners and Learning Organizations

As consumers, most of us take for granted that our online experiences and interactions will be seamless. We expect that – in spite of the inexorable increase in data points that we each generate – meaningful information can be made available to us in two or three clicks of a mouse, or taps of a screen on a mobile app.

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Google LinkedIn Acquisition EDitorial EDUKWEST

Why Google (Alphabet) should Acquire LinkedIn

Though a not-so-great earnings forecast cost LinkedIn 30% of its stock value the professional network is still one of the most solid companies in the social space. It has 414 million members worldwide, and 57% of traffic now comes from mobile. And by means of its ongoing acquisition strategy LinkedIn is transforming itself from simple network into a full-blown education and career hub.

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