LearnLaunch Applications EDBRIEF

EDBRIEF: LearnLaunch Applications open for 4th Cohort

Boston-based edtech accelerator LearnLaunch is now accepting applications for its 4th cohort. Edtech startups with transformative ideas for K-12, higher ed and educational infrastructure can apply until June 30.

The new cohort will start in September 2015.

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Tom Vander Ark Getting Smart Learn Capital Meet Education Project

MEP #027 with Tom Vander Ark from Getting Smart and Learn Capital

We had a very special guest drop by MEP for Episode 027…Tom Vander Ark!  Tom is a dynamo in the education industry, and provides a unique perspective as a former business executive, school superintendent, author, and current venture capitalist in education.

Tom and I chat about “personalization vs. standardization” in public education, innovative school models, and trends for 2014.  You DO NOT want to miss this!

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Intel Education Accelerator EDBRIEF

EDBRIEF: Applications for Intel Education Accelerator are due May 22

Education technology startups that want to take part in the Intel Education Accelerator have to apply to the program until May 22nd.

Intel’s accelerator program starts on August 3 and ends with a demo day on December 2.

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Open English United States EDBRIEF

EDBRIEF: Open English enters U.S. ESL Market

Open English, an online English school that covers the Latin American market, announced its entrance into the U.S. market, targeting its Hispanic population.

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5 Key Trends in Language Learning EDUKWEST Academy

Five Key Trends in Language Learning

Having a background in language coaching, I tend to keep a close eye on the latest global trends in language learning. After a period of little innovation in the space, there is definitely a new wave of language learning startups hitting the market.

Live video lessons, the hot trend from seven years ago that proved to be little more than a flash in the pan, certainly had a chilling effect for edtech entrepreneurs and investors in the language learning space.

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