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EDUKWEST Sunday Review

Sunday Review for the Week of May 19th 2014

In this week’s Sunday Review: Is student debt tied to the income of university presidents? Google’s rise in the education technology market. Harvard’s Hollywood-like MOOC production. The Future of textbooks. Unizin, a potential threat to edX? The cult of college drop-outs and more.

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Divide

Google’s Acquisition of Divide could boost BYOD in Schools

Last week Google announced the acquisition of Divide, the company creates software solutions that enable companies to keep personal data separate from company data on mobile devices.

The Divide team will join Google’s Android team to work on new solutions integrated in the mobile OS. For existing customers of the company nothing will change for the time being.

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2013 Founders' Letter

Google 2013 Founders’ Letter: Risk Averse Education and Remote Classrooms

In his 2013 founders’ letter, Google’s co-founder and CEO Larry Page takes a look at the current state of the US school system and states that it isn’t capable of encouraging the next generation of “big thinkers” companies like Google want and need to hire.

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EDUKWEST Sunday Review

Sunday Review for the Week of April 28th 2014

In this week’s Sunday Review: US high schools reach 80% graduation rate, Microsoft donates $1 billion to school districts, Minerva announces its founding class, MIT becomes the first Bitcoin economy, Google stops scanning student and teacher emails, politics in China drive graduating students into the job market, lessons from inBloom’s rapid demise and more.

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EDUKWEST Sunday Review

Sunday Review for the Week of March 17th 2014

In this week’s Sunday Review we learn about the potential reasons why Coursera is allowed to give access to some of its courses to Iranian students, why VCs tend to get edtech wrong, who owns the rights to a MOOC when the instructor leaves the institution, why students sue Google, how semantic search will improve education, how researchers are chasing pageviews like bloggers and more.

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ENT Audio Podcast

ENT Hedlines June 28th 2012 (Audio)

ENT Audio Podcast

ENT Hedlines

Thursday June 28th 2012

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ENT Hedlines June 28th 2012

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C12 Audio Podcast

C12 Episode 8 K12 News (Audio)

C12 Audio Podcast

C12 Episode #8

K12 News

  • recorded: May 11th 2012
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udemy This Interview is sponsored by udemy – Udemy 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.

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  • Google Launches New Search Education Site with Lesson Plans
    Source: MindShift
  • NearPod
  • Classifying K-12 blended learning
    Source: InnoSight
  • CODiE Awards 2012 Education Technology
    Source: siia.net
  • Districts Draw the Line on School Meal Debt
    Source: Education Week
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C12 #8 K12 News

C12 Episode 8 K12 News

C12 #8 K12 NewsIn this edition of K12 News Chris talks about Google’s search curriculum, the CODiE Awards for Education, NearPod, InnoSight whitepaper and school meal debt.

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udemy This Interview is sponsored by udemy – Udemy 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

  • Google Launches New Search Education Site with Lesson Plans
    Source: MindShift
  • NearPod
  • Classifying K-12 blended learning
    Source: InnoSight
  • CODiE Awards 2012 Education Technology
    Source: siia.net
  • Districts Draw the Line on School Meal Debt
    Source: Education Week

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Khan Academy

Google’s First Employee Craig Silverstein leaves to join Khan Academy

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According to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD Craig Silverstein who joined Google in 1998 as employee number 1 leaves the company to join the team at Khan Academy. Probably the biggest hire of Salman Khan so far but taking into consideration that Silverstein probably does not need to work to actually make money for quite a while already I am sure it was a steal.

Being involved in a lot of different projects on Google from building the original search engine to a mix of different responsibilities lately he will apparently work as developer on the Khan Academy.

From the description Swisher gives in her post Silverstein seems to be a jack of all trades, something a small startup with limited resources is always looking for. The experience and knowledge Silverstein will bring to the table should be critical for the Khan Academy in terms of building a scalable and stable Internet platform. Also insights in search algorithms will be useful to structure the growing library of videos and exercises.

There is no official update from the Khan Academy itself yet but Kara Swisher will update her post as soon as she gets more details. Larry Page already gave a statement through a spokesperson, wishing Silverstein all the best and thanking him for his contributions over the years.

As Swisher points out, for someone who worked there from basically the start giving a statement through a spokesperson is kind of a weak move from Page.