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EDUKWEST Monday Ristretto

Monday Ristretto: MOOC Managers, Indian EdTech and European Initiatives

To get you up to speed for the week ahead, we will serve you a Monday Ristretto here on EDUKWEST from now on. We pick the most important reads from the past week, put them in a grinder and extract the essential information in a short and punchy brew.

Today we’ve got three shots for you. It’s all about MOOC management, investments in Indian edtech startups and European edtech initiatives.

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On the Ed - Alpha

On the Ed – Alpha – 007 Around the EdTech World in 75 Minutes

This week Chris and I talk edtech news and investment with Dublin-based investor Alan Maguire from Versari Partners.

As always we start the show with our newsflash and give you an overview of this week’s funding stories and other news we think are of interest to have a closer look at. You find all the links to the stories at the end of this post.

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EdTech Europe

EdTech Europe and SXSWedu partner for Education Events

EdTech EuropePlanning to attend EdTech Europe 2014 on June 12th in London? Use the promo code EDUKWEST to get 20% off the ticket price!


EdTech Europe, the conference platform that will host their second conference on June 12th in London, announced a partnership with SXSWedu today. Selected participants from this year’s SXSWedu which took place in Austin earlier this month will be invited to present their products and services at EdTech Europe.

In return participants in this year’s EdTech 20 will be considered for application to future SXSW LAUNCHedu competitions. Ron Reed, SXSWedu Executive Producer also joins the panel which selects this year’s EdTech 20 competitors.

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On the Ed - Alpha

On the Ed – Alpha – 005 The $1.1 billion Acquisition, More Funding for Adaptive Learning and Don’t Call it a MOOC

This week I recorded On the Ed episode 005 with my guests Alicia Chang of Play-i, Shiv Rajendran of Affectively and Richard Taylor of ed-invent.

We start this episode with startup Spritz that claims to have reinvented reading through their patent-pending speed reading technology, and I didn’t want to miss out on Alicia’s opinion and comment on it as a scientist.

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