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Portland, Maine

Thomas College Receives $5.3M Alfond Grant for New Center of Innovation

By | May 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Thomas College announced a new initiative designed to promote innovation and spur entrepreneurial activity in central Maine. The Waterville-based college has created the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation thanks to a $5.3 million donation from The Harold Alfond Foundation. This is the largest gift…

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Edtech Poses Notable Challenges to Immigrant Students [Infographic]

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Technology is supposed to make life easier. Whether it’s an artificially intelligent virtual assistant keeping track of your schedule or a timer on your microwave, there’s no point in progress if it’s just going to make things harder. However, in the edtech world, the advancements…

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Phoenix

Arizona State and Draper University Team Up For Entrepreneur Dream Course

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

For college students, going to class and reading about building a business is one thing, but having the opportunity to actually build one of their own is quite another. Sure there are plenty of business courses that students can take to up their game,…

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6 New Startups Redefining The Educational Space

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

Tech startups are creating buzz in transportation, gaming, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors. Everybody knows this. What people may not realize is that technology has a huge impact on the educational space as well. In the first quarter of 2017, ed tech startups already closed…

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Why Digital Learning Is So Important For Teachers And Students

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

Most schools have access to technology. From computers to tablets, students are able to access high quality internet access for teaching and learning purposes. Today’s connected classrooms provide both teachers and students easier, faster, and more affordable access to information, learning resources, experts, peers,…

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Starting an Online Course? Boost Enrollment With These Domains

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Ask any college student these days and there’s a strong chance they have taken an online course. According to a study by the National Center for Educational Statistics, in fall 2014, there were 5,750,417 students enrolled in any distance education courses at degree-granting postsecondary institutions….

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3 Edtech Startups That Make Cramming For a Test Easier Than Ever

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

A lot of people have had to stay up late to cram for an important test. Your textbooks are sprawled out in disarray, you’ve got empty coffee cups crowding your desk, and anxiety is perforating the room like a bad smell. Lucky for us, three startups…

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4 Edtech Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

More than thirty years ago, psychologist Benjamin Bloom presented the education community with the “2 Sigma Problem” – a challenge aimed at replicating, at scale, the proven benefits of personalized one-on-one tutoring. Decades later, and with a staggering array of new technologies at our disposal,…

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5 Ways Technology Is Helping to Gamify Education

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

From 2010 to 2014, CB Insights found that the edtech industry saw 503 percent growth in total investment dollars. By 2020, it;s estimated to be a $192 billion industry. With the current high school dropout rate at 1.2 million across the country, educators are grasping for…

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4 Steps to Creating an Engaging Online Course

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Selling content online has become a massive industry in the last several years, as online courses rake in well over $100 billion annually. As the internet continues to mature, the industry’s reach and profitability swells as well. Considering the massive potential that online courses…

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Arizona

10 Arizona Edtech Companies Thriving in the Desert

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In a survey by PBS, teachers reported that technology is beneficial in the classroom because it enables them to reinforce and expand on content (74 percent), motivate students to learn (74 percent), and respond to a variety of learning styles (73 percent). In Arizona, the edtech…

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Minneapolis

Flipgrid Refocuses on Education, Launches Free Version

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 2:20 pm

As a startup, it’s not always easy to identify when it’s time to make a change. Many companies go through multiple iterations before they can find market fit. When we last spoke to the team at Flipgrid in 2015, they were in the growth stages…

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NYC

The Top 12 Highest Funded New York Edtech Startups in 2016

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

While you might think a good idea can pay for itself, funding is an important thing to consider before starting a business. And while you might think a small ecosystem can provide you with the support you need, nothing can help you more than…

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5 Easy Ways to Learn a New Language on the Internet

By | Jan 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

The internet is a useful tool for many things, including learning a new language. Possible sources are online courses, specific websites or watching videos spoken in other languages, for example. But there are many more sources that can be used to learn a new…