The Portfolio School Will Build a Project-Based Learning Platform with Support from J.W. Couch

The Portfolio School on July 29 announced they had entered into partnership with JW Couch to develop an online platform dedicated to helping schools and […]

Edmentum Acquires Calvert Education Services to Grow Reach and Blended Learning Curriculum

Edmentum, stewards of the PLATO Courseware and other online learning solutions, announced on July 30 that they had finalized a deal to acquire Calvert Learning […]

A Committee Wants to Bring Maine Law Online, But ‘Byzantine’ Regs from ABA Stand in the Way

Two trends in education have been gaining steam in the past few years. First, as enrollment declines and many smaller colleges and universities experience budget […]

Researchers Found Positive Effects from a Personalized Virtual Reading Coach. But Teachers Don’t Want to Use It.

As more and more adaptive personalized learning solutions enter the market, educators and schools are increasingly looking to use them to augment their instruction. The […]

edX Launches First Online MBA with Boston University Questrom School of Business

edX and Boston University’s Questrom School of Business announced on July 23rd that the institutions were partnering to launch an online MBA degree program. The […]

Language Learning Apps Like Babbel Are Popular, But Do They Work? Yale Researchers Investigate.

Language learning apps have seen massive uptake in recent years. Duolingo reported it had surpassed the 300 million user mark last year. Other free options […]

Digital Distraction Is Growing Problem at School

In the past, spitballs, nasty notes, and paper airplanes may have been the biggest classroom distractions. In 2019, educators have a lot more competition. After […]

High Expectations for the 2019 BbWorld Event

Hundreds of educators, designers, and other leaders in the edtech field are currently preparing to head to Austin, Texas for the 2019 BbWorld event. The […]

Ashford University Gets Accreditor’s Go-Ahead to Transfer Legal Status

Ashford University announced on July 15 that they had received the green light from their accreditor, WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), to transition […]

Pearson Is Going “Digital First” With their College Textbook Catalogue

Pearson laid plans on July 16 to transition out of their traditional college textbook publishing strategy to cater to the evolving needs of institutions of […]

Free Courses to Help Teens Stand Out Among Their Peers

By the time the first week of summer vacation is over, a lot of teens are beginning to wonder what they will do for the […]

In Edtech, a Common Interest Shouldn’t Get in the Way of a Common Mission

2019 marked my first InstructureCon, but according to what I heard from almost every attendee in Long Beach, Calif. over the past week, this one […]

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