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April 16, 2014 7 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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Yay!  Finalists in the Penn GSE/Milken Edu Contest!  Try it out, we need the feedback!  +Yishay Mor +Laura Gibbs +Lisa M Lane +George Station +Roz Hussin and other OER fans #OER   #edu  

Open Assembly

Open Assembly’s platform unleashes the full creative power of open education and knowledge sharing for collaborative teaching and learning

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April 15, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Maxine Greene is fantastic - and at 90+ years old often (still) teaches students by meeting them at the art museum and talking as she walks, speaking of the importance of the arts in education. 

Maxine Greene with Perry Giuseppe Rizopoulos

Maxine Greene is a professor emeritus and the Founder and Director of the Center for Social Imagination, the Arts and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a past president of ...

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April 14, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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It will be interesting to see how this evolves.  Hard to tell, from the article and news reports, the reasons for HLC denial of the merger.

Thunderbird calls off plan to work with Laureate and seeks another partner | Inside Higher Ed

The Thunderbird School of Global Management last week announced that it was ending discussions on an alliance and joint venture with Laureate Education. The deal with Laureate was controversial. It was strongly opposed by many Thunderbird alumni, who argued that a link with the for-profit ...

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April 14, 2014 3 comments 14 shares 12 plus ones
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This is adorable.

Kids Reacting to an Old Cassette Walkman Is Wonderful and Horrifying

Originally marketed in 1979, the first Sony Walkman turns 35 this year, and it's about as outmoded as a technology can be these days. That's why it's understandable that the kids in this delightful video, none of whom were not alive in the 90s, have no idea how to use the thing. Or what it's for. They can't even conceive a world in which a Walkman is useful.

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April 14, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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An ideal way for companies to hunt for talent.  Hackathons show a candidate in context – how they collaborate and how they generate ideas.  This article from Mashable.

Hackathons Are the New Career Fairs

Traditional career fairs have some competition from hackathons when it comes to snagging top talent in the engineering sector.

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April 11, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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This is spot on.

The Rise of the Data Natives

Digital natives program their thermostat. Data natives expect the thermostat to program itself.

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April 10, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Philly's own homegrown LMS. What a great group of guys. The ecosystem here for civic, open source initiatives like this is fantastic. +Phil Hill you may be interested. You will hear more about this - Christian and Chris are terrific.

Can Open-Source Infrastructure Move the Market?

So here’s an edtech story you’ve likely never heard:Budding young programmer notices that his high school’s technology is horrible.Young--and now dangerously capable--programmer goes to college and finds his university’s technology is equally offending.Still young, capable--and now credentialed--pro

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April 10, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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April 07, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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+Phil Hill (are you back from Mexico?) +Michael Feldstein  - have you discovered?  It's on this coast.  On the board is founder of 2U.  Seems similar to the service providers, except it's for CCs....

Our Program | American Honors

We offer a community college honors program like no other. American Honors is a competitive community college honors program with a difference. While we’ll challenge you academically, we will provide you with the tools and one-on-one support to succeed in academics – and in life. Our program graduates emerge as independent thinkers and effective leaders, stepping into successful careers or continuing on to top-tier four-year colleges and universi...

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April 06, 2014 6 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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This is good to see.  

Wesleyan, in rare step among elite colleges, promotes earning degree in 3 years to save on tuition - The Boston Globe

Wesleyan University appears to be the most elite school yet to embrace the idea of helping students graduate in three years.

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