Archive for November, 2013

Pearson plc : Pearson invests in two education startups in India
November 27, 2013

A company operating low-income pre-schools, and a team who design next generation science learning aids have scooped a share of $150K investment. Experifun and Sudiksha Knowledge Solutions beat off competition from hundreds of education startups in India to take home seed funding in the inaugural ‘Edupreneurs’ programme, a partnership of Pearson and Village Capital.“

via  4-Traders.



Introducing A New Way to Add Certifications to Your LinkedIn Profile
November 18, 2013

Your next career-defining opportunity might be just around the corner, and it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re putting your best professional foot forward at all times. Your LinkedIn Profile is that 24/7 representation of your professional knowledge and achievements – and beginning today, we’re teaming up with some of the biggest names in online education to help you seamlessly update your profile with your educational accomplishments as you complete certifications or courses.

via Official LinkedIn Blog.


School board votes to scrap inBloom
November 12, 2013

‘Cloud’-based system for storing student data drew opposition from parents

Via columbine

ELearning solutions go mobile
November 7, 2013

Mobile device users are already going to their smartphones and tablets for much of their reading, entertainment and work. Now, education is embracing mobile as eLearning solutions adapt to the platform.

The benefits of eLearning have already been widely noted, and companies are now using the tools to train employees. IT Web recently cited Kirsty Chadwick, founder of The Training Room Online, regarding the advantages of this strategy.

“ELearning completely eliminates geographical challenges, while minimizing time spent away from the job at hand, not to mention the saving on overheads,” Chadwick said, according to the news source. She went on to note that the eLearning market has grown by 900 percent in the years since 2000 and predicted half of all classes will take place digitally by 2019.

via Aptara News (Company Blog).