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Lynda + LinkedIn – Toward a Skills Monopoly

Signaling and Perceptive Cues Hiring has always been fraught with information asymmetry – with a lack of tangible items to evaluate (at times made difficult by regulation), employers judged candidates by the few data points available, such as degree(s) attained,…

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MentorMob: A Learning Guide on EdTech Entrepreneurship

We at Educelerate had the good fortune to work with our friends at MentorMob (@MentorMob) to curate an online playlist devoted to aspiring EdTech entrepreneurs.  Our resulting MentorMob EdTech Entrepreneurship Learning Guide gives you access to the best open learning content on the web.  This…

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The GuildEd Age

The Guild System is Dead!  Long Live the Guild System! Koru.  Work America.  Iron Yard.  Flatiron School.  Starter League.  General Assembly.  Each of these new entrants to the education landscape have, despite short histories, demonstrated early success, some of them…

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Zap! Pow! LAUNCHedu at SXSWedu!

    Editor’s Note: This post was written by Steven Wellvang, co-founder of Educelerate North.  You can follow us on Twitter @Educelerate. This year Educelerate returned to SXSWedu for another 3 & ½ days of engaging conversations and daily agendas packed with summits,…

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Adaptive Learning’s Next Adaptation

Roughly two years ago, I was attending an education conference and more than a few of the hallway conversations overheard had to do with the disruption that adaptive learning would drive in higher education. Stories of companies that could provide dynamically generated…

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Educelerate Twin Cities: Videos from EdTech Demo Night

Responding to the growing success of the edtech community, this week Educelerate Twin Cities hosted EdTech DEMO2 which included 11 Twin Cities-based early stage companies “demoing” their new edtech products and services, including: StoryCub (Dave Swerdlick) – children’s picture book stories…

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Some Kindly Midwestern Advice on Scaling in K-12

Follow us on Twitter @Educelerate, like us on Facebook.com/Educelerate  or join our Meetups in Chicago, Twin Cities, LA and Colorado. Stories of frustrated founders quitting their old-line company jobs out of an inspiration to “hack EDU” from their garage figures frequently among the current class of EdTech start-ups.  But, in…

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Will China Be The Next Education Superpower?

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Todd Maurer, one of the leading authorities on the Asian education markets.  Todd is a partner in Educated Ventures and founder of Sinica Advisors, where he leads Asian and cross-border strategic and M&A projects.  You can…

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Chicago StartupWeekend EDU: Pairs ‘n Carrots

This past weekend, Startup Weekend Education returned to Chicago and the site of last year’s highly successful event, National Louis University.  To build on all the success of the 2013 Chicago SWEDU, we created a one-day conference around Higher Education Startups in Success (kicked…

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