Leading entrepreneurs and thought leaders provide a look at the future of education in a short documentary from Ericsson. It discusses how technology is changing the way students learn as well as what it means to learn and teach in a connected era.
In the past year, leading technology companies have made big strides in bringing tablet computers into classrooms across the country. But while the availability of new devices is certainly critical, the successful transition to digital textbooks relies on many interconnected factors.
A new proposal calls for a Consumer Reports-like rating body to evaluate new digital learning tools. Ed tech innovators like the idea in theory but they worry that it won’t work in practice.
Google Ventures has invested in Desmos, a startup offering a free, browser-based graphing calculator. The funding follows previous investments from Kapor Capital, Learn Capital, Kindler Capital, and Elm Street Ventures and brings the startup’s total amount raised to more than $1 million.