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Take Control of Your Control

Carolyn Heinze | November 12, 2015 10:04 am

While it’s common for universities to outsource sophisticated control system programming, Greg Brown, lead technician in the Classroom Design and Maintenance Group at UCLA underlines the importance of getting uncompiled versions of the program.


BenchPrep Partners With Hobsons to Universalize Test Prep

November 25, 2015 4:03 pm
NAVIGATING NAVIANCE: BenchPrep has partnered with Hobsons to create Naviance Test Prep, a learning management system for the tests commonly required for college acceptance. The program is an amalgamation of both companies’ signature software platforms: BenchPrep’s BluePrint, which delivers test preparation lessons for the ACT, SAT and AP tests; and Hobsons’s Naviance, a management system for college-and-career-readiness standards.


EdX pivots while retaining focus on traditional higher ed

November 25, 2015 3:48 pm
Unlike its peers at the top of the MOOC food chain, edX plans to remain committed to traditional institutions, developing pathways to credit for nontraditional students.


New Cybrary Mobile App Provides Hacking Training to Developing Nations with Limited Web Access

November 25, 2015 3:46 pm
Cybrary, the world’s first and only no-cost cyber security massive open online course (MOOC) provider, announced the availability of its Android-based mobile app that allows users with limited Web access – particularly in developing countries – to learn hacking, forensics and other cyber security skills on the go.


University of Phoenix Partners with HBCU, But Critics Skeptical

November 18, 2015 12:32 pm
For-profit college University of Phoenix has partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in an effort to offer more online courses to Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


Twisting Fate

November 17, 2015 11:19 am
Named one of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2010), Julie was most recently one of the founding members of VEVO, the leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, where she was responsible for defining and executing upon VEVO’s growth strategy with oversight of all business development, business affairs and licensing. Julie previously lead development efforts for Universal Music Group (UMG) with partners including Apple, AT&T and WalMart to deploy new digital products, services and business models. Prior to UMG, Julie was part of Sony Pictures’ digital media incubator, Sony Pictures Digital, where she launched and developed Sony Pictures Mobile, and divested GoPlayTV (interactive TV service sold to YooMedia). So why is she appearing here in an interview with EdTech Digest? If you think of education as knowledge delivery, and look at what she’s already delivered, then you’ll see that she may have a few lessons for everyone to learn. With Edtwist, a collaborative ideation platform for people to grow ideas.  


How Amplify Broke All the Rules for Innovators

November 17, 2015 11:17 am
Not dead but greatly diminished, Amplify was sold in September by News Corp. to its management team “supported by a group of private investors.” The news came just days after the announcement that Amplify would layoff 500 employees and a little over a month after News Corp. had announced that it had written off a whopping $371 million in losses from Amplify over the past year.