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Jayne Miller By Jayne Miller • January 15, 2016

From Netflix to FETC, There's No Shortage of EdTech News This Week

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Not to brag here or anything, but this is a solid weekly roundup. There's a lot happening in edtech and there's a lot to talk about.

Netflix is dedicating $100 million to education. We're seeing lots of interesting stuff coming out of the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando. And we've got this straight-up fascinating read from Education Week on approaching the often-touchy subject of data in K-12 schools. 

And then there's this story from TechCrunch on the way startups are creating opportunities for instructors to provide more one-on-one, personalized attention to students. Specifically, the post covers "online mentorship" and the value - and trade-offs - of online learning programs/platforms/environments.

All links are below. You know how it's done.

Analytics in K-12 Schools: Big Data, or Big Brother? | Education Week

How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education | TechCrunch

Live: Catching Up On All Things FETC 2016 | Chalkup Blog

Building Relationships and a Culture of Innovation | THE Journal

Netflix chief announces $100 million fund for education | Washington Post Education

Using computers widens the achievement gap in writing, a federal study finds | Hechinger Report

New Apple iOS Updates Improve Device Management for Schools | EdSurge

3 Higher Ed Lessons from Yahoo | Inside Higher Ed

 

EdTech in Your Inbox.