Unpacking the Problem of Unmotivated Online Students

Unpacking the Problem of Unmotivated Online Students
Unpacking the Problem of Unmotivated Online Students
OPINION
What’s ‘Radical’ About Pencils of Promise’s Commitment to Transparency

"Thinking About 'Grit' as Something to Be Taught Isn't Effective": EdSurge Podcast Q&A With Paul Tough

"Thinking About 'Grit' as Something to Be Taught Isn't Effective": EdSurge Podcast Q&A With Paul Tough
"Thinking About 'Grit' as Something to Be Taught Isn't Effective": EdSurge Podcast Q&A With Paul Tough

How Programming Supports Math Class, Not the Other Way Around

How Programming Supports Math Class, Not the Other Way Around
How Programming Supports Math Class, Not the Other Way Around
How to Shift to a Student-Centered Approach in Parent-Teacher Conferences

SKILLSHARE, a New York City-based startup that offers an online directory of video-based lessons, has raised $12 million in Series B funding, reports TechCrunch. Leading the round are Amasia and Omidyar Network, with Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital also participating.

Founded in 2010, Skillshare initially created an online platform where instructors can list local, in-person classes. But a couple years later, the company shifted its focus to allow anyone to teach online classes. (PandoDaily has documented this transition.) Unlike other online learning marketplaces that charge on a per-course basis, Skillshare offers for unlimited access to its 5,000-plus courses for $10 per month. Half of this revenue goes towards a pool for Skillshare teachers, who make money based on number of student enrollments. (Here’s the formula.)

Four Tools to Merge the Digital and Physical in Your Maker Classroom

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Game Over for Co.lab Accelerator
Game Over for Co.lab Accelerator

Against ‘Personalized Learning’

Against ‘Personalized Learning’
Against ‘Personalized Learning’
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