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EdSurge’s Guide to Landing a Job (or Finding the Perfect Candidate)

Welcome to EdSurge's 2018 Jobs Guide! We want to help you find the job that will brighten your world and challenge you in positive ways. For many, getting involved in education can be the most meaningful professional work they've ever done.Looking to l...

EdSurge’s Guide to Landing a Job (or Finding the Perfect Candidate)

Innovations in Student Success: From Campus Collaboration to Tech Implementation

SPONSORED BY Salesforce.org

As employers increasingly demand skilled and educated workers, student success in college is more crucial than ever—especially as the challenges facing students and institutions grow more complex. Those challenges, however, are fueling innovative appro...

Innovations in Student Success: From Campus Collaboration to Tech Implementation

Reflections From 2017 for the Journey Ahead

What have we learned about the forces that shape education?As we enter a new year, there’s still plenty of growing up to do for the edtech community. Technology can create just as many problems as it solves, and 2017 found educators, entrepreneurs, wri...

Reflections From 2017 for the Journey Ahead

EdSurge Live: A Town-Hall Style Video Forum

What if there was a talk show about edtech? We thought we’d try one, so we’re launching EdSurge Live, an experimental way to gather readers and experts via video chat to talk about key issues facing those exploring the future of higher education.NEXT E...

EdSurge Live: A Town-Hall Style Video Forum

A Lifetime of Back to School: Microcredentials in Higher Education

From universities to education companies, higher education providers today are increasingly offering microcredentials, and EdSurge set out to explore the landscape of these short-form online learning programs.

A Lifetime of Back to School: Microcredentials in Higher Education

The Personalized Learning Toolkit

Think of your favorite students. Chances are they were engaged, creative, motivated. What was compelling about them? Did they have courage and tenacity to reach for the stars? Were they creative and so helped to keep the classroom interesting? Were th...

The Personalized Learning Toolkit

Putting It Into Words: The Future of Writing Instruction

SPONSORED BY Turnitin

It’s no surprise that as technology has infused education, it has also impacted the teaching of writing. So we’ve put our figurative pen to paper with the hope of highlighting what writing instruction looks like today, and how it might continue to evo...

Putting It Into Words: The Future of Writing Instruction

Measuring Efficacy in Edtech

With more and more technology in the classroom, the quest to find tools that effectively help educators and their students becomes increasingly important—and increasingly difficult. How can educators best identify the products that meet their classroom...

Measuring Efficacy in Edtech

The Future of Coding Bootcamps

Coding bootcamps have been on the rise, but with major players shutting their doors, EdSurge set out to answer questions about their viability, future and what traditional higher-ed can takeaway.

The Future of Coding Bootcamps

What Does It Take to Make Interoperability Work in K-12 Education?

Interoperability, defined dryly, is the seamless, secure and controlled exchange of data between different applications and technologies. The term is a mouthful, yet the concept enables many conveniences we take for granted. It allows, for instance, p...

What Does It Take to Make Interoperability Work in K-12 Education?

Thought Leaders Discuss The College (And Classroom) Of the Future

Check out some predictions (and warnings) about how technology is changing higher education. EdSurge sat down with more than a dozen leading experts from a variety of colleges and companies for their takes.

Thought Leaders Discuss The College (And Classroom) Of the Future

Real Life Learning: An Up Close Look at Competency-Based Education

SPONSORED BY D2L

Coined in the 1970s, competency-based learning is gaining converts and building enthusiasm in our K-12 education system, taking the focus off grades and seat time—and replacing it with an emphasis on students’ mastery of specific concepts and skills.No...

Real Life Learning: An Up Close Look at Competency-Based Education

Crossing the Finish Line: Stories on Student Success and What Colleges Are Doing to Get There

Predictive analytics. Early-alert systems. Google Maps for degrees? EdSurge goes deep into how colleges are rethinking “student success” and the technologies used to get them there.

Crossing the Finish Line: Stories on Student Success and What Colleges Are Doing to Get There

The EdSurge Guide to Getting a Job (or Finding Talent) in the Edtech World

Good edtech tools and initiatives aren’t merely the result of funding and luck. In fact, it’s the people behind them—the dreamers who brainstorm and discover, the designers who test and train, the teachers and students who use and offer feedback—that ...

The EdSurge Guide to Getting a Job (or Finding Talent) in the Edtech World

Bridging the Chasm: Defining Success Beyond Traditional Academics

Defining student success was once much simpler. High scores on a report card or standardized tests gave students, families and teachers reason to celebrate. But numbers and letters no longer adequately signal how well learners are prepared for life aft...

Bridging the Chasm: Defining Success Beyond Traditional Academics

So You Want to Work in Edtech?

SPONSORED BY TES Global & VIPKID

Here at EdSurge, we are committed to helping the most relevant learning tools get into the right hands. But the real magic of learning isn’t about tools. It’s about the people who brainstorm and build them, test and tweak them, invest in and incubate...

So You Want to Work in Edtech?

Community Colleges Point Toward New Directions in Digital Innovation

SPONSORED BY VitalSource

Nearly half of undergraduates in the U.S. learn at community colleges. Take a closer look at how these institutions are changing, from building tech-friendly classrooms to adopting digital textbooks.

Community Colleges Point Toward New Directions in Digital Innovation

The EdSurge Guide to Choosing, Vetting and Purchasing K-12 Edtech Products

"Procurement" sends chills down many spines because all too often the process of finding and buying technology, curriculum and other resources has become laborious and confusing. Particularly over the last five years, the job has gotten tougher for pe...

The EdSurge Guide to Choosing, Vetting and Purchasing K-12 Edtech Products

EdSurge 2017 Personal Statements

Self reflections and articulating future plans are important—just ask those high school students scampering to finish college essays now. But reflections matter as well for adults, especially those in charge of teaching and building technology supports...

EdSurge 2017 Personal Statements

The EdSurge Guide to Becoming a Future Ready Leader

So, you’ve signed the Future Ready Pledge—or perhaps you are just considering it. What do you do next? The Future Ready District Pledge is a commitment and a roadmap for superintendents and district leaders to move towards personalized learning. As p...

The EdSurge Guide to Becoming a Future Ready Leader

The Data Workout: How It’s Impacting Teaching and Learning

SPONSORED BY Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Data comes in all shapes and sizes, which can make analysis and interpretation a tricky beast. In this guide, EdSurge explores how to think about, gather and act upon education data.

The Data Workout: How It’s Impacting Teaching and Learning

What Personalized Learning Looks Like Across the Country: The 2017 Fifty States Project

If you're in education, chances are you've heard the term "personalized learning." But what does that phrase mean? What does "personalized learning" look like from coast to coast, classroom to classroom? For the last few years, we’ve collected storie...

What Personalized Learning Looks Like Across the Country: The 2017 Fifty States Project

Give Your Kids a Most Excellent Coding Adventure

SPONSORED BY Dig-It Games

For a new generation of students growing up in a digitally-connected century, all roads lead to code. Coding is the new literacy. It will not replace foreign languages, but it will be the global vernacular for understanding how technologies work. Un...

Give Your Kids a Most Excellent Coding Adventure

Community College: Digital Innovation's Next Frontier

SPONSORED BY Macmillan Learning

Community colleges aren’t often where investors and change-makers first look for inspiration. But a lot is happening there, and in this guide, we share 10 digital initiatives we’ve got our eyes on.

Community College: Digital Innovation's Next Frontier

The Complex World of School Redesign: The Building Blocks and the Builders

There are many building blocks that make up a school. The schedule, budget, infrastructure, school culture and the learning environment represent just a handful. Each element has a tremendous impact on the learning experience for students, staff and f...

The Complex World of School Redesign: The Building Blocks and the Builders

Going Back to School With the 2016 EdSurge Fifty States Project

Educators, we know you're getting ready to go back to school—or potentially have already started. But what if you need support? Have a question about technology, or how to integrate it? To help you out with tips and tricks from educators who've been ...

Going Back to School With the 2016 EdSurge Fifty States Project

What's Next for Maker Education

SPONSORED BY Adobe

Confession: We at EdSurge are a bit in love with what may be America’s favorite new pastime: making. Indeed, it’s been a busy two years since we published our first guide on making, during which makerspaces have spread into classrooms and curriculum ...

What's Next for Maker Education

Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up'

SPONSORED BY Salesforce.org

Times they are a-changin’—and so are career paths. In this guide, we explore how institutions, companies and learning providers are helping students build skills to meet new demands of the workforce.

Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up'

EdSurge 2016 Personal Statements

As the dust of 2015 settles, we’re taking time to reflect on the chisels that sculpted our year. We have questions: What was the biggest deal of 2015? How did education technology change, for better or for worse? What will 2016 hold?To ensure we’re not...

EdSurge 2016 Personal Statements

Exploring Blended Learning Leadership

SPONSORED BY Capella University

Here at EdSurge, we don’t miss a chance to celebrate. Right now, we’re whooping it up over Connected Educator Month. And because it wouldn’t be a celebration without a little gift-giving, we’ve prepared something just for you.It’s an adventure—a guide ...

Exploring Blended Learning Leadership
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