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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark
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Tom Vander Ark is author of Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation and Charter Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

How and Where EdTech Will Help

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When we add new tech to old practices we shouldn’t expect step-function improvement. Smart tools will be game changers not in and of themselves, but by enabling a sequence of powerful learning experiences.

League of Innovative Schools: A Network Creating the Future of Learning

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Ninety-three of the most forward-leaning school districts in the country make up the League of Innovative Schools, the flagship network of district superintendents at Digital Promise. Learn more about their work and outcomes here.

Not Much New in EdTech in 2017; 3 Things Could Change That in 2018

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Despite more global investment in EdTech, not much happened in 2017. Here's a look at where the innovation is happening and two issues that could use more attention from public private partnerships--a barrier and an opportunity.

Minerva: The Intentional University

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As a venture-based Silicon Valley startup, Minerva has developed slowly over the last seven years. As a new form of higher education, progress from concept to enrollment was lightning fast. Learn more about what sets them apart here.

Building a Shared Vision of the #FutureofLearning

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Post 6 of our #RemakeLearning series shares discussions from the #EdResearchSummit that included the 10 aspects of the #FutureofLearning.

NY EdTech Week Highlights Big Apple Startups and Bold Ideas

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More than 1000 people gathered in NYC to talk personalized learning, gamification, and the future of HigherEd at NYC EdTech Week. Highlights included deep dive in blockchain, think tanks and a Gallery of Innovation featuring 40 EdTech companies.

Model Schools, Districts, Networks and States for Competency-Based Education

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We’ve been looking into what schools, districts and networks are doing to achieve effective CBE, and we have assembled this initial list of positive examples.

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