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Tom Vander Ark is author of Better Together, 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 Education Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Mission scaling

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It’s tough for non-profit organizations to find scaling capital—especially now. Donations come and go. Foundations provide restricted grants...

Turning the textbook world upside down

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Flatworld, a start up company that just raised $8 million, is launching a free line of college textbooks. ...

Learning outside of the classroom—culture and context will drive spiky use

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TeachStreet is one of the latest entrants in informal peer-to-peer learning space.  See interview with CEO Dave Shappell on The Deal. ...

In favor of risk

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Risk capital made this country great—that and an amazing foundation of founding principles.  But we’re getting ready to send risk capital...

6 EdTech trends that will affect education

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eSchool News reports on the six technologies soon to affect education - One year or less: collaborative environments and online communication tools
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Learning online tidbits

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1. “Students say there should be more use of mobile devices in their learning.”   This blinding flash of the obvious is...

A new kind of B school: Kauffman shows the way

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The Kauffman Foundation is clearly the most entrepreneurial philanthropy.  Their deep understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship to job creation and...

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