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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 03/2012

Tony Bryk: Learning How to Improve

| Posted 03.03.2012 | Education

As a University of Chicago scholar, Tony Bryk repeatedly produced local research of national importance. He combined skills in experimental design with incisive insight.

Learn Zillion, One of the Scrappy Startups Making D.C. a Hotspot

| Posted 03.08.2012 | Education

D.C. is an edtech hotspot with a rich mixture of great universities, incubators, venture capital, and talent. Companies like Learn Zillion are improving schools and cities.

Start Making: General Assembly Launches Online

| Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

General Assembly online is an MBA killer. Unless a young person thinks they need a credential to get a job at Morgan Stanley or McKinsey, they'd be much better off in a startup, learning on the job, and accessing the extraordinary offerings at General Assembly when they need it.

Skip College, Go to Work in a Hot Startup

| Posted 03.24.2012 | College

The much vaunted American higher education system coasts on the reputation of the top three dozen schools which themselves gain much of their stature ...

Getting Ready for Online Assessment

| Posted 03.29.2012 | Education

Online assessment will power the future of customized learning -- the best chance we have to dramatically boost achievement levels.