New ideas driving the global edtech boom

By the OEB News Team   Innovative start-ups, technological advancements and the demand for additional skills continue to fuel the growth of the global edtech industry. According to a whitepaper by Am...

The iPad school movement shaking up the system

What do you do when you see a school system stuck in the past, failing to prepare students for a modern, digital future? You start a new one.   That was Dutch entrepreneur Maurice de Hond’s reason fo...
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Why mobile learning is key to student recruitment and engagement

Throughout the past decade, there has been a real shift from the use of desktop computers to embracing approaches such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the integration of mobile apps into learning deliverance. However, at Blackboard’s Teaching and Learning ...
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Big data and the Internet of (School) Things

The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) with its data collection potential and promising business forecast – McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025 – is gen...
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Student tip: E-learning Tool of the Month

This month we introduce you to the first edition of the OEB News Portal Tool of the Month – each month we will highlight an e-learning tool worthy of attention. What better way to kick things off than to hear first-hand from a high school student about the onl...

India’s menstrual mythbusters, and other stories

Here at Around the World, we often find that the most unusual and interesting innovations are not to be found in the obvious places. That's just one of the reasons we are always on the lookout for interesting s...

Learning about the latest learning trends and methods

The Language Learning: Methods and Tools session at ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2012 allowed experts to present their research and findings on the latest language learning technologies and systems in use today. ...