Douglas Crets


Giving Credibility to the Shadow Education System

Join the NYC Ed Tech Entrepreneurs Meetup

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I’ve started a meetup group in New York City. Please join, if you want to meet other tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs / teachers who are interested in changing the way education is delivered in our new multi-modal multiple pathways world.

This group was started to create a meeting hub for education entrepreneurs and people who love them.

This group is for those of us who are using their backgrounds as educators, lifelong learners, and as tech enthusiasts to create companies that are reformulating what it means to educate and learn. It’s also for educators and the curious to come and talk about education reform and how we can all work together to shape a new kind of education system.
You should join the group if:

You are a teacher, tech enthusiast, social mediaphile, learning enthusiast, entrepreneur, or a disrupter of conventional education thinking

You want to try out and discuss new education apps for students, teachers, and others

You want to build your own education company

You are concerned about education in America and globally, and would like to see improvements

You are interested in seeing a worldwide education system take shape using existing social media technologies, online content platforms, and mobile devices

You are curious, interested in startups, eager to think outside of the box

Members can contribute content to a blog or group of blogs set up to highlight education startups, education apps, and education entrepreneurs



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Summit 2011: What’s Next in Education Innovation?

This post about the next New Schools Venture Fund, to be held May 18 at the Aspen Institute, will tell you a little about the questions to be asked of education entrepreneurs.

How do we make innovation an everyday habit in education? How do we learn from success and failure in order to transform systems and ideas?  How do we innovate to serve the most underserved?

They’ve got a new video up about the summit, and how it’s changed in format from previous years. Check it out.  One thing that already sticks out, it looks like the sessions are going to be more one on one focused, with more opportunities to break away and be a part of dynamic small groups. That always works. With all the Twittering and stuff that goes on at the summit, there’s really no need to constantly be in the same room, at the trough, so to speak, of the big heavy presentations. You can chat constantly in many ways throughout.


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