“We spend the 1st year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there” (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

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Greece’s new socialist Finance Minister also studies Virtual Currency and Experimentation in video games

Yeah. He’s a total badass in both the real and virtual worlds 🙂

via Valve Hires Economist for Virtual Currency Study and Experimentation.

Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million

hope the quality doesn’t suffer

TechCrunch

Online technology training service Pluralsight has acquired the Orlando, Fla.-based Code School, which offers dozens of instructional courses and videos for developers both online and via mobile apps. The $36 million deal is Pluralsight’s sixth acquisition in the past 18 months, as it continues its strategy of buying up smaller companies to expand its footprint in the online learning industry, putting it up against competitors like lynda.com and Skillsoft, for example.

Most recently, Pluralsight acquired Boston-based Smarterer for $75 million and Oklahoma City-based Digital-Tutors for $45 million. The acquisitions have helped Pluralsight to grow its online catalog to nearly 4,000 courses.

With the addition of Code School, the company says it will now be able to better reach developers at all stages of their careers, but in particular those who may have limited coding experience or who prefer more hands-on training.

According to Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard, Code School’s…

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Zinn Education Project

via Zinn Education Project.

Yeah, Yanis Varoufakis, the new Finance Minster of Greece, is THAT cool

via Valve Economics | Valve.

ZONDLE: create, play and share games to support teaching, learning and assessment any subject, any level, any language, anywhere

2015 Conference Home — FETC Events

http://fetc.org/Events/Educational-Technology-Conference/Information/HOME.aspx?m=1

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