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review:ed Episode #5 with Shiv Rajendran

In this episode of review:ed I had the pleasure to talk with Shiv Rajendran, Director at LanguageLab.com who is a well- known guest on my various shows. We talked about Pearson & Ning, Babbel & Livemocha, India & the $35 USD laptop, eduFire & Camelback Education and asynchronous content, live lessons and social games in education.

Thank you to our sponsor VODBURNER which provides review:ed with great Skype Video Recording & Editing.

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R:ED July 25th to July 31st 2010

R:ED (read) is a list of stories which we have not covered on this blog but are nevertheless worth to take a look at. We will  set up such a list each Sunday from now on and hope that you will find it useful.

  1. India unveils world’s cheapest laptop
  2. LearnBoost Raises $975K To Help Teachers Manage Grades And Classrooms Online
  3. Ask.com Reinvents Itself with a Focus on Community Q&A
  4. Tinychat Boasts 500 Million Minutes Of Usage And 300,000 New Users Per Month
  5. Weebly’s ImagePerfect Gives Users Drag-And-Drop Image Editing
  6. Pearson to acquire Wall Street Institute: acquisition extends Pearson’s position as world leader in English language teaching
  7. YouTube Boosts Maximum Upload Limit To 15 Minutes
  8. Become the Master of Any Subject with a Suite of New iPhone Apps

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iPhone a Flop in India | Lessons for Online Education Startups

This is a guest post by Vikrama Dhiman. He is an accidental software product manager who has worked with teams across India’s IT centers – Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh as an Agile Software Development Coach and a Product Manager with Internet companies.

iPhone has been a massive failure in India. Yes, there are two hundred and seventy people [I made up that number] worrying about iPhone 4.0 not releasing in India but most just do not care. And, this in a country that is obsessed with everything fashionable in Umrika [that’s desi for America]. So, what went missing in India?

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WiZiQ or How one Company could change Education in India

This post is the result of several talks I had with a couple of different people in our industry during the last year. The final impulse to write this down here is on the one hand a discussion in the E-Teaching community on WiZiQ. I will mention the second impulse at the end of this post.

All this brought an idea back to my mind I already had back in late 2008. And a couple of weeks ago I discussed basically the same with Jason West, the founder of Languages Out There.

Hence today I would like to set up a simple scenario that could fundamentally change the way people in developing countries could get access to high quality education.

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