7 months ago

Bryant University player commits most inexplicable blooper of college basketball season - FOXSports.com

The Brown University Bears defeated the Bryant University Bulldogs on Monday night by a score of 91-90. Normally, this would just go down as a close college basketball victory -- but not this one. This one was special.

As you will see in the video below, Bryants Nisre Zouzoua hits a go-ahead 3-pointer to put his team up 90-89 with ~11 seconds remaining. Browns Tavon Blackmon thenresponds by going coast-to-coast, converting a layup, and re-taking a 91-90 lead.

With only a couple seconds remaining, you'd assume Bryant woulddo just about everything and anything to get a shot attempt up -- right?

Nope, not freshman guardIkenna Ndugba -- who thought his team was still winning so he elected to ... DRIBBLE OUT THE CLOCK.

If you thought it couldn't get any more embarrassing forNdugba, he throws the ball in the air at the buzzer and goes to celebrate with his teammates as if he had just won them the game with his dribbling expertise.

Welcome to every blooper reel on the internet,IkennaNdugba.

9 months ago

UNHCR reports crisis in refugee education - UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, released a report today showing that more than half 3.7 million of the 6 million school-age children under its mandate have no school to go to.

Some 1.75 million refugee children are not in primary school and 1.95 million refugee adolescents are not in secondary school, the report found. Refugees are five times more likely to be out of school than the global average.

This represents a crisis for millions of refugee children, said Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Refugee education is sorely neglected, when it is one of the few opportunities we have to transform and build the next generation so they can change the fortunes of the

1 year ago

Looking to revolutionize business and personal education, EdCast raises $16 million - TechCrunch

EdCast, the online and mobile platform for distributing educational content from a network of industry experts, has raised $16 million in its latest round of funding.

Led by G.E. Asset Management, an investment arm of one of EdCasts existing customers, the new round will be used to expand the companys sales and marketing efforts and continue product development.

The company, helmed by serial entrepreneur Karl Mehta, has two tracks.

One is a consumer focused bid for lifetime learning based on mobile access to the companys bite-sized, user generated content.

The other is a curated content feed, selected using both human expertise and precise algorithms based on customer data, that the company distributes to subscribers in businesses around the world.

At least one division of G.E., whose asset management business unit led the current $16 million round, is a customer.

We bring [businesses] relevant curated knowledge and insights as micro-learning every day, says Mehta.

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The company has a few hundred customers, according to Mehta, who are paying a subscription for the service.

Relevant educational materials are delivered to employees of companies that subscribe to the service on a regular basis in a model thats very much like a daily briefing, according to Mehta.

Imagine that President Obama gets his briefing every morning at the breakfast table, Mehta says. This is similar. If youre an executive or an employee at a company, we bring you relevant, curated information.

On itsconsumer and enterprise channels EdCast now has close to 1 million users that are accessing the companys educational content every day, according to Mehta. And the company has partnerships with leading universities to provide mobile access to some of the best professors in the world who are providing lessons culled from their own classes.

So far, the company has seen the most success on the enterprise front, according to Mehta, where the user base is growing at double-digits month-over-month.

Currently, EdCast offers itsbusiness education service to companies in IT services, consulting, healthcare and manufacturing, but it intends to expand into telecommunications, consumer media, banking and financial services, and retail in the coming months, according to Mehta.

The company has found the best traction with some of a companys newest employees according to Mehta.

In the enterprise probably 80% of our users are millennials, he says. They like the short bite-sizes that matches with their short attention span. Millennials are used to learning from outside influencers rather than expecting the companies to train them.

Founded as Stanford StartX Company to empower people to get smarter about their business and in their private life, EdCast has raised money in the past from Penta Global, SoftBank Capital and Cervin Ventures. In total, the company has raised $22 million to pursue its vision to provide educational tools for lifelong learning.

We are excited about EdCasts vision, innovation, and the disruptive power of itstechnology in enterprise knowledge discovery, sharing and learning,, said Carlos Monfiglio, partner at GE Asset Management in a statement. The list ofFortune 500 companies using EdCast is impressive and we believe the companyis on its way to defining and leading a new category in enterprise knowledge andintelligence.

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1 year ago

Pushing education forward with education technology standards - Brookings Institution (blog)

REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov-A boy views an iPad at an Apple shop in the Central Universal Department Store (TsUm) in Moscow, Russia, July 31, 2015.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). Technology has improved dramatically since the last update of the plan in 2010. Mobile devices and relatively inexpensive high-speed Internet access have served as platforms for numerous advanced education technologies. Yet despite these gains, new education

2 years ago

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