Shawn Rubin launched EdTechRI as a natural outgrowth of his experience as director of blended learning and technology integration at the Highlander Institute, a charter school in Providence. Blended learning is a combination of online learning through educational-technology software and face-to-face instruction with a teacher in a brick-and-mortar environment. Most of his work is professional development with teachers to help them integrate technology into their classrooms. Rubin works extensively with schools in Providence, as well as across southeast New England. The missing link Rubin discovered between educational-software developers and enthusiastic teachers – the classroom testing phase – ignited a spark that led to the creation of EdTechRI. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island may soon be joining the growing list of states moving to protect workers and students from intrusion by employers and schools into their personal social networking accounts.
Swipely, a payment- and customer-analytics platform for local merchants, announced the release last week of its “Winter ’14” update, which incorporates data-driven insights about menu selections and server performance into Swipely’s cloud-based platform to help its users make smarter business decisions.
Covidien PLC has opened a training and education center in Mumbai, India, to offer training for clinicians on advanced medical procedures and technologies, the global biotechnology product provider announced Jan. 23.
Vector Software Inc., which designs software-testing solutions for embedded systems and applications, announced the launch last week of VectorCast Global Services, a new consulting division within the company.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.