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Why offering more payment options should be a priority for retailers

Why offering more payment options should be a priority for retailers

Today, most retailers don't offer financing to their entire customer base even though recent research shows that offering financing to a broader demographic of consumers can close more sales, significantly improve the customer experience, and inspire loyalty that results in repeat business and reduced retention costs. Driving awareness of this "financing gap" and helping retailers find a way to close it can have tremendous benefits for everyone.

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Study Finds Inconclusive Results about Efficacy of Adaptive Learning

Study Finds Inconclusive Results about Efficacy of Adaptive Learning

Adam Newman, founder of the strategy consulting and investment banking firm Tyton Partners, said the “jury is still out” on adaptive learning. Like MOOC providers, he said, companies behind adaptive learning software also need time to experiment and adjust to find products and business models that work for them and their customers.

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How to Bring Teachers to Your Product Drawing Board

How to Bring Teachers to Your Product Drawing Board

"The edtech marketplace is booming, rife with bold ideas and exciting new ventures. The problem, though, is that too many ed-tech vendors and content creators develop their products in a vacuum, bypassing the very people they’re meant to serve: teachers and students. I’ve heard from plenty of educators who - while navigating the glut of classroom tech - have found many themselves less-than-satisfied with so much of what’s available," writes Mauro Gatti of StoryBots. 

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Why Research Fails in the Classroom

Why Research Fails in the Classroom

"Personalized learning is one of the buzzier buzz words in higher education. But it’s not a word without merit, and the motivation to bring personalized learning to campuses is getting stronger. So it’s not surprising that a profusion of products, broadly called courseware, aimed at facilitating personalized learning, has packed the higher education market. While the efficacy of personalized learning is proven, the products are often not. In a category like courseware, which is evolving rapidly and difficult to define, academic research and efficacy studies are vital to getting this proof," writes Gates Bryant, of Tyton Partners. 

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Faster Payment Challenges Aren't Limited to the U.S.

Faster Payment Challenges Aren't Limited to the U.S.

Compared to the United States, other geographies have seemingly had an easier task to bring real time payments to market – simply based on their size.

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