Pixelberry’s founder, Oliver Miao, was bullied himself. He’s raising money to help teens deal with it.
Dude, you’re gettin’ a Dell (Chromebook).
Only 14 states in the U.S. currently permit tough computer science courses to count toward graduation requirements for math and science. Meanwhile, some surveys say that 570,000 jobs are going unfilled in computing — and that the demand for software engineers is four times higher than the national average.
Tooth decay is 5 times more common than asthma and 4 times more common than early childhood obesity. No-one wants their kids’ teeth to rot and fall out, but its often not easy getting them to floss and brush.
“Education used to be a slice of life, something you did as a child through college, and then spent the rest of your life working, and then death,” said Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun onstage at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Summit. “Everything is about to change.”
BeSmart.net, a Russian platform for posting and viewing paid educational and informative content, will receive a total of $4 million over the next three years from Hong Kong-based investment fund Education Matrix.
In the last full year, more than 1.1 million people donated the equivalent of $30 million in 80 different currencies to the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia. This year, the Wikipedians are hoping for even more — about $50 million.
The four-hour man finally got a day job.
ATOMS are a system of plug-and-play sensors, motors, and logic blocks. Kids can either use one of ATOMS’ sets to build monsters, robots, or magic wands, or attach them to existing toys and control them using an iOS device.
Online education startup Coursera just raised an additional $20 million in funding, bringing its mammoth series B round to $63 million.
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Sebastian Thrun made robots smarter, and built “Stanley,” the driverless car that won the 2005 DARPA Challenge. Now he’s making humans smarter with Udacity, the online education company he co-founded in 2011.
Coursera uses data on clicks and response to emails to see how engagement with course content changes, co-founder Andrew Ng said at an IBM event today.
Cornell University announced the launch of an online corporate training program called Redshift that aims to make high quality executive education more affordable and scaleable for businesses of all sizes.
Queen Rania Al Abdullah has taken a personal interest in the MOOc trend. She believes it will benefit minority groups in the Arab World, especially young women.
Forget the Ivy League and Stanford — the smartest college in America is not what you might think.
Eighty-five percent of who you are is developed by the age of five. Early education is critical the way a child’s brain develops, and Kidaptive has raised $10.1 million to make sure that it develops right.
You could be harboring the talent of Annie Leibovitz or the creative prowess of Francis Ford Coppola and not even know it. CreativeLive has scooped up $21.5 million to unleash the artist within you.
Editor’s Pick Prezi has raised over $14 million in venture capital to grow its business. However, despite rocket-stick growth and a massive user-base that just passed 30 million, the company has not used a single dime.
Which doesn’t mean the company won’t, of course.
The textbook rental site’s stock fell to $9.82 a share, at the time of publishing, but board member Paul Holland is optimistic that the stock will ultimately go up.
It’s Christmas-comes-early for geeks.
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If America wants to be home to the next industrial revolution, it’s going to need a ton of 3D printers.
The online training and certification provider released a mobile application today and announced a partnership with Udemy.
Blech, homework is the worst. Slader tries to make it a little more fun with a social network and virtual currency that rewards helping others.
The Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco caught fire early Wednesday morning, damaging equipment, and destroying some of the materials being archived.
DevBeat is next Tuesday & Wednesday, and the room is nearly full.
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Only 16 percent of U.S. adults use Twitter, and only half of them get news via the short-message social network, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. That’s far fewer than Facebook, where 30 percent of American adults get their news.
Student-first online education hub Chegg filed a public version of its documentation to go public today, seeking to raise $158 million by selling 14.4 million shares at between $9.50 and $11.50.
Browsing through TabTale’s library of apps make me want to be a kid again. You get to plan a puppy birthday party, fly around the universe on a unicorn, and work as an ice cream sundae chef.
The mobile app contains location-based postings from students and the university organizations about campus activities. The goal is to put the “pulse of the community” in their hands so students can stay on top of what is going on around them, follow their interests, and communicate with fellow students.
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Apple had its best quarter ever in education, CEO Tim Cook said today on the company’s quarterly earnings call. That includes the companies highest sales ever, and a 94 percent tablet market share for iPad.
Why might a preschooler need to program, you might be wondering? They don’t, but an early grasp of programming concepts can have a significant impact on the rest of their life.
The fast-growing online education provider has partnered with 100 academic institutions. It now offers 500 courses and works with 5 million students around the world.
Ed-tech startup Tiggly has closed a $500,000 seed round, released its products for sale on Nordstrom.com, and will start selling its toys at hundreds of Apple retail stores.
Need some lecture notes? How about an exam guide, or perhaps a video tutorial on Statistics 220 exam at the University of Toronto?
Let’s call it the Jerry McGuire strategy: Help me help you.
The toy becomes “smart” when you insert a smartphone or iPad mini in the top of its head, and zip it closed.