Intel is making a big step into the education sector with its acquisition of Kno, a well-funded digital textbooks startup.
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Numecent and Software2 team up to help universities deploy Microsoft Windows applications in the cloud.
Newsela, a website with hundreds of news articles targeted to students, has raised $1.2 million in venture financing.
Good news for Kindle owners that have children who suck at math: Amazon announced today that it’s purchased education startup TenMarks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Coursera today announced that it is partnering with NetEase, a China-based Internet company to extend its courses to millions of people in the region.
Cofounders Hamish Brocklebank and Nicolas Philippe started the company two years ago, as they didn’t believe that students should have to pay for academic content.
The goal for Uversity is to help high school students make more informed decisions about colleges they apply to, and ultimately attend.
NoRedInk was developed by a high school teacher to help students improve their spelling and grammar.
Coursera has recruited some top talent from iconic venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.
An ed-tech startup called Learnable is doling out $10 million in free software, so Australia’s school kids can learn web and mobile development skills online.
Online textbook rental company Chegg filed to go public this morning, showing that the ed tech industry can, in fact, catch on.
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Learn with Homer is a new learning app developed by an education reformer and mother of three daughters. It can teach kids to read and exposes them to history, science, and other subjects.
Grovo cofounder and CEO Jeff Fernandez described the content as “bite-sized, in-house, professionally produced video lessons every day covering the latest changes to the Internet.”
Coursera today raised $43 million in funding, which it will use to market online education to millions of students globally.
The startup says it can identify at-risk students and bolster nationwide dropout rates.
Silverback Learning has raised $2.5 million for its educational-technology platform that takes a “360 degree” approach to education.
The heroine in Suzanne Xie’s first interactive game for kids is no damsel in distress.
Coursera just announced a partnership with some of the largest state universities in a bid to bring online education to millions of students.
This ed-tech startup hosts what it calls MindSumo Challenges to test specific skill sets and help companies recruit talent.
One unintended use for massive open online courses, dubbed “MOOCs,” is to help professors better understand the mechanics of cheating in online learning.
Coursera is partnering with publishers to make it easier for students to access e-textbooks.
Enstitute’s fellows are placed in two-year apprenticeship programs, an alternative to college. They pickup the technical skills that are coveted by employers.
A partnership between Rethink Education and NewSchools marks an “unprecedented step” in the alignment of public and private education investors.
Netchemia, a startup providing talent management tools, claims it’s used by more than 1,100 K-12 school districts and institutions in 42 states.
LaunchPad Toys just released a new app, Toontastic Jr. Shrek, and has partnered with DreamWorks Animation. The goal is to make content creation accessible to kids at a very young age.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke frankly to a roomful of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs about the crisis in our current education system.
“In 2028 we won’t have five thousand people who can help on cancer research. We will have five million people,” Khan predicted in a talk about the future of education.
The Federal Communications Commission announced today it has hired Michael Steffan as the director of digital learning. Steffen will lead initiatives to expand access to broadband Internet in schools.
Pearson has acquired Learning Catalytics, a cloud-based learning assessment system developed by two Harvard professors, for an undisclosed sum.
Udemy launches a new product for companies to help their employees pickup new skills.
Education is already accessible online. Now it’s going open source too.
Pearson-backed edtech startup Alleyoop is closing down effective March 31.
Ed-tech entrepreneurs will be spoiled for choice when it comes to picking an accelerator or incubator program. A deluge of new accelerators have launched in recent weeks, including Kaplan and Pearson’s “corporate” offerings.
Kno’s CEO Osman Rashid is confident about a product that can turn a boring PDF into an interactive e-book in ”minutes.”
With its new features, the online tutoring startup is moving into the realm of personalized learning.
With its acquisition of Degree Compass, well-funded startup Desire2Learn is exploring how predictive analytics can reduce the time it takes for students to graduate college.
As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, only one person from outside the UC system has taken a class.