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.
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