10 edtech companies show off what they’ve learned after an intensive three-month program.
Occasionally, when people shout “brains!” they’re not zombies looking for a fresh meal. Sometimes they just want to help you grow and learn, and be the best you can be.
Knewton has partnered with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and aims to bring digitally-enhanced learning tools to five million schoolchildren by the end of the year.
Education is a notoriously slow adopter of technology, but Google Apps is growing quickly, if not virally, doubling over the last two years.
Guest Post We’re just at the beginning of an ed-tech revolution. I believe that MOOCs are the first step, and are still struggling experiments.
Zynga cofounder Mark Pincus just announced plans to launch an accelerator for startups developing educational games.
Guest Post Dispelling the three most common myths about personalized learning.
Guest Post The education space is massive, very broken, barely touched by technology and has been largely underserved by entrepreneurs and investors. The opportunity for disruption, significant value creation and outsized returns is huge.
“The world is going to change radically — and we get to invent the great innovation that will make that happen,” Imagine K12 founder Tim Brady told us.
The new ed-tech fund is supported by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, among others.
Edtech startup LearnZillion just received $7 million to help teachers implement Common Core State Standards, which define what students need to know at each grade level.
Apple doesn’t really talk much about iTunes U, its educational content service powered by iTunes on iOS devices. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a success.
With $2 million in funding, Kickboard plans to revolutionize how teachers assess student needs in the classroom.
Ed-tech startup Coursera has announced that 29 more schools will offer courses on its online platform, bringing its total to 62 schools.
A big step forward for online education: Coursera has announced that students can now apply credit to their college degree for five of its free courses.
Guest Post The prestige of a college degree — that guarantee of a job if you spend four years in lectures — is a fallacy. We need to make some changes when it comes to education.
Launching today, Cerego is a memory management company that spun out of a privately-funded think tank.
Udemy, the online learning platform that offers videos and live lectures from hundreds of expert instructors, has closed its second round of venture capital funding.
Guest Post Somewhere, this year, a university hired its last tenured professor.
Guest Post Considering all the recent advancements that push learning outside classrooms, what new innovations are being developed to help teachers engage students from within classrooms?
Guest Post This may come as a surprise to ed-tech companies, but you’re not going to invent the next big thing by shooting in the dark.
A new nonprofit search engine dubbed “Gooro” announced today an ambitious plan to bring personalized learning to K12 education.
Busuu, a startup with a free tool for you to master a new language, has raised its first round of funding.
To keep their employees happy, companies are taking more of an active role in professional development and training.
First music, and now education. Inspired by the success of Spotify, education technology startup, BenchPrep, has transformed into a subscription-based service.
Clipping/bookmarking startup Citelighter is introducing a pro version of its service today that academics and anyone doing long-form written research will want to pay attention to.
Ed-tech is on fire! Desire2Learn, a startup that has bootstrapped for over a decade, has raised its first round of venture capital funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of one of Canada’s largest pension fund managers.
Hallway is a startup by high-school students for high-school students. The ed-tech company raised a round of seed funding and launches to the public today.
Inspired by Khan Academy, the next wave of education technology startups are seeing opportunity in video.
The site is rebranding itself as “LinkedIn for college students.”
Guest Post In the past, online courses and degree programs were viewed as low quality or financially unsustainable, but a variety of factors are now allowing online programs to flourish.
Guest Post Education companies nationwide are raising funds, and eyebrows, as they receive more and more attention from the national media. In the past few months, more than $110 million has flooded startups like 2tor, Coursera, The Minerva Project and StraighterLine. In 2011, VCs invested nearly $430 million in edtech companies, and by 2015, the market size for U.S. education could reach $1.2 trillion, according to recent estimates.
Crowd sourced education startup Udemy debuted a completely redesigned website today that will make it easier for students to track their progress, engage with their instructors, and discover more courses that interest them.
Education technology is a red-hot market, and both startups and investors are taking note.
The classroom is no place for fighting. Unless it’s between education startups.