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.
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The startup says it can identify at-risk students and bolster nationwide dropout rates.
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.
Studying abroad for cheap isn’t easy to do no matter what country you live in. Now Russia has WeStudy.In, a new site dedicated to helping Russian students study in the U.S., Europe, or Australia.
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.
Teacher-turned-entrepreneur Adam Bellow has launched Educlipper, a tool for kids to save and share content from the web.
Enstitute’s fellows are placed in two-year apprenticeship programs, an alternative to college. They pickup the technical skills that are coveted by employers.
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.
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“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.
Pearson has acquired Learning Catalytics, a cloud-based learning assessment system developed by two Harvard professors, for an undisclosed sum.
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.
Pearson-backed edtech startup Alleyoop is closing down effective March 31.
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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.
As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, only one person from outside the UC system has taken a class.
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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.
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A new nonprofit search engine dubbed “Gooro” announced today an ambitious plan to bring personalized learning to K12 education.
Education technology startup Clever has raised $3 million to integrate online learning software with student data.
Busuu, a startup with a free tool for you to master a new language, has raised its first round of funding.
Education technology startup 2tor releases new mobile app for higher education
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.
After launching Learnist on the web back in May for beta testers, today Grockit is releasing free Learnist iPhone and iPad apps, which will make the social learning service just about anywhere.
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.”