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.”
PeerTransfer provides global payment solutions for the education industry, making it easier and cheaper for international students to make their tuition payments.
Editor’s Pick How Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and a small team of entrepreneurs are attempting to fix health care and education in one of the most undeserved parts of the country.
Los Angeles Unified School District will initially roll out the program to 47 campuses in a deal worth $30 million. However, the massive district has 640,000 students at 1,087 schools over LA’s 720 square miles, and by choosing Apple as the sold vendor, the school board has committed to spend “hundreds of millions of dollars” with Apple over the next few years.
It’s interesting to see the Linux Foundation focusing specifically on women and socially-conscious developers in particular. This focus mirrors some of the most interesting trends in development in the real world.
Targeting the back-to-school shopping rush, Google announced today that its Chromebook computers will soon come to even more major retail stores.
Silverback Learning has raised $2.5 million for its educational-technology platform that takes a “360 degree” approach to education.
Three female entrepreneurs have developed a website and interactive book called My First Website, which teaches kids to code.
Sparkon uses advanced personality tests to create customized maps of possible education and career paths, and has over 16,000 learning videos to help kids achieve their goals.
Ed-tech startup Instructure has raised $30 million led Bessemer Venture Partners. Instructure is the company behind Canvas, a learning management system (LMS) that is used by 425 colleges, universities, and school districts.
Guest Post Founders, when you’re searching for a business model, make sure that you’re the ones doing the learning… not the outsourced help.
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.
Google announced a new education program that will help teachers manage and push out apps and other educational content to classroom Android tablets.
Combining gadgets and entertainment, the creators of this carnival hope to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Zoobean launched a curated catalog of children’s books today to make it easier for parents to find books that are the most relevant for their children.
A partnership between Rethink Education and NewSchools marks an “unprecedented step” in the alignment of public and private education investors.
MindMixer’s founders are on a mission to inspire citizen engagement, particularly around important social issues like education and health care.
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.
Teradata’s third State of Business Intelligence survey finds a significant gap between students interested in data-savvy careers and the number of employable candidates in the field.
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 Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Women in Games International (WIGI) have joined forces to create a video game developer badge.
Editor’s Pick Y Combinator-backed Verbling is a platform that connects people online to practice speaking foreign languages together. Today, the startup introduced Verbling Courses, a new product that seeks to make students proficient as quickly as possible.
Editor’s Pick Educational organization iD Tech Camps is using the block-building game to teach science and math skills.
NovoEd launched today to make access to courses from prestigious educational institutions available to anyone, starting with Stanford.
Editor’s Pick “I have two kids, nine and six, a boy and a girl. And they’re exposed to so much technology. But their schools haven’t changed in 50 years. They’re teaching the same stuff in different ways.”
At a press conference today, San Jose State University announced it would be expanding its online course offering, and opening a facility for adaptive and blended learning.
Millions of Malaysian kids will be writing stories, collecting data, creating presentations, and organizing the future of their education in the cloud — Google’s cloud.
Eduston.tv launches an online business education portal for people in BRIC countries and reveals $1 million in seed funding.
Guest Post Before our schools leap headlong into an embrace of the iPad, they should consider whether that’s the best use of their budget — or the best technological focus for our children.
Udemy launches an iPhone app so people can turn idle time into a learning opportunity.
Bright minds and top-shelf developers from around the world will be tackling tough, systemic problems in academics in a hackathon series co-sponsored by Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Produced in Association with UKTI Tapping the vast unused potential of U.K. entrepreneurs is General Assembly, a New York-based global education network that opened up its first office in London this past summer.
Education is already accessible online. Now it’s going open source too.
Xerox researchers have created a way to save teachers time with automated test grading.
Boundless denies allegations from major textbook publishers that its free online textbooks represent a copyright violation.
Online retailer of electronics “bits and pieces” SparkFun sets off an a cross-country tour to bring hands-on electronics education into the classroom.
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.