2U, which offers select partner colleges and universities a cloud based SaaS platform, reported its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results last week.
E-commerce giant Alibaba together with Peking University launched a joined MOOC platform. Chinese MOOCs currently features over 20 courses from lecturers at Peking University which can be accessed for free. Some of the courses offer certifications for completion.
One Education, an Australian non-profit partner of One Laptop per Child (OLPC), aims to breathe new life into the project. It revealed a prototype of a new version of the educational computer that takes some pages out of Google’s modular smartphone project Ara.
The internet is a fabulous thing and has shaped modern life in numerous ways. And clearly it had its impact on the way people learn today. Not only are there countless learning resources available, often one can learn something new completely free of charge.
However, when looking for something on the Internet today, especially with the intention to gain knowledge, information and learn something new, the experience can be pretty overwhelming as there is so much content available. This is why curation in education has become so prominent over the past 2-3 years. Learners, and teachers alike, often rely on experts to cut through all the noise and come up with the best pieces of content, may it be articles, videos, infographics or other forms of content.
MentorMob allows experts to create playlists where they can break down a longer and often complicated process of learning something into small and digestible steps.
Lately, I have been looking at a lot of job postings. I often get excited about a possible opportunity and look at the company and become fascinated with who they are and what they represent.
“My, what I would love to bring to an organization like that, I appreciate their message, their mission. I have experience in what they are asking for and needing.
Oh, they require a college degree. Next…”
GuideSpark, which provides HR organizations with a platform to turn paper-based training material into interactive and mobile courses, has raised a $22.2 million Series C led by Meritech Capital Partners with participation from previous investors New Enterprise Associates, Storm Ventures, and IDG Ventures.
Former textbook rental juggernaut Chegg is on the home stretch to turn itself into a 100% digital company. Ingram Content Group will take over the entire physical textbook business of Chegg and market it under the Chegg brand starting May 1st 2015. Chegg will exit its warehouse operations by the end of this year.
One of the biggest problems for language learners at any stage is to find people to practice their conversational skills with. Language exchange is probably one of the most popular methods but as I wrote back in the days, it’s complicated.
i2istudy aims to provide language learners and teachers with a platform that does most of the heavy lifting by providing them with interactive content and ideas to work on.
As you might know, EDUKWEST was built upon the idea to share the conversations I had with edtech startup founders, investors and thought leaders. Over the years the team and I have added new shows, news coverage and opened up EDUKWEST to contributors from across the edtech landscape.