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EdTech Startup News

EdTech Startup News: EverFi, ChineseCUBES, Brainly, Cognoa, Avbl and Wello

Here is our new weekly rundown of EdTech Startup News beyond funding, IPOs or mergers and acquisitions.

This week we cover EverFi’s partnership with NEA Foundation, ChineseCUBES usage of AR to teach Chinese, Brainly’s entrance into Asia, Cognoa’s iPhone app to detect autism, the launch of the Airbnb for Skills Avbl and Wello’s potential acquisition by Weight Watchers.


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EDUKWEST Monday Ristretto

Monday Ristretto: Loans, Deals and Messages

To get you up to speed for the week ahead, we serve you a Monday Ristretto here on EDUKWEST by picking the most important reads from the past week, putting them in a grinder and extracting the essential information for a short and punchy brew.

As every week, we’ve got three shots for you. Peer lending and student loan related services continue to make the news, vertical deal sites for university students in the US and Africa attract investors and buyers alike, and the text messaging war is heating up.

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EDUKWEST Sunday Review

Sunday Review for the Week of April 14th 2014

In this week’s Sunday Review we learn that experience without humility is not very helpful (when it comes to leading Coursera), that you can earn a MBA without spending a single dollar for tuition, that the SAT is useless, that school children in Ireland code 3D worlds and use the Oculus Rift, that you should not listen to music when you learn and much more.

And Happy Easter from the EDUKWEST team!

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student loans

One Trillion Problems but a Loan ain’t One – ENT #22 04-18-2014

With episode 10 of On the Ed Chris and I take the show out of alpha mode and also bring back our popular Ed NewsTicker (ENT) format.

As always we take you through the most important fundraising stories, mergers and acquisitions as well as other other news of the week of April 14.

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EDUKWEST Monday Ristretto

Monday Ristretto: Independence, Consolidation and Brick and Mortar

To get you up to speed for the week ahead, we serve you a Monday Ristretto here on EDUKWEST by picking the most important reads from the past week, putting them in a grinder and extracting the essential information for a short and punchy brew.

Today we’ve got three shots for you. Quora trying to stay independent by raising another $80 million, legacy players in the programming space consolidating the market and brick and mortar classrooms having a comeback.

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EDUKWEST Sunday Review

Sunday Review for the Week of April 7th 2014

In this week’s Sunday Review we have got charter schools cashing in on kids, MOOC’s older siblings lynda.com and Pluralsight flexing their muscles, K12 Inc rebranding part of the company, Nigeria’s Mark Zuckerberg, the impact of student loans on the economy, how Facebook killed the class reunion and more.

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EdTech Startup News

EdTech Startup News: TTS, Experfy, Lingua.ly, Mathspace and Timbuktu Labs

Here is our new weekly rundown of EdTech Startup News beyond funding, IPOs or mergers and acquisitions.

This week we cover Technology Transfer Services, a company that aims to use VR goggles in HR training, Experfy which wants to build a “McKinsey in the cloud”, Lingua.ly that wants to turn the Internet into a language learning textbooks and two partnerships: Mathspace with Pearson and Timbuktu Labs with De Agostini Libri .

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