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Revision Assistant Review EDUKWEST

Revision Assistant Review

Sponsored by Turnitin

Summary: Revision Assistant is a writing curriculum supplement tool that assists learners in their writing process through feedback and actionable comments. All writing prompts are based on hundreds of expertly scored student essays, based on feedback from teachers in classrooms and aligned to state and common core standards.

Revision Assistant helps teachers to better understand the writing process of their students and helps them to make well-informed decisions based on the effort put into each revision. It gives them an overview about each step the student takes during the writing process and lets teachers offer quick and targeted support at each step.

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EdTech Startups Japan

EdTech Startups Japan Edition: Gengo, Eigooo and Mana.bo

In today’s EdTech Startups Japan Edition we take a look at three startups that are based in Japan, two of which founded by immigrant entrepreneurs from the US.

Translation platform Gengo surpassed 200 million translated words, Eigooo wants to teach English via text chat to shy students and Mana.bo wants to disrupt the $10 billion Japanese cram school industry.

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EdTech Startups Asia

EdTech Startups Asia & India: easyuni, MyBusMate, SchoolofTutors and Mettl

Time for a new roundup of some interesting edtech startups out of Asia and India that caught our eye.

Today we got easyuni out of Malaysia, MyBusMate and SchoolofTutors out of Singapore as well as Mettl from India.

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MOOC Solutions

Overview: LMS and MOOC Solutions for Small Institutions and Individuals

Editor’s Note: This article has first been published on edcetera – straight talk on edtech.

Today’s article goes back to the origins of my career in blogging. When somebody asks me how I got started I usually tell him or her that it was really quite accidental. Based on having a successful tutoring business online I soon got so many questions from fellow tutors and online educators about how to establish their own online presence that it really made more sense to put my thoughts and advice out there in form of a blog than to answer each question in an individual email.

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Cambly

Cambly merges two Edtech Trends: Instant Video Lessons and Mobile

Apparently the choice of making tutoring the subject of our first EDUKWEST Live event last week was a very good one. Having been somewhat forgotten over the past couple of years it now makes an impressive comeback in the edtech news cycle.

To give you just one prominent example that was covered by even general tech blogs: Wyzant which raised $21.5 million late last year now acquired the remains of Tutorspree. But I’ll get into that story later this week.

Today I want to focus on Cambly, a new platform that connects English and Spanish learners through video chat. Sure, this sounds very familiar as startups like Colingo and Verbling are essentially fishing in the same pond.

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