HelpHub EDUKWEST Startup Profile

Startup Profile: HelpHub

Tutoring is an important part of college life, may it be on the receiving end as a student who needs some extra help, or at the providing end to earn some extra income. Technology has added new possibilities to the vertical as students can now connect via the Internet without the need of fixing times and places to meet.

Vancouver-based HelpHub connects learners and tutors for quick, on-demand or recurring weekly tutoring sessions on the web or on mobile devices.

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Skill Up India EDBRIEF

EDBRIEF: Code for India launches Skill Up India, a free Online Education Portal

Non-profit Code for India launches a free, open source education portal with high-quality educational content in different areas, including business, technology and job skills training.

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Kristen McEntyre Tutti Dynamics Meet Education Project

MEP #012 with Kristen McEntyre from Tutti Dynamics

On episode 012 of Meet Education Project, Tutti Dynamics co-founder Kristen McEntyre joins the program to talk about music/arts education, the importance of experiential learning, and the vibrant ed tech entrepreneurship scene in New Orleans.  Don’t miss it!

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Instructure Pearson partnership

EDBRIEF: Instructure and Pearson announce Partnership

Instructure Canvas and Pearson announced a bi-directional integration of the Instructure Canvas LMS with the Pearson PowerSchool SIS. According to Instructure’s Mitch Benson, this feature was the most requested by Canvas’ K-12 customers.

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Accredible Udacity nanodegree

EDBRIEF: Udacity partners with Accredible to track Nanodegrees

Accredible, an edtech startup that tracks learning behaviour and performance, announced a partnership with Udacity to power its new professional profiles and nanodegrees.

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Students Mobile Technology

EDBRIEF: More than 80% of Students use Mobile Technology to Study

According to a report from McGraw-Hill Education, the use of mobile devices for studying was on the rise in 2013 and 2014. 81% of the 1,700 college students surveyed used mobile devices like smartphones and tablets making them the second popular choice behind laptops.

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Learnyst Startup Profile EDUKWEST

Startup Profile: Learnyst

Trainers, coaches and tutors across the globe are increasingly interested in expanding their local audience by creating and selling online courses. Marketplaces like Udemy offer the advantage of a global audience of potential customers, but can also be quite competitive and costly when it comes to commission.

Bangalore-based Learnyst offers educators all the tools they need to set up a storefront to sell their online courses, assess and manage their students, host their content and receive payments.

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Apple in Education

EDBRIEF: Apple to overhaul iPad in Education Program

According to an email obtained by MacRumors, Apple plans to overhaul its iPad in Education Program in order to ease the distribution process and classroom adoption of its tablets for schools and entire districts.

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David Blake Degreed Meet Education Project

MEP #010 with David Blake from Degreed

In this episode, David Blake from Degreed joins MEP to talk about unbundling the college degree, new models of credentialing, and what his company Degreed is doing to disrupt the education status quo. Don’t miss it!

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versal wolfram research

EDBRIEF: Versal leaves Beta – partners with Wolfram Research

Versal, a platform for publishing online courses, announced that it ended its beta testing phase. Along with the announcement comes a partnership with Wolfram Research, with its founder, Stephen Wolfram, joining Versal’s board of directors.

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