review:ed Episode #2 with Shiv Rajendran of LanguageLab

Shiv Rajendran
Shiv Rajendran

Guest on the second episode of review:ed was Shiv Rajendran, Director at which is the company behind English City, a virtual town on Second Life where students from around the globe meet to interact with the inhabitants of English City to get a real life experience and practice.

Shiv and I talked about

  • Funding in online education – Knewton $12.5 million, Grockit undisclosed and $1.6 million and if this shows a trend that online education is actually getting on the radar of investors finally.
  • Facebook – “We are building a web where the default is social” and the implications on privacy and sharing.
  • Ning’s new premium pricing plan and what it means for educators.
  • Asynchronous content in online education.

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Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at