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5 Key Trends in Language Learning EDUKWEST Academy

Five Key Trends in Language Learning

Having a background in language coaching, I tend to keep a close eye on the latest global trends in language learning. After a period of little innovation in the space, there is definitely a new wave of language learning startups hitting the market.

Live video lessons, the hot trend from seven years ago that proved to be little more than a flash in the pan, certainly had a chilling effect for edtech entrepreneurs and investors in the language learning space.

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Cerego adaptive language learning

EDBRIEF: McGraw-Hill Education and Cerego partner for Adaptive Language Learning

McGraw-Hill Education announced a partnership with Cerego, a provider of memory management tools. Under the partnership the companies will work on adaptive language learning products for K-12 students.

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Junction Education

Junction Education launches a Flipboard for College Courses

Today Junction Education, a startup founded by former McGraw-Hill executive Vineet Madan, officially launched. Junction Education aims to provide instructors and students with an easy to use course platform which integrates different kinds of web content into web- and mobile based courses.

Junction Education has received investment from two former heads of McGraw-Hill Education, Robert J. Bahash and Peter C. Davis, who are also advisors to the startup along with former Pearson Education Global CMO Gary L. June.

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Knewton

Adaptive Learning for Health Professionals: Knewton partners with Elsevier

Adaptive learning platform Knewton announced a partnership with Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

Elsevier will implement Knewton’s API starting with courses for nursing and health professions students.

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Declara

HEDLINE: Declara adds $9 million to its Series A

Declara, an edtech startup that offers an adaptive learning platform for continuing education, has raised an additional $9 million from Singapore’s EDBI and Chicago-based Linden Venture Fund bringing its Series A to $25 million.

Declara announced that it had raised a $16 million Series A led by GSV Capital last month. In total the startup has raised $34 million to date.

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