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.
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.
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.
Tokyo-based adaptive learning and memory management company Cerego announced the launch of free online oceanography courses in partnership with Mission 31, a project by Fabien Cousteau.
With Mission 31, Fabien Cousteau takes on the legacy of his grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau. 50 years after the Conshelf Two expedition in which Jacques Cousteau and his team lived for 30 days on the ocean floor, Fabien and his team will go deeper and add one day to the mission.
Adaptive learning platform Knewton announced a partnership with the Norwegian publisher Gyldendal. Gyldendal will use the Knewton API to create adaptive learning products for math students grades 1-7.
Founded in 1925, Gyldendal is Norway’s largest educational publisher. The company will use the Knewton API to create Smart Øving Powered by Knewton.
Since opening its London office in October 2013, Knewton has partnered with Sanoma Learning in Finland and Sebit in Turkey.
Full release after the break.
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Declara, an edtech startup that offers an adaptive learning platform for continuing education, has raised a $16 million Series A led by GSV Capital with participation of Catamount Ventures and previous investors Data Collective and Founders Fund. Mark Flynn, co-managing partner of GSV Asset Management, will join the Declara board.
The new funding will be used to scale operations in Asia and build out the team by hiring more data scientists. Declara previously raised a $5 million Seed Round in September 2013 from Peter Thiel, Founders Fund, and Data Collective.
Adaptive learning platform Knewton announced a partnership with Sanoma Learning, a leading European learning company.
Sanoma Learning, which is part of the Finnish consumer media company Sanoma, has education publishers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Poland, and Sweden.
Minnesota-based edtech startup Naiku has raised $1.01 million from Gopher Business Angels for its student assessment technology reports Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Atlas Capital Partners led the funding round with other Gopher Angels participating as well as Iowa-based Plains Angels.
The new funding will be used to grow grow the team and to expand US-wide.
Adaptive learning platform Knewton announced a partnership with multinational elearning and publishing company Sebit.
Sebit, owned by Türk Telekom, has been a global leader in educational technology for more than 25 years and its solutions are used by more than 3 million students in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Smart Sparrow, a platform that enables professors to create adaptive learning content raised a $10 million Series B led by Yellow Brick Capital.
Smart Sparrow previously raised a $2 million Series A from One Ventures and Uniseed Pty in 2013.