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Meet Education Project Jessie Arora Teacher Square

MEP #008 with Jessie Arora from Teacher Square

In this episode of Meet Education Project, Jessie Arora talks about new education technology companies, Teacher Square, and building a link between teachers and ed tech products.  Don’t miss it!

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EDUKWEST Academy

Welcome to the EDUKWEST Academy

Today we are proud to take the next step toward making EDUKWEST the go-to destination on the Internet for education entrepreneurs, business oriented educators, investors in edtech and just about everybody with an interest in the fast moving landscape of online education worldwide.

With the launch of the EDUKWEST Academy we add an important new type of content to our already successful coverage of edtech entrepreneurship: courses, guides and advice from select mentors who excel at what they do.

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Sanoma Startup Challenge

Overview: The 5 Finalists of the Sanoma Startup Challenge

Sanoma Learning is making the news this month. We reported on both Sanoma’s Learning Outcomes accelerator program that aims to work together with teachers, students and academics on innovative ideas to improve on learning outcomes and also their recent partnership with adaptive learning platform Knewton.

When it comes to improving learning outcomes it becomes apparent that Sanoma is equally as interested in EdTech startups and recently announced the finalists of its EdTech Startup Challenge.

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European Education Technology

The Failure of European Investors to fund European Education Technology

EdTech EuropePlanning to attend EdTech Europe 2014 on June 12th in London? Use the promo code EDUKWEST to get 20% off the ticket price!


The recent acquisition of French e-learning company CrossKnowledge by US publisher Wiley for $175 million is another example of something that we at Edxus have been charting as a trend for some time: the apparent failure of European institutional investors to recognise the strong case for investment in European education technology.

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Sanoma Learning Outcomes Accelerator

HEDLINE: Sanoma announces Learning Outcomes Accelerator

EDUKWEST Europe

Sanoma Learning, a leading European learning company, announced the launch of a new innovation program titled Learning Outcomes Accelerator.

The program aims to to create innovative learning product ideas that improve learning outcomes.

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BR Education Ventures Fund

HEDLINE: Bertelsmann launches €30 million BR Education Ventures Fund

Bertelsmann, an international media company based in Germany, announced that it will raise a €30 million ($43 million) education technology fund in partnership with Brazilian investment company Bozano Investimentos.

Bertelsmann holds a 30% stake in the BR Education Ventures Fund, Bozano Investimentos serves as the fund’s manager. A first closing in the amount of nearly €20 million has already been completed.

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LearnLaunchX Boston

Overview: The seven Edtech Startups in LearnLaunchX Winter Cohort

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


LearnLaunchX, the Boston based edtech accelerator announced the seven startups that will take part in this year’s Winter cohort. The startups receive up to $18k in seed funding, free workspace for up to six months, access to the LearnLaunchX mentors and other perks.

The goal of the accelerator is to bring these early-stage startups to a point where they have validated their business model and are therefore be attractive to investors. The demo day of the winter cohort is set for May 2014.

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Veduca

Veduca Builds Out its Lead as the Latin American MOOC Platform

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


After covering the two new MOOC players in the European market, let’s switch continents and go to Brazil, where Veduca is taking up steam in its mission to conquer the LatAm education market.

Founded in 2011 Veduca started by subtitling video lectures from leading universities which were freely available as part of the OpenCourseWare movement. The idea was to give Brazilians access to lectures in English as only 2% of those learners understand English well enough to make use of those videos according to Carlos Souza, one of the founders of Veduca.

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start edtech

EdTech: Not Quite There Yet

Just like we use B.C. and A.C. today to divide history between two periods, so will B.I and A.I be added in the future to reference that point in time when Internet really changed everything. I do not know what that date will be, but it certainly hasn’t arrived yet, because despite all the hype the Internet is still in its infancy -especially when it comes to its Educational potential.

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EDUKWEST 100 Audrey Watters Hack Education

EDUKWEST #100 with Audrey Watters of Hack Education

EDUKWEST 100 Audrey Watters Hack EducationAfter more than three years of edublogging, vlogging and interviewing I’m happy to share that EDUKWEST made it to its 100th episode!

It’s without a doubt an achievement for the site itself as you, the audience, see the value in our work. I will admit that I am also a little proud of myself that I have had the endurance to continue doing the interview series when it’s definitely a challenge to figure out how to make it viable for the team but to keep it ad free and free of charge for our users.

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