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Custom Logo Cases EdTech Startup Profile EDUKWEST

Custom Logo Cases – EdTech Startup Profile

Name: Custom Logo Cases
Website: www.customlogocases.com
Headquarters: Malvern, Australia
Vertical: K-12, Higher Education

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Edukasyon.ph EdTech Startup Profile EDUKWEST

Edukasyon.ph – EdTech Startup Profile

Name: Edukasyon.ph
Website: www.edukasyon.ph
Headquarters: Makati City, Philippines
Vertical: K-12, Higher Education, Career
Tech: Web App

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op-ed online learning in india EDUKWEST

Online Learning In India – A Note

There is a lot of activity around the Online Learning, MOOC, Hybrid Learning space in India. A number of leading universities have started their own MOOC’s (IITBX, IIMB) and are offering open access to their content to students.

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op-ed stakes of education EDUKWEST

Professionalization of Sports and the Rising Stakes of Education

A High-Stakes Feedback Loop

There are twin, parallel forces slowly severing learning from American education.

If it seems contradictory that “learning” could somehow be separate from “education” (one is the purpose of the other), consider that standards for credentialing overwhelmingly rely on time spent in an educational environment (school attendance) and discrete performance indicators (standardized tests). Possibly no one explains the fundamental gap in our priorities more eloquently than Sir Ken Robinson in his TED Talk.

Despite their best efforts, neither of these measures of education guarantees learning; more alarmingly, neither is immune to the interference of grade inflation and school athletics. Continue reading

Udacity Series D FUNDED 11 2015 EDUKWEST

FUNDED: Udacity raises $105 million Series D

Former MOOC turned tech education platform Udacity raised a $105 million Series D, valuing the company at $1 billion. German media, services and education company Bertelsmann increased its stake significantly, making it one of the largest shareholders in Udacity.

Udacity partners with tech firms like Google, Facebook and Amazon to develop so called Nanodegrees that train employees specific tech skills needed for different jobs in the technology sector.

In September Bertelsmann combined its education activities into a separate business unit, Bertelsmann Education Group. Earlier this month Bertelsmann invested $230 million in HotChalk.

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