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School 2.0: teachers will be liberated from the classroom

Apple's edtech play, iTunes U, reaches 1B content downloads

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Apple doesn’t really talk much about iTunes U, its educational content service powered by iTunes on iOS devices, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a success. Apple announced today that iTunes U has reached 1 billion content downloads, a sign that schools around the world are embracing Apple’s edtech...
Apple's edtech play, iTunes U, reaches 1B content downloads

Pearson Cooks Up More Content Giveaways Through API Payments

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Pearson (NYSE: PSO) plans to let developers re-use more of its varied content, after its latest effort repackaged 2,500 recipes from its cooking books as a chargeable API. The group began its developer programme in 2011 with three APIs, so that developers can re-use its Eyewitness Guides city data,...
Pearson Cooks Up More Content Giveaways Through API Payments

With $1M, Thiel-backed Thinkful builds a one-on-one tutoring business atop its online ed peers

gigaom.com
Want to learn how to build and design a website? Thanks to a boom in online education companies, from Codecademy and CodesSchool to LearnStreet and lynda.com, the Web is your oyster. But despite the plethora of options — or, rather, because of it — New York-based Thinkful believes it can...
With $1M, Thiel-backed Thinkful builds a one-on-one tutoring business atop its online ed peers
FT digital subs pass 300,000, growing readership and revenue

The iPad may soon have competition in the education sector

arstechnica.com
Amplify released a video with a product demonstration of its upcoming Android tablet aimed toward education. Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education and now head of News Corporation's Amplify education unit, announced today at the South by Southwest Education conference in Austin, Texas that the company...
The iPad may soon have competition in the education sector

Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For Around $100M To Beef Up In Social, Open Source Education Content

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The world of ed-tech is ramping up another notch, and getting a lot more open in the process: educational publishing giant Elsevier is in advanced talks to buy Mendeley, a provider of a platform for academics to share research and collaborate with each other via a social network. TechCrunch understands from...
Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For Around $100M To Beef Up In Social, Open Source Education Content

Pearson CEO Scardino out; what next for FT?

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Her company made £2 billion ($3.1 billion) in digital content revenue last year. Now Financial Times publisher Pearson’s CEO Marjorie Scardino is leaving the company after 15 years. Scardino will be replaced from January 1 by John Fallon, CEO of Pearson’s international education business, responsible for the company’s emerging-markets growth....
Pearson CEO Scardino out; what next for FT?

With $1.3M From 500 Startups & Others, Chalkable Launches An App Store For Schools

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Over the last two years, there’s been a significant increase in the amount of educational media available to the world’s learners, but teachers and parents are hard pressed today to navigate the education content jungle. As a result, curators, algorithms and content analyzers like Learning Registry have popped up to...
With $1.3M From 500 Startups & Others, Chalkable Launches An App Store For Schools

Jason Calacanis Joins PandoDaily As A Regular Columnist

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Well, here’s a fun announcement. PandoDaily is very pleased to welcome a new special contributor: Jason Calacanis. Jason will be writing a regular (every couple of weeks) column, offering advice to a company that’s at a crossroads. Anyone who has attended Jason’s Launch conference, or read his blog or watched...
Jason Calacanis Joins PandoDaily As A Regular Columnist
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