learning management systems

learning management systems

2tor's new mobile app takes graduate school off the quad, onto smart phones [exclusive]

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Ah, the university campus. Tree-lined pathways, library stacks filled with students toiling away at antique wooden desks, the chimes of the bell tower. Internet degrees may not replicate these sensory experiences, but education technology company 2tor is putting top tier graduate programs online. Today, this hot startup is announcing...
2tor's new mobile app takes graduate school off the quad, onto smart phones [exclusive]

1M Students Strong, Echo360 Secures $31M From Steve Case, Ted Leonsis To Flip Higher Ed

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As the old school gives way to the new, technology has begun to play an increasingly active role in the learning process — from primary to higher education. This has given rise to “blended learning,” or the strategic blending of face-to-face instruction with learning environments mediated by technology — be...
1M Students Strong, Echo360 Secures $31M From Steve Case, Ted Leonsis To Flip Higher Ed
Realtime Analytics For Education: Ontract Wants To Do For Student Data What Mint.com Did For Financial Data
Lore ups ante against Blackboard with redesign, option for anyone to audit public courses

Instructure Launches App Center To Let Teachers, Students Install Third-Party Apps Across Learning Platforms

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Props are owed to companies like Blackboard and Moodle for being early movers in the educational software space, particularly in helping catalyze innovation in learning management systems (LMS). The problem is, of course, they began over a decade ago and there haven’t exactly been a flurry of raving reviews since....
Instructure Launches App Center To Let Teachers, Students Install Third-Party Apps Across Learning Platforms

iSchool Campus Wants To Bring The Next-Gen Wired Classroom To K12 Education

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Technology is increasingly becoming a part of the classroom experience, particularly thanks to smart devices. Tablets and iPads offer students a more portable, engaging and interactive experience than many of the tools of old, and schools are catching on. The San Diego School District’s recent purchase of 26,000 iPads is...
iSchool Campus Wants To Bring The Next-Gen Wired Classroom To K12 Education

Noodle, backed by founder of Princeton Review, buys social education startup Lore

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Noodle, an online recommendation engine for education led by Princeton Review founder John Katzman, has acquired Lore, a small New York-based startup that provides a learning management system for college professors and students. When we last wrote about Lore, the company had recently changed its name from Coursekit and was...
Noodle, backed by founder of Princeton Review, buys social education startup Lore

Digital portfolio startup Pathbrite scores $4M more to help students showcase learning

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Pathbrite, a San Francisco-based startup that provides digital portfolio software for students and professionals, has announced a $4 million round of Series A2 funding. The new round, which was led by testing giant ACT and included Rethink Education and other angel investors, brings the company’s total amount raised to $8...
Digital portfolio startup Pathbrite scores $4M more to help students showcase learning

Google Releases CloudCourse, an Open Source Learning Platform

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Google made a number of announcements in the past week that are of interest to educators: opening Google Wave to the public and extending Google Voice accounts to students. But one announcement that didn't receive much press was its release of CloudCourse, the new internal learning platform. Sponsor Built on...
Google Releases CloudCourse, an Open Source Learning Platform

With new exchange, TareasPlus takes on Khan Academy in Latin America and beyond

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Khan Academy has quickly become one of the most popular educational sites in the U.S. and around the world. But TareasPlus, a startup with offices in Colombia and San Francisco, believes it may have a leg up with Spanish speakers south – and increasingly north – of the border. Since...
With new exchange, TareasPlus takes on Khan Academy in Latin America and beyond
LearnSprout frees up data to let innovation break into the classroom

Startup Spotlight: Saltbox looks to help sales forces stay on top

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John Delano Saltbox co-founder and CEO John Delano admits that his company isn’t building the “most sexy mobile-social-big data app.” But even so, they are attacking a big problem that needs solved, helping sales professionals participate in online training and education on their own terms and their own devices. We chatted...
Startup Spotlight: Saltbox looks to help sales forces stay on top

Pathwright Launches Platform To Let Anyone Create, Sell Branded Online Courses

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Online education has been around for years, but they were largely viewed as experiments. Over the last year, things have changed. Elite universities are not only taking online education seriously, they’re building it into their 10-year plans. Harvard and MIT’s EdX is one example, Coursera another, while startups like CodeAcademy,...
Pathwright Launches Platform To Let Anyone Create, Sell Branded Online Courses

Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

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I remember my freshman year of college. It was a tiny campus, but I still found myself looking for classes and wandering through a maze-like library for most of the first year I was there. At the time, my phone wasn’t much help to me, but now that smartphones are...
Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses
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