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Cisco Teams Up With Instructure To Move The World’s Largest IT Classroom To The Cloud

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The Cisco Networking Academy is the largest education program in the world you’ve probably never heard of. The Academy, which is Cisco System’s largest and longest-running corporate responsibility program, partners with over 10,000 universities, community colleges, and high schools to teach students networking and ICT skills, preparing them for jobs...
Cisco Teams Up With Instructure To Move The World’s Largest IT Classroom To The Cloud
BenchPrep raises $6M to win ‘hearts and minds’ of students

As It Graduates From Network To Platform, Edmodo Now Serving 7M Users, 80K Schools

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Edmodo is one of the startups whose name pops up a lot when you talk about “edtech.” Founded in 2007, the company is almost old school, yet, in spite of the influx of new education-focused startups, Edmodo continues to press forward. This is largely due to due to its appeal...
As It Graduates From Network To Platform, Edmodo Now Serving 7M Users, 80K Schools

Stanford to Work With edX Open-Source Learning Platform

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Stanford University has helped spawn much online learning activity (see our D10 interview with its president), but the school itself is now throwing its weight behind the open-source, not-for-profit edX platform, which was founded last year by Harvard and MIT. This is more complicated than you might think it would...
Stanford to Work With edX Open-Source Learning Platform

CreativeLIVE Lands $7.5M From Greylock For Its Free, Online Classroom For Creative Entrepreneurs

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With the rise of massive online open course platforms (a.k.a. “MOOCs”) like Khan Academy and Coursera, a new model of online learning has emerged, promising quality, affordable education at scale. This new generation of educational platforms offer alternatives to expensive degrees programs and physical classrooms in the hopes of ushering...
CreativeLIVE Lands $7.5M From Greylock For Its Free, Online Classroom For Creative Entrepreneurs

Sign in to Homeroom: Schoology Raises $6 M. for Scaling Up

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(twitter.com) The latest edutech startup to see a cash infusion from eager investors: Schoology, which has raised $6 million in a round led by FirstMark Capital. Founded in 2009, the company--currently clocking in at one million users--peddles a collaborative learning platform available in a free version for teachers and a...
Sign in to Homeroom: Schoology Raises $6 M. for Scaling Up

Echo360 acquires ThinkBinder to add online collaboration tools to its distance learning platform

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Distance learning and educational software provider Echo360 has acquired ThinkBinder, a social collaboration tool that helps students communicate with one another and share files over the Internet, for an undisclosed sum. ThinkBinder doesn’t do anything particularly revolutionary, but it combines a number of robust tools in a single package. Users...
Echo360 acquires ThinkBinder to add online collaboration tools to its distance learning platform
Top Hat Lands $8M For A Learning Platform That Will Make Teachers Want Phones In Class

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
AngelPad Doesn’t Make Many Mistakes, But Maybe They Should

Rosetta Stone acquires Livemocha for $8.5m to move its language learning platform into the cloud

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Language teaching software Rosetta Stone has acquired Livemocha, an online portal for language-learning communities, for $8.5 million today. Rosetta Stona has bought the company for its cloud-based learning platform and 16 million strong userbase in order to accelerate its own growth in Internet-based teaching solutions. “We are in the process...
Rosetta Stone acquires Livemocha for $8.5m to move its language learning platform into the cloud

Edmodo scores another $25M, adds NEA to roster of top investors

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It looks like social learning platform Edmodo is on an upward swing. In the past year the education startup has not only more than doubled its user base from 3 million to 8 million and expanded to 85 of the country’s top 100 school districts, it has now raised a...
Edmodo scores another $25M, adds NEA to roster of top investors

Rosetta Stone Buys Up Online Language Learning Community Livemocha For $8.3M In Cash

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Rosetta Stone has just acquired Seattle-based online language-learning community Livemocha for $8.5 million in cash. Livemocha has one of the largest online language-learning communities in the world, boasting over 16 million members from over 195 different countries. Rosetta Stone will likely use Livemocha’s cloud platform to offer its language packages...
Rosetta Stone Buys Up Online Language Learning Community Livemocha For $8.3M In Cash

Flip video cofounder launches learning platform Knowmia

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Ariel Braunstein knows a little something about video. He cofounded Pure Digital, maker of the popular Flip video recorder, which landed in the hands of millions of consumers before Cisco (the company’s owner since 2009) shut it down last year. So it’s not too surprising that his latest venture revolves...
Flip video cofounder launches learning platform Knowmia

MIT and Harvard announce edX web education platform, make online learning cheap and easy

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We'll forgive you if you failed to take MIT up on its offer take its courses for free when it rolled out its MITx online learning platform last year. However, Harvard took notice of its efforts, and has joined MIT online to form the edX platform and offer courses...
MIT and Harvard announce edX web education platform, make online learning cheap and easy
Wonderville Launches An Interactive Content Library And Virtual Classroom Network For Kids

Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

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Udemy has announced Udemy for Organizations, a new corporate training product that will let companies build a curriculum from the online education service’s existing course collections and create their own courses. Dennis Yang, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said in a statement: Because of the skills-based nature of Udemy’s content,...
Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

Open English Lands $43M From Insight, Redpoint To Bring Online Language Learning To Latin America

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Open English, as its name might suggest, is an online learning platform that helps non-English speakers learn the language and speak fluently. After developing the foundation for Open English in his home country of Venezuela in 2006, Andres Moreno took his idea north to Florida, where he launched the program...
Open English Lands $43M From Insight, Redpoint To Bring Online Language Learning To Latin America
Professors out, experts in! Course Hero adds 18 free skill-based courses

Online Education Platform Desire2Learn Raises Massive $80M Round From NEA & OMERS Ventures

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Desire2Learn, a Canadian online education startup that offers an increasingly popular cloud learning platform for higher education, K-12 and Fortune 1000 companies, just announced that it has raised a $80 million Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and OMERS Ventures. The company, which is based in RIM’s...
Online Education Platform Desire2Learn Raises Massive $80M Round From NEA & OMERS Ventures
Online Learning Marketplace Udemy Lands $12M To Expand Its Course Catalog, Go Cross-Platform
Language Learning Platform Busuu Raises €3.5M Series A Round, Moves to London To Scale Up

PopCap CTO & Veteran Adobe Exec Frits Habermann Joins Learning Platform Lynda.com To Help It Go Mobile, Global

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Online video learning platform Lynda.com is making a big addition to its management team today, announcing that it has hired of Frits Habermann as its new chief technical officer. Habermann joins Lynda.com from EA’s PopCap Games, where he was CTO and VP of social game operations and led the global...
PopCap CTO & Veteran Adobe Exec Frits Habermann Joins Learning Platform Lynda.com To Help It Go Mobile, Global
Grockit Lands $20M From Discovery To Bring Its New "Pinterest For Education" To The Masses

VC firm Kaszek Ventures backs ComparaOnline, its first investment in a Chilean Web startup

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The Chilean service comparison startup ComparaOnline has received an investment from the Latin American VC firm Kaszek Ventures, its CEO Sebastian Valin announced today. While the value of this new round wasn’t disclosed, it takes the total amount ComparaOnline has raised so far to US$5 million, including funds from unnamed private...
VC firm Kaszek Ventures backs ComparaOnline, its first investment in a Chilean Web startup
1M Users Strong, Schoology Grabs $6M To Take On Blackboard, Moodle

Building Digital Literacy: JobScout Brings Its Online Learning Platform To iOS To Teach You How To Find A Job

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It’s easy to get lost in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area tech bubbles, where it seems that everyone carries five phones, owns three laptops and just had lunch with a sentient robot. But, the reality is outside of the bubble is a little different. Digital literacy is a privilege,...
Building Digital Literacy: JobScout Brings Its Online Learning Platform To iOS To Teach You How To Find A Job

Free Harvard class teaches non-lawyers about copyright

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Would you like to invoke the authority of Harvard the next time you debate authors’ rights or file-sharing? You might have your chance thanks to a new 12-week copyright course that seeks to mimic the experience of a Harvard law school class. The course, offered via open source learning platform...
Free Harvard class teaches non-lawyers about copyright

Learndot Launches Its Learning Platform For Corporate Universities

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We’ve heard a lot about how massive open online courses like Udacity are disrupting the traditional world of higher education. Not too long ago, Learndot, which is officially launching today, wanted to be a part of this revolution, too. After beta testing their ideas for a P2P learning platform last...
Learndot Launches Its Learning Platform For Corporate Universities

OER Textbook Startup Sued By Publishers For Copyright Infringement

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Blog: Hack (Higher) EducationBoundless Learning can boast a bunch of features that make it sound like an incredibly promising education startup: it's focused on open educational resources. It's rethinking the textbook. It's student-focused. It's got a great set of advisors, including folks from Creative Commons, Connexions, MIT, and O'Reilly Media (disclosure:...
OER Textbook Startup Sued By Publishers For Copyright Infringement
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