Interest in ed investments exploded recently, growing 80% since 2005 to $632M in 2012.
NewSchool Venture Fund Partners with Rethink Ed Fund, Motoko Rich, New York Times
in Gates Foundation, Grockit, Industry Facts, Khan Academy, Kipp | Permalink
10 yrs ago it was all about Silicon Valley, but now Oakland is emerging as an edtech hotspot.
Smart Cities: San Francisco, Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart
in ClassDojo, Clever, Desmos, Grockit, Inkling, NSVF, Piazza, Quizlet, TenMarks, Udemy, Verbling | Permalink
Co. focus on general enrichment (as well as formal education) caught Discovery's attention.
Grockit Raises $20 Million from Discovery, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in Grockit, Investment, Social Learning | Permalink
The enticement is more student engagement, learning from other students, connecting globally.
Might It Be Social Learning? Michael Horn, Education Next
in Edmodo, Grockit, Op-Ed, Social Learning, Sophia | Permalink
A social learning company focused on test prep takes advantage of fondness to pin and share.
Grockit Launches Learnist, a Pinterest for Education, Audrey Watters, HackEducation
in Grockit, News, Social Learning | Permalink
Edtech start-ups are bullish on the potential of their innovations.
3 Hottest Trends in Education Reform, Sehreen Noor Ali, Policymic
in 2U (2tor), Adaptive Learning, Chegg, e-Learning, Grockit, Joel Klein, Khan Academy, Knewton, News, Stats | Permalink
Former Googler heads up social learning company that's making test prep more fun.
When is a Startup Like an Attack Submarine? David Zax, Fast Company
in Grockit, Social Learning, Who's Who | Permalink
Investment in the education market is highest in a decade. Who's investing in what, and why?
Startups Seek to Master the Education Marketplace, Nirvi Shah, Education Week
in Grockit, News | Permalink
As the options for self-education explode, what does a college education mean?
Does Online Education Mean the Death of the Diploma? Michael Karnjanaprakorn, FastCoExist
in Codecademy, Edmodo, Grockit, Khan Academy, MIT, News, Udacity, Udemy | Permalink
VC funding into the K-12 market went from $130 million in 2010 to $334 million in 2011.
K-12 Marketplace Sees Major Flow of Venture Capital, Katie Ash, Education Week
in Edmodo, Grockit, Industry Facts, News, NSVF, Social Learning, Stats | Permalink
After-school study change as students use internet to study with people around the world.
Teens Take Studying Online -Jason Koebler, US News
in Grockit, News, Quizlet | Permalink
Applying social networking and gaming mechanics to studying.
Grockit Making Studying More Addictive -Matt Bowman, Venture Beat
in e-Learning, Grockit, Investment | Permalink
Founder, CEO, of Grockit, a social learning platform preparing groups for standardized tests.
Grockit Helps Groups do Great on GMATs -Peter Cohan, Forbes
in e-Learning, Grockit, Who's Who | Permalink
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