The startup provides a collaborative note, lecture & textbook platform for university students.
OneClass Raises $1.6M, Led by SAIF, Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch
in Higher Ed, Investment, Social Learning | Permalink
The platform lets individuals & brands create, publish, share, & sell courses on Facebook.
FB Learning Platform Izzui Bets Ed-Tech Will Take Off in Brazil, Rebecca Grant, VB
in Facebook, Investment, Social Learning | Permalink
She's the co-founder of Declara, and her story is incredible.
Who is Ramona Pierson? Ashlee Vance, BloombergBusinessWeek
in Big Data, Google, Microsoft, Social Learning, Thiel, (Peter Thiel), Who's Who | Permalink
Boston Seed Capital, Atlas Venture, Softbank Capital, & angels D. Quazzo, J. Doyle B. Mason.
Flashnotes Secures $1.5M to Scale Studying Platform, Gillius Bernard, BostInno
in Investment, Social Learning | Permalink
Co-fdr Farbood Nivi: Selling off test prep lets Learnist get more runway w/out diluting shares.
Grockit Sells Test Prep Assets to Kaplan, Rebrands as Learnist, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in Grockit, Investment, Kaplan, News, Social Learning | Permalink
The startup aims to promote social reading and aid book discovery. To date, $8.75M raised.
BookShout raises $6M from Ambassador Enterprises, Laura Hazard Owen, paidContent
Platform makes it easier to break down huge classes of 40,000 into smaller groups.
NovoEd Brings Group Learning To MOOCs To Fight Attrition, Rip Empson, TechCrunch
in MOOCs, News, Social Learning | Permalink
NovoEd funding is undisclosed, but it's a safe bet that it's north of $2 million.
Startup Aims to Make MOOCs a More Social Experience, Betsy Corcoran, edSurge
Platform for academics and orgs to share research & collaborate via a social network.
Mendeley Bought for $69M-$100M by Elsevier, Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch
in Big Deals, Elsevier , Investment, Social Learning | Permalink
Parents’ desire to set children apart from peers drives strong demand in China.
Softbank-Backed Startup SmarTots Builds Facebook for Kids, Bloomberg News
in Kid-friendly Tech, News, Social Learning | Permalink
Damon Sicore, VP Engineering at Edmodo, believes their "mission" is a talent advatage.
How Damon Sicore Plans to Make Edmodo an ‘Engineering Brand’, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in Edmodo, Schoology, Social Learning, Who's Who | Permalink
Invest in access, outcomes, cost-cutting, but don't forget non-screen learning.
What's Missing From The New Digital Classroom? Sarah Rotman Epps, ReadWrite
in Apple, Coursera, Gates Foundation, Inkling, Khan Academy, Kno, MOOCs, Op-Ed, Social Learning, TenMarks, Udacity | Permalink
Sokikom uses social and MMO gaming to help kids learn math.
Sokikom Gets $2 Million from Zynga Co-founder, Rip Empson, TechCruncy
in Investment, MMO, Social Learning, Zynga | Permalink
She's the COO of Edmodo. "We already have over 17 million users."
The Global Search for Education: Social Learning, C.M. Rubin, Huff Post
in Edmodo, Social Learning, Who's Who | Permalink
Adaptive learning & data analytics will kill the standardized curriculum dominant in higher ed.
The Billion-Dollar Bet on an Adaptive Learning Platform, Phil Hill, eLiterate
in Adaptive Learning, Apollo Group, Big Data, e-Learning, Facebook, Higher Ed, Learning Mgt Systems, News, Op-Ed, Personal Learning, Social Learning | Permalink
Question 1. What will be the big surprises of 2013 in Higher Ed tech?
2013 EdTech Predictions from Phill Hill, Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed
in Big Data, Higher Ed, Learning Mgt Systems, MOOCs, Op-Ed, Social Learning | 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
With 2m members, ResearchGate wants to change the way scientists work.
Can ResearchGate Be the Facebook of Science, Bobbie Johnson, GigaOM
in News, ResearchGate, Social Learning | Permalink
Cracow, Poland-based Brainly is a Quora-like Q&A social learning platform with gamification.
Social Learning Network Brainly Raises $500K, Steve O'Hear, TechCrunch
Thiel-backed Lore's platform is part Facebook & part Blackboard, for courses.
Now in 600+ Schools, Lore Gives Higher Ed a Social Network, Rip Empson, TechCrunch
in Higher Ed, Lore (Coursekit), Social Learning, Thiel, (Peter Thiel) | 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
To develop parent social network with family groups, digital scrapbook, child development info.
Alt12 Raises 1.26M for Parent Social Network, Sarah Mitroff, Venture Beat
Goodbye to helping leadership get smart at district level; hello to getting community started.
The Future of Education Reform, Douglas Crets, Huff Post
in Op-Ed, Social Learning | 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
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