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  • BenchPrep Switches To Subscription Model As It Moves Toward Education-as-a-Service

    BenchPrep Switches To Subscription Model As It Moves Toward Education-as-a-Service

    The growing prevalence of massively-open learning platforms and open education resources is bringing a sea change to the educational landscape. High-profile institutions have begun to adopt and launch open courseware initiatives (like EdX and Coursera) and, in so doing, are changing the ways we think about — and even define — the learning process. As a result, we’re seeing… Read More

  • BenchPrep Grabs $6M From NEA, Revolution For Cross-Platform, Interactive Courses

    BenchPrep Grabs $6M From NEA, Revolution For Cross-Platform, Interactive Courses

    When it comes to learning, BenchPrep believes that the most effective educational content doesn’t come in the form of books — or even eBooks. Instead, it’s interactive and cross platform. That’s why the Chicago-based startup is on a mission to build an adaptive learning hub for interactive courses, where students can study content from any publisher, on the Web or on… Read More

  • BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep

    BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep

    For a while now “gamification” has largely existed as a buzz word. It’s felt just as ridiculous to write the word as it is to read it. However, as Tim Chang pointed out this weekend, although it’s important to avoid thinking of “gamification as the panacea,” it’s real, it’s moving beyond media and fitness, and it needs to be taken seriously. When… Read More

  • BenchPrep Is Codecademy For Any Subject, High School To Med School

    BenchPrep Is Codecademy For Any Subject, High School To Med School

    Books are not the best way to learn. To retain knowledge you have to interact with it, and that’s where BenchPrep¬†comes in. The startup licenses textbooks from big publishers like McGraw Hill and converts them into interactive web and mobile learning courses. Today, BenchPrep announces its expansion beyond college admission test prep. It will now offer courses to assist with high… Read More

  • Watermelon Express Rebrands As BenchPrep; Launches App Store For Test Prep Content

    Watermelon Express Rebrands As BenchPrep; Launches App Store For Test Prep Content

    Lightbank-backed test prep app developer Watermelon Express is announcing a rebranding today, relaunching as BenchPrep. BenchPrep develops cross-platform apps to help students prepare for a number of standardized tests including the GRE, SAT, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT. The startup collaborates with educational publishers to integrate content into its platform, which will work across a variety of… Read More