EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite li

Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists

After a big fundraise and subsequent reorganization last year at Coursera — which saw a change of CEO, as well as the departure of its COO, CFO, CMO and CPO (along with some 40 others) —

Online learning startup Coursera raises $64M at an $800M valuation

As the cost of in-class education continues to rise, and the cost for computing continues to fall, we're seeing a flourishing of startups that target the market for online learning. As one mark of the

LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, updates desktop site

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, today took the wraps off its newest ef

VIPKID nabs $100M to link Chinese kids with native speakers to learn English

As interest and investment continue to pour into the online education market, startups building platforms with a lot of traction are reaping the rewards. In the latest development, a company out of

DIY Co. launches JAM to help kids learn what they don’t in school, with a little help from Cartoon Network

DIY Co., the education tech startup led by Vimeo designer and co-founder Zach Klein, has launched a new online learning platform for kids called JAM.com. The company also quietly closed a $4 million

VetTechTrek is creating an e-learning platform to help veterans build careers in the tech industry

VetTechTrek is a nonprofit founded last year with the goal of helping military veterans network with the technology industry. Over the last 12 months they have worked toward this goal by hosting mu

Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials

Back in 2013, Amazon acquired (and continued to operate) online math instruction company TenMarks to gain a foothold in the online education space. Now it looks like Amazon is taking those learnings

Why Ed Tech Is Taking Off In Latin America

The past three months have redefined the education technology market among startup companies. Concerns about free content from YouTube and educational nonprofits, as well as user engagement and retent

Did Socratic.org Raise $6 Million?

What is integrity? How do you find a missing gas valve in a system? How do you find instantaneous rate of change? Don’t ask me, ask Socratic. The e-learning company just raised a $6 million Seri

Coursmos Pulls In Further $530k To Grow Its Bite-Sized E-Learning Platform

Bite-size e-learning platform Coursmos, which reckons there's room to squeeze a little learning into busy digital users' lives by breaking study topics down into small, easily digested video chunks, h

Atomico-Backed Quipper Gets Another $5.8M To Expand The Reach Of Its E-Learning Platform

Quipper, an e-learning platform backed by the London-based VC firm, Atomico, that's led by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, has closed a new tranche of funding. The $5.8 million Series A2 round tak

Coursmos Is A Bite-Sized E-learning Platform For The Twitter Generation

Russian startup Coursmos reckons it's spotted a soundbite-sized gap in the e-learning delivery space. Unlike the long-form commitment required to take a typical MOOC, its online courses are broken dow

With Tynker’s New Service, Kids Can Learn To Code At Home

Mountain View-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tynker.com/">Tynker</a>, a startup focused on teaching children of all ages the basics of learning how to code, is now expanding its service be

Flush With $80M, Desire2Learn Buys ‘Anti-Sharepoint For Students’ Platform Wiggio, Its 2nd Acquisition In 2 Months

The EdTech space is growing fast -- from every angle -- talent is starting to cross over from consumer-facing companies, schools are looking to go digital, national policy is changing and student debt

123sonography launches e-learning platform for physicians

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-146.png" alt="" title="Picture 146" width="287" height="84" class="shot" />Aside from the plethora of startups targeting web-savvy en

Conferendum lets anybody teach online and get paid

<img class="shot" title="conferendum" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/conferendum.png" alt="conferendum" width="247" height="65" />[Germany] How would you like to make money from