Education startup MindX raises $3.3M to prepare Vietnamese students for tech careers

Vietnam’s digital economy is one of the fastest growing in the world, but the country is facing a growing shortage of IT workers. Many kids want to study coding, but school curriculums are limited,

Taiwan-Based Educational App Developer QLL Raises $450,000 For International Expansion

QLL, a Taipei-based developer of educational mobile apps, has raised $450,000 in funding led by B Dash Ventures, with participation from Incubate Fund, Pinehurst Advisors, Viling, and Coent Venture Pa

LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They’ve Learned

Learning a language is never easy. One thing that's usually missing in the way students learn a new language is the ability to use their new skills while talking to a native speaker. <a target="_blank

Top Hat Monocle Launches Freemium Accounts For Classes With Fewer Than 30 Students, Changes Name To ‘Top Hat’

Top Hat Monocle, the Toronto-based provider of mobile-based classroom response systems, has decided to get Lasik and has dropped the ‘monocle’ from its name and logo. Top Hat, as the company will

Now With 1.5M Lessons, ShowMe Launches v2.0 To Bring Khan Academy To The Masses

Over the last year or so, we've seen an auspicious rise in the number of startups looking to tackle those seemingly intractable problems in both K-12 and higher education. One of these startups, the N

New Hope For Open Source Textbooks

A college textbook can cost a staggering $200. Over four years of study, students can easily spend thousands of dollars on books on top of a hefty tuition. The situation is not much better in publi

Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm [TCTV]

Here at the World Economic Forum in Davos, among the banking, shipping, steel and transport magnates of the global economy, there are a number of technology entrepreneurs floating around. As they rub

Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms?

In my last post, I argued that software will take over many of the tasks doctors do today. And what of education? We find a very similar story of what the popular – and incredibly funny! – <a hre