online learning

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

Coursera teams with 5 universities to expand its full masters and bachelors degree programs

With traditional university programs getting more expensive and competitive, we’re seeing a boom in the number of alternative programs that are taking advantage of the internet and more flexible

Varsity Tutors lands $50 million in Series C funding

Varsity Tutors, the learning platform founded in 2011, today announced the close of a $50 million Series C funding round led by Learn Capital. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and existing investor TCV

Springboard raises $9.5M to offer an online alternative to the master’s degree

Springboard is a platform that helps people advance their tech skills, and ultimately career. Today it took a step further to realizing its own potential after it landed a $9.5 million Series A round

Online learning startup Codecademy launches paid Pro courses

Codecademy has spent the last several years building a large community of learners with free lessons aimed at teaching its users the basics of how to code. But now it's betting that many of them will

Teachable books $4 million to turn everybody into educators online

Education tech startup Teachable (formerly known as Fedora) has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding according to CEO and founder Ankur Nagpal. The company provides a platform that’s lik

How artificial intelligence is changing online retail forever

AI is all around us, from searching on Google to what news you see on social media. With the momentum around AI growing, it’s not surprising that some of the most innovative retail sites have been e

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

Amazon grows its education footprint with Amazon Inspire, a free platform for learning materials

Back in March, we reported how Amazon was poised to up its stakes in the educational publishing market with the launch of a free platform called Inspire for teachers and others to post and share ed

Skillshare books $12 million to take its education platform international

Edtech startup Skillshare Inc. has raised a $12 million round of venture funding to grow its marketplace of “bite-sized, self-paced courses for creators,” according to founder and CEO Michael Karn

Ed-tech startup BYJU raises $75M from Sequoia India and Sofina

BYJU, an educational app for Indian schoolkids, plans to create new learning formats and products after raising $75 million from Sequoia India and Sofina.

Databricks Launches Free Community Edition As Companion To Free Online Spark Courses

Databricks, the commercial company created from the open source Apache Spark project, announced the release of a free Community Edition today aimed at teaching people how to use Spark — and as

DataCamp Gets $1M Seed Round To Develop Data Science Learning Platform

DataCamp wants to teach data science skills to a generation of people, and it got a million in seed money to continue developing its online data-science learning platform. The round was led by Chri

Three Questions For The ASU/edX Global Freshman Academy Online Program

In April, Arizona State University and edX announced a first-of-its-kind program that will have important repercussions for the future of higher education. The Global Freshman Academy (GFA) will allow

Zuckerberg-backed Panorama Teams With Harvard To Open Source Its Student Survey

Panorama Education, the Y-Combinator education startup backed by the likes of Mark and Priscilla Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education, Google Ventures and other notable investors, is today announcing

Online Learning Marketplace Udemy Raises $32M To Scale Up Internationally

Long time player in the online learning space, Udemy, which has built a skills-based marketplace where individual tutors can sell their skills and learners can get access to courses (both paid and fre

Finnish Startup Gets Seed Backing For Its Online Education Platform Play, Eliademy

Finnish startup CBTec, maker of Eliademy, an online education platform offering free cloud-based tools for teachers and learners which launched just over a year ago, has taken in its first significan

Another Day, Another EdTech Giant Acquired: Following Renaissance Learning, Education Software Veteran Skillsoft Sells For $2B+

It’s been an active week in the world of education software, with this weekend bringing news of the second big-ticket acquisition of a veteran EdTech company in as many days. Last week, Renaissa

DailyThem.es Wants To Make English Writing Practice Fun

DailyThem.es is a social writing platform that wants to help English learners improve their language skills in an enjoyable and non-intimidating way. The concept behind the site is simple. Each day, u
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