StraighterLine and the Changing Model of Higher Education


Yesterday we looked at Smarterer, a crowdsourced platform that allows users to present their experience in certain skills to potential employers. But what about taking care of that field on your résumé listing where you went to college? As discussed Continue reading

InstaEDU Video Tutoring Service Lands Investment Capital


InstaEDU, a video chat tutoring service just secured a slick $1.1 million from Chamath Palihapitiya’s fund The Social+Capital Partnership, a new venture fund which focuses on technology, healthcare, education and financial sectors. TriplePoint currently shares the same building as the Continue reading

Using Smarterer to Hone and Display Your Skills


Smarterer is a crowdsourced test platform that scores individuals on digital, social and technical skills. It is part of Rethink Educations investment portfolio, and aims to offer users an innovative way to present an online image of their skills and expertise. Continue reading

Edtech Investor Panel Recap

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Technapex Panel #2 was another success! Excitement picked up before the actual day of the event when we learned that we had sold out of tickets! People were definitely excited to chat with local edtech enthusiasts and learn from our Continue reading

Engrade Brings Classroom Management Online


Remember high school? Do you remember ever using the excuse “I didn’t know what the assignment was!” all the time? (I do. I really do.) Remember how bogus it always sounded? Well now, any student in a classroom using the Continue reading

Civitas Learning Community Brings Students and Educators Better Data


Higher education is often seen as a time to explore new subjects and interests. But often students still feel that they could benefit from more information when making decisions about their programs of study. In response to this issue, former Continue reading

Rethink Education’s Bright Future: Investment Backing Provides Boost


Rethink Education from White Plains, NT is an investment fund devoted to education solutions. Rick Segal is CEO of Seavest Inc, a private investment firm focused on real estate and private equity. Rethink Education caught the man’s eye enough to Continue reading

Reading Intervention and Progress with iStation


Yesterday we took a look at a few apps recommended for children with learning disorders or difficulty with reading. Today, we’ll take a closer look at one program used by more than 800,000 students. iStation Reading is a research-based literacy Continue reading

Recommended Apps for Children with Learning Disabilities

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Children are battling with learning disabilities every day. As doctors hone their methods for diagnosing disorders like autism, parents and teachers are looking for more ways to assist their children in the classroom. Education World recommends five mobile apps for children with Continue reading

High School Students Explore the World of App Development


Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation launched a new program to provide mobile app development curriculum in American high schools. In a press release, the NAF points out five schools from the network of career academies are championing the program. Continue reading