A Look at EdTech Deals and Acquisitions

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This week, GigaOM wrote about the report from CB Insights that analyzed the education tech acquisitions in 2012. Edtech investments have been increasing and last year totaled a whopping $1.1B. The report looked at acquisitions and deals over the past Continue reading

A GLIMPSE into the Digital Future at USC

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Tuesday, the University of Southern California (USC), a leader in digital research and a TriplePoint client, hosted GLIMPSE, a technology showcase featuring rarely-seen research presentations and demonstrations from departments across the university. We were fortunate enough to attend GLIMPSE and Continue reading

Guest Post: The State of Interactive Textbooks

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Today’s guest post is by Alia Gray. Alia is an Associate at TriplePoint PR. She graduated from California State University, Chico in May 2012 with a degree in journalism and public relations. She discusses the changes occurring in textbook publishing Continue reading

Teacher Tank: Edtech Companies Face Panel of “Teacher Sharks” at SF Meetup

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I recently became obsessed with “Shark Tank,” the reality show where entrepreneurs pitch their (supposedly) million-dollar ideas and nascent companies to a panel of “sharks,” high-profile investors who decide whether or not they want to invest in the small companies Continue reading

#Edchat: The Rising Popularity of Twitter Among Educators

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2012 was the year I was introduced to Twitter. (What can I say, I’m always a bit slow to hop on the latest social media trend train.) Mastering the art of tweeting 140-character messages both for myself and for Technapex Continue reading

Study: College Students Who Receive Financial Support from Parents Get Lower Grades

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Most parents in this day and age have spent years saving for their children’s college educations and want to provide as much financial support as possible to their children while they complete their degrees to ensure their success later in Continue reading

Top Hat Monocle Partners with Felicis, Adds $1.1M More in Funding

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TechCrunch recently reported that Top Hat Monocle raised an additional $1.1M from Felicis Ventures to add to existing funding. While the edtech company told TechCrunch they didn’t need the money, they explained they have been wanting to partner with Felicis, Continue reading

Can Online Education Be Better Than Classroom Learning?

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  John Markoff, New York Times science writer, recently questioned the effectiveness of MOOCS (massive open online courses) in his article, “Measuring the Success of Online Education.” He explained that while large numbers of students are signing up for online Continue reading

UC Regents Discuss Plans to Spur Growth in Online Education

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In the next few years, students at the University of California could take four — or about 10 percent — of their required classes online. Or at least that’s what the UC Board of Regents is hoping. After a presentation Continue reading

The Learning Accelerator Receives $750,000 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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It’s no $103 million, but the new nonprofit organization The Learning Accelerator, which supports the implementation of blended learning in school districts, announced this week that they have landed a cool $750,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Continue reading