Coursera and Chegg Partner Up to Provide Free Textbooks for Online Courses


Today online education provider Coursera announced a partnership with the textbook rental and student services platform Chegg, which will allow them to provide free digital textbooks and other online learning tools to students enrolled in their massive open online courses. Continue reading

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

Digital Tutor LearnSmart Surpasses One Million Users


LearnSmart, an adaptive learning program that brings a personalized digital tutor to the phones and computers of college students, has surpassed one million users, making it one of the most widely-used such programs in higher education. The program, which students Continue reading

Where’s the Money Going? Investment in Education [INFOGRAPHIC]


The free educational content company Boundless took a look at the last 10 years of venture capital investment in education in a new infographic. According to prominent Silicon Valley angel investor Dave McClure, education is presently one of the hottest Continue reading