Chegg to Buy Coding Bootcamp Thinkful for $80 Million


Chegg , a Santa Clara, Calif.-based The acquisition will cost Chegg about $80 million in cash for Thinkful, with possible additional payments of up to $20 million in cash or stock based on performance, according to a statement Wednesday. Chegg had been holding onto $1.1

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Reach Capital’s Newest Education Technology Investment Fund Closes at $82 Million


based firm has established itself as a familiar name within the education technology industry. The firm traces its roots to 2012, when Jennifer Carolan and Wayee Chu (now both general partners at Reach), started a $12 million “Seed Fund” at NewSchools Venture Fund, an Oakland-based education nonprofit philanthropy. Earlier in 2018, Pluralsight, which provides online classes for technology and business professionals, went public. WriteLab (Chegg).

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That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary


Founded in 2012, Nearpod started as an “interactive lecture” platform for iPads that has since evolved to support all devices. We’re taking the youth and media culture of Flocabulary, and pairing it with the device technology of Nearpod,” says Rappaport.

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K12 Eyes Further Deals After $165M Acquisition of Coding Bootcamp Galvanize


Another bootcamp has been gobbled up by an education technology company looking to break into the corporate learning and career readiness market. million in cash, plus some stock, for Fullstack Academy, and Chegg’s Thinkful purchase for $80 million.

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US Edtech Closes Decade with Record $1.7 Billion Raised in 2019


education technology sector in 2019. million students in fall 2012, with traditional public and private nonprofit universities accounting for over 80 percent of the fall 2018 total. Education Technology Future of Work Financing InvestorsTwo trends have helped to define the U.S.

EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018


Cheating on Chegg? It’s no surprise that students would ask for help on platforms like Chegg, which offer digital textbooks as well as tutoring and homework help. Editor’s Picks A Billionaire Benefactor, a Disputed Ballot Issue and a Community College Turnaround Since 2012, Texarkana College has overhauled its curriculum, advising and student services—and the changes are becoming apparent. Technology shapes our behavior everyday.

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Where in the World Is Planet3? An Educational Gaming CEO Seeks His Second Act


Among those who tried include Osman Rashid, the co-founder of Chegg and Kno, who launched Galxyz in 2014 to build a science video games for grades three to 12. Atari founder Nolan Bushnell started BrainRush in 2012. Education Technology Financing Game-Based Learning

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Why Your Financial Advisor Doesn’t Recommend Edtech Stocks


Now pretend that it’s late 2011, and we get into a debate about education technology. I think you’re wrong, so I propose a bet: We’ll both invest in a basket of stocks on January 1, 2012—mine representing the edtech industry, and yours the whole economy. Investment firms certainly track the technology sector, and some track the education sector , but there is no established benchmark for edtech companies. Chegg. SMART Technologies.

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Students, celebrities connect for tutoring

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Students will have the chance to connect directly with celebrities in one-on-one tutoring sessions through Chegg Tutors: VIP Edition. All tutoring sessions will take place this fall through Chegg’s online tutoring platform, Chegg Tutors.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. But new technology hasn’t made it easy.

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VR “comes of age,” says Campus Technology. ” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. ” Via Campus Technology : “New Education Think Tank Debuts, Offering Online News and Research.” Saint Francis High School invested $15,000 in the company back in 2012. Via Campus Technology : “ Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending to Double in 2017.”

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