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

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Its biggest institutional shareholder is Insight Venture Partners, a private equity firm whose education portfolio also includes Chegg, Instructure and Pluralsight—three companies that have gone public. It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company.

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How Merger of Two Textbook Giants Could Impact Course Materials

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McGraw-Hill calls the approach “Inclusive Access,” and stresses that research shows that students who have course materials from day one of a class do better than those who put off or skip getting them altogether. Everyone is basically stuck buying that $100 access code.”

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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Goldman, vice president of textbooks and e-books at Chegg, a student services provider that notably sold its print textbook inventory to Ingram in 2015, adoption of digital materials among students has been slower than he predicted. “I’m

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In Move to ‘Unlimited’ Pricing Model, Cengage Hopes for a Comeback

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Today, the Boston-based textbook giant is posting year-over-year revenue growth, per its latest investor call , and has regained enough confidence to start taking risks again—namely a new on-demand service for digital learning materials, called Cengage Unlimited, that gives students access to the complete collection of the company’s online textbooks for about $120 a semester (or $180 a year). Tell me a little bit about some of your recent partnerships with companies such as Chegg.

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

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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. But these massive open online courses still continue to shape the way people around the world learn and access education. Online learning once promised to increase access to quality education for students around the world, regardless of their income or background.

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3 Apps to Build Solid Study Skills

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There’s an easy-to-access setting that allows you to use your finger as an eraser. Brainscape is accessible from desktops, smartphones, and tablets and synced across all devices when the user creates an account. Website Review: Chegg.

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Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

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Companies like Chegg, eFollett, and BookRenter are offering new textbooks on rent for less than the price of a used book. Cengage recently started the Cengage Unlimited subscription model, where it offers unlimited access to various digital textbooks and course materials at less than half the price of a new book. The idea behind it is to give unlimited access to resources at a specific cost for a specific period. These apps will give students access to a number of eBooks.

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

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We are advocates for early and equal access to education,” said Jeff Dunn, President and CEO of Sesame Workshop,” told EdSurge via email. “If The most recent of these, the writing feedback assistant WriteLab, was acquired by Chegg , a publicly-traded education company, for $15 million. WriteLab (Chegg). Raising money, Shauntel Garvey admits, is not her favorite activity. It’s usually more fun to be on the other side of the table, reviewing pitches—rather than pitching.

Pearson Is Selling Its US K-12 Business—Despite Posting a Profit and Digital Growth

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They’re much more comfortable with access, not ownership model.” Earlier this month, McGraw-Hill, Barnes & Noble Education and Chegg teamed up for a new digital textbook rental program that the trio claims can help students save as much as 70 percent from buying print copies. a semester to access all of the company’s digital higher-ed materials. Last May, major textbook publisher Pearson indicated it was mulling a sale of the U.S.

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

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Planet3 agreed to earth and life science curriculum with supplemental lesson plans and free 24-hour access to the platform for students, teachers and parents. When Tim Kelly started Planet3 in 2013, he aimed for the stars.

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Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot

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But that grew into the 25-year passion for me, both professionally and personally, around re-imagining the education system and how you provided people equal access to the education they need to thrive. So you can look at Chegg, which we’re an investor in, which has a $5.5

?Major Textbook Publishers Sue Follett Over Counterfeit Sales

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Follett believes [the best practices] would effectively restrict access to low-cost used and rental course materials on campus,” the statement reads. Other textbook distributors, including Chegg, Inc. Three of the country’s largest publishers, Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning, are suing Follett Corporation, a major textbook distributor, on charges of selling counterfeit textbooks in its stores.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” A data breach at Chegg – more details in the data and surveillance section below. Common App will merge with Reach Higher , a college-access program started by Michelle Obama. Via Techcrunch : “ Chegg resets 40 million user passwords after data breach.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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” There is no schooling here, among other things (whereas there was school and access to lawyers in their previous detention facilities). ” Via Techcrunch : “ Apple adds student ID cards into Apple Wallet to access buildings, buy food and more.” ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “Education Company Chegg Acknowledges Data Breach , Puts 40 Million Users on Notice.”

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Via NPR : “‘Access to Literacy ’ Is Not a Constitutional Right , Judge in Detroit Rules.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Eighty-five colleges overseen by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools would likely have lost access to federal student aid – and most of their revenue – if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had not opted to temporarily reinstate the accreditor earlier this year.”

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” It reminded me, not of Carnegie who the article mentions, but of Gates , who initially started funding libraries – public and collective access to digital technologies – before turning to school reform and “personalized learning” efforts. I missed this news back in February: Chegg acquired RefMe. (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

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” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. “Ed access to VR growing as low-cost options expand,” says Education Dive. Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” And what a fine bunch. Via ProPublica : “DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White.”

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Techcrunch with the corporate PR : “For Apple , this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education.” Chegg has acquired WriteLab for $15 million. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. ” Via the Council on Foreign Relations : “The Link Between Internet Access and Economic Growth Is Not as Strong as You Think.” Education Politics. President Trump gave a not-the-State-of-the-Union address to Congress on Tuesday.

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5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

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And so what we’ll do is kind of track what type of transactions are happening on, say, Chegg, Amazon, and online away from the bookstore. Historically owners of content aren’t really excited about changing models for accessing the content. In the TV series Shark Tank, entrepreneurs with budding companies pitch their ideas to a panel of investors who ask probing questions and then decide whether to back the proposals.

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