Chegg Cuts $15 Million Check to Buy AI-Feedback Tool, WriteLab

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Chegg announced today that it bought the Berkeley-based startup for about $15 million in an all-cash transaction. What made the offer from Chegg appealing, Ramirez said, “is the opportunity not just to be an isolated component of students’ work, but to simplify the student experience and provide them with more of what they need to succeed in college.” That’s challenging because when you’re a small company, you’re often a lot of engeineers in a room and you’re not in the classroom."

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K-12 Dealmaking: Chegg Acquires Easy Solutions; Age of Learning Raises $150 Million

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The month of May kicked off with a significant number of deals in the ed-tech sector, including acquisitions by Chegg and ACT, Inc. Chegg Acquires Imagine Easy Solutions: The learning platform provider has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions , the provider of EasyBib.com and other writing tools, for approximately $42 million in an all-cash transaction, Santa Clara, Calif.-based based Chegg said in a statement.

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

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After all, textbooks are a must in classrooms. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops had become a permanent requirement along with using technology in the classrooms by this time. Thus, replacing expensive textbooks with technology in the classroom is the right thing to do in the current scenario. Here’s how you can replace these expensive textbooks with technology in the classroom: Adopt a Subscription Model. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years.

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10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching

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Chegg Tutors —A fantastic site for students to find a tutor in any subject. blended instruction, flipped classroom). WizIQ —This popular site offers different pricing plans, and students take classes in a private virtual classroom.

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10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching

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Chegg Tutors - A fantastic site for students to find a tutor in any subject. blended instruction, flipped classroom). There are different pricing plans available for students, who take classes in a private virtual classroom. Over the last few years online tutoring sites have really boosted in popularity. The reason for this is people just don't have the time or the money to spend at an actual tutoring center.

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The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech

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College students are turning to digital tutoring platforms like Chegg and online course providers like Coursera, both of which have performed well over the last few months. For example, Chegg outperformed forecasts by hitting $132 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2020, a 35 percent increase from the same period last year. Downloads for education apps like Google Classroom, Seesaw and Classdojo shot up when remote learning started. The pandemic came early to Seattle.

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

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These stories also show that innovative teaching was top of mind this past year, from shaking up the way instructors teach online, to talking about race in the classroom, to experimenting with augmented and virtual reality. But that uncertainty hasn’t stopped some tech-savvy and curious educators from bringing in AR/VR headsets to their classrooms and curriculums. Cheating on Chegg? How Classrooms Can Start Talking About Race in Just 6 Words.

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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classrooms from kindergarten through high school.” Spending data suggests that instructional software is indeed growing in classrooms. 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 Print textbooks are the eternal punching bag for the things people think technology should render obsolete.

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The 2019 EdSurde Annual Special: Edtech April Fool’s News That Should Stay Fake

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Chegg’s chalked up an excuse-generator to help you weasel out of doing homework, taking tests—just about anything. Don a Wistful Thinking headset and take a walk around the classroom, and you’ll see all sorts of digital delights superimposed on your environment. Brand new iPad Pros on every desk, classroom supplies you didn’t have to pay for, and a thicker paycheck (that didn’t require a week-long strike) are just some of the sensory features offered in this new AR headset.

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

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The most recent of these, the writing feedback assistant WriteLab, was acquired by Chegg , a publicly-traded education company, for $15 million. Zeal, which attempted to bring on-demand tutoring to classrooms, shut down earlier this year. 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.

Education Technology’s Machine Learning Problem—and Responsibility

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At the SF Edtech Meetup, hosted by EdSurge on July 10, four panelists gathered to discuss the challenges around deploying machine learning in the classroom and the boardroom. The speakers were Carlos Escapa (Senior Principal, AI/ML Business Development, Amazon Web Services), Vivienne Ming (Founder and CEO, Socos Labs), Matthew Ramirez (Director of Product Management, AI Writing Tools, Chegg) and Andrew Sutherland (CTO and co-founder, Quizlet).

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10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching

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Chegg Tutors - A fantastic site for students to find a tutor in any subject. Sophia - A great site w/ a very polished look where educators can share what they know via different teaching strategies (ie, blended instruction, flipped classroom). There are different pricing plans available for students who take classes in a private virtual classroom. Over the last few years online tutoring sites have really boosted in popularity.

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

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That year, the company received a $150,000 grant Small Business Innovation Research grant from the federal government to prototype its product in two classrooms. 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. When Tim Kelly started Planet3 in 2013, he aimed for the stars.

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Blackboard Co-Founder: ‘4 Secrets to Building a Tech Company for Higher Ed’

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Colleges were spending millions networking classrooms and residence halls, and I wondered about the absence of technology in the “front office” for teaching and learning. Academic units often act independently, while faculty operate in relatively autonomous classroom environments.The administrative side, meanwhile, is divided into rigid professional categories and domains of responsibility—student life, registrar, academic affairs, career office—each with its own professional association.

MissionU Says It Can Replace Traditional College With a One-Year Program

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MissionU won’t build a traditional campus: Teaching will be done online—although classes will be held at set times in virtual classrooms (in other words, synchronously). They include Facebook, Uber, Lyft, Spotify, Warby Parker, Casper, Birchbox, Plated, 2U, and Chegg. “In A venture-backed company today announced a new educational offering billed as an alternative to the standard undergraduate experience.

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Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

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Chegg (or Amazon for that matter)? In fact, a freebie option is emerging as some schools are adopting Google Classroom as a lightweight LMS. If you go to startup pitch events, you’ve seen it happen: An entrepreneur says something—something so naïve, egregious and hackneyed—that it makes the investors, along with educators who are now increasingly in the audience, physically cringe.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? ” A data breach at Chegg – more details in the data and surveillance section below. Via Techcrunch : “ Facebook sends Sphero robots so classrooms can apply coding education.” 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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “Education Company Chegg Acknowledges Data Breach , Puts 40 Million Users on Notice.” ” Via Edsurge : “To Bring Analytics to College Classrooms, New Effort Starts With ‘ Data Laundry ’ ” Apparently this is different than “ data laundering.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Sometimes I write a few comments.

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

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A lot of the technology that’s built for the classroom is organizational technologies like, Hey, organize this better, organize that better, get a lot of stuff out of there. Jones: I’m certainly interested in the idea of making it easier for people to collaboratively build things that are pretty cool in the classroom. We do hybrid classrooms. We do flipped classrooms.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Udacity has updated its online "classroom." ” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. 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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Hack Education Weekly News

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” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, a failed online charter school. Via NPR : “Before They Walk Into A Classroom, These New Teachers Will March On The N.C. Via The New York Times : “ Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom.” Chegg has acquired WriteLab for $15 million. ” So of course, it’ll be in classrooms everywhere.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” The New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Apple ’s Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms,” according to The New York Times. ” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. Education Politics. President Trump gave a not-the-State-of-the-Union address to Congress on Tuesday. Details about the education-related elements of his speech from NPR , The New York Times , Education Week , and The Washington Post.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The Flipped Classroom". It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people.