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Edtech Earnings Roundup: How 2U, Chegg, Instructure and Pluralsight Fared in Q2 2019

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The latest quarterly earnings for publicly traded education technology companies was especially rough for 2U , which revised its loss guidance for the year and stated that it expected enrollment challenges to its core business of running online graduate programs with universities.

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Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

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This has led to higher education textbook publishers facing the brunt as that’s the only area where students and institutes can reduce their spends, by opting for digital textbooks instead. Students have welcomed this change as they now have a multitude of choice in the digital learning space. A few innovative digital publishers are offering eBooks at a fraction of the cost charged by print publishers. Today, a lot of companies offer subscription-based services.

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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Even as many traditional textbook providers are transitioning to digital formats, paper and ink have proved stubbornly resilient. The nonprofit publisher of K-12 curriculum launched in 2016 expecting an audience for its digital offerings. Digital versions are made available for free. “We

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

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It’s been about five years since Cengage Learning filed for bankruptcy , stumbling under the weight of shrinking print sales, a rough transition to digital and too much debt. The company reemerged a year later intent on growing its digital offerings and making more strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Faculty have asked us over the years whether we care about the cost of learning materials. Chegg provides, amongst other things, tutoring services.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Education Week : “Security Companies Sell School ‘Hardening’ as Mass-Shooting Solution.” ” Via MyNDNow.com : “ Iowa company donates AR–15s to be placed in Bismarck schools.” “Online education unicorn Udacity has quietly laid off 5% of staff – at least 25 people – since August,” says Techcrunch , proving that “ unicorn ” is really a meaningless label for tech companies.

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