Cheating on Chegg? Maybe Not on Its Tutoring Platform

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That’s an example of a request that can be found on online tutoring services like Chegg, as shared by a senior data scientist at the company, Sanghamitra Deb. Yet this is the kind of “help” that Chegg’s tutoring service can sometimes be used for. Among the services that the publicly-traded digital education company offers is Chegg Tutors, which matches students with tutors who help them one-on-one in a variety of subjects, such as physics and French.

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Course Hero Adds $70 Million to Series B Fundraise

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A combination of “market volatility” and “increased demand for help with remote learning led to a great opportunity to set ourselves up to raise more capital,” Grauer adds. Education Technology Textbooks and Course Materials Tutoring Financing Digital Learning in Higher Ed

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Some Professors Fight Study-Help Sites. Other Professors Now Use Them.

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At about the same time, though, Rutgers officials sent out an email to all faculty at the university, warning about Course Hero and another service, Chegg, where students were posting faculty tests and exams without permission. “We And he said the company’s policies mean that they have to be the ones to make sure the site isn’t being abused. One of the other giants of the study-aid world, Chegg, has also come under criticism by professors. Rutgers professor Kristen S.

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The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech

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By mid-March, schools closed, sending students home to figure out how to keep learning from their kitchen tables. The sudden shift gave leaders at DreamBox Learning, a math education company headquartered nearby, an early glimpse at the upheaval to come and an inkling that digital teaching tools would soon be in high demand around the country. Meanwhile, every bored adult stuck at home could be spending his or her time learning something new on an app or in an online class.

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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. The program allows high school and college students to apply for one-on-one online, video tutoring sessions with one of Chegg’s participating entertainers, athletes, business or political leaders and gives the participating celebrities a powerful outlet to positively influence students. A panel of Chegg employees will select the final winners.

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Acquisition Autopsy: Details—and Questions—Behind MissionU’s $4M Sale to WeWork

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It had about $8 million left at the time of the deal, EdSurge learned, and MissionU is returning that cash back to its investors. In addition to MissionU’s institutional investors, the company attracted executives and well-known names in the education industry including Chip Paucek (CEO of 2U), Dan Rosenzweig (CEO of Chegg) and Ted Dintersmith, a former investor-turned-education philanthropist. Usually, when a hot startup gets acquired by an even hotter one, the industry cheers.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” “The Trump Administration Just Rescinded Obama-Era Guidance on Race-Conscious Admissions Policies. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Pearson today signaled an increased focus on artificial intelligence and personalized learning with the appointment of former Intel executive Milena Marinova.” It shaped policy. Chegg has acquired the flashcard app StudyBlue for $20.8 This article on personalized learning has graphs so it must be true.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” More on the policy change via IHE. " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. ” Edsurge profiles Lexia Learning in a new research series paid for by a variety of investors and corporations. No mention that Lexia Learning is owned by Rosetta Stone. ” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. The adaptive learning company has raised $16 million total.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Chalkbeat on vouchers in Indiana : “Choice for most: In nation’s largest voucher program, $16 million went to schools with anti-LGBT policies.” ” The New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” ISTE has hired Joseph South as its Chief Learning Officer. Via the Coursera blog : “What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality.”

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Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. the nation’s largest virtual charter school management company , as president of academics, policy, and schools. And in Edsurge, Amber Oliver and Michael Horn write , “Without the Right Curriculum , Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad.” “ Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning,” says Singularity Hub.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.”