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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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. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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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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“ States Are Adopting More Computer Science Policies. “ Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed claims. ” A data breach at Chegg – more details in the data and surveillance section below. “Learning Designers will have to adapt or die. ” And I guess there’s a new “learn to code” initiative from Facebook, too, called CodeFWD. million from Naspers and Learn Capital.

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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.”

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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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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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