Chegg Ditches Ingram for FedEx and Eyes International Growth

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A switch in distributors for Chegg’s legacy textbook sales and rentals business reflects, in a way, how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Ingram bought Chegg’s textbook inventory to sell and distribute, and the companies shared the revenues. Chegg has more than $1.1

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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. Both K-12 and higher-ed institutions have begun to use WriteLab’s tools, including the likes of Stanford University, UC Riverside and the charter network, Carpe Diem. The acquisition by Chegg is the kind of outcome that entrepreneurs and investors have long hoped to see in the edtech world. Writing tools are particularly interesting to the company.

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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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2 Good Citation Generation Tools for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today’s post we are sharing with you two interesting citation generators from Chegg students can use to help them with crediting the sources they include in their research papers. citation toolsThese tools.read more.

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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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Two Good Web Tools to Easily Generate Citations in Different Formats

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today’s post we are sharing with you two interesting citation generators from Chegg students can use to help them with crediting the sources they include in their research papers. These tools.read more

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3 Apps to Build Solid Study Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers can also grade assignments using the highlighter and pen tools, then return the work to students. There’s even a ‘comment’ tool to start a discussion with students, faculty, or parents. In a crowded field of flash card tools, Brainscape stands out.

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Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.8M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent

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Other investors include education technology executives, like Penn Foster CEO Frank Britt and Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, along with Zynga founder Mark Pincus and Flatiron Health CEO, Nat Turner. The new roles require new digital skills—with design tools like Siemens NX and CATIA, and companies struggle to find qualified candidates, according to Cluster’s founder and CEO, Kim Taylor.

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

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The company also offers reading exercises, quizzes, vocabulary games, and tools that let students write and animate their own videos. “We’re It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company. Today it’s adding Flocabulary, to bring hip hop to the library.

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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But now I can report that these tools have been adopted in thousands of U.S. But he notes that districts have proven more comfortable adopting digital tools for supplemental materials. “We’re

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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. In 2011, a Tennessee university implemented a custom tool made by a professor that would recommended courses—and even majors—for students based on their previous courses and grades.

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How Merger of Two Textbook Giants Could Impact Course Materials

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That appears to be the hope of officials at the two companies, which have both been trying for years to shift the focus of their businesses from selling print books to shipping software and other online tools, and have recently been experimenting with subscription models.

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Education Technology’s Machine Learning Problem—and Responsibility

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But how is machine learning playing out in education—and how does it impact not just students, educators and parents, but also the businesses building technology tools to support teaching and learning? 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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Reach Capital’s Newest Education Technology Investment Fund Closes at $82 Million

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Since then, Reach’s focus has broadened, investing in early-stage companies building tools to support early-childhood education, postsecondary institutions and adult professional development. 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.

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. But some administrators say the tool feels impersonal and, well, robotic. Congratulations for making it through the first quarter of 2019! The reward that awaits: Our fine annual tradition of hijinks and horseplay, exaggerations and extrapolations, and all the absurdities not fit for print on any day other than April 1. We’re not the only ones getting in on the fun.

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

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Students can access more than 20,000 course materials— courseware, eBooks, online homework and study tools, across more than 70 disciplines and 675 courses. Similarly, Pearson has made some of its textbooks available for rent through Chegg. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years. It is believed that textbook prices have skyrocketed over the last few years.

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

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We used adoption by professors on Blackboard.com to drive sales of an affordable departmental or school-level license, with all of the course instructional tools, but no enterprise integration. It was a tools and technology and service provider. Chegg was founded in 2005 and went public eight years later in 2013. Once upon a time the learning-management system (or LMS) was a new idea. In fact, the notion emerged about two decades ago.

Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

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Startups that are attempting to build the following tools are at least 10 years too late to the party, especially if they’re attempting to tackle the US market. Chegg (or Amazon for that matter)? 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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Chalkbeat on how a Denver school uses yoga as a disciplinary tool. Via Edsurge : “ Cheating on Chegg ? ” So Chegg’s algorithms declare you’re a cheater, and you don’t get a tutor. 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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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “New Tool for FAFSA Completion.” ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “Education Company Chegg Acknowledges Data Breach , Puts 40 Million Users on Notice.” ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “What’s Trending in New Ed-Tech ‘Top 40’ Digital Tools.” 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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Hack Education Weekly News

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“Researchers say removal of an IRS tool for financial aid applicants may have slowed FAFSA submissions, while college aid groups warn that affected students could already be losing out on aid,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via Desmos : “The Desmos Geometry Tool.” ” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. ” The story praises the work of Tristan Denley and his course recommendation tool Degree Compass. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” The app in question is Quizlet , a digital flash card tool that allows students to share their study notes. 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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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. ” Via The MIT Technology Review : “Big Questions Around Facebook’s Suicide-Prevention Tools.” 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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5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

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What his product does: tool to help professors build interactive online materials. There’s a lot of tools out there that are pretty sophisticated right now for graphics and interfaces in college-level courses. But the cool thing about Versal is that you’re not limited to our own tools. I agree with Goldie — I think there’s other people doing it, and I think at this point it’s a tool, not a company, so I wouldn’t invest yet.

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