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

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She followed Course Hero on Twitter, where its feed is full of advice and inspirational quotes for educators. 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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Acquisition Autopsy: Details—and Questions—Behind MissionU’s $4M Sale to WeWork

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Few, if any, of MissionU’s financial backers publicly celebrated the transaction on Twitter or elsewhere. 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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The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

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Chegg appears to have borrowed a page from Duolingo’s previous shenanigan for the Osmosis Pillow , which takes “memory foam” to another level. Below are the finest collection of stories you’ll never see on any other day, and which have been brewing in our heads over the course of 2018 in between too many cups of coffee, indecipherable email pitches, 1:1 meetings, product sprints and the occasional but unavoidable sparring on Twitter.

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Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot

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So you can look at Chegg, which we’re an investor in, which has a $5.5 We invested in Twitter when it was private; in Dropbox, Spotify, Lyft, you know, all-important companies that are in the education-talent space.

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 Education Week : “ RAND : How to Do Personalized Learning With ‘Imperfect Evidence’ ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Why Did These Scholars Suddenly Find Their Twitter Accounts Suspended ?” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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It is the instructional designer and tenured professor’s signal — “to the barricades!” — and everyone snipes at the other side from the Twitter trenches for a week, until there’s an unspoken truce that lasts until the next “ban laptops” op-ed gets published.