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Edtech startup Shikho raises $1.3m to expand Bangladesh operations

AsiaTechDaily

Register Shikho , a Bangladesh-based education technology (edtech) startup , announced raising $1.3 LearnStart, the co-anchor in this funding round, is the seed fund of Silicon Valley based global education technology investment specialists Learn Capital.

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The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Some call it “The Rise of the Machines” for the convergence of multiple technologies: artificial intelligence, big data, data science, robotics plus virtual and augmented reality.

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Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

The SaaS subscription revenue model that works for many online education products, coupled with the large market sizes these technologies can serve, has driven interest from venture capitalists and private equity firms for decades. The key difference in the past few years, however, has been larger funding rounds and valuations across a fewer number of EdTech companies. In the United States, Udemy and Udacity have both reached $1.0B By Jon Thomas and Spencer Wu.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

Marketplace K-12

In addition, investment company Weld North Holdings acquired Performance Matters , a student assessment and data-analytics company that it will merge with K-12 ed-tech business Truenorthlogic, which provides data on teachers’ performance and tracks their professional development. Disclosed angel investors include executives from Apple, Dropbox, Blackboard, and Udemy, according to various news reports.

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Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Of course, media literacy is always evolving as technology and culture shift, and there's no shortage of smart frameworks that each define it slightly differently. Udemy : This video-based learning site has high-quality courses for just about anything students will need to know.

“Today’s child needs more than just a classroom filled with words, textbooks or school politics — they need a classroom that allows their style of learning to develop their understanding of what is around them.” – Jillian Mary Sigamoney, South Africa

Daily Edventures

We help achieve this through our combination of technology-based and written skills-based activities. I went on to develop the ICanLearnProgram as a company that encompassed the idea of developing children in their style of learning, motivating them to learn and inspiring them to be world leaders. Why do you feel passionate about innovation and technology in the classroom?

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Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Audrey is a writer for the NPR education technology blog MindShift , for the data section of O’Reilly Radar , and for the Edutopia blog. Steve Jobs, Apple, and the Failure of Education Technology HACK EDUCATION NEWS ROUNDUP And here, in full, is the Hack Education weekly roundup, also available directly at Hack Education. The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.