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K-12 Dealmaking: Udemy, Tynker Raise Funds; PeopleAdmin Acquires TeacherMatch

Marketplace K-12

A number of ed-tech companies, including Udemy and Tynker, have raked in funds from investors over the past week. In addition, PeopleAdmin, a talent-management software provider for the education sector, acquired TeacherMatch. Udemy Raises $60 Million: Udemy , a San Francisco-based online provider of courses, received a $60 million strategic investment from Internet and entertainment group Naspers through its Naspers Ventures division.

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Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

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Some of the best online academies include Udemy , Khan Academy, and CodeAcademy. Udemy offers a plethora of free and cheap online courses to take, including both academic and lifestyle topics to learn about.

Are Free Educational Videos Worth It?

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The majority of teachers who responded to our survey reported they tend to search for videos online using search engines such as YouTube (83%) and Google (61%). Many public and school libraries have databases of videos for patrons to search and use.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” Udemy has a new CEO : “Kevin Johnson, former CEO of EBates, a marketplace for coupons and shopping discount deals.” ” Oculus Rift boasts that it’s opening an education pilot program in 90 California libraries. Google has launched a curriculum called “ Be Internet Awesome ” to encourage digital safety and citizenship.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference is almost here! Huge thanks to the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science , the founding sponsor of the conference. The recordings of recent FutureofEducation.com shows are posted: David Loertscher on Library 2.0 , Gina Bianchini on Mightybell , Tim Wilson on Redirect , Peter Cookson on a Children''s Education Bill of Rights , and an iPads in the Classroom report.