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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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

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In a world where the largest software vendors like Apple and Google don’t write the apps, we are at a tipping point as the worldwide gap widens between skills delivered by the current educational systems and those required by the digital economy.

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Seven Ways Teachers Can Earn Extra Income By Building Their EDU Brands Online

TeacherCast

Use a tool like Google Keep or Evernote to save and organize these websites so you can come back to them later. Udemy. Many years ago, I created my first online course on Udemy (pronounced YOU-da-ME) and I couldn't believe how easy it was.

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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%).

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Connexeo (school administration software): $110 million. Udemy (skills training): $173 million. Investors in tutoring companies this year included Warbug Pincus, Goldman Sachs, Learn Capital, Y Combinator, the Omidyar Network, Sequoia Capital, TAL Education, Tencent, Google, and of course, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Education Week : “Ed-Tech Software Group Objects to Messages in Feds’ #GoOpen Campaign.” Noteworthy: this is the third recent ed-tech investment by Naspers – a South African media conglomerate and “ the former mouthpiece of apartheid ” – which recently backed Udemy and Brainly.). ” Google has released its 2016 Scholar Metrics. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Udemy has a new CEO : “Kevin Johnson, former CEO of EBates, a marketplace for coupons and shopping discount deals.” Google has launched a curriculum called “ Be Internet Awesome ” to encourage digital safety and citizenship. So many reasons why Google is the wrong entity to claim any sort of leadership position here, but hey. Education Politics.

The Business of Education Technology

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Online education (admittedly, a very generic category): Investments include Udemy ($60,000,000), DigiSchool ($15,700,000), MasterClass ($15,000,000), UNICAF ($12,000,000), OpenClassroom ($6,740,000). The pressure to move towards digital assessments has fueled schools’ investments in hardware and software more than any other argument about the importance of ed-tech. The learning management system is a piece of “enterprise” software after all.

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Via Inverse : “ Udemy ’s Exodus, Amazon ’s Gain. Google released a handful of updates timed with ISTE, including Google Cast for Education which I heard someone say was the product most enthusiastically received by educators at the conference. Other updates: an Expeditions app, quizzes in Google Forms, a partnership with TES , a physical coding project. Education Politics.

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