K-12 Dealmaking: Knewton Raises $52M; Imagine K12 Merges with Y Combinator

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Venture capital deals in the ed-tech market dominated the news over the past week, with companies such as Knewton, SchoolMint, and NuuEd announcing the completion of funding rounds as well as ed-tech accelerator Imagine K12 merging with the Y Combinator fund. The round, led by Belgium-based Sofina and London-based Atomico, marks Knewton’s largest fundraising round to date, the company said.

K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

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Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. Pearson, Knewton Form Partnership: Pearson and Knewton have teamed up in an effort to “personalize” K–12 math education starting with elementary school students. Utilizing New York-based Knewton’s adaptive learning platform, Pearson says it will update its digital curriculum, enVisionMATH2.0. The Knewton-powered enVisionMATH2.0

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Gamification in Education

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It is from Knewton Learning. The post Gamification in Education appeared first on | elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more. Below is a great infographic on Gamification in Education.

Top Hat Buys Canadian Textbook Business to Compete With Publishers in Digital Courseware

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Top Hat got its start in the “clicker” business, offering a web-based and mobile classroom response tool that lets instructors gauge whether students understood the lesson (or paid attention). There’s Wiley, better known in academia and research, which recently acquired Knewton and zyBooks , to sell online higher-ed courseware.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. There are, after all, only so many times you can put “mobile” on your list of “what’s on the horizon” before folks begin to suspect your insights might not be that… insightful. Knewton ( mind-reading robo tutor in the sky ) – $157.25

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This includes video games, mobile games and the like. According to the report, 38% of kids in this age range are playing mobile games, up from 8% in 2009. Lots of funding news this week: Stickery , a mobile gaming app, announced that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding from Google Ventures and 500Startups. Online video portal Udemy announced that it has raised $3 million Adaptive learning company Knewton announced a massive round of fundraising: $33 million.

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” “ Zynga and USC enter social and mobile game design partnership,” says Education Dive. Via Edsurge : “ Pearson , an Investor in Knewton , Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products.” ” No disclosure in the story that Edsurge shares investors with Knewton , nor that Pearson is, by way of Learn Capital, also an investor in Edsurge. Education Politics.

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Udacity ’s mobile apps now support “ offline learning.” “ Telcel customers can now access Khan Academy free of data charges on mobile apps and es.zero.khanacademy.org thanks to partnership with Carlos Slim Foundation and Telcel,” says Khan Academy. Knewton has partnered with WebAssign. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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“The UK government has published its 2016 HE White Paper, entitled Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice,” the Times Higher Education reports. “ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.” Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019.