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As edtech crowds up, Campuswire bets big on real-time learning

As edtech crowds up, Campuswire bets big on real-time learning Campuswire was in a fortuitous spot when colleges and universities across the world shut down on short notice because of the threat of coronavirus. Founded by Tade Oyerinde in 2018, Campuswire is a virtual solution for any teacher who wants to digitize […]

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Udacity raises $75M in debt, says its tech education business is profitable after enterprise pivot

Udacity raises M in debt, says its tech education business is profitable after enterprise pivot Online education tools continue to see a surge of interest boosted by major changes in work and learning practices in the midst of a global health pandemic. And today, one of the early pioneers of the medium […]

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Dublin’s LearnUpon raises $56M for its online learning management system for enterprises

Dublin’s LearnUpon raises M for its online learning management system for enterprises One big technology by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a much stronger focus on online education solutions — providing the tools for students to continue learning when the public health situation is preventing them from going into physical classrooms. […]

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Engageli comes out of stealth with $14.5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely

Engageli comes out of stealth with .5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have become standard tools for teachers who have had to run lessons remotely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But they’re not apps necessarily designed for classrooms, and that […]

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Kahoot picks up $215M from SoftBank for its user-generated, gamified e-learning platform

Kahoot picks up 5M from SoftBank for its user-generated, gamified e-learning platform After announcing a modest $28 million raise earlier this year, the user-generated gamified e-learning platform Kahoot today announced a much bigger round to double down on the current surge in demand for remote education. The Norwegian startup — which has […]

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Toppr raises $46 million to scale its online learning platform in India

Toppr raises million to scale its online learning platform in India Toppr, one of the largest online learning startups in India, has secured $46 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its platform including a new product. Dubai-headquartered investment firm Foundation Holdings led the Mumbai-based seven-year-old startup’s Series […]

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Tandem snags $5.7M for its language buddy app amid COVID-19’s e-learning boom

Tandem snags .7M for its language buddy app amid COVID-19’s e-learning boom The Berlin-based startup behind Tandem, an app for practicing a second language, has closed a £4.5 million (~$5.7 million) Series A round of financing to capitalize on growth opportunities it’s seeing as the coronavirus crisis continues to accelerate the switch […]

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Four views: is edtech changing how we learn?

Four views: is edtech changing how we learn? In the future, students might dismiss stories about weather-related school closures as folklore. The COVID-19 pandemic compelled us to experiment with edtech, but it’s still unclear whether attending school virtually with a laptop at the kitchen table offers the same benefits as being in […]

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Recap: Roblox, SuperAwesome and Fingerprint execs discuss kids’ media

Recap: Roblox, SuperAwesome and Fingerprint execs discuss kids’ media Consumption of all types of kids-focused digital media has soared with a large portion of the world’s children home from school right now. At all times of day, children are playing games, watching shows and using edtech tools — often in a social […]

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Online tutoring marketplace Preply banks $10M to fuel growth in North America, Europe

Online tutoring marketplace Preply banks M to fuel growth in North America, Europe Online learning looks likely to be a key beneficiary of the social distancing and quarantine measures that are being applied around the world as countries grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. In turn, this looks set to buoy some relative […]

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