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The LMS market glacier is melting @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

The world of edtech is strange and full of apparent contradictions. Venture capital investment has exploded since 2010, hitting an all-time high of $3.1 billion in 2015, with private equity and strategic acquisitions pushing this number even higher. Dozens of startups, if not more, vie for the attention of presidents and provosts. If you look…

via The LMS market glacier is melting — TechCrunch

Low-income students will soon be able to get federal aid to attend coding bootcamps @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Coding bootcamps can be quite costly. In order to combat that, the U.S. Department of Education has launched a new experimental initiative in partnership with colleges and universities to enable students to pay for certain coding bootcamps using federal financial aid. Through the Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships, students will be able to apply for federal…

via Low-income students will soon be able to get federal aid to attend coding bootcamps — TechCrunch

Quizlet launches a redesign with an eye towards international expansion @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Quizlet, the popular app that lets students create interactive study sets and prepare for tests in any subject, is unveiling a redesign today, including a new website, logo and redesigned mobile apps soon to come. The new Quizlet was created with an eye on international expansion. The San Francisco edtech startup now offers translated and…

via Quizlet launches a redesign with an eye towards international expansion — TechCrunch

Lifting children’s economic prospects through technology @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

In 2016, Forbes reported there were 159 technology billionaires, and four of the 10 richest people in the world made their money in the tech sector. We believe there are opportunities for these technology developers to play a differential role in philanthropy — one that brings together their ability to invest wisely and their acumen…

via Lifting children’s economic prospects through technology — TechCrunch

How international students are keeping US colleges afloat and powering the tech industry — TechCrunch

Think back on your college experience and you may recall the presence of an on-campus residence set aside for international students. The fact that there was likely only one house for all the students probably made you think your school didn’t have a large international contingent. Now consider the fact that nearly 1 million foreign…

via How international students are keeping US colleges afloat and powering the tech industry — TechCrunch

Google opens up its Virtual Reality field trips for all, debuts new apps and services for teachers — TechCrunch

On the heels of Amazon’s entry into the learning materials market, Google this morning also unveiled a series of product announcements aimed at expanding use of Google products and technologies in the classroom setting. At the ISTE conference today, the company introduced a number of new tools for educators, ranging from a research project that helps teaches kids…

via Google opens up its Virtual Reality field trips for all, debuts new apps and services for teachers — TechCrunch

Google and Udacity launch a new Android programming course for beginners — TechCrunch

Google wants more people to learn to program — especially for its Android platform. While the company already offered a few programming courses, they were typically geared toward students with at least some rudimentary programming experience. Starting today, the Google Android Basics Nanodegree class is available on the online learning platform Udacity. It’s the first Android……

via Google and Udacity launch a new Android programming course for beginners — TechCrunch

Congrats to former TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis on graduating from Stanford — TechCrunch

Today, the former co-editor of TechCrunch, Alexia Tsotsis, is graduating from Stanford’s MSx program at the Graduate School of Business. She’s coming away with a masters of science in business degree — and she did it in a year. I’ll always remember her as a fantastic work partner who was the yin to my yang. A person…

via Congrats to former TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis on graduating from Stanford — TechCrunch

Scholarships are the new sweepstakes — TechCrunch

One million dollars. A student will earn that much more in life with a four-year college degree as opposed to just a high school diploma. That’s according to a recent study from Georgetown University, which offers just such a degree. But most students need financial aid. And when it comes to financial aid, there are…

via Scholarships are the new sweepstakes — TechCrunch

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