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WebbAlign Launches K-12 Depth of Knowledge Partner Program

WebbAlign announces a new partnership program to help K-12 educational publishers validate the rigor of their curriculum and assessments. The WebbAlign Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Partner Program is available for publishers committed to implementing the framework through an ongoing process guided by Dr. Norman Webb and his team. Read More »

Blue Sky Invests in ORIGO Education

Blue Sky Alternative Investments (ASX:BLA) has stamped the education-technology sector as one to watch after securing a multi-million dollar stake in ORIGO Education through its private equity division. The capital investment will enable the company to increase research and development across its existing suite of products. Read More »

News Corp Completes Sale of Amplify

News Corp announced today that it has sold its Amplify Insight and Learning businesses to a management team supported by a group of private investors. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As a result of the sale, beginning in First Quarter of Fiscal 2016, News Corp will reflect the results of its Digital Education segment as discontinued operations. Read More »

Promethean Acquires Light Blue Optics’ Interactive Touch and Pen Technology

Promethean announced its acquisition of interactive touch and pen technology from Light Blue Optics Limited, a Cambridge-based developer of advanced user-interface technology. The acquisition includes the intellectual property rights for the technology and a key member of LBO’s engineering team. Read More »

Cengage Learning Acquires Learning Objects

Cengage Learning announced the acquisition of Learning Objects, a Washington, D.C.-based education technology company. Learning Objects powers innovative, customized and adaptive online learning programs and courses to higher education institutions through its state-of-the-art learning platform and instructional design services. Read More »

Gutenberg Technology Acquires Neodemia;

Gutenberg Technology, global leader in creating tablet and smartphone content for the e-learning industry, has acquired Neodemia, one of the first European platforms in MOOC learning. A pioneer in creating MOOC since 2014, Neodemia has been working alongside its clients in the creation, development, and delivery of innovative training courses through the use of its MOOC platform. Read More »

Stanford University’s StartX Fund Backs MathCrunch

MathCrunch announced that it has received funding from Stanford University’s StartX Fund. MathCrunch will use the investment to enhance the quality of tutoring sessions on its platform, add more advanced product features and grow its fleet of tutors to accommodate its rapid growth. Read More »

MasteryConnect Announces $5 Million in New Funding

MasteryConnect today announced that it has secured $5 million in funding from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. This additional investment is an extension of the company’s $15.2 million Series B round, bringing MasteryConnect’s total private funding to $29 million. Read More »

PCS Edventures! Announces New Investor Relations Partnership

PCS Edventures!, Inc. reaffirmed its commitment to building shareholder awareness and providing regular communications to its investors by hiring GreenHouse IG, LLC as the company's Investor Relations lead. As independent advisors, GreenHouse has already played an integral role in networking PCS Edventures! with 5W Public Relations, as well as retail and institutional investors. Read More »

Portfolium Raises $1.2M Venture Round

Portfolium has raised a total of $2.1M to help employers make better matches between entry-level candidates and jobs on the basis of students’ digital portfolios vs. their sparse, limited resumes. While LinkedIn has only gained traction with 13% of millennials, Portfolium has partnered directly with leading universities to drive impressive adoption by undergrads and recent grads. Read More »