A year after raising $80 million in its first round of venture capital, Canadian ed tech company Desire2Learn has made its third acquisition in nine months.
Boston-based Boundless, which creates “textbook alternatives” from open-source content, is launching a $19.99 interactive textbook that it says gives students a more structured approach to studying.
Researchers at the North Carolina State University are developing computer science learning software that analyzes students’ facial expressions to deliver feedback that’s most relevant to their emotional state.
Pearson Catalyst, the new ed tech startup program launched by publishing company Pearson, has announced the companies in its inaugural class.
Silverback Learning, a startup hatched out of a school district in Idaho, has raised $2.5 million as it plans to expand to school districts nationwide.
Knewton, an education technology startup, has signed a deal with publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to bring its adaptive learning technology to millions of K-12 students.
Knewton, a New York-based adaptive learning startup, has partnered with education publisher Macmillan.
At the Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday, McGraw-Hill Education unveiled its SmartBook, an adaptive e-book that tailors the reading experience to each students’ pace and mastery level. It guides students through the material, frequently assessing their retention, and highlights content on which they should focus.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that it will partner with online learning startup Knewton and publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a program aimed at helping millions of at-risk youth transition to traditional schools and prepare for the workforce.
Since its February launch, Pearson-backed education startup Alleyoop has been learning from the collective behavior of its student users. On Wednesday, it rolled out a new recommendation engine informed by the tens of thousands of new data inputs.