As ed tech heats up, Desire2Learn raises $80M in its first VC round

After more than a decade of going it alone, Canadian online learning company Desire2Learn is accepting its first round of venture funding – $80 million from New Enterprise Associates and the venture arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s biggest pension funds.

Amid plagiarism reports, Coursera adds honor code reminders

After a report last week about plagiarism incidences on Coursera, which offers free online courses, the startup has added honor code reminders to help keep students honest. The startup recently announced that it has enrolled more than one million students from around the world.

Education data startup Clever hits big milestone, makes new hire

Y Combinator ed tech startup Clever, which helps education-focused developers more easily integrate with school data, has reached 1,000 schools barely three months after launching. The company is part of the startup accelerator’s most recent class of companies.

Flip video cofounder launches learning platform Knowmia

Launched by the executives behind Flip video camera, Knowmia offers a video lesson platform for teachers and students. The startup, which is part of startup accelerator Y Combinator’s latest class, works with teachers to review and curate videos.

Kno brings its digital textbooks to K-12 education

Kno, a digital textbook startup that has previously focused on the college market, is partnering with publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to bring its interactive textbooks to K-12 students. The textbooks can be rented for $9.99 a year and are available on a range of devices.