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April 2011

Pearson buys Schoolnet for $230m

Pearson buys Schoolnet for $230m: Schoolnet, which was founded in 1998, offers a system for allowing teachers to deliver personalised learning for students and serves more than 5 million US pupils through partnerships with states and districts.

SuccessFactors to Acquire Plateau, the leading Learning Management System in Corporate Learning

SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF), the global leader in business execution cloud-based SaaS software, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Plateau, the leading learning management system (LMS), a Next Generation Portal technology, and CaaS- Content as a Service. This acquisition forms a symbiotic combination with SuccessFactors’ acquisition of social video mobile learning provider Jambok.

Instructure brings in $8M for online education system

The developer of Canvas, a cloud-based learning management system used by more than 30 educational institutions as an alternative to Blackboard, has raised a second round of funding from OpenView Venture Partners, EPIC Ventures, TomorrowVentures and Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, peHUB reports. Infrastructure was founded in 2008 at Brigham Young University. Instructure makes …

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