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Ed Tech Pulls in $1.37 Billion in Venture Capital

Written by jtsai via CB Insights Education technology (or EdTech) has become a major focus area for venture capitalists with 235 companies building education-oriented tools & services raking in $1.37 billion between Q2’11 to Q2’12.  Since 2010, CB Insights data shows an average of 53 venture capital financings per quarter to education focused startups   Deal …

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With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Network

via techcrunch.com Rip Empson Instructure launched Canvas in 2011 to give educational institutions an alternative to the ubiquitous (but much criticized) software of educational giants like Blackboard. Rather than forcing schools to spend six months integrating and learning how to use inflexible and bloated learning management software, Canvas offers an open source and cloud-native system …

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VC Funding: Building the Future of Education

The education marketplace and its associated technologies are changing in a dynamic way. New concepts are being introduced for social learning, community, and open academic resources. New business models are being developed for digital content, SaaS, and cloud solutions will drive change and create economies of scale for educational institutions. These impacts are being felt …

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