The FTC is reviewing whether technology that analyzes the geometry of a user’s face to confirm that they are an adult can be used to comply with children’s online privacy laws.
In other noteworthy deals, a Mexican ed-tech company company that makes payment software for private schools raised $19 million in GSV-led round.
A top reviewer of games at Common Sense Media talks about how companies can develop products that provide feedback to students, and capitalize on their motivation.
The consumer protection agency accused the video game company of misleading students into making purchases without their parents’ consent.
The acquisition of BrainPOP is part of Kirkbi’s goal to become a “global force for learning through play, be it physically or digitally,” the company says.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public input ahead of an October event focused on concerns about children’s ability to distinguish advertising content from entertainment.
Startup Class Technologies has acquired Anthology’s Blackboard Collaborate, and India-based Byju’s company Great Learning has acquired Northwest Executive Education.
Purchasing cooperatives offer potentially enormous opportunities for vendors, if they know how to navigate their distinct expectations.
Studies have shed light on connections between SEL and educational games, economic growth, and career preparation.
Nearpod, Newsela, Pear Deck, Google, and BrainPOP are among the companies that are backing resources to promote responsible tech use among students.