A pair of researchers who have studied virtual reality offer advice to K-12 product developer on the technology’s potential — and pitfalls to avoid.
Kahoot! and Code.org team up in an effort to advance K-12 computer science education. A handful of ed-tech firms including web-based teaching learning solutions provider Edmentum and instructional technology company BookNook raised funds from investors.
In this week’s dealmaking news, ed-tech companies unveiled new partnerships. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Renaissance integrated their products as part of a new strategic partnership. Also, Chinese internet company Tencent partnered with Age of Learning, the creator of children’s learning platform ABCmouse.com.
In this week’s dealmaking news, New Mountain Learning, a provider of digital and blended learning solutions, raised funds from CIP Capital. Also, Really Good Stuff purchased Steve Spangler Science.
In this week’s dealmaking news, Oslo-based startup Kahoot! closed a $17 million funding round. Also, GameMine, a mobile game publisher, is partnering with a Prague-based childhood learning app company.
K-12 colloaborative learning platform Kiddom completed its Series B funding round. Also, Tech Will Save Us, a UK developer of STEM kits and toys, raised funding.
Education companies including digital learning company Yogome and language learning company Ponddy raised funds.
Chinese education companies continued to attract investors this week with a Beijing-based K-12 education platform raising $200 million in a Series E round.
Agile Investment Group acquired LightSail, developer of an adaptive reading platform. In addition, educational lender Meritize and The Graide Network, an online writing feedback platform, raised funding.
Turnitin, a provider of tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process and facilitate feedback for the K-12 and higher education markets, has acquired VeriCite, a plagiarism detection tool.