5 fresh ed-tech startups for summer

These ed-tech startups are making a splash with services ranging from language learning to college navigation for veterans

startups-edtech-newEducational technology startup companies are booming. During the first quarter of 2014, they raised more than $500 million — the highest number in capital in one quarter for this sector in the past five years.

Through the use of powerful technology, successful ed-tech startups are changing education in a variety of ways. Just think of the MOOC startup Coursera, which in its first two years had over 5 million users and more than 100 partner institutions.

The following five startups are increasing in popularity as they acquire more users and build powerful partnerships. You should keep them on your radar.…Read More

4 new features of higher ed-tech news

New interactive features aim to help better navigate stories, resources

June-news-interactiveDear Reader,

Innovation is a funny thing. When I was a toddler, and all my little playmates were obsessed with their blankies and teddy bears, I was attached at the hip to a plastic basket. I would wake up in the morning and take my plastic basket to breakfast, then we’d go on walks in the park together, and at night we’d cuddle and I would squeeze my plastic basket tight and whisper good night. I guess I’ve always been a little weirdo.

Then came Teddy Ruxpin, who wasn’t just any teddy bear—he could play a tape cassette inside his chest(!)—and soon my best friend the plastic basket was collecting dust on the floor.…Read More