Education

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

 Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to any...

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

 Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to any...

Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online

 Everfi Inc. has raised $190 million in Series D funding to teach students online the life skills and touchy subject matter that they never learned in school. A sampling of courses offered by Everfi range from “Harassment Prevention Training” for the workforce, to “Alcohol EDU” for college students and “Vault Understanding Money” for fourth-, fifth- and… Read More

Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online

 Everfi Inc. has raised $190 million in Series D funding to teach students online the life skills and touchy subject matter that they never learned in school. A sampling of courses offered by Everfi range from “Harassment Prevention Training” for the workforce, to “Alcohol EDU” for college students and “Vault Understanding Money” for fourth-, fifth- and… Read More

Apple to launch new educational sessions at stores, including advanced courses, performances, labs & more

 Apple announced this morning a new initiative aimed at offering an expanded and more in-depth series of programs and training sessions in its stores, under the branding “Today at Apple.” The company is adding dozens of educational sessions starting next month to all 495 stores worldwide, which will go beyond teaching users the basics of using Apple hardware and software,… Read More

Charitybuzz Launches Second Annual Golf Auction

Charitybuzz is excited to announce the Second Annual Golf Auction, part of the successful Charitybuzz Curates program, with bidding opportunities to play alongside world renowned golf pros and celebrities, gain access to the most exclusive courses, caddy for the best, and more — all to benefit charity. Video: The 2017 Charitybuzz Golf AuctionThe Charitybuzz Curates: Golf Auction runs April 18 – May 4 at Charitybuzz.com. To make a bid or find out more, click here. “Charity Network is an ideal partner for professional golfers,” says Ian Poulter. “Through our partnership I’ve raised tens of thousands of dollars for Dreamflight children’s charity. Now I’m excited to help launch the Second Annual Golf Auction on Charitybuzz.com. You can even bid t...

Charitybuzz Launches Second Annual Golf Auction

Charitybuzz is excited to announce the Second Annual Golf Auction, part of the successful Charitybuzz Curates program, with bidding opportunities to play alongside world renowned golf pros and celebrities, gain access to the most exclusive courses, caddy for the best, and more — all to benefit charity. Video: The 2017 Charitybuzz Golf AuctionThe Charitybuzz Curates: Golf Auction runs April 18 – May 4 at Charitybuzz.com. To make a bid or find out more, click here. “Charity Network is an ideal partner for professional golfers,” says Ian Poulter. “Through our partnership I’ve raised tens of thousands of dollars for Dreamflight children’s charity. Now I’m excited to help launch the Second Annual Golf Auction on Charitybuzz.com. You can even bid t...

Of course Microsoft is working on its own version of the Chromebook

 Windows Central has gotten its hands on an internal document highlighting the hardware performance of Windows 10 Cloud, a rumored operating system spinoff expected to be unveiled at next month’s big education event in New York. Predictably, the slide puts the OS head to head with Google Chromebooks. The category is a no-brainer for Microsoft as the company struggles to gain a foothold in… Read More

Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

 Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an ntelligent question and answer community, it’s just raised an $85 million Series D round co-led by Collaborative Fund and Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund. Quora tells me it’s “roughly doubled its valuation since our last fundraise” of $80 million in 2014 that… Read More

Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it experiments with new ways to monetize its service

 Earlier this week, the popular language learning service Duolingo quietly introduced paid monthly subscriptions in its Android apps. Subscribers get two benefits: they won’t see ads in the app and they will be able to download lessons for offline use. In addition, there is also a feel-good aspect to this, as Duolingo highlights that subscribers to Duolingo Plus, as the subscription… Read More

A chat with Pluralsight founder Aaron Skonnard on the global move to sharpen tech skills through online training

 Utah has a strong history in the tech industry. It’s also starting to become a place known for growing profitable unicorns, including developer training platform Pluralsight, now worth $1.14 billion and listed as one to watch for going public this year. I sat down with Pluralsight founder Aaron Skonnard to discuss the tech landscape and where he wants to take the company next. Read More

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