Thursday, 15 Nov 2018
Category: Education

LinkedIn Learning now includes 3rd party content and Q&A interactive features

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social network for the working world with some 580 million users, took a big step into professional development and education when it acquired Lynda.com for $1.5 billion and used it as the anchor for LinkedIn Learning. Now, with 13,000 courses on the platform, LinkedIn is announcing two new developments to get more […]

We’re addressing gender disparity in engineering way too late

Ioannis Miaoulis Contributor Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis has been president and director of the Museum of Science, Boston since 2003. He serves on the board of directors of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), which manages the International Space Station, and in 2018 was appointed to the nation’s first Federal STEM Education […]

MasterClass, the education platform featuring all-star instructors, will soon teach you how to run for office, too

In 2015, the San Francisco-based education platform MasterClass was founded to provide everyone access to “genius,” whether it be in filmmaking, directing, book writing, cooking, tennis, basketball, comedy, acting, screenwriting, photography — even producing electronic music. Toward that end, MasterClass, which is now selling a $180 all-you-can-eat yearly subscription to 80 percent of its customers, […]

MasterClass is mastering scale as a media business

MasterClass’ $80M Series D announced last week marks a triumph in validating the potential venture-scale of content businesses in an era when many are founded with equal parts tech and media DNA. The platform for online video courses on topics from film directing to tennis taught by iconic figures in each field (like Martin Scorsese […]

Interview with Priscilla Chan: Her super-donor origin story

Priscilla Chan is so much more than Mark Zuckerberg’s wife. A teacher, doctor, and now one of the world’s top philanthropists, she’s a dexterous empath determined to help. We’ve all heard Facebook’s dorm-room origin story, but Chan’s epiphany of impact came on a playground. In this touching interview this week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Chan […]

Language learning app Drops adds Native Hawaiian, more than doubles downloads

Drops, the game-based language learning app, has announced Native Hawaiian as the newest addition to the app’s 30-language selection. With just under 300 Native Hawaiian speakers worldwide, according to the Endangered Language Project, this addition is the app’s second foray into digitizing niche and endangered languages for a new generation. “Our native tongue is Hungarian,” […]

Will big brands disrupt higher education?

Daniel Pianko Contributor Daniel Pianko is co-founder and managing director of University Ventures, a fund focused on innovation from within higher education. More posts by this contributor Rethinking return on education investment Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To Education Carol D’Amico Contributor Carol D’Amico is executive vice president of Strada Education Network, […]

Campuswire launches to redesign classroom communications

Tade Oyerinde is obsessed with communications inside educational institutions. A few years ago, while studying at Leeds University in England, he founded Gleepost, a Craigslist-like service targeting college campuses. The startup flopped, so Oyerinde moved on to build with his college roommate and twin brother Uniroulette, a Chatroulette clone but limited to people with .edu […]

Facebook launches a digital literacy library aimed at educators

Facebook this morning announced the launch of a new set of educational resources focused on helping young people think critically and behave thoughtfully online. The Digital Literacy Library, as the new site is being called, is aimed at educators of children aged 11 to 18, and address topics like privacy, reputation, identity exploration, security, safety, […]