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Frederic, father of a little girl with autism, quickly realized that the touch pad for his daughter was the wheelchair for a person affected by a motor impairment. So, he has created innovative communications solutions for people with language disorders. Today nearly 8% of the population, of all ages, is touched by this kind of disorder, which causes disability in the field of communication, social interaction and above all independence.C..TEXDEV proposes communication tools to help people to regain their freedom of expression through simple and customizable applications. Our appsToday C..TEXDEV offers 5 applications for the well-being of people with language disorders. Help professionals and individuals to locate and assess the degree of pain through Doloris - Available on iOS. Acellus - The Solution for Online Education. Blackboard Buyer Providence Equity Acquires Personalized Online Learning Platform From PrepMe.
Digital learning company Ascend Learning is acquiring PrepMe’s adaptive learning platform and virtual classroom SaaS.
Ascend is actually owned by Providence Equity Partners, which just acquired Blackboard for $1.64 billion. Financial terms of the PrepMe deal were not disclosed. Naviance - PrepMe Online Adaption Test Preparation for ACT and SAT. BuyWithMe Acquires Card-Linked Loyalty Company Edhance. National Deals of the Day. Cheap College Textbook Rentals. Chegg - Get 24/7 Homework Help. Rent Textbooks - Your College Textbook Rental Source - Campus Book Rentals.
CampusBuddy - College Discussion, Forums, Reviews and Ratings. Renaissance Learning - Renaissance Learning Home Page - Renaissance. Education Software Company Renaissance Learning Acquired By PE Firm For $440 Million. After Blackboard was acquired by Providence Equity Partners for $1.6 billion in cash, fellow educational software company Renaissance Learning (Nasdaq: RLRN) has been bought by private equity firm Permira Funds for $14.85 per share in cash, or approximately $440 million.
Renaissance Learning creates school improvement and student assessment technology programs for K through 12 schools. The company’s software, which is being used by 70,000 schools, helps assess monitor progress in a variety of subjects, including math, reading and more. The software help provides tools to personalize the learning experience and manage the daily activities for students of all levels. The company says the transaction represents a premium of 26% over Renaissance Learning’s closing stock price from yesterday.
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011. Education Software Company Renaissance Learning Acquired By PE Firm For $440 Million. Renaissance Learning - Renaissance Learning Home Page - Renaissance. CamiApp Lets You Digitize Notes On Paper Notepads With Your Smartphone (Video) Japanese stationery maker Kokuyo has come up with an easy way to digitize and permanently store what you jot down on paper notepads: all you need is a an iPhone (or soon Android handset), a special app called CamiApp (available for free and in English on the App Store), and notepads made by Kokuyo.
The company says that taking pictures of the notes is enough: CamiApp adjusts the quality through using AR markers or a black frame before it lets you tag, edit, email or store your notes on Evernote or Dropbox (as JPEGs). Kokuyo is currently preparing an Android version and thinks about exporting their CamiApp-optimized notepads. CamiApp. Find Internships. InternMatch Raises $500K To Connect Students With Internships. InternMatch, a 500 Startups-incubated company has raised $500,000 in funding from Netflix founder Marc Randolph, Roger Dickey, Angel Fund Social Leverage, 500 Startups and other investors.
This brings InternMatch’s funding to $900,000. InternMatch essentially helps connect students with internships. The platform attempts to do humanize the internship search process for students and allows small to medium sized businesses to recruit students who fit in with their business culture. The startup wants to replace the career fair for college students who want internships.
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The startup has raised $1.6 million in financing, led by The McGraw-Hill Companies. Unigo says it will use the capital to expand to include graduate schools and accredited universities outside the United States, and broaden its reach through alliances with publishers. The Unigo.com network is powered by college counselors and a community of enrolled college students, acting as an online resource of information to get in and finance college. Unigo.com hosts more than 200,000 multimedia reviews by students on 6,500 campuses across the country, free of charge. Game mechanics incentivize counselors and students to compete as they contribute more, leading to a 400 percent increase in content over the past year, according to the fledgling company.
College Ratings & Reviews by Actual Students. Remind101 Is A Private Twitter For Teachers. Ten companies from the Imagine K12 incubator in Palo Alto pitched their wares onstage this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.
In order to participate in the three-month Imagine K12 program, which runs out of the AOL offices, a startup has to have an education bent but otherwise can focus on any product. When I asked Imagine K12 participant Brett Kopf why start an incubator focused solely on education he responded,”There are a lot of problems in education, so there’s a lot of room to be solving problems.” Fair enough.
Kopf’s startup, remind101, is a private “Twitter for teachers,” providing educators with a “safe” way to broadcast messages like test reminders (hence the name) and notes of encouragement to their students; With remind101 no participant has any access to any other participant’s personal and sensitive contact info like social networking profiles, phone numbers or email addresses. “It’s not that we don’t trust teachers. Remind101 is now Remind.
Imagine K12 - Imagine K12. Free K-12 Lesson Plans, materials and resources. BetterLesson Grabs $1.6 Million To Let Educators Find And Share The Best Lesson Plans. Primary and high school teachers already have a hard job.
It’s difficult to envy the pour souls who had the unfortunate position of educating the type of disorderly rapscallions like myself at a young age. Not to mention, enduring low wages and a system largely devoid of the same technological aids that have come to assist nearly every other profession. When it comes to the actual daily process of designing the curricula that students will follow, teachers basically have to create their own, ad hoc, every night.
There are lesson plan sites, but most of the content is outdated and disorganized. Lesson plans haven’t really made the jump into the digital era. Knewton - The World's Leading Adaptive Learning Technology Provider. eSpark Learning Personalized Learning on the iPad for Grades K-8. Shared custody calendar for divorced parents. Kindertown / Find the Best Educational Apps for Preschoolers. Academia.edu - Share research. DreamBox Learning - Online Math Learning. Adaptive Online Test Prep Courses for GRE®, GMAT®, MCAT®, LSAT®, ACT®, SAT® BenchPrep Is Codecademy For Any Subject, High School To Med School.
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To retain knowledge you have to interact with it, and that’s where BenchPrep comes in. The startup licenses textbooks from big publishers like McGraw Hill and converts them into interactive web and mobile learning courses. Today, BenchPrep announces its expansion beyond college admission test prep. It will now offer courses to assist with high school, university, law, medicine, professional certifications, army, and more. It’s also releasing a new evaluation tool that determines a student’s weaknesses in a given subject. The diagnostic tool and additional courses should help the 7-month old BenchPrep build on its existing base of 200,000 users, 7,000 of which are paying customers. eSpark Learning Personalized Learning on the iPad for Grades K-8. Chegg - Get 24/7 Homework Help. Verbling: Online language classes and private tutoring. Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm [TCTV] Here at the World Economic Forum in Davos, among the banking, shipping, steel and transport magnates of the global economy, there are a number of technology entrepreneurs floating around.
As they rub shoulders with the likes of Eric Schmidt, Sean Parker, Loic Le Meur and Robert Scoble, it’s possible to peel them off from the crowd. I managed to catch Jose Ferreira, CEO and Founder of Knewton a startup which is aiming a silver bullet at the education problem with something that one might even call an audacious platform. How so? Knewton - The World's Leading Adaptive Learning Technology Provider. Verbling: Online language classes and private tutoring. Amplify. Textbook Rental Site BookRenter Spawns Rafter, A Course Materials Management Network For Colleges. College textbook rental startup BookRenter is announcing an interesting new venture today, pivoting slightly from the singular focus on rentals to a broader market.
Rafter is launching as a network of software services which basically allows college administrators and educators to better control cost and manage course materials and products for their students. BookRenter will continue to operate, but as a division of Rafter. As BookRenter and Rafter CEO Mehdi Maghsoodnia explains to me, the sourcing of course materials is actually a challenge for many professors and administrators for a number of reasons. First, discovering the best course materials for a particular subject has been a process that has taken place largely through word of mouth and offline conversations. Second, there are major complexities in accessing the rights to content as well as fulfillment.
Maghsoodnia is bringing this entire process online. Rafter - Course Materials Management. SMS Classroom Clicker: Response System for Polling Students. Remind101 Is A Private Twitter For Teachers. Remind101 is now Remind. Text+ - Free Calls and Texts. Textfree Web for Free Unlimited Texting From Your Computer. ClassPager Lets Teachers Quiz and Remind Students Via SMS. Why ban phones from the classroom when you can harness them? Bootstrapped startup ClassPager today launches its Twilio-powered SMS system that lets teachers and professors efficiently send their students quizzes and reminders, and receive answers and feedback. ClassPager can re-engage bored or shy students, and show teachers who’s falling behind.
The 30-second set up provides a classroom code students can text to participate, so teachers and students don’t actually have each other’s phone numbers. That means better grades with no prank calls and no inappropriate advances. Let’s say a teacher wants to check if students understood an in-class math lesson. Teachers can also send homework questions, remind students of quizzes or supplies to bring, or ask them to vote on a class decision. SMS Classroom Clicker: Response System for Polling Students. Education Elements - Personalized Learning by Education Elements. ASL Translator. Blackboard. Award-winning LMS for teachers and school administrators. Coursera.org. Khan Academy. EdX - online courses and classes from the world's best. Engrade. The Leading Career Network for College Students.