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Higher Education Text Messaging Platform Signal Vine Secures $2M

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#EdTech--Signal Vine, a leading enterprise text messaging platform, announces its $2 million Series A funding round …

Education

Wiley and Instructure Partner to Build Next Generation of Higher Education Courseware

NewswireToday (newswire) - John Wiley and Sons, Inc. announced plans to expand its partnership with Instructure, a leading software-as-a-service …

Education

Open access publishing: Four key trends to watch

Although it’s been more than three and a half centuries since the world’s first scientific journal was published, open access scientific journals …

Research

Tencent backs Indian education startup BYJU’s at a valuation of $800 million

Tencent, Asia’s highest-valued tech company, has continued to invest in India after it backed online education service BYJU’s. The startup that includes the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Sequoia among its investors.<p>The size of the investment has not been disclosed, but a source close to the deal …

Startups

And Now for Something Completely Different

<b>Sometimes the hardest part of a radical business transformation is getting people to let go of what the company used to do.</b> McGraw-Hill was founded …

Learning

Motivis Learning Teams up with Learnosity to Power Personalized...

Edtech companies work together to enable better outcomes for learners, educators, and employers.(PRWeb July 19, 2017)Read the full story at …

New Report from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reveals Increasing Educator Confidence, Optimism around Digital Resources in the Classroom

BOSTON, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the results of the third annual …

Barnes & Noble Education Names New CEO

Michael Huseby to replace outgoing chief executive Max Roberts<p>Barnes & Noble Education Inc. said Thursday that Chief Executive Max Roberts intends to retire in September and will be replaced by Michael Huseby.<p>Mr. Roberts, who has been CEO of the college bookstore operator since its spinoff from …

Barnes & Noble

Google introduces the feed, a personalized stream of news on iOS and Android

Searching for relevance<p>Google today is rolling out its take on the news feed, a personalized stream of articles, videos, and other content. The feed will appear in its flagship app for Android and iOS, simply called Google. The feed, which includes items drawn from your search history and topics …

Google

Facebook to test subscription news service -- with paywall

The social media giant plans to test a paywall that would cut off nonsubscribers after they access 10 articles.<p>If you're used to getting the bulk of your news from Facebook, your news consumption habits may be about to change.<p>The world's largest social media platform is testing the waters for a …

Digital Media

Moodle Community Platform to Offer Closer Ties to OER, Crowdfunding Mechanism

Seeing a conflict between open and proprietary developments in educational technology and in society at large, Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas has …

Moodle

Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts

BRYAN SATALINOIn Germany, the fight for open access and favorable pricing for journals is getting heated. At the end of last month (June 30), four …

Open Access

OER Pioneer OpenStax Launches Personalized Learning Tool for 3 Courses

The Rice University non-profit that has released almost two-dozen free textbooks into academia is beta-testing a new personalized learning system …

Learning

LinkedIn Is Testing A New Feature That Matches You With A Mentor

LinkedIn aims to tap the entire user community to make matches between mentees and leaders with less commitment than traditional mentorship relationships.<p>Here’s what we know: Mentorship can be a valuable stepping stone to career advancement both for the mentee and their mentor. Yet, many of us …

Leadership

Follett Introduces New Tool to Bridge Gap Between OERs, Content and Technology

Follett, a provider of education technology, services and content, this week is rolling out a new tool, Collections by Destiny, which will allow …

Education

News Publishers Team Up to Take On Facebook, Google

Newspaper publishers are calling on Congress to allow them to negotiate collectively with Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook Inc. as what they call the "digital duopoly" increasingly dominates digital advertising and news distribution online.<p>The News Media Alliance -- a trade organization …

Digital Media

Amazon invests another $259m in India unit

<b>Amazon</b>, the world’s biggest online retailer, has invested another Rs1,680 crore in its Indian unit as part of its commitment to invest $5 billion to …

Bloomsbury signs up to new 'Spotify for textbooks'

A new company which describes itself as “Spotify for textbooks” has signed up more than 7,000 titles from Bloomsbury.<p>Perlego offers students more …

Books

Follett to Unveil ‘Collections by Destiny’

O’Reilly Retail Site Switches from Direct E-book Sales to Subscription Access

Citing the ongoing decline of e-book sales alongside the growth of its Safari digital subscription channel, technology publisher O’Reilly Media is …

eCommerce

Amazon is planning to rival Google with a service that translates languages

Amazon's cloud computing division has been working on a translation service that developers could use to make their websites and apps available in …

Machine Learning

Facebook's working with publishers on paid subscriptions

Facebook is working on plans to let people pay to subscribe to publications through its app by year-end, according to publishers.<p>Publishers have …

A Practical Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Raab Associates recently took an informal census of vendors using artificial intelligence for marketing or customer management. The list, which is …

Machine Learning

Students report high engagement with OER materials

Dive Brief:<p>A study is showing potentially promising results for utilizing open educational resources in college classrooms, with students reporting …

Education

US Copyright Office recommends sweeping, welcome changes to America's DRM laws

A new report from the US Copyright Office on Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- a controversial law that bans breaking DRM, even …

Surveillance

Publishers Charge Follett with Selling Counterfeit Texts

Three of the country’s largest college textbook publishers have filed a lawsuit against Follett Corp. charging the company with selling counterfeit …

Publishing

Two university presses combine forces to tackle tight funding

Dive Brief:<p>Bucknell University and Rutgers University presses will combine forces in an effort to cut costs in a time of tight funding for college …

Amazon Just Invented Borders Books

A quick trip to Amazon Books in NYC…<p>I love bookstores. How could anyone not love bookstores? There’s literally something for everyone. They’re quiet …

Latest news on the stm publishing industry from scope e knowledge center pvt ltd

ACCUCOMS, an independent provider of services to academic and professional publishers, has announced that the Company of Biologists has signed a …