8BitCADE Aims At STEM Education

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8bitcade stem education console soldering electronicsLos Angeles-based 8BitCADE, a developer of a "DIY" game console that plays retro games--says it its game console is aimed at teaching teenagers STEM. The company--which offers up its game kit for $89.99--says its kit aids students in utilizing STEM skill sets. The company's kit requires learning soldering skills.

GoGuardian Adds Education Vet To Board

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Los Angeles-based educational technology developer GoGuardian announced today that it has added Elisa Villanueva, the CEO of Teach for America, to its board of directors. GoGuardian develops educational software for the K-12 educational market. goguardian executive educational technology saas techforamerica elisa villanueva

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Clearlake Capital-Backed Discovery Education Buys DoodleLearning

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Discovery Education, a developer of educational software and content--which is backed by Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital--has acquired DoodleLearning, a developer of educational software. Discovery Education is led by CEO Scott Kinney. clearlake capital doodle learning merger acquisition education software discovery discoveryeducation saas stem

Clearlake Capital Buys Discovery Education

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital announced this morning that it is acquiring Discovery Education, a developer of educational software, from another private equity investor, Francisco Partners. According to Clearlake Capital, it will become majority shareholder in Discovery Education, with Francisco Partners retaining a minority equity stake. Discovery Education is a provider of K-12 digital curriculum to schools.

Education technology meets its limits

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Column Education TC Coursera edtech flatiron school Galvanize London Los Angeles MIT mooc Software Thinkful udacity United Kingdom WeWorkDeveloping skills-based online courses and credentials is the easy part. The hard part is getting employers to pay attention.

Amgen Commits $30M For Virtual Science Education

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Thousand Oaks-based The Amgen Foundation, the charitable arm of Amgen, said Monday that it has committed $30M to LabXChange, an online science education platform. Amgen said LabExchange allows educators and students discover, engage with and share "highly curated and personalized" online lab experiments, interactive lessons and videos. amgen virtual science foundation donation nonprofit labxchange stem education

ViewSonic Jumps On Metaverse Bandwagon With Education Product

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Brea-based ViewSonic said it is launching a metaverse for education, called UNIVERSE, which it says will provide a 3D virtual environment for education including virtual learning spaces such as classrooms, lecture halls, and collaborative spaces. ViewSonic is best known for its monitors, but also provides inetractive displays and software for the education market. viewsonic metaverse education educational software virtual classroom

HyperX Aims At Education Market

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Fountain Valley-based HyperX , the gaming accessories arm of Kingston Technology, is taking aim at the education market this year--saying it is offering up deals on its gaming peripherals specifically for helping students in virtual class sessions. hyperx education market labor sales electronics hardware school

Education technology meets its limits

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This week has been a good one for those who like to talk about the limits of technology. Over in the UK, a prankster managed to fool Trip Advisor into naming his shed the #1 ranked restaurant in London. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a city struggling to manage several wind-fueled wildfires, the L.A.P.D. has asked drivers to refrain from using navigation apps because they’re steering… Read More.

Higher Ground Education Acquires Altitude Learning LMS

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Lake Forest-based Higher Ground Education, which operates a network of Montessori schools in the US and China, says it has acquired software developer Altitude Learning LMS. higher ground education altitude learning merger acquisition montesorri softwareAccording to Higher Ground, it has acquired the Altitude Learning LMS technology, along with Altitude's product and engineering teams. Financial terms of the buy were not announced.

Why Technology Alone Won’t Fix Education

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“ Artificial intelligence will transform the education system.” “ Immersive technology will reshape learning forever.” These are just some of the industry rumblings about how edtech will disrupt and ultimately “fix” what’s wrong with the education system in the United States. The issues affecting the educational system, especially.

SketchyMedical Finds $30M For Online, Visual Education

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sketchymedical visual learning education school medschool venture capital healthcare universityLos Angeles-based SketchyMedical , a startup best known for presenting medical topics using graphical illustrations and art, said on Thursday that it has raised $30M in a funding round. The funding came from TCG. According to the company, the new funding will go towards scaling the company's growth, as well as for a new in-house studio for live content and animation.

ViewSonic Donates $500,000 Towards Youth, Education Efforts

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Brea, California-based display giant ViewSonic says it has donated $500,000 in products to help youth and education efforts, as part of an expansion of the cmpany's corporate and social responsibility efforts. viewsonic education school charity electronics displayAccording to ViewSonic, it donated the $500,000 in products through a partnership with the Orange County United Way, which will go towards underserved schools. ViewSonic said the products will go to.

will.i.am, Zynga Partners On $5M Fund For STEAM Education

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Los Angeles-based musician will.i.am, of the Black Eyed Peas, has partnered with mobile gaming developer ,a href="[link] on a new, $5 million effort to fund STEAM education for students. william zynga steam education nonprofit mobile gamingAccording to the two, Zynga is the launch donor for the American Dream GoFundMe initiative.

Levine Leichtman Acquires GL Education

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Levine Leichtman Capital Partners said this morning that it has acquired London-based GL Education , a provider of educational assessments in the United Kingdom and Europe. Levine Leichtman said that it is partnering with GL Education's existing management team to help further grow GL Education's business. education levine leichtman capital partners private equity merger acquisition buyout international

will.i.am, Zynga Partner On $5M Fund For STEAM Education

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Los Angeles-based musician will.i.am, of the Black Eyed Peas, has partnered with mobile gaming developer ,a href="[link] on a new, $5 million effort to fund STEAM education for students. gaming mobile nonprofit education steam zynga williamAccording to the two, Zynga is the launch donor for the American Dream GoFundMe initiative.

Carrot Group Ties With Lenovo On STEAM Education

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carrot group lenovo esports learning software educationLos Angeles-based Carrot Group, which develops an e-sports based product to engage students in learning science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills, says it is in a collaboration with Lenovo to expand adoption of its product in school districts. According to Carrot Group, the two will expand its reach to more school districts nationwide. Financial and other details of the partnership were not announced.

Bridgepoint Education Buys Fullstack Academy For $50.75M

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San Diego-based Bridgepoint Education said this morning that i thas acquired Fullstack Academy , an operator of a immersive coding bootcamp, in a deal worth approximately $50.75M, split between $17.5M Bridgepoint said the acquisition will help it with entry into higher education services, as well as expanding its "skills-to-employment" offerings. bridgepoint education fullstack academy merger acquisition development coding school bootcamp

GIBLIB Gets $2.5M For Medical Education Content In VR

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video educational surgical surgery reality virtual content education medical giblibLos Angeles-based GIBLIB , which offers up a library of on-demand, medical content in 4K and 360-degree virtual reality, announced this morning that it has raised $2.5M in a seed funding round. The funding came from the Mayo Clinic, the Venture Reality Fund, Wavemaker 360, USC Marshall Venture Fund and Michelson 20MM.

Qualcomm Backs Online Education Effort

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According to the companies, Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Education will help edX develop its technology, by contributing engineering resources and licensing its SDK code to edX. qualcomm education mooc school learningSan Diego-based Qualcomm is backing edX , a nonprofit provider of online, massive open online course (MOOC) technology, the two said this morning.

Encantos Links With Teachers With Educator In Residence Program

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Culver City-based Encantos , the venture-backed developer of family entertainment education brands which raised $2M in January , says it has launched a new program which links the company with educators, the companys said today. Encantos said its new "Educator in Residence" program will connect the company with educators around the world who are "inspiring 21st century kids to learn 21st century skills."

Age of Learning Rolls Out Massively Multiplayer Educational Game

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Los Angeles-based educational games maker Age of Learning has launched a brand new, massively multiplayer online game, called Adventure Academy , targeted towards both elementary and middle school age children. ageoflearning massively multiplayer educational game mmorpg education software content

Encantos Raises $2M For Family Education, Entertainment Service

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Culver City-based Encantos , a developer of family entertainment and education titles, has raised $2M in a seed funding round, the company announced this morning. encantos venture capital funding education entertainment startup content crafts crafting kids

Two Bit Circus Launches Education Nonprofit

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T4T.org salvages manufactured goods for use in educational projects, to help in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning. Two Bit Circus has been active in promoting STEAM learning, with many of its educational entertainment-themed activities centered on STEAM principles. circus amusement parktwobit stem science technology steam learning education foundation

OzoBot Raises $3M For Educational Robots

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Redondo Beach-based Ozobot , which develops educational robots used for teaching software coding, has raised $3M in a Series A funding round, the company said late Wednesday. ozobot venture capital educational robot robotics coding school classroomThe funding was led by Tribeca Venture Partners. Ozobot said the new funding goes towards product development of its products. Nader Hamda is the founder and CEO of Ozobot.

Edlio Snags Investment for K-12 Education Software Acquisition

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Los Angeles-based Edlio , has received a growth capital investment this morning, for its K-12 education and "community engagement" software, and in particular, acquisitions of other companies. investment private equity growth capital venture education software edlioThe funding came from private equity investment provider LLR Partners. Size of the investment was not announced.

Ozobot Opens Preorders For Educational Robot

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Redondo Beach-based Ozobot , a developer of minature, educational robots, said this morning that it has begun pre-orders of its product. ozobot educational robot robotics device maze android smartphone school Ozobot is an interactive robotic device, which follows the paths of mazes, interacts with a user on paper, and connects with an Android phone.

Education Is Unbundling—Three Key Trends to Watch

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While technology in the classroom is not a new phenomenon, these days we are customizing technological innovations to make education adaptive and. Technology in the classroom has come a long way since its advent in the 1920s, when teachers would air radio broadcasts about topics relevant to their lesson plans.

Schoolofbookkeeping Looks To Tackle Online Accouting Education

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schoolofbookkeeping bookkeeping accounting education video videos online learning startup A new, Santa Barbara-based startup, Schoolofbookkeeping.com , launched this week, offering up online courses for bookkeepers, accountants, business owners, and accounting students. The startup''s founders include Eric David Greenspan, a serial entrepreneur who previously founded such companies as MakeItWork.

Evisions Buys Education Software Firm

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Irvine-based Evisions , a developer of software for higher education institutions, said this morning that it has acquired Cayuse , a developer of web-based software for grant proposal development. cayuse evisions merger acquisition higher education grant saas softwareFinancial details of the deal were not announced. Cayuse, which is based in Beaverton, Oregon, will be combined with Evisions' Portland operations. READ MORE>>.

Revolutionizing Music Education

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 -- Revolutionizing Music Education With Chromatik. Digital education startup Chromatik has made a strong debut in Southern California with its unique approach to learning, practicing, and performing music. Huge Los Angeles. See [link] (more

RingRevenue Powers Education Marketer

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Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider headed by Jason Spievak, has been powering a pay-per-call system for education marketer CUnet. CUNet is a higher education marketer based in Paramus, NJ. ringrevenue education call paypercall telephoneThe firm revealed the relationship today, claiming that use of its system has helped with the quality and quantities of inquiries for a number of schools and universities served by CUNet.

Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

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El Segundo-based education software startup GoGuardian has launched Admin 2.0, a platform that uses artificial intelligence to enhance students’ behaviors online, according to a statement

2019 Will See Progress on Personalization’s Last Frontier: Education

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Invested.in Powers Business Education Fundraising Site

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the online fundraising site run by Alon Goren, is powering a new effort to help educators raise money for educational programs from the BizWorld Foundation. According to The BizWorld Foundation and Invested.in, the two are partnering on a fully customized fundraising portal, which will help educators raise money to purchase BizWorld's educational programs for their classroom.

GIBLIB Makes Surgical Education Easier Than Ever

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Like almost everything in society, a lack of education is the root cause of these mistakes. ” So, where can surgeons get access to the right educational tools to make these mistakes a little less prevalent? As far as content acquisition goes, this Los Angeles-based startup has partnered with educational institutions and esteemed surgeons to cultivate a collection of high quality videos that show real professional getting the job done.

Illuminate Education Gets Backing From Insight Partners, Rolls Up Five Companies

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Irvine-based Illuminate Education , a brand new startup backed by Insight Venture Partners, said today that it has merged five different companies-- Illuminate Education , IO Education , SchoolCity , Alpine Achievement , and Key Data Systems --to create a new company focused on data platforms, data, analytics, and formative assessments of K-12 students. illuminate education insight partners merger acquisition assessment data school

WemoLab Launches Tablet App Around Ocean Education

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WemoLab, which is led by Neville Spiteri, has been developing an extensive, educational platform focused on teaching kids about the oceans. learning education ocean applicaiton tablet wemolab superfugu Venice-based WemoLab --which has been developing entertainment products around an oceanic theme--announced today that it has launched its first, mobile product, a new interactive tablet app. The firm said its app, SuperFugu, let kids take a "field trip" around the world''s ocean.

eHarmony's Waldorf Backs Online Education Firm Grovo.com

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Greg Waldorf , who was the founding investor in Los Angeles-based eHarmony , and was previously its CEO, is the lead investment in an online education firm''s Series A. The company''s online education services are similar to those offered by Carpinteria-based Lynda.com. eharmony lynda video education online capital venture grovo

Activision Joins Education Effort

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Schoolofbookkeeping Looks To Tackle Online Accounting Education

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startup learning online videos video education accounting bookkeeping schoolofbookkeeping A new, Santa Barbara-based startup, Schoolofbookkeeping.com , launched this week, offering up online courses for bookkeepers, accountants, business owners, and accounting students. The startup''s founders include Eric David Greenspan, a serial entrepreneur who previously founded such companies as MakeItWork, along with Seth David.

Hydra Launches Education Site

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Beverly Hills-based online advertising network Hydra is targeting the education market, saying today that it has launched a new vertical website, MyDegreeFinder.com , specifically aimed at students looking for higher education degree programs. Tags: hydra media advertising education mydegreefinder

Three LA Organizations Score Funding From Google For CS Education

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All three of the groups are helping to overcome the lack of computer science education in local, LA public schools. google education computer science school goog nonprofit grantThree, local Los Angeles organizations -- DIY Girls , LA Maker Space , and Teens Exploring Technology (TXT), have scored nonprofit funding from Google, as part of the 2016 Google RISE Awards , according to the groups.