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Francisco Partners Acquires myON, a Business Unit of Capstone

Source: Press Release (Minneapolis, MN) February 21, 2017 — Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital reading products and services, announced today that Francisco Partners, a leading technology investment firm, has acquired myON. In conjunction with the transaction, Francisco Partners plans to make a significant growth investment in myON. Since launching in 2011, myON has established itself as the fastest...

|Apr 25th, 2017

ProExam Receives Investment From ACT

Source: Press Release IOWA CITY, February 22, 2017 – IOWA—ACT, Inc., a national leader in college and career readiness assessment, announced today it intends to invest in ProExam, a not-for-profit organization focused on noncognitive assessment and professional credentialing, with a merger between the two organizations expected in 2018. “Education and workplace success require a holistic set of skills, including cognitive and...

|Apr 25th, 2017

Excelligence Learning Acquires ChildCare Education Institute

Source: Press Release MONTEREY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents, has acquired ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI). CCEI, headquartered in Duluth, Ga., is a leading provider of online professional development and data systems for the early child care and education market. CCEI represents a key addition...

|Apr 25th, 2017

Excelligence Learning Acquires Frog Street Press

Source: PRESS RELEASE- MONTEREY, Calif., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents, has acquired Frog Street Press, Inc.  Frog Street, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions for children of ages 0 – 5 years to public schools, Head Start programs...

|Apr 25th, 2017

The Quest to Define ‘Quality’

Source: Inside Higher Ed. March 2017 A new report about how to assure quality for nontraditional higher ed providers prompts a more basic question: What do we mean by quality? Eleven experts weigh in. The call last week for a new system of quality assurance for alternative providers of higher education got us here at Inside Digital Learning thinking (again) about how...

|Mar 29th, 2017

Goodbye College Advising, Hello College Coaching

Source: EdSurge, February 2017 Education technology is riddled with acronyms, and here’s another one to boot: iPASS. What confusingly sounds like an app is in fact an idea that goes far beyond digital tools. It stands for “integrated planning and advising student success” which in practice looks like new approaches to academic advising and degree planning services with the help...

|Feb 28th, 2017

Shhhh… This Employee Benefit is Secret

Source: University Ventures, November 2016 Volume VI, #23 I’ve never understood why some people insist on keeping their ideas secret. I always assume if I have an idea, dozens of others have had the same one. It’s not ideas that determine success, it’s execution. Which is why, from the beginning, I’ve always been happy to freely share my many amazing...

|Feb 22nd, 2017

Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework Officially Launches With Expanded Feature Set

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Oct 11, 2016) – Today marks the official launch of the Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework, a research-based resource to help postsecondary decision-makers navigate the digital courseware market and effectively adopt and implement courseware solutions. The Framework, developed through a collaboration between the Online Learning Consortium (“OLC”) and Tyton Partners, with contributions from SRI International, is an open,...

|Oct 23rd, 2016

Jouve Expands Customer Capabilities in the Education Market with Acquisition of Six Red Marbles

Source: Press Release PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jouve, a provider of cross-media solutions for designing, enriching, and distributing content, today announced the acquisition of Six Red Marbles, LLC, a Boston-based agency specializing in Learning Experience Design for markets that include education, publishing, and knowledge-driven enterprises. Jouve Chairman and CEO Geoffrey Godet noted that “the purchase of Six Red Marbles by Jouve brings together...

|Sep 28th, 2016

Cengage Acquires WebAssign, Strengthening Market Position in Science, Technology and Math

Source: BOSTON and RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced the acquisition of WebAssign, a leading provider of digital learning solutions for higher education. The acquisition strengthens Cengage’s position as a market leader in science, technology and math offering three unique platforms for faculty and institutions. BOSTON and RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 27,...

|Sep 28th, 2016
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