February 22, 2019: Volume 26, Number 4

Pearson Sells U.S. K-12 Courseware Business

Pearson (London/New York) in February found a buyer for its U.S. K-12 courseware business in private equity Nexus Capital Management, one year after classifying the business unit as ...

Realize Becomes Google for Ed Premier Partner

Realize, Pearson’s (London/New York) single sign-on platform for accessing learning resources, assessments, student data and management tools, in January joined the list of Google ...

Microsoft Acquires DataSense Platform

Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in February acquired the data integration platform DataSense from BrightBytes (San Francisco) with the goal of improving data interoperability and integration. ...

Texas Looks at Creating & Sharing OER

Texas is looking to move in the direction of open educational resources to provide more options for schools, but educators attending a session on OER at the Texas Computer Education ...

Why OER?

“Open educational resources have enormous potential to shift traditional textbook-centered classrooms to flexible, personalized learning environments with timely and relevant ...

North Kansas City Offers OER Model

North Kansas City, Missouri’s fourth-largest district serving 20,000 students, offers another example of how a school district’s transition to open educational resources can change ...

Instructure Grows Revenue & Adds Portfolium

Instructure (Salt Lake City) revenue in 2018 was $209.5 million, up 30.2% from 2017. Company management described 2018 as a year that saw revenue growth, enhanced operating structure ...

Virtual & Augmented Reality Comes to Classrooms

Steve Patti, chief marketing officer at Merge (San Antonio), told EER that when he presented that company’s tools for virtual and augmented reality at educational technology shows ...

Lenovo Introduces Virtual Reality Classroom

Lenovo (Beijing, China/Morrisville, NC) in January introduced the Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom developed to offer students virtual field trips in an easy-to-use, immersive ...

People Briefs, Feb. 22, 2019

Instructure (Salt Lake City) in February named Marta DeBellis chief marketing officer, charged with overseeing marketing strategy, demand generation, digital marketing, product ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Feb. 22, 2019

Education technology and online tutoring company Byju (Bengaluru, India) in January acquired educational apps startup Osmo (Palo Alto, CA) for $120 million. Osmo offers blended ...

Around the States, Feb. 22, 2019

The Alabama state Department of Education in February selected PowerSchool (Folsom, CA) to provide its student information system, with implementation planned for 2020. Alabama ...

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