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Personalizing ‪‎Learning‬ with Artificial Intelligence

Personalizing ‪‎Learning‬ with Artificial Intelligence

There's an interesting piece in the EdTech Trends section of Medium about Claned Co-founder Vesa Perala and his efforts to use artificial intelligence machine-learning algorithms to promote effective individualized learning.  

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Jason D. Baker

Pearson Purchases EmbanetCompass

Pearson, a major force within the academic publishing world, announced the purchase of EmbanetCompass for $650 million.  This move continues Pearson's expansion from a publishing company into a learning services company.  

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Jason D. Baker

Blackboard Purchased by Private Equity Firm

The big news of the day is that Blackboard, arguably the Microsoft of learning management systems, has been purchased by private equity firm Providence Equity Partners for $1.64 billion.

 

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard has plans to purchase two rival education-software companies for a total of $116 million.

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Christian Online Higher Education

According to Garrett, and online learning analyst for Eduventures, faith-based schools seem to have an advantage over others in the online education market. The number of online students enrolled in Christian Universities has been growing rapidly. After coming to close financial ruin, Grand Canyon University was forced to "reinvent itself as a for-profit online university." They have 36,000 students, of which 90% are distance learners.

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