Coursera Has Launched An Android App

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Coursera, one of the first and significant companies to have pioneered the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), has announced the launch of its Android app. This comes three months after the service launched an iOS app.Users can now take classes and do assignments straight from their mobiles and tablets. Before this, users had to take recourse to their laptops and that would undoubtedly mean that you...
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SnapDeal Enters Services Commerce Space To Expand Beyond Competition

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Online Marketplace SnapDeal has decided to add ‘Services’ in its eCommerce foray. It will be initiating this push by introducing Education related services.SnapDeal, one of the fastest growing multi–vertical eCommerce platforms has chosen to bifurcate into the Online Services segment. The diversification will offer SnapDeal a competitive edge against the rivals who are equally strong in other...
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Univariety Attempts To Make It Easy For Students Seeking International Education Opportunities

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Singapore based Univariety, with presence in India as well as Europe is attempting to make the selection process easier for students looking at international education opportunities.Addressing an omnipresent concern of securing quality education, Univariety has ventured into possibly one of the lesser attempted business models of helping regional students make an informed and educated choice about...
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InfoEdge Expresses A Commitment of Rs. 71.5 Crores Till Date In Meritnation

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Online K–12 Education, Student Progress and Assessment Platform Meritnation, has received another fund infusion of Rs. 10 Crores (US$ 1.6 Million) from its long–term investor Info Edge (India) Ltd.This latest round of funding, which comes at the end of 2013, was preceded by another round in the beginning of 2013 that valued Rs. 30 Crores (US$ 5 Million). In all, Venture Capital (VC) firm Info...
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Happiest Minds To Develop Apps And App Store For DataWind’s Aakash And UbiSlate Tablets

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Ultra-affordable Tablet PC creator DataWind, has partnered with IT firm Happiest Minds Technologies to seek development of an app store repository replete with apps.Happiest Minds has been signed-up by DataWind to create a healthy app store for its low cost tablet line UbiSlate as well as education-centric Aakash tablets. Under the partnership, Happiest Minds will develop specially curated DataWind’s...
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Minglebox Seeks To Collate Information About Online Courses By Launching MOOC Section

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Education centric portal Minglebox, backed by Sequoia Capital, has launched an interesting collative effort to offer information about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). The section appears to be an extensive attempt to aggregate information not just about the courses, but associated information as well.What is the intention behind such an undertaking? It is interesting to note that this MOOC section...
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Free Online Education Service Coursera Reaches New Milestones

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Since its founding 2 years ago, Coursera has been growing at a very good pace. The startup pioneered the MOOC model and many new services like EdX, Iversity, Udacity have also now been established.Coursera provides free online courses to students all over the world by partnering with Universities throughout the globe and getting their courses online for students to learn. I have taken a few courses...
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Amazon Buys Math Focused e–Learning Startup TenMarks

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Online Shopping conglomerate Amazon Inc. has evidently signed an agreement to buy California-based TenMarks Education Inc. Founded by a couple of guys from India, the platform is primarily intended to deliver Content related to Mathematics.TenMarks seems to have selected Mathematics as its core educational subject. It is a platform that offers web-based solutions for Teachers as well as Parents....
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Simplilearn Gets $ 10Million Jointly From Existing Investor Kalaari And VC Firm Helion Venture

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Online education and course-material distribution platform Simplilearn.com has managed to bag its second significant Series B funding. US$ 10 Million have been pledged by existing investor Kalaari Capital as well as newly interested Venture Capital (VC) firm Helion Venture Partners.Simplilearn, having secured its first institutional Series A funding of US$ 3 Million exactly a year ago, has been trying...
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HRD Ministry Launches Online Repository For Teachers To Create And Share Virtual Educational Content

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Digital Education is about to get a big push thanks to the latest endeavor by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry of the Indian Government.  The ministry has launched a national repository of open-ended education resources. Compiled by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), the repository will essentially serve as an open digital library which will contain all...
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