With increasing numbers of university students turning to online education, dropout rates have reached an all-time high. With a background in education and technology, qualified teacher Greg Higgins realised this was a growing issue and in the process, is costing institutions and students billions of dollars each year. To try and solve this problem, Greg… Read more »
How AI can shape university courses and what students should study to help them get the jobs they want
Graduates entering an ever-more-competitive job market are often unaware of the skills and values they offer employers. The challenge is greater with emerging job roles that require certifications and both multidisciplinary skills and specialist knowledge, even for entry-level positions. We seek to empower our graduates and maximise their career prospects. New research has enabled us… Read more »
Edtech startup Academy Xi has raised an additional $4.4 million to top up a $9.6 million round for a total raise of $14 million. New investors included philanthropist Robert McLean, Cuscal chair Bill Conn and funds manager Milford Asset Management. Previous backers Alium Capital Management, Giant Leap Fund, Pangaea Impact Investments and Perle Ventures backed… Read more »
Work skills retraining startup EntryLevel is gearing up for a seed raise after pre-seed funding from Blackbird Ventures saw the virtual trainer reskill more than 30,000 people in just six months. Blackbird tipped $350,000 into the cohort-based edutech startup, which has an ambition to help one billion jobseekers around the world launch their careers through… Read more »
Education was one of the many industries to experience a massive shift to online programs and platforms in 2020. While online learning isn’t new, many of the platforms that were being used by students such as Zoom or Google Hangouts, simply weren’t built for an educational purpose. It was this problem that led Dr. Ramtin… Read more »
An educational app that helps screen-addicted kids study has raised nearly $2 million in a crowdfunding campaign through OnMarket. 1Question launched in April via the App Store and Google Play and already has over 13,000 downloads. Ann Elnekave developed 1Question with her husband, Issac. The phone app is designed for children up to age 12… Read more »
This week, after building the Momentum ESR platform for nearly 18 years, we’ve been acquired by Compass Education. I’ve been asked several times why I did this now. The simple answer is: we have found a shared vision in Compass education to provide a comprehensive school administration solution for NSW Schools into the future. We… Read more »
BRIGHT SPOTS: How Compass Education scaled its school platform when demand soared by 600% in 30 minutes
While many businesses have been forced to close as part of social distancing measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus, one entrepreneur’s poison is another’s meat and alongside covering how to get through the next six months, and detailing what’s happening in small business land in our series “From The Frontline“, as well as recognising… Read more »
The parents of Australian children have ignored the pleadings of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Chief Medical Officer and increasingly withdrew their children from school over the past week. Even before the Victorian government announced it would end its first term early and the NSW Premier urged parents to keep their kids at home… Read more »
Auckland edutech startup Kami has raised $1.42 million (NZ$1.5 million) in funding led by Australian venture capital firm Right Click Capital.
Melbourne education startup Maths Pathway, which has created an online learning system to help teachers better teach their students mathematics, has raised $2.1 million in a seed funding round led by Social Ventures Australia (SVA).
GO1, which has created an online platform through which individuals and organisations can find or create courses, has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Seek, with participation from investors including Our Innovation Fund. Launched in 2014, Brisbane startup GO1 allows users to browse its marketplace of courses, covering everything from compliance… Read more »
Edutech startup OpenLearning raises $8.5 million Series A to further expansion across Southeast Asia
Australian edutech startup OpenLearning has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round led by Malaysian companies Prestariang Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad, with participation from a handful of local investors.
Having kicked off the round last year, the CSIRO’s Main Sequence Ventures has led a $3.75 million Series A round for edutech startup Intersective.
Brigie is partnering with educational institutions to list their courses on the site for international students to search through and apply for.