Building an edtech platform from the ground up

Engageli is led by a team of experienced educators, entrepreneurs, and technologists working to transform higher education by giving educators and learners an accessible and flexible platform that ...
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Purpose-built for education, part two

Engageli is led by a team of experienced educators, entrepreneurs, and technologists working to transform higher education by giving faculty and learners an accessible and flexible platform that aims ...
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International business school leaders weigh in on online learning: how universities can maximize human interaction and student connection

According to an OECD report on the world after COVID, business school leaders stated that COVID had a profound impact on education. These outcomes will leave their mark and continue to evolve. Five ...
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Promoting connection and inclusivity: How online classrooms create a sense of belonging and foster community

Is it possible to create meaningful connections in a virtual STEM classroom? Three accomplished educators shared their inspiring stories of impact at the Engage 2022 Global Summit. 
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Vote for Engageli in the 2022 Tech Edvocate Awards!

Engageli is a nominee for Best Higher Education Solution in The 2022 Tech Edvocate Awards and YOU can help us win!   Since our founding, we’ve worked to support learners and instructors around the ...
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Seven ways to (almost) ruin your ed tech implementation

While many colleges and universities cobbled together emergency solutions for remote classes during the 2020-2021 academic year, it was indisputably one of the most challenging times in higher ...
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Partnering for success in digital transformation, part one

Engageli is led by a team of experienced educators, entrepreneurs, and technologists working to transform higher education by giving faculty and learners an accessible and flexible platform that aims ...
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Meet the flexible future of learning

Dan Avida is the Co-Founder and CEO of Engageli. Before founding the company, Dan worked in technology as an executive and/or board member for more than three decades. Throughout his career, he has ...
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Using remote learning technology to boost student engagement and interaction

In spring 2020, more than 1,300 universities and colleges across the US cancelled their in-person classes or shifted to online-only instruction. This led to valuable lessons in boosting student ...
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The future of learning is radically decentralized: what’s next for higher education?

As we have witnessed in a variety of industries, higher education is embracing change and moving from a centralized framework to a world where most learning happens beyond the boundaries of ...
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Open edX & Learning Platforms Newsletter

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Flexibility & community: UPCEA Annual Conference reflections

I just returned from the UPCEA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL which brought together thought leaders and practitioners in the field of professional, continuing, and online education. This is the ...
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The future is now: Andreina Parisi-Amon of Engageli on how their technological innovation will shake up the education industry

Before joining Engageli as VP of Learning & Teaching, Andreina Parisi-Amon accumulated over 15 years of experience in academia and the edtech industry, including three years in K-12 applied ...
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Higher education doesn’t need to settle. Instructors and learners need technology that puts education first

Video conferencing platforms have been around since the early 1990s, but took off in the 2000s and 2010s with the advent of programs like Skype on computers and Facetime on iPhones. When the COVID19 ...
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Building an engaging, accessible online learning platform for higher ed

Engageli is led by a team of experienced educators, entrepreneurs, and technologists working to transform higher education by giving educators and learners an accessible and flexible platform that ...
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The EdTech Awards 2022: finalists & winners

Finalists and winners for The EdTech Awards 2022 have been announced to a worldwide audience of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in building a better future ...
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Meet the disruptors: Dan Avida of Engageli on the five things you need to shake up your industry

Before founding Engageli, our CEO Dan Avida spent more than three decades as a tech executive, board member, and venture capitalist. Throughout his career, he participated in scaling several ...
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Embracing digital transformation: Andreina Parisi-Amon

Andreina Parisi-Amon, Ph.D. (Vice President of Learning & Teaching at Engageli) joins Dr. Whitney Kilgore, Ph.D. on this episode of iDesign's Intentional Design to discuss the ongoing hesitancy ...
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Engageli update offers browser-based teaching, improved tools

Virtual teaching and learning company Engageli has launched version 2.0 of its platform, introducing a browser-based interface for instructors (in addition to the existing native application for ...
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Engageli launches the version 2.0 of its learning platform

San Mateo, California – based Engageli announced this month the launch of version 2.0 of its learning platform.
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Engaging with Engageli: Dan Avida

Dan Avida (Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Engageli) joins Dr. Whitney Kilgore on this episode of Intentional Design to give us a serial educational entrepreneur's perspective of engagement ...
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Engageli and the coming wave of pandemic-era education tools

With the rapid shift to remote work and study brought about last year by COVID-19, tools that were initially developed for remote meetings were force-fit to meet the problem at hand. The result was ...
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The tech entrepreneur behind Coursera is now designing a better online classroom

When the pandemic hit, Dan Avida and Daphne Koller saw their two daughters’ schooling change overnight. "We didn’t think they were getting a particularly good education on Zoom‚ which was designed ...
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EdTech predictions for 2022

The continued impact of COVID-19 prompted massive changes for the education sector, as schools had to establish ways for their students to productively study remotely. 
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The Digital2Learn Podcast Ep 117: Andreina Parisi-Amon, Part Two

The Digital2Learn Podcast welcomes Andreina Parisi-Amon, VP of Learning and Technology at Engageli. Learn about new digital tools that contribute to improved student engagement, and don’t miss a ...
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The Digital2Learn Podcast Ep 116: Andreina Parisi-Amon, Part One

The Digital2Learn Podcast welcomes Andreina Parisi-Amon, VP of Learning and Technology at Engageli to the Digital2Learn Podcast. Learn about new digital tools that contribute to improved student ...
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Engageli smarter platform for online education: VP Andreina Parisi Amon

Engageli aims to provide a more engaging platform for learning at universities and more.  VP of Learning and Teaching Andreina Parisi-Amon chats with Techstination's Fred Fishkin.
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The time to invest in intentional online learning is now

Over the last week, a large number of institutions in the US and abroad, including Harvard and Princeton Universities in the United States, the Imperial College of London, and the University of ...
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Collecting data on our students is the only way forward

Ubiquitous data collection will give rise to large datasets, which can help improve outcomes for all students – especially those most in need, according to Engageli Co-Founder and Stanford University ...
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Coventry University leverages cutting edge educational technology to transform the student experience

Coventry University is introducing a new platform that will allow students and academics deeper collaboration through digital learning thanks to a new strategic collaboration with Engageli. The ...
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Exploring engaging learning with Engageli

Michael B. Horn interviewed Dan Avida, CEO of Engageli. Dan cofounded the company with his wife, Coursera cofounder Daphne Koller, to create a more active online learning experience. Having raised ...
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Unbundling Harvard: how the traditional university is being disrupted

Harvard University — and the elite college experience — is being disrupted across many of its core functions and revenue streams. 
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How to successfully onboard a new (virtual) team member

Engageli is fully remote; the team spans five countries, and represents eight time zones and nine US states! While working remotely has its benefits, it also has its challenges. Here are some of the ...
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הטבות ופינוקים? כבר לא מספיק: "בסוף אתה עובד ושואל בשביל מה אני קם בבוקר"

אם התחרות בין חברות ההייטק הוכרעה בעבר באמצעות מקרר גלידות או אירועי חברה מפוצצים, היום כשמרבית המשק מעניק את אותם התנאים, החברות שאליהן פונים באופן אקטיבי המועמדים הטובים ביותר הן אלו שמצליחות לייצר ...
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How technology is unlocking next-era teaching and learning

Before the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020, solutions for active, social, and collaborative aspects of online learning were woefully inadequate. Existing technology attempted to add ...
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Engaging students on-line in the new COVID normal

With large numbers of students studying offshore or at home during the COVID-19 emergency institutions had to pivot quickly to find suitable online delivery platforms. Like other institutions, ...
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Learners deserve safe learning environments in our new blended world

In recent months, I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of faculty members and executives at universities across Europe and the Middle East, exploring strategies for technology-enhanced ...
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5 edtech platforms for higher education – better blended and hybrid learning

Do you know edtech can help you in hybrid teaching? It’s hard to come up with universal methods for teaching any subject and in any circumstances. But there is no doubt that the world of education ...
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Hubilo picks up $125M to double down on building a more engaging platform for virtual and live events

Virtual became the norm for physical gatherings at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, and now, as many jet back into in-person meetings, some believe that the online version, at least in some form, ...
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ESMT Berlin brings Engageli in on global online MBA

The announcement comes after Engageli collaborated with ESMT and the African Institute for Mathematical Science on a five-week employability program for STEM graduates earlier this year.
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Startup class technologies bets big on the future of online learning (and Zoom)

It may not seem too surprising that one of the best-funded edtech startups in the past year of pandemic has been a company that piggybacks on the success of Zoom to add tools for running online ...
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The Pulse: Dan Avida of Engageli

The new episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Dan Avida, CEO and co-founder of Engageli. The discussion with Rodney B. Murray, host of The Pulse, explores the company's digital ...
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20 things you didn't know about Class

Class, even though it is a bit nascent with reference to the technological market, seems like it has a bright future ahead of it. The platform has not even been around for a year, and yet it is ...
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InSpace touts easy availability on Canvas as new generation of edtech services seeks wider audiences

The integration reflects growth efforts and staying power among remote learning products born amid the pandemic, according to edtech sector experts. It fits into a trend of vendors, investors and ...
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Lights! Camera! Engage!

Todd Zipper, EVP and GM of Wiley University Services and Talent Development, welcomes Dan Avida, CEO and Co-founder of Engageli. Todd and Dan discuss how the pandemic highlighted the need for more ...
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German business school supports African graduates’ transition to industry

The ESMT Berlin and the African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) tuition-free joint initiative, the Industry Immersion Programme (IIP), designed to help mathematically-trained African ...
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UC3M llega a un acuerdo con Engageli para mejorar la enseñanza online en el próximo curso

La pandemia dejó el curso pasado, en gran medida, la enseñanza vía Internet y la incertidumbre de la situación para el próximo curso, apunta a que todavía las clases online seguirán teniendo mucho ...
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Modernizing legal education through hybrid JD programs

Though online education saw explosive growth across all disciplines in 2020, law schools experienced perhaps the most substantial shift. The American Bar Association halted its Standard 306 distance ...
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Three reasons online learning is more beneficial than in-person

Colleges and universities have a unique opportunity to completely rethink and transform the learning experience based on learnings accelerated by the pandemic and investments that they made in ...
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How the pandemic has accelerated the demand for online education

The shift to embracing online learning was happening before the pandemic. Most universities were already offering distance learning in some shape or form but doubled down during Covid.
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What does the future look like for online learning?

Over the past year, myself and the team at Engageli have been in close discussions with colleges and universities around the world, listening to their needs for the upcoming year and beyond. Higher ...
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What happens when digital learning surpasses in-person learning?

Providing the highest quality education in a world of constant change is challenging, but we have a responsibility to create better solutions. As the “new normal” emerges, it will require ...
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This is our chance to create the classroom of the future

Providing the highest quality education in a world of constant change is challenging, but we have a responsibility to create better solutions. As the “new normal” emerges, it will require ...
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The Dutch EdTech podcast episode #6: interview with Talia Kolodny - Engageli

The Dutch Edtech Podcast brings the edtech community together through insights, events, and network opportunities, to accelerate learning innovation and create a more adaptable society. In this ...
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EdTech & Education: The future of digital education: The next five years

From hybrid learning to throwing out standardized testing, the pandemic has accelerated more than a few interesting trends in higher education. But which ones will stick? In this eye-opening session ...
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Daphne Koller talks student engagement and technology advancements in higher education

Daphne Koller, computer scientist, founder of Coursera, and former professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, speaks to how higher education has changed during the ...
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The future of learning platforms: LMS and video to share top billing

Last week [Phil Hill] led a webinar for Contact North, a nonprofit corporation funded by the government of Ontario, that was meant as an update to last year’s session on the LMS. For this update he ...
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DecisionMaking podcast episode #21: Education decision making with Talia Kolodny, Director of Partnerships, EMEA at Engageli

How is the world of education evolving? How is Israel compared to the rest of the world from an educational perspective? Don't miss Talia's tips at the end of the episode on how to plan your career
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Engageli.com nabs another $33 million while announcing the launch of the platform

Engageli.com, a Palo Alto-based collaborative learning platform designed in 2020 to give an answer to Zoom’s teaching limitation, raised another $33 million in Series A this month. The round was ...
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Digital learning platform Engageli raises $33 Million

Engageli — a purpose-built digital learning platform designed to provide superior learning experiences for students and instructors across higher education — announced it raised a $33 million Series ...
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EdTech: Engageli lève 33 millions de dollars auprès de Maveron et Educapital

Le secteur de l’EdTech a connu un véritable boom en 2020, en raison de la fermeture des écoles et des universités à travers le monde. Le marché devrait atteindre les 400 milliards de dollars en 2025. ...
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Zoom-alternative Engageli raises $33M to grow its digital learning platform

Engageli is one of several companies looking to improve video-conferencing for higher education. Rather than create plug-ins for Zoom or similar services, however, Engageli’s founders created a ...
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Axios Pro Rata, May 11, 2021

Engageli, a San Mato, Calif.-based online teaching platform, raised $33 million in Series A funding. Maveron led alongside an undisclosed investor, and was joined by Corner Ventures, Good Friends and ...
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Engageli nabs $33M more for its collaborative video-based teaching platform

As schools move more widely into reopening their doors for in-person learning, many educational institutions have also learned a critical lesson in the last year. Having better tools to teach ...
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Engageli raises $33 million series a to scale its hyped instructional platform, plans to go live for the fall semester

Engageli on May 11 reported it had raised a Series A funding round worth $33 million. While the online instruction platform has not announced any clients or institutional deployments, it has been ...
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Engageli raises $33M in Series A funding

Engageli, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based purpose-built digital learning platform designed to provide learning experiences for students and instructors across higher education, raised $33m in Series A ...
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Engageli raises $33m to "transform" online learning

"Engageli is reimagining online education,” said the company’s co-founder and CEO Dan Avida, who launched the company with Stanford emeritus professor Serge Plotkin and Coursera co-founder and ...
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Engageli raises $33 million to stake its claim as the platform for higher education

VC investor Dan Avida saw how limited and disengaged his two girls were with remote learning through Zoom when the pandemic first closed classrooms and sent everyone home. After not finding another ...
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Engageli nabs $33M more for its collaborative video-based teaching platform

As schools move more widely into reopening their doors for in-person learning, many educational institutions have also learned a critical lesson in the last year. Having better tools to teach ...
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Higher education remote learning platform Engageli raises $33 Million

Digital learning platform Engageli was built from the ground up by educators and launched this past October. The company has raised $33 million in Series A funding to transform online learning in ...
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Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards 2021: education finalists and honorable mentions

Companies or initiatives that help inspire better and more equitable learning. See the list in Fast Company here.
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These learning tools are shaping the online schoolhouse

BEFORE THE GLOBAL pandemic started, I did not think anything could break my heart as thoroughly as watching my daughter struggle with remote kindergarten.
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The best home tech innovations from CES 2021

Entertainment technologies that improve our home lives and products that make our homes more connected during the pandemic were the emergent trends at this year’s CES exhibition.
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Is the solution to college zoom fatigue … a different video platform?

Just as the pandemic is loosening its grip and schools and colleges move back to in-person classes, new startups are offering video platforms they say do a better job of teaching than Zoom or other ...
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Picking your future ‘classroom’ will shape how students learn

What’s the most influential technology in education right now? Or, more to the point, what’s been the bedrock of education since, say, March 2020?
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76 students weigh in on edtech: pain points, opportunities, & favorite tools

For brief context, my name is Meagan Loyst and I’m an early-stage investor at Lerer Hippeau and the Founder of Gen Z VCs. EdTech is an area I’ve focused on since the beginning (see tweet below) and ...
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Tired of ‘Zoom University’? So is edtech

The rise of “Zoom University” was only possible because edtech wasn’t ready to address the biggest opportunity of the past year: remote learning at scale. Of course, the term encapsulates more than ...
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Zoom fatigue: what we have learned

Early in the remote learning efforts of the spring semester last year, we found that many faculty members unaccustomed to teaching online made few adaptations to the new delivery mode other than ...
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82 awesome higher education that will take 2021 by storm

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Higher Education startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovate inside the Higher Education industry and around ...
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How virtual learning is being reinvigorated through tech, from CES 2021

Technology is adapting to accelerate students’ potential to learn from home, as teachers and students have been obligated to adapt to virtual learning due to the global coronavirus pandemic, ...
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The top five consumer technology trends from CES 2021

For the first time in its history, the world’s biggest consumer technology show, CES 2021, was an entirely virtual event. This meant that rather than hundreds of thousands flocking to Las Vegas, ...
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CES 2021 highlights: 79 gadgets and glimpses into the future

WELCOME TO OUR CES 2021 liveblog archive! The WIRED crew wasn't in Las Vegas this year; the show was moved online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. But even a global health emergency can't stop ...
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A record year amid a pandemic: US edtech raises $2.2 billion in 2020

A most disruptive year to schools and society proved lucrative for the education industry, particularly for those raising private capital.
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EdTech has newfound relevance at CES 2021

One of the largest trade shows in the world kicked off this week. In other years, CES has drawn tens of thousands of attendees to Las Vegas to witness the newest developments in consumer technology ...
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Five innovations to help students (re)connect in 2021

2020 put all of us, and especially our education systems, to the test. The challenges students and educators faced were not just academic, but social. In 2021, I’ll be looking at innovations meeting ...
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Mindwires Musing: Episode 8

In this episode, Phil Hill and Jeanette Wiseman discuss the longer-term implications of the rapid adoption of synchronous video conferencing systems.
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The anatomy of a scaled digital seminar

In my last post, I argued that scaling the seminar is an equity issue:
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Scaling the seminar

In my recent first look at Engageli, I wrote about the importance of scaling the humanities seminar. The short version is that budget pressures will force universities to make cuts to programs that ...
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These companies are redesigning ‘Zoom University’

Forced to move classes online quickly this spring, colleges worked with what they had: the learning management system and generic video conferencing software. Those tools did the job, but some in the ...
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Engageli: first look at a Zoom educational alternative

I usually don’t write product reviews anymore unless they give me a reason to write about a larger trend or issue. This is one of those cases. Engageli is a new product that, at this moment in time, ...
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Podcast discussion of Engageli, the latest video-based learning platform

Late last month Jeanette Wiseman and I recorded a MindWires Musings podcast episode discussing Class for Zoom, a new education-specific product that sits on top of Zoom, from a co-founder of ...
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Engageli challenges Zoom for best virtual classroom

This week a new digital education platform emerged to challenge Zoom’s reign as the leading platform for remote instruction.
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Mindwires Musing: Episode 7

In this episode, Phil Hill and Jeanette Wiseman discuss the newest video conferencing platform designed for academic usage. Engageli, from two of the founders of Coursera.
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Another Zoom challenger: Engageli capitalizes on video conferencing limitations

Coursera’s Co-Founder and CEO of Insitro Daphne Koller and her husband, computer scientist Dan Avida launched this month Engageli, an online learning platform that tries to give an answer to Zoom ...
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New zoom competitor targets higher ed users

Ed-tech innovators and investors haven't missed faculty members' widespread frustration with current videoconferencing tools' limitations -- frustration that's only grown as the global pandemic drags ...
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Engageli raises $14.5 million for student-teacher inclusive digital learning platform

Human connection, interaction, and inclusion are critical ingredients for building engaging and transformative learning in any classroom. Imagine a world where students of different abilities learn ...
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Engageli raises $14.5M in seed funding

Engageli, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based inclusive digital learning platform, raised $14.5m in seed funding.
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Engageli raises $14.5M seed funding to build inclusive digital learning platform

Investors who participated in the funding round include BRM, Emerge Education, and individuals such as Alex Balkanski (General Partner at Benchmark Capital), Lip-Bu Tan (CEO of Cadence Design ...
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Engageli gets seed funding of $14.5M for its virtual learning platform

During Covid-19 pandemic, students do not have any choice but to stay at home and study through virtual classes. There are many platforms available for the same but still, none of them was handmade ...
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Engageli comes out of stealth with $14.5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely

Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have become standard tools for teachers who have had to run lessons remotely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But they’re not apps necessarily designed ...
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Engageli launches with $14.5 million to bring digital learning to universities

A new digital education platform has emerged from stealth today with $14.5 million in seed funding and an impressive roster of founders. Palo Alto-based Engageli is launching its pilot program amid ...
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Pandemic, Zoom inspire new online learning platform from Coursera founder and VC husband

The Palo Alto startup has developed technology for live virtual learning that it says provides many tools and features that make it a better educational platform than Zoom and others being used ...
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Coursera’s co-founder thinks Zoom doesn't work for learning. So she built an alternative

Daphne Koller changed the world of online education once when she co-founded Coursera. Now she hopes to do it again.
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If Zoom for school isn't working, this could be the solution

Daphne Koller changed the world of online education once when she co-founded Coursera. Now she hopes to do it again.
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Engageli comes out of stealth with $14.5M and a new approach to teaching by video remotely

Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have become standard tools for teachers who have had to run lessons remotely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But they’re not apps necessarily designed ...
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Coursera founder launches Zoom challenger for higher ed

In March, Daphne Koller’s two teenage daughters were in a Zoom session at their private high school. “We caught one of them in the middle of class playing Sims, and the other one watching a Netflix ...
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Zoom adds ability to open apps like Dropbox and Slack, event-hosting tools as part of push beyond video meetings

Zoom’s videoconferencing tools became ubiquitous in the pandemic. Now CEO Eric Yuan wants his software company to become more of a hub for other kinds of work.
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Coursera couple returns to higher ed with $14.5M to recreate in-person learning, online

Pandemic closes school. Students go home. Remote classes falter. Child is disengaged. Parent builds edtech.
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Digital residential education

In a recent blog post, I argued that structural changes—the lasting effects of COVID and the acceleration of ubiquitous broadband—would mean that some of the shift to online will be permanent. I also ...
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