Edtech Platforms See Huge Spike In Adoption From Offering Free Content To Students Amid School Shutdowns
Edtech companies in India and the Middle East are offering their services free of charge to millions of learners across the world.
Bangalore-based BYJU offers content in Math and English from grades 1 through 12. Vedantu, also Bangalore-based, offers a live and interactive online learning platform. Simultaneously, Kochi-based education platform EduBrisk offers teachers a free platform for e-teaching by creating virtual classrooms.
“The pandemic will not last, but the world will realize the power of online learning,” says Saiju Aravind, founder of EduBrisk. “These educational tools are not just for a pandemic.”
Elsevier Acquires Authess, Creator of Advanced Performance-Based Competency Assessments
Elsevier has recently acquired Authess, an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform. Authess’ machine-learning models and data analytics which capture students behaviour, process, and problem-solving approach will nicely add to Elsevier’s robust portfolio of information analytics.
Source: Elsevier News
Learning Management System – Fayette County Schools
Fayette County Schools Buy New Learning Management System
Fayette County Public Schools will be using a new learning management system come next year. They have chosen the Schoology platform for its ability to integrate such elements as assignments, course organization, as well as easy communication between students/parents and teachers. Fayette County Public Schools also feels that Schoology is more structured for K through 12 use as compared to their current LMS which they believe is more of a college system.