Interesting News in Education – January 2018

 

Interesting News in Education
January 2018

Companies                                                                                                                                    

2U

Digital education platform partners with WeWork
Along with evangelising for better access and flexibility to global higher education, the project is aimed at harnessing the “power of community”, by giving remote students a space to meet and work together, in real life. Further, 2U will offer WeWork staff and customers $5 million worth of scholarships to …
The PIE News
 
AMAZON
         
Amazon is quietly becoming its own university
What could Amazon want with a higher education expert? The company already has footholds in the learning market, running several educational resource platforms. But Thille is famous specifically for her data-driven work, conducted at Stanford and Carnegie Mellon University, on nontraditional ways …
Quartz

APPLE
         
Apple partners with Malala to support education for girls
Set up in 2013 by Pakistani activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, the Malala Fund partners with governments and organizations around the world to fight for every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. Apple is becoming the fund’s first Laureate partner and the company’s …
CNET

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