Month: April 2020

How Remote Learning is Taking a Toll on Teachers

As the world has switched to remote learning, students are facing many accessibility, comprehension and environmental challenges. Besides students and parents, the struggle has gotten more intense for teachers. A recently conducted survey by Channel 3 in Connecticut, U.S.A, highlights the struggles that teachers in Connecticut are facing in taking remote classes while handling their

How Remote Learning Looks for Students with Special Needs

With the changing realities of the world, the education landscape has been forced to adapt to remote learning and adopt digital learning tools. The rise of remote education has raised concerns about the learning environment becoming challenging for students with vision and hearing impairments and those on the autism spectrum. “Particularly for students with disabilities,

Duolingo Raises $10M in a Quiet Transaction

Pennsylvania-based edtech platform Duolingo raised $10 million in venture capital from General Atlantic, as per an SEC filing. General Atlantic will take a board observer seat, as per the language learning platform. In December 2019, Duolingo became a unicorn with a valuation of $1.5 billion after raising $30 Million in a Series F funding round

Preschool edtech startup Lingumi raises £4m, offers free lessons during COVID-19 Crisis

London-based Lingumi, an English learning platform for preschoolers, has raised £4 million in a funding round led by China-based technology fund North Summit Capital and other investors including LocalGlobe, ADV and Entrepreneur First. North Summit Capital fund is run by Alibaba’s former Chief Data Scientist Dr Min Wanli. Lingumi was launched in 2017. It teaches

Top 5 Essential Remote Learning Tools for Higher Ed

With the landscape of education changing with lockdowns across the globe, remote learning is becoming the new norm. Over the years, edtech has been adopted in Higher education in different forms in both remote and in-class education formats—live streaming, online assessments, video learning, e-learning material access, online classrooms, e-certifications, digital display of learning material in