Education technology

McGraw-Hill sells off education unit for $2.5B

Publishing giant McGraw-Hill has announced that it will sell its education division to private equity firm Apollo Global Management for $2.5 billion. The news comes months after the publishing company said it would split its education and financial services units.

Why aren’t universities creating engaging mobile platforms for students?

Universities are in a great position to deliver a mobile platform to their students, but too many are doing it all wrong (if they’re doing anything at all). Mehdi Maghsoodnia, CEO of education technology company Rafter, looks at the roadblocks and the advantages to embracing mobile technology on campus.

Amid plagiarism reports, Coursera adds honor code reminders

After a report last week about plagiarism incidences on Coursera, which offers free online courses, the startup has added honor code reminders to help keep students honest. The startup recently announced that it has enrolled more than one million students from around the world.

Kno brings its digital textbooks to K-12 education

Kno, a digital textbook startup that has previously focused on the college market, is partnering with publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to bring its interactive textbooks to K-12 students. The textbooks can be rented for $9.99 a year and are available on a range of devices.