Kahoot picks up $215M from SoftBank for its user-generated, gamified e-learning platform

After announcing a modest $28 million raise earlier this year, the user-generated gamified e-learning platform Kahoot today announced a much bigger round to double down on the current surge in demand for remote education.

The Norwegian startup — which has clocked 1.3 billion “participating players” since launching in 2013 — has picked up $215 million from SoftBank, specifically by way of a “private placement to a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., through issuance of 43,000,000 new shares.” The placement was made at 46 Norwegian Krone per share, working out to NOK1,978 million (or $215 million), and the funding will be used for acquisitions and also to continue its expansion.

Kahoot is traded on the Merkur Market in Oslo — a stepping stone between being a fully private startup and a publicly-listed company — and today the company is trading more than 15% up on the news. At market open today,

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Vizzle Revamps Special Education Learning Platform, Expands Accessibility Amid Continued COVID-19 School Disruptions

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and subsequent school closures, special education learning platform, Vizzle has enhanced their virtual platform and increased accessibility for parents and school districts struggling with increased needs and decreased budgets.

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and subsequent school closures, special education learning platform, Vizzle has enhanced their virtual platform and increased accessibility for parents and school districts struggling with increased needs and decreased budgets.

CLEVELAND, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and subsequent school closures, special education learning platform, Vizzle has enhanced their virtual platform and increased accessibility for parents and school districts struggling with increased needs and decreased budgets.

Vizzle is the only student-facing, online, Special Education Platform that treats each student as an individual striving to meet their specific goals. As learning environments shift between the classroom and home, Vizzle provides students with consistency and school districts

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Dhammika Perera launches DP Kids free online learning platform | Times Online

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To support education excellence among children, Hayleys Group co-chairman and philanthropist Dhammika Perera and his wife Priscilla Perera have launched another initiative.

Seven specially designed animated character for DP Kids

The platform, DP Kids, aims to provide free access to pre-school education to a minimum of 264,000 children between the ages of 2 and 7 years old, which amounts to 20 per cent of the 1.32 million children in Sri Lanka.

The launch of DP Kids represents the latest in a series of initiatives as part of its groundbreaking efforts to leverage platforms like DP Education and DP Digital University to deliver free education and empower a new generation of Sri Lankan school and university students, DP Kids said in a media release.

“A child’s early years are the foundation for his or her future development, providing a strong foundation for lifelong education and learning abilities, including cognitive

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Gipnetix Pte. Ltd Launches an Online Platform That Will Take Brands Development to the New Heights

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE / ACCESSWIRE / October 10, 2020 / Gipnetix announces the launch of its new online learning platform to teach people the importance of social media marketing and personal brand development. Gipnetix works with professionals worldwide to help social media marketers and influencers improve their ads and fill their pages with high-quality content engaging their audiences in a whole new way. Gipnetix PTE. LTD. also offers an extensive selection of marketing courses allowing people of any age to study and improve in online marketing.

With Gipnetix, influencers, small business owners, marketing specialists, and just anyone can create an attractive TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook page. Learners can download marketing guides, Gipnetix SMM dictionary, watch video courses, get to know about the latest social media marketing trends, tips, strategies, and much more. People can access the informational content on topics like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn marketing, personal brand development,

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UIT Institute Is Launching An Ai-based E-Learning Platform with 1500+ Courses at Amazing Low Prices – Press Release

UIT Institute’s upcoming e-learning platform assures a cutting-edge learning experience through Ai-backed learning software, access to 1500+ courses training from expert instructors in the world and at amazingly low prices.

Miami, Florida – October 9, 2020 – UIT Institute is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of their state-of-the-art e-learning platform this month. The platform is backed by futuristic technologies such as Artificial intelligence, CRM and also Ai-Chatbot to provide an advanced 21st century learning experience for students. Students will have access to a whopping number of 1500+ certification courses that would be available at amazing prices. 

The UITI learning platform will be officially launched on October 15, 2020.

Headquartered at Miami, UIT Institute is the global leader in on-demand and instructor-led training courses and certifications. With the world embracing the “new normal trend” in the current pandemic era, the platform is aimed to equip students and professionals to

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Deakin University completes online learning migration to cloud with Brightspace Platform

Deakin University has successfully transitioned its 60,000-plus student body to online learning, and migrated its Brightspace learning management system (LMS) to the cloud.

The project saw 48TB of data, representing a 60,000-student cohort, shifted once restrictions prevented face-to-face experiences.

After Covid-19 shut four off its physical campuses, Deakin rapidly shifted all students and staff to its digital campus, Cloud Campus.

The campus’ online learning environment, CloudDeakin, is built on the Brightspace LMS at its core, allowing students to actively learn anywhere, anytime and on any device while unable to attend face-to-face classes.





Deakin director Digital Learning, Associate Professor Chie Adachi, said CloudDeakin offers a signature digital learning experience “which has helped contribute to the institution’s decade-long leading position in Victoria for overall student satisfaction as confirmed by the Graduate Outcomes Survey”.

“Prior to COVID-19, about 25% of our learners were already in our Cloud Campus

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Sunday Times – Philanthropist Dhammika Perera launches DP Kids free online learning platform

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To support education excellence among children, Hayleys Group co-chairman and philanthropist Dhammika Perera and his wife Priscilla Perera have launched another initiative. 

The platform, DP Kids, aims to provide free access to pre-school education to a minimum of 264,000 children between the ages of 2 and 7 years old, which amounts to 20 per cent of the 1.32 million children in Sri Lanka.  

The launch of DP Kids represents the latest in a series of initiatives as part of its groundbreaking efforts to leverage platforms like DP Education and DP Digital University to deliver free education and empower a new generation of Sri Lankan school and university students, DP Kids said in a media release. 

“A child’s early years are the foundation for his or her future development, providing a strong foundation for lifelong education and learning abilities, including cognitive and social development. Well-established research

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Pearson launches online platform to help students for English language exams

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI) Learning company Pearson on Wednesday launched an online platform to help students prepare for English language exams.

The platform ‘Pearson Classroom’ will provide institutes/schools with teacher management, student enrolments, timetabling, fully online or in-classroom teaching tools, activity and course creation, the company said in a statement.

‘Tens of thousands of students appear for high stake English language tests every year in order to realise their dreams of an overseas education. Given the current situation, educational institutes need to be accustomed with online resources that can deliver a one-stop solution for high stakes English exam preparation,’ it said.

 ‘To bridge this gap, Pearson Classroom will not only assist students with practice, assessments and mock tests but also help teachers overcome the challenges of online delivery with quality teaching and learning content, proven methodologies, and skill-building,’ the statement added.

The platform is powered by E2Language, a popular

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InSpace: A New Collaborative Virtual Education Platform Launches At Champlain College | News

BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — InSpace today announced the launch of a groundbreaking virtual learning platform that transforms teamwork in education through smart design. Its innovative approach allows multiple conversations to happen simultaneously in one space, enabling students and teachers to interact and collaborate just as they do in physical spaces. Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont is the first college using the platform for classes this fall through a pilot program. InSpace plans to offer the platform to other colleges and universities starting in November in preparation for the spring semester.

InSpace is designed to mirror the fluid, personal, and interactive nature of a real classroom. It allows participants to break free of “Brady Bunch” boxes to create a fun, natural, and engaging environment that fosters interaction and collaboration. Each person is represented in a video circle that can freely move around the space. When

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FrontlineCo Launches Online Training Platform to Help Illinois Businesses Comply With New Sexual Harassment Prevention Education Requirements

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – October 1, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Under the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (WTA), employers with one or more employees are required to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by Dec. 31, 2020. FrontlineCo, an association management firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, has developed an online education and tracking tool to assist businesses without a dedicated human resources department remain compliant with sexual harassment prevention laws.

To combat rising cases of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) issued a set of minimum standard training requirements that every employer must follow to ensure proper preventative measures are in place. Employers can provide their own internal training or use a third-party vendor, but they must meet minimum statutory requirements as established by IDHR:  

  • an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with the IHRA;
     
  • examples of conduct that
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