R:ED April 24th to April 30th 2011

Fidelis College Raises Money to Actually Support Our Troops – “At a basic level, it will help active duty soldiers get a headstart on college educations.” TechCrunch

Facebook Launches ‘Send’ Button For More Selective Sharing, Announces 50 Million ‘Groups’ – “Click on a webpage that has the Send button integrated, and you’ll be prompted to share it with any of your Facebook Groups, your Facebook friends, or any standard email address.” TechCrunch

Pearson buys education tech firm Schoolnet for £140m – “Schoolnet’s online learning systems are used by five million students, who attend schools in a third of the largest cities in the US. The company also provides assessment and curriculum systems.” Computer World UK

CampusLive Raises $3.1 Million To Help Brands Connect With College Students – “CampusLive is all about showcasing special offers to students to help brands increase awareness and engagement.” TechCrunch

How Schools Can Use Facebook to Build an Online Community – “Here are some ways that schools can benefit from establishing an effective Facebook presence.” Mashable

Talk to Your Computer: Chrome Listens and Translates (Through HTML) – “[…] you can talk into your computer’s microphone, and your recorded audio will be translated to text and typed out for you.” ReadWriteWeb

Gates Invests in Online Classrooms, Educational Video Games – “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday said that it had invested $20 million into online learning, with about a third of it going toward educational video games and game tools.” PCMAG.COM

Teachers’ social network BetterLesson lands $1M – “The company is focused on developing a web-based application intended to help educators network and share resources and ideas.” Mass High Tech

Chandler University gets OK to award certificates, degrees – “The school offers certificates in areas such as digital marketing, bachelor’s degrees in construction management and technology and business administration and master’s degrees in business administration in construction management, as well as construction technology.” msnbc.com