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Monday RoundUp

MRU: Global Language Communities, valued Interns and Biz and Livia Stone

Livemocha is strengthening its footprint in Latin America. Abril Educacao bought 5.9% of the Seattle-based startup and is planning to build a platform for the rising Brazilian middle class.

Babbel is going to expand its mobile offers by acquiring the application department of software company Aspirement in October. The premium language learning community also tripled its revenue in 2011 and is planning to expand to North America.

InternMatch raised a $500k funding round from renown investors, expands US wide and launched a new feature for companies called Community Pages. Those pages are showcases for company culture and help interns to get a first idea of what it will be like working for the company before even applying for an internship. Launch partners are major brands like Pixar, Aol, Wikimedia and others.

The Des Moines Area Community Colleges are planning to extend their offering by implementing WizIQ Classrooms in Fall. The platform will be used for everything from virtual office hours to synchronous lectures, lesson capture or outreach to prospective students.

Biz Stone and his wive Livia announced the first fundraiser for the Biz and Livia Stone Foundation. The goal of the non-profit is to support education and conservation efforts in the state of California.

In EDUKWEST #71 I talked with Josh Koppel, co-founder of ScrollMotion. ScrollMotion is a renown developer of digital books, magazines and applications and is behind the digital version of Esquire and the Oprah Winfrey magazine. Now, the company turned the HMH Algebra 1 textbook into an interactive application. The company has the potential to become a vital competitor for Kno and Inkling.

On Big Think I wrote about Language Learning Communities being the pubs of the global village and the Digital Backpack becoming more and more a reality.

KWestions #20 – How Students find their Focus with Nathan Parcells

When I hear of interesting new initiatives with something educational to them I always like to let you know about on KWestions.

After just finishing an interesting EDUKWEST with InternMatch I was happy to hear that they continue innovating and have another way to bring value to their users. This time, Nathan Parcells co-founder and CMO tells us about an exciting new project called ‘Find your Focus’ which spreads beyond their website or even social media but brings a real life experience in form of meet-ups and speeches to college and university students.

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R:ED January 31st to February 5th 2011

  1. Skype To Hire 350 People in 2011
  2. LibreDigital Raises $4 Million For Digital Reading Technologies
  3. Tablets Rekindle Our Love of Reading–Books, Too
  4. HarperCollins Plans To Publish Novel Submitted To Social Network for Teen Writers
  5. Justin.tv To Launch Social Video-Sharing App
  6. Instructure Launches To Root Blackboard Out Of Universities
  7. Foursquare’s University Badges Now Available at All Colleges & Universities
  8. Make the Internet Smarter at Helping Us
  9. THE UNEARNED FOLLOW: Here’s Why The Cool Kids Always Get The Most Followers
  10. Google Launches Street View for Museums
  11. InternMatch Raises $400K To Help Students Find The Perfect Internship
  12. Teacher-Replacing Tech: Friend or Foe?
  13. With Clever UI, Readability Hopes to Please Readers Into Paying More
  14. What Ricky Gervais’s Bruising Comedy Teaches About Innovation
  15. Can the Ad Industry Save Education?
  16. Anybots Releases Segway-Style Telepresence Robot
  17. Kno shipments delayed, no word on why or for how long
  18. An Android Tablet Made Just for School
  19. iPhone App Raises Questions About Who Owns Student Inventions
  20. Why the Web Is Useless in Developing Countries – And How to Fix It
  21. Tango Takes Face-To-Face Video Calling Beyond The iPhone With 8 Million Downloads
  22. Rounds.com Adds Some Chatroulette To Its Facebook App, With A Twist
  23. Did Demand Media IPO Just in Time?